Rugged Open High PoE NVR Examined (Razberi)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 08, 2016

While cameras are routinely rated for use in harsh environments, recorders are typically much more sensitive and vulnerable, requiring extensive protection against the elements.

Razberi claims its new 'Rugged' NVR can be installed in extremely hot, cold, and dusty locations with no problems. In this note, we examine the new offering's key competitive capabilities and compare pricing to 3 potential alternatives.

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*** ********** ********** ****** **** *** *** ********** *** **** to ******** * ******** **** **** *** ****$****+.

SFP ***** ********

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  • *****'****-*** *** **************** * ***-*** *** ***** *** ** ***** (*°* ** 70°C) ** * ******* *******. *** **** ***** ***** ~$**** when *** ** ***, * * ** ***, *** ** Win * ** ******* *** *****. ***** *** **** **** include ******* **** *****, * ********** *** ****** **** ** needed *** *** *** **** **** ********* ** *** ***** for ******** **** **** * ** * *******.

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Custom ***** **********

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Comments (19)

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