Manufacturer Toshiba introduced its G5 Series of digital video recorders this week. The new series of devices employ Intel’s Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, respectively, in order to achieve twice the speed and power of Toshiba’s G4 models. The system memory has also doubled compared to predecessor models.
The new G5 Series incorporates DVI and HDMI monitor output for dual monitor output to large panel displays. They also offer eSATA and USB3.0 ports for external storage. The eSATA has transfer speeds of 3.0Gbit/s, and the USB3.0 provides speeds of 5Gbit/s (ten times faster than USB 2.0).
G5 Series recorders ship with Microsoft Windows 7 embedded as the operating system.
Four models comprise the G5 family. They are:
- DVSe Hybrid Video Server -- The DVSe is available in 8 to 32 channels, with up to 8 TB of storage, and full hybrid recording for analog and IP cameras. DVSe recorders come pre-configured to enabled HDD storage expansion in the field. It is capable of recording at speeds of up to 480 pictures per second. It features H.264, MPEG4, and MJPEG compression codecs.
- NVSe IP Video Server -- This model can record up to 64 IP cameras, both locally and globally. The NVSe is ideal for larger installations. It will record image resolutions as high as the network camera supports, including the newest megapixel models. It also achieves higher levels of reliability with available internal RAID 5 capability.
- XVSe Hybrid Video Server -- The XVSe provides full hybrid channels, plus a maximum 6 TB of internal HDD storage. It supports 240 FPS analog recording speeds and features H.264, MPEG4, and MJPEG compression codecs.
- IPSe IP Video Server -- Designed to support both video encoders and network cameras, the IPSe is a network-based video surveillance solution in a streamlined 3U chassis. It is capable of recording at megapixel resolutions and up to 30 PPS per camera, with cameras connected either locally or from remote locations over the Internet. It is expandable from eight to 64 cameras.