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Product Code: IDVR-E8



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Description Specification

The iDVR-E8 is an 8 channel stand-alone hybrid DVR that supports standard definition analog CCTV and high definition CCTV cameras (AHD and HD-TVI).

New! 8 Channel DVR, Hybrid DVR / NVR

8 channel DVR

CCTV Camera Pros no longer recommends the 8ch DVR on this page. We highly recommend this Viewtron 8 channel DVR instead. The Viewtron VT-DVR-8 is a hybrid DVR / NVR that supports BNC cameras and network IP cameras up to 4K resolution. Analog CVBS, AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI BNC cameras formats are supported. Viewtron hybrid DVR / NVRs are also available in 4 channel, 16 channel. and 32 channel models.

The iDVR is compatible with 720p and 1080p AHD cameras and 1080p HD-TVI cameras. This DVR uses an embedded LINUX operating system and H.264 video compression to capture the highest quality video. The iDVR technology offers a secure stable recording platform. This 8ch H.264 DVR has an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that looks great and is easy to navigate using the included mouse or wireless remote control.

The iDVR-E8 has 2 high definition video display outputs let you connect your DVR to an HDTV or computer monitor - 1 HDMI and 1 VGA.

All 8 of the BNC video inputs can accept analog CCTV or AHD high definition security cameras. Learn more about this hybrid setup here.

The triplex operation allows for simultaneous recording, playback, and network remote access.

iDVR supports the following recording modes: continuous, scheduled, motion detection, and alarm.

Users can access their iDVR from remotely over the Internet via iPhone, iPad, Android mobile apps. Macintosh users can access via the Mac client application. Windows users can access via Internet Explorer or via the DVR viewer software. All of these platforms support the ability to view your security cameras live, as well as search and playback video that has been recorded to the DVR's hard drive. This is very convenient to monitor your home or business when you are away.

Great features, a stable operating system, and the simple user interface make the iDVR series a perfect choice for home, business, and government surveillance systems.

iPhone / iPad Compatible
iOS Compatible CCTV DVR
Android Compatible
Android Compatible CCTV DVR
Mac Compatible
Mac Compatible CCTV DVR

Complete CCTV System Quote

HD CCTV Video Surveillance System

Did you know? CCTV Camera Pros can provide a complete surveillance system quote that includes a hybrid iDVR-E surveillance DVR, any number of cameras SD and HD CCTV cameras you need plus cables, connectors, power supplies, and monitors? As you have probably already seen on our website, we have 2, 4, 8, and 16 camera surveillance systems in pre-made packages. However, it is not possible for us to package up every combination and quantity of all the different camera models that we carry. So, we can also provide you with a custom quote with as many cameras as you need and a mix of any combination of camera model(s) based on your project requirements.

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8ch H.264 DVR Features

  • 8 Channel Standalone / Embedded Linux DVR
  • H.264 Video Compression
  • Hybrid Design Works with Analog CCTV and AHD CCTV Cameras
  • Triplex Function - Simultaneous Record, Playback, and Network Access
  • Remote Live View & Playback via iPhone, iPad, and Android Mobile Apps
  • Remote Live View & Playback from Mac & Windows Computers
  • 240 FPS Recording at 960H Resolution - Analog CCTV Cameras
  • 240 FPS Recording at 720P Resolution - 720p AHD CCTV Cameras
  • 120 FPS Recording at 1080P Resolution - 1080p AHD CCTV Cameras / TVI Security Cameras
  • Supported Recording Modes: Schedule / Continuous / Motion / Alarm
  • 1 HDMI, 1 VGA monitor output
  • Simple USB Flashdrive Drive Backup / Export
  • Two Internal SATA Hard Drives (Up to 8TB)
  • 500GB Hard Drive Included & Installed
  • 8 BNC Video Inputs - Work with SD and HD CCTV Cameras (AHD)
  • 4 Channel RCA Audio Inputs for Surveillance Mics
  • 1 Channel RCA Audio Output
  • Remote Audio Over Network Supported
  • Watchdog / Power Failure Recovery
  • 4 Alarm Inputs / 1 Alarm Relay Output
  • Front and Rear USB Ports
  • 1 eSata Port for External Hard Drive Recording
  • Remote Alerts via Email and Mobile App Push Notifications / Push Messages
  • Firmware upgrade via USB, USB mouse controlled
  • RS-485 port supports keyboard controllers for PTZ speed domes
  • 10 Simultaneous users, Free DDNS Support
  • Dimensions: 300mm (w) x 210mm (H) x 45mm (D)

SD / HD Surveillance DVR - CCTV Hybrid

AHD SD / HD CCTV Hybrid Surveillance DVR

The latest iDVR-E are SD / HD CCTV hybrid. This means that both traditional analog CCTV cameras and AHD high definition CCTV cameras can be used.

Here is how it works.

  1. Originally, CCTV cameras supported D1 resolution which is 704 x 480 pixels.
  2. Then, 960H CCTV cameras were introduced which support 960 x 480 resolution (a wider format CCTV).
  3. In 2014, AHD cameras (analog high definition), also known as HD CCTV, was introduced which supports 720p resolution (1280 x 720).
  4. In 2015, 720p and 1080p HD security cameras were introduced. AHD and HD-TVI are two of the best HD security camera formats that were created. iDVR-E DVRs
  5. All of these CCTV video formats work using the same RG59 coax cable to run video from the camera to the DVR. However, the video encoding is different between traditional CCTV (D1 and 960H, also known as standard definition - SD) and AHD.
  6. This iDVR-E works with traditional analog CCTV, AHD cameras (720p and 1080p), and 1080p HD-TVI cameras. Users can also mix CCTV and AHD cameras on the same recorder (hybrid).
  7. Originally these camera types need to be grouped in pairs of 2 by type.
  8. For example, you can have 2 SD cameras on channels 1 and 2, and 2 AHD cameras on channels 3 and 4.
  9. Important Update May 2016! The new generation iDVR-E supports analog CCTV, HD-TVI, and AHD on all channels and the camera types DO NOT need to be in groups of two. Each channel can be a different camera type! The DVR auto-detects the type of camera being used on each channel.
  10. You can also install SD cameras on all channels or HD cameras on all channels.

  11. You can learn more about what AHD is here.

Try a Demo Before You Buy!

Demo CCTV System

Would you like login to demo an iDVR before you decide to purchase one? CCTV Camera Pros has a demo CCTV system set up at our office using an iDVR-E and a variety of security cameras that we supply. We will supply you with login information and instructions so that you can see what the user experience is like when you remotely access an iDVR from Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. If you need support along the way, we will provide you with help.

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iOS DVR Viewer App

iOS DVR Viewer App

iDVR-E CCTV DVRs are compatible with iOS. The native iDVR-E DVR viewer app works with iPhone and iPad and the iPad version is an HD format. Users can view CCTV cameras live from their iOS device. The app also supports search and playback of video surveillance footage recorded to the DVR's hard drive. Click here to see our image gallery of the DVR viewer app for iDVR-E.

iPhone App Live Camera View Demo

This video demonstrates the live camera view in the iPhone app for iDVR-E. Although not shown in this video, users can also search and playback surveillance video that has been recorded to the DVR's hard drive using the app. Learn more about the iPhone security camera app here.

Be sure to select 720p or 1080p video during playback in the YouTube player.

You can watch additional iDVR-E videos here.

iPad App Demo: Live Camera View & Recorded Video Playback

The following youTube video demonstrates iOS app for iDVR-E on iPad. The iOS supports live camera view as well as recorded video search and playback from remotely over the Internet. The video demonstrates both of these capabilities.

NOTE: The video conversion to YouTube slightly degrades the quality of the video. Actual surveillance video viewed on an iPad is better than what is seen above. Be sure to select 720p or 1080p video during playback in the YouTube player.

You can watch additional iDVR-E videos here.

Android Mobile DVR Viewer App

The Android mobile DVR viewer app for iDVR-E lets users view their security cameras live from remotely over the Internet. The app also lets users perform search and playback video footage that has been recorded to the DVR's hard drive. Click here to view a photo gallery of the Android app for iDVR. You can learn more about the Android camera viewer app here.

Android App Demo: Live Security Camera Viewing

The following youTube video demonstrates the android video surveillance app for iDVR-E using a 7" Nexus tablet. The Android app supports live camera view as well as recorded video search and playback from remotely over the Internet.

NOTE: The video conversion to YouTube slightly degrades the quality of the video. Actual surveillance video viewed on an iPad is better than what is seen above. Be sure to select 720p or 1080p video during playback in the YouTube player.

You can watch additional iDVR-E videos here.

Mac Compatible: Macintosh DVR Viewer Software Included

iDVR-E surveillance DVRs are Mac compatible. Users can log in remotely over the Internet and view their CCTV cameras live. The Macintosh client software also supports the ability to search and playback video surveillance that has been recorded to the DVR's hard drive.

Click here to view additional screenshots of the Mac software. You can also learn more about the features here.

Remote Web Browser Live Camera View

Windows users can access their security cameras live in Internet Explorer. The above image shows the four camera web browser view of an iDVR-E at CCTV Camera Pros office in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Remote Web Browser Recorded Video Playback

The Internet Explorer DVR viewer application (active x) also supports that ability to search and playback recorded video footage.

Web Browser Video Demo

8ch iDVR H.264 DVR Remote Access Setup

Click here for iDVR step by step remote viewing setup instructions including local (LAN), remote Internet access and port forwarding configuration.

8ch iDVR H.264 DVR Specification

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DVR Central Monitoring Station

The central monitoring station included with CCTV Camera Pros iDVR series enables users to view multiple DVR locations from one central computer view. The CMS allows users to view cameras live as well as playback recorded video.

Blackberry DVR Viewer / Blackberry Camera Viewing

The iDVR series from CCTV Camera Pros has limited support for remote viewing from Blackberry mobile phones. Since the decline of Blackberry usage and the change to an Android-based OS, we have found the need to support the legacy Blackberry platform very limited. Please contact us to ensure that your model is supported if you are interested in using a Blackberry to view CCTV cameras. The images below show the legacy Blackberry DVR viewer app in action.
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Blackberry Surveillance DVR Viewer

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