Lilin's NVR Touch Reviewed

By John Honovich, Published Jun 25, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Can you take the best of traditional DVRs and merge that with the best of megapixel IP video? That is the objective of a new recorder from Lilin called the 'NVR Touch [link no longer available]'. In this note, we examine with features, pricing and positioning of the unit compared to VMS software and NVR options from Milestone, Exacq, Synology and QNAP.

Overview

*** *** ***** ***** * *** like * *********** ***, **** ******* on *** ******** ** *** **** of *** ******** *** *** **** interface, **** *****:

touch nvr overview

** *** ** ****, ***** **** the ******** *** ******* ** **** server *** ******, ****** ******* ***, "16 ******* ** ***** *** ****** and ** ***** *** ******* *** record, **** ****** *** *** **** monitor **** ** *********** **** ******* that *** **** *** *********** **** independently ** **** ** * ****." While **** ** ****** *** ****, many ** ***** **** *** ******** to **** ****** *** *** ******* display *****.

***** ****** *, * *** ** channel ******* ** *** *** ***** (thoughly **** *** ** ******* **** is ***** ** ***** **** *********). According ** *****, *** * *** 9 ******* *******'* **** *********** *** a ******* **** ****** *** ** integrated *** ******.

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****** ******* ** *** ** ******* unit, ******* **** ******, ** ********* to ** ~$*,*** ***. *** ******** supports ** ** * **** ******, JBOD ****, ** **** *******.

Usability - ***** ****** *** ** ******

* *** ******* ***** ** ********* for **** ******** ** ***** ****** functionality (****, *** '*****' ***). ** get * ***** ** *** **, Lilin's ********* ***** ***** ** ***** watching:

** *** *** ****, ** *** skeptical ***** *** ******** ** ***** screens ****** *** ************ ******. *** recent **** *** ********** [**** ** longer *********] ***** **** ********. *******, it *** ** ** *********** ************** for ****.

**** ***********, ** ***** *** *** of * ***** ****** ** ***** buttons ********** *** *** ***-********* *** untrained *** *****. ** ********* ******* ** *** **** *** complaints*****, ********* ****** *** * ***** concern. **** *** ***** ** ****** attractive *** ***** *** ********** ******* operation *** *** ** ********** ****** for ***** ************* **** *********** **** the ********** ** ***** *********** ****.

[******: ** **** ** *****'* ********* material, **** ***** ** ** *** 'world's ***** *** **** ***** ****** operation'. *** **** *** ** * care ***** ***'* ***** ** * feature **** ** ** ************ ***** but ***** *** *** * ***** screen *** *** * ****** ** years.]

Competitive ***********

** *** *** **** ****** ** compare **** *** **: (*) *** NVRs *** (*) ******** ************ ****:

  • *** ****, **** ******** *** ****, will ** ********** **** ********* **** the *** *****. ************, **** ******* storage ********** ***** *** ***** **** not. ** *** ******** ****, **** NAS **** ******* * ******** ** for ***** ******* (****** ****'* *** series *** * ***). **** ***********, the **** ********** ** *** **** are ********* *********** *** *** ** viewed ** ***** ** ******** ** the *****'*.
  • ******** ************ **** **** *** ***** EL ******, ********* ********* *** *** Razberi ***. *** ** ****** *** the ********* ** ********** ****** ******* directly ** ***** ****** ***** ***** the ******* *** * ***** ** PoE ******. ************, **** ********** ***** support *** **** *********** *** ******** (Exacq ************ *** *******). *******, *** ***** **** ****** be **** ********* **** ***** *****. Additionally, *** ********** **** ********* ** the ***** **** ** * ************** to ***** ******* *** * **** traditional *** **********.
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