Chesapeake & Midlantic
I wonder what kind of graphics card this thing uses. I kind of want to pop it open and see.
Note: we'll be releasing our HD CVI test results next week.
The pricing across the board is quite agressive and if they can do a 'tribid' at such low prices, it's certainly priced right.
From Joe Nelson, copying over:
After reading through the extensive HDCVI discussion, I was looking at the SecuExpress site and see that they are showing a "triplex" DVR that can accept simultaneous inputs from HDCVI, IP, & analog cameras.
This is a very interesting concept that could have allot of benefits. I am not sure that I understand how the hard drive('s) get connected/attached? Do these require a separate chassis for the hard drive? I am probably going to try one of these at our shop as we have a combination of analog and IP cameras that we experiment with.
I also see that GW security, on Amazon, has HDCVI cameras with varifocal lenses! but they all seem to be the 720p versions.
Sorry about starting a new discussion on this topic, I had not seen this thread. We have a number of clients that have the QSee systems from Costco and would like to add additional cameras. The triplex model would allow additional cameras to be added and still allow the existing cameras to be used. I am mainly thinking about the ability to add HD cameras, either IP or HDCVI, while still allowing them to use the existing ones, whatever they might be. If they are currently using an 8 port DVR with 8 analog cameras and they want to add 1 or more cameras, then regardless, they will need to replace or add a DVR.
We prefer to use higher end products like Axis, etc, but are finding it more difficult to justify the enormous cost difference. Many clients are completely happy to have anything at all provided it works at least "reasonably" well. It has been frustrating to consistently not get surveillance jobs because of the high cost of HD IP(using main stream products anyway).
I'm curious why someone would want both IP and HDCVI/HDcctv/HDSDI (u choose) in the same analog-compatible box.
Hybrid machines would make some sense - but why would someone want to upgrade to 'hi-def' across 2 separate platforms?
1. Multi-building sites where the bulk of cameras are in one building but you have some hanging from a garage or outbuilding with network access.
2. Wireless pole mounted cameras.
I have actually such request; because the customer does not allow network cameras outside but still wants to have HD cameras. However, all kinds of indoor IP cameras are already been approved after a Proof of Concept.
Besides that, it gives me an advantage over competitors that offer HD over coax only. Still think that network could be secured properly but customer does not want it.
(Does anyone know a PoE switch that wont reconnect a PoE device when it is disconnected unless I confirm? )
So still looking for a Tribrid recorder that can also handle POS data.
Here is the back panel layout, along with Dahua's pictorial I/O map. One wonders if a poe router/wap could be added at some point to make the device even more compelling and self-sufficient, perhaps the jacks could go in those 16 strangely vacant punchouts...