IDIS DirectIP End-to-End NDAA NVR Tested

By Derek Ward, Published Sep 23, 2021, 11:06am EDT

IDIS claims their end-to-end DirectIP platform "seamlessly connects IP cameras, NVRs, and network devices to deliver rich functionality, while eliminating complex configuration", but how well does it really work?

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We bought and tested the NDAA-compliant DR-6508P H.265 NVR with IDIS' own cameras and others from Axis, Bosch, Hanwha, and more, examining:

  • How easily can IDIS cameras be discovered and streamed?
  • How does IDIS compatibility compare to third-party?
  • How does the local NVR UI differ from the web client?
  • How easy/hard is it to navigate playback and export video?
  • How well does NVR P2P/mobile access work?
  • How does pricing compare to other models?
  • How does the NVR's physical construction compare to other PoE NVRs?

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***** ** *** *******, IDIS's *** ****** **** simple ************ ** ***** own ** *******, ************* discovering ******* ********* ******** to *** *** ******* requiring ****** ******* ** credential ************* *** ********* connected ******* ******* *** manual *************.

*******, *** *** *** UI ******** ******** ******** as **** ** ******* browser ******* *** ****** to ** *******, *** third-party ****** ************* ** limited ** **** *** and ********** **** *** NVR, ********* ***** ** access *** *******' *** UI ** ****** ***** specific ******** (*.*., *-***** interval, ***** ***** ********, imaging ********, ***.).

************, ***** ****' *** (For ***** *******) *** remote ****** ********* ****** well, ** ***** **** high ****** ******* ***** up ***/** ******* ****** and **** **** ******* was ********** ****, ********* 2-3 *******.

*******, *** **-***** **** a ***** ** **** factor, **** ****** **** typical *** **** **** similar **** ****** *** we ***** ********** ****** into *** *** ********* due ** ******* ***** and * **** ** rails ** ******.

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*** **** **-***** *-******* NVR *** ** ********* street ***** ** ~$*,***-*,*** USD, ********* *** *** HDD. **** ** ******* times **** ********* **** other *-******* ****-********* ****, such ** *** ****** XRN-810S (~$*** *** ****** w/2TB ***), ********* ********** (~$620 *** ****** */*** HDD) ** ******* ******* (~$460 *** ******).

***** ** ********* * channel **** **** *** much *****, * ******** of *** ***** ** the **** **-*****. *** example, *** ***** ******* sells *** ~$*** *** online, *** *** ********* DS-7608NI-K2/8P *** ~$*** *** online.

IDIS ******* ***** ******* ****** *************

*** ** *** ***, IDIS ******* *** ** connected ** *** *** without ****** *************. ******* are ************* ***** *** Camera ************ *** ***** simply ** ******** *****, a ******* **** ***** <30 *******. ** ****** configuration ** ** ******* or *********** ** ********.

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**** ** ************ **** a ********* ** ******* for **** ******, *** at *** ******* (***.*** range), ***** *** *** automatically *****. ******* *** also ** ******** ** IP ******* ******** ** via **** ** ***** to *** **** ******* instead ** *** ***'* PoE *****.

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Third-Party ****** *******

*****-***** ******* *** ****** supported *** *****, ****** the ******** **** *** a *** ****** ******* such ** **** ** Panasonic. ** *** *******, we *** ** ****** adding *****-***** ******* **** Axis, *****, ******, *********, or *******.

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** ** **** ****** is ***** **** ** the **** ***, ******** camera ************* ** *********, e.g., ***, ***/*****, ***** IR, ********, *** ***** settings. *******, ******* ***** via ***** ** ***** third-party ****** ******* ****** be ******* ** *** NVR, ********* *** ******'* web ** ** ***** settings.

** *** ********* *****, we *********** ****** * Hanwha ****** ** *** list ** ********** ******* cameras ** *** **** NVR. ***** *** "***** Conformance" ******** *** ****-****, the ****** ** *****, login *********** *** ********, and *** ****** ** up *** ** *** live ****.

Basic *** **** / ********* *******

*** **** **-***** *** ships **** ***** ***, not **** **-***** ***** analytics ***** **** ****** in ***** ***.

********* ** ****, ********* NVRs *** *******, ********* human/vehicle **************:

********* ** *** *** and *******, *** "*********" is ********* ******** *** detection ** *** ***** find ** **** ******** cameras. *** ** **** Learning ***** ********* ****** IDLA ** ********* **** available ** *** **** Solution ***** (***) ******** package ** *** ****** runs ** ****** ********. We *** ********* ******* on *** ******** ** support **** ******** ** the ***'*. **** **** feature *****/*******/***** ************** *** loitering *****.

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NVR ********

** *** ***** *****, we **** * **** at *** ******* *** settings ********* ** *** IDIS **-*****, ******* **** the *** ** *** VNC ********** ******* **** Center, ******:

  • ********* *** ** ******** Explorer ******** ** **** and **** ******* ** the ***, ***** **** a ****-** ******* *** first **** *****.
  • ***/***** ** ****** *** web *** *** (****** access) ********.
  • ** ****** ********* *** image ************* **********.
  • **** ****** *** *** users *** ******** ******* the ***** *** **** a *** ********** *** DirectNDC.
  • *** ** **** *** show ****** ****** ***** while *** *** ********** does.

NVR ******/********

***** *** ******* ********/****** options ********* ** *****, including ******** (****** "*********"), thumbnail, *** *****. ******** simply ****** ***** ** navigate ** * ******** time, ***** ***** *** thumbnail ******** ******* ***** with ********** *** **** event ** **** *****, allowing **** ** ***** through ** "**** **" further ** * ******* stretch ** ****.

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******* ** ****/***, ******* may ** ***** **** a ********** ****** (.***) with ********* ** ****** as * ***** **** (AVI, ***, ***.).

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*** ********* ***** ************ the ******* ** ********* footage ******* *** *** UI *** **** ******, and **** ***** *** capabilities *** ********* *** users.

NVR ********

*** **** *** ** very ***** ******** ** most *-**** *** ****, with * ** **** factor. ****** **** **** or ****** ********, *** NVR **** *** **** a ***** ******. **** the ****** ** ******* in, ** ***** ** and ***** *** **** unplugged. **** *** ****** this ** ** ****** inadvertent ** ********* ******* simply ** *********/******* *****, though ****** *** **** this ******** *** **** difficult ** *******.

** *** **** ** the ***, *** *** bus, ***** *****, **** and ***** ******/******* *** clearly ******* *** **** to ********/******* ***** *** amount ** **** ***** on *** ****.

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** ***** **** ****** difficult ** ******* ** the *** ** ***** was *******, **** ******** cables ******* ****** *** drive *** **** ** the ***** ***** *** little ***** ** ***** SATA ****** ****** *** drives.

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** *** ***** *****, we **** *** *****, back, *** ****** ** the **** **-***** ***. Take **** ** *** ribbon ***** ******* **** the ***** ** *** front ** *** ***, and *** ******* ******* space.

IDIS ****** **** ***

**** ****** * ****** app (**** ****** ****) which ****** ***** ** view *** *** ******** via ** ******* ** using ***** *** ********, called *** (*** ***** Network). ** *** *******, adding ******* ***** *** was ******, ****** ********* the ** **** ** be ******* *** *********** added.

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**** ******* *** *****, but ******* *** ********, ~2 *******. ***** *****, the *** ********* *.*** (HEVC) *** *.*** *******, with ** ** **** cameras ******** **************. ************, stream *********** *** ** viewed ** ******** ** the ***-***** ******.

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********* ***** ** *** app *** ** **** either ** "** **" or "*****" *********. ** the ***** *****, "** To" ****** *** ***** to ****** * ******** date *** **** ********, whereas ***** ****** ***** the ****** **** * set ****** ***** ***** may ****** **** *******.

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****** *** ***** *** then ** ***** ******** to *** ***** ****** device. *******, ******* ** other ****** ****, ***** are ** ****** ** NVR ************* *******. ***** would **** ** ****** the ******(*) ******* *** web ** ** ******* if ******** ******* **** needed.

Video/Screen ******* ***** ***

****** *** *****, ** saw **** ********* ** streaming ****** ** **** motion ****** **** ***** FEN *** **** *******. For *******, *** ***** below ***** * *** which *** **** ******** between *******, **** *** scene ******* *** *********** artifacts *** ******* *******.

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**** **** **** *** not ****** ******** *****, only **** **** ******* FEN. ** *** *** see ******* ****** **** viewing ** *** ***** network.

IDIS **-***** **** ******* ***

*** **** **-***** ** NVR **** ******** ***(*********).

******: **** *********: "***** ** ** *** a ******* ******* *******, it ** *** *** main ***. ** ** a ******* ********* **** for *** *** *****. The **-**** ****** *** Intel **** * ****** processors ** *** **** SoC."

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Made ** *****

*** **** **-***** *** is **** ** *****.

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Firmware ******* ****

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** *** *******:

  • **** **-***** ***: *.*.*
  • **** ****** ****: *.*.*
  • **** ******: *.*.*

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****’* *** **** ***, lesser ***** **** **** doors…

******* ******* **** *** (which ****** *** *********)

** *** ***** ***-** window, ***** *** **** the ****** ****** ** your *****, ************** ***** left ****, ***** ***** twice, ***** **** ****, then ******* *** ******.

*********** **** (****** ******, etc)

** *** ***** ***-** window ***** *** **** the ****** ****** ** your *****, ***** ***** button *****, **** ***** button *****, ***** ***** button ****, **** ***** button ****, ******* *** scroll.

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** ***** "*********** ************ #1" ** ** *** customer ** *** ** some ***** ** ****. Providing *** ********* *********** is ******** *** *** to ** *********? *** don't *****, ***** ****'************ *** ****** ********. Factory ******* **** ****** the *********** **** ** only **** ** ************ and *********** ***** ****** accessories **** ****, ***-******** firmware *******, *** ********* pre-config's ** ******* ****** deployment *** *** ** will ******* *** ******** video ****, **** *** we ******** **** ********.

** ** **** ****** that **** ***** ****** HDD ***'* ***, ****** Series.

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** ** **** ****** that **** ***** ****** HDD ***'*…

*** **** **** ***** buttons?

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*** **** **** ***** buttons?

** **** ****** **** and ******* ***** *******. The ******** *****'* **** a ***** ******/******. **** is * ****** ******, but **** *** ****** demands ** **** *** accordingly.

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*** ***’* *****, ***** aren't ********* ** *** access ********.

*** * ****** **** distributors *** *********** **** a ****** *** ***** not ** ***** ** any **** ****** *****.

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*** ****** ** ***** was *****. ***** ****'* any ***** ** *** example ****** ***** *********.

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**** ********* ** ****** this ******:

****** ** ***** ********* provided *** ****** ** IDIS ******** ****** ************* (ODM) ******** **** ******** a *** *** ***** combination ** * ***** environment, ******* ******* *****.

*********** ****:

*** ***** ******* ** only ********** **** ******** access ** *********; *** it **** *** ***** to *** ******* ****** (DR-6508).

**** **** ********:

**** ****** ** ********* conditions ** ** **** partnership ********* *** ***, and ** ******* **** could **** ** ********* IPVM’s *** ***** ** commenting ** ******** *** discussion ******.

**** ******, ***** ** their ****** ****, **** this *********** ** ********* true. ** ****, ** will ***** ****. ** IDIS ******** ** *** a *********** ***** **** someone, **** *** ****** that.

** *** ***** ***** of **********, * *** understand *** **** ***** be ********* ***** ******* disclosing **. *******, * am ******* ********* ***** such ****** ******* ***** built ** **** *** end-user *** ** ********* of.

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** *** ***** ***** of **********, * *** understand *** **** ***** be ********* ***** ******* disclosing **. *******, * am ******* ********* ***** such ****** ******* ***** built ** **** *** end-user *** ** ********* of.

**** ******** **** ****** to *** **** ******* portal. **** **** *** find *** ********* ********* including ******* ******* ** troubleshooting ****** ** ******.

************, ********** *** ******* debug ***** ***** ** shared **** *** *&* team **** *** ******* has ******** ****** ** a **** *** ****** to *** ********** ****. (Within *** **********/*********** **** you **** ****** *** setting, **** *****, ******** footage, ** ****/********* ********) We ***'* **** *** secret ***** ** ******* to ** **. *** reset ** ******* **** replaced *** ********* ***** method.

*****-** ********** *****/******* *** very ******. **** *** TV's ** **** **** special **** ***** ***** on *** ************ ** an *******:****Display (** *+) + * + ****** ** + *****, *******:0 + * + * + * + * + * + ****/****/******. These types of service menus are listed in the service documents supplied to service and repair centers. This information is not disclosed by default. Perhaps we should!

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*** * ******* ***’* a *** **** ** a ******** ******. ********* a ******* ** ********* a ******** *** *** the **** ***. *** should **** *********** ** reset * ****** ***.

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**** ****** ** ********* conditions ** ** **** partnership ********* *** ***, and ** ******* **** could **** ** ********* IPVM’s *** ***** ** commenting ** ******** *** discussion ******.

** **** ******** ** has * *********** ***** with *******, **** *** pursue ****.

**** *** * **** reading ****, **** **** backdown ****** *** ***** up ** ***** ********* and *******.

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*** **** *** ** very ***** ******** ** most *-**** *** ****…

** ***** **** ****** difficult ** ******* ** the *** ** ***** was *******…

****** **** **********.

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*'* *** ******* ** this, *** ***** ******* with *** ****** ******** could ** *** **** that **** **** ******* underwhelming ********** ** ************ prices. **** *** * good **********, **** ***** name, ******** **** ****, but *** **** ******** model ***** ******. * suppose *** **** *** IPVM ***** ********* ** test ***** *** ***** there ** ****** ****** somewhere. ** ******* **** was **** *** *** demand ** **** ********* NVRs.

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* ******* *** **** the **** ***** ********* to **** ***** *** means ***** ** ****** demand *********. ** ******* this *** **** *** the ****** ** **** appliance ****.

**** *** ****** ** NDAA. ** **** *** seen **** ****** ******** in ****.

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“[*******] ** *** *** main ***. ** ** a ******* ********* **** for *** *** *****. The **-**** ****** *** Intel **** * ****** processors ** *** **** SoC."

***** ****, *** *** have **** *** *** :)

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- *** *******/********** **** is **** ****** *** manufacturing ** **** *** unit, *** ** **** accessible **** "******** ****** is *********." ** ** always ******* ** ******* the **** ** ** area ***** ******** ****** is *******.

- ***, **** **** have * ****** ***, and ** ****, **-**** series *** ***** **** X ****** ** *** SoC. *** ******* **** is *** *** *******/***. There *** **** **** utilize **** **** *** SoCs, ** ***** **, such ** **-**** ******.

- **-**** ** * 6 *** ***** **** 4 ******** ******* ********** upto *****. *** ******* is ******** ** *********** the ******* ********** *** ventilation. ** * ******** needs * ******* ****, there *** ******* **** factors ******* **** * single *.*" *** ***** 4ch *** **-****** ******, and *** *** *** upto * ***, **** NVR **-**** ******. **-**** series ** *** ***** NDAA ********* ****, *** more ** ******.

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