Plustek Slim 240 and Slim 380, the most innovative Linux-based standalone network video recorders (NVRs), boast several powerful features that make them unique remote monitoring solutions. For example, their heat dissipation outer design, coupled with their embedded switch port, allow users to set connected network cameras in five easy steps. This, in turn, enables simple multi-site local recording, which saves video feeds directly into an internal storage system to bypass the need to run any computers. Remote users can view live streams, playback, and even backup data to any predefined server through the Multi-Manager, Plustek’s free video management software.
Plustek Slim NVR’s unique features can fully be utilized even in normally difficult to monitor environments. One common use of Plustek Slim is at construction sites where its miniature and fanless design helps it tolerate up to 149F. In addition, the time stamp feature empowers users to keep track of construction progress and effortlessly revisit past accidents. Another much favored feature of the Slim for construction sites is its ability to help prevent theft and vandalism. While its petite size keeps it out of intruders, the event alert feature immediately notifies users when it senses possible ill-intended trespassers. Its size advantage also makes it extremely useful at places with space constraints such as public transfer boxes, gas stations, gate entrances, and areas with high ceilings. With the Slim users will find a peace of mind no matter how far away they are – not only will the videos be stored locally, users can also set scheduled backups to remote servers to protect recorded data. They can even specify frame rate to select the most appropriate tradeoff between quality and backup cost for their company. Videos are recorded in the convenient standard AVI format, making later playback through any media players a breeze.
Other key benefits of Plustek’s Slim series include its flawless integration with IP megapixel cameras. The biggest value of IP surveillance comes from its ability to connect with IP megapixel cameras to attain resolution levels unachievable by its traditional CCTV counterpart. The Slim series are ideal compliments for megapixel cameras as these standalone NVRs do not add additional overheads to servers even when using high frame rate settings. As a result, video recordings can go uninterrupted even when remote central server shuts down or during peak traffic hours. Users never have to worry about losing critical footages again.
In terms of energy consumption, the Slim 240 and Slim 380 are also one of the best of their kind. They run Linux-based systems and have an extremely low energy consumption level of eight watts. Coupled with the ability to integrate with solar energy, the Slim series are exceptionally energy efficient and perfect for multi-site use. Users can use Multi-Manager to easily manage over 128 channels by streaming multiple videos on the same screen. Additionally, users on the go can access individual site’s feeds through their mobile devices. The system flexible design also allows for setting multiple permission levels. With tiered access privileges, recorded data can be retrieved securely and remotely via web and / or FTP.