QNAP VS-8124 Pro+
24-channel / 8-bay / HDMI & VGA Local Display / Tower NVR
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The QNAP VS-8124 Pro+ VioStor NVR (Network Video Recorder) is a 24-channel network surveillance server which supports high quality real-time video/audio monitoring, megapixel recording (up to 10-megapixel), and playback of multiple IP cameras. The 8-drive VS-8124 Pro+ offers maximum 24TB physical storage (using 3TB hard drives) with hot-swappable RAID technology for high data redundancy. The VS-8124 Pro+ is capable of H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG recording from up to 24 IP cameras. The standalone Linux-based NVR can be easily set up in 6 steps by Internet Explorer without extra software required or even without PC via the HD (high definition) HDMI or VGA local display.
The VioStor NVR is compatible with more than 1,000 IP cameras and video servers from popular brands including AXIS, ACTi, A-MTK, Arecont Vision, AVTECH, Brickcom, Canon, Cisco, CNB, DIGITUS, D-Link, EDIMAX, ELMO, EtroVision, GANZ, Hikvision, iPUX, IPX, IQeye, LG, LevelOne, Linksys, Messoa, MOBOTIX, NAKAYO, Panasonic BB/BL/i-Pro, SANYO, SHANY, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, TOA, TOSHIBA, TRENDnet, Videosec, VIOSECURE, VIVOTEK, Y-CAM, and Yokogawa.
- 8-bay, 32TB, 24-channel
- Dual-core Intel Core™ 3.3GHz CPU
- Network surveillance by HDMI or VGA local display without PC
- Max network throughput: 360 Mbps*
- Real-time monitoring and recording (video/audio) from maximum 24 IP cameras
- High quality H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and MxPEG recording (depending on the camera models)
- Complete recording features
- Megapixel recording (up to 10-megapixel)
- PC-less network surveillance by HD (high definition) VGA local display
- Multi-server monitoring (up to 128 channels)
- Dual display mode
- Dynamic E-map
- Video search by date and time, timeline, and event
- Intelligent video analytics (IVA)
- Multi-view playback from multiple NVR servers
- Real-time digital watermarking for recording
- Advanced event management
- Real-time SMS and email alert
- VMobile surveillance app: Remote monitoring of IP cameras by Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Windows PDA phones
- Trouble-free installation
- Linux-embedded, highly reliable standalone NVR
- Advanced RAID with hot-swappable hard drives design
- Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
- UPS support for 24/7 service
- Intelligent automatic power on after power recovery
High-definition (HD) Local Display
Intuitive Local Display Interface
Configure the NVR, monitor the IP cameras and play the video conveniently via a USB mouse and a full HD (1920 x 1080) VGA monitor connected to VioStor NVR.
Why QNAP NVR?
QNAP VioStor NVR (Network Video Recorder) is designed for high quality megapixel recording, and high performance real-time monitoring. It is a reliable standalone NVR with powerful surveillance features and mass storage capacity. Based on Linux OS, the NVR supports H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG and MxPEG recording from over 1,100 network camera models from popular brands. With QNAP's unique multi-server monitoring feature, multiple VioStor NVRs can be cascaded together for central monitoring of up to 128 channels of video surveillance. The VioStor NVR is an ideal solution for small, medium, and large facilities that integrate IP cameras, advanced intelligent video analytics and RAID storage technologies to help companies provide a safe environment for employees and protect company assets.
- Supports a Broad Range of IP Cameras
The VioStor NVR supports H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and MxPEG recording from over 1,000 network camera models of many popular brands.
- PC-less Network Surveillance by HD Local Display
The VioStor NVR supports PC-less system configuration, monitoring of IP cameras over the network, and video playback by a monitor or high-definiton TV, a USB mouse, and a USB keyboard.
- Multi-server Monitoring
You can connect to the VioStor NVR and add other QNAP NVR servers to monitor up to 128 channels on a PC over LAN or WAN.
- Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for Fast Video Retrieval
The VioStor NVR supports intelligent video analytics (IVA), such as motion detection, missing object, foreign object, out of focus, and camera occlusion to provide fast video retrieval.
- Advanced Event Management
The compatibility between the NVR and the surveillance devices are strengthened to provide more event handling options when events are detected or alarms are triggered on the IP cameras.
- Live View on Mobile Devices by VMobile
With VMobile installed on your Android phone, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Windows PDA phone, you can monitor your home and office and receive instant event alert anytime, anywhere.
- RAID Data Protection
The VioStor NVR supports RAID 1, 5, 6, 5+hot spare, 6+hot spare to protect the recording data against hard drive failure. Single disk, JBOD, and RAID 0 are also offered**.
- Convenient Video Backup to External USB Storage
You can press the one-touch-auto-video-backup button on the front of the NVR to copy the data from the NVR to an external storage device.
- Linux-embedded System
The VioStor NVR is a Linux-embedded system which is more powersaving and less vulnerable to virus attack compared to PC-based surveillance solutions.
QNAP Unique Utilities
Watermark Proof (Installed with VioStor Player)
* For VioStor Pro series NVR only.
** The RAID levels supported depend on the number of hard drives installed.
Complete Recording Functions
All-in-one Recording Functions
- Continuous, manual, and scheduled recording *
- Alarm recording (by multiple events), alarm recording schedule *
- Pre-alarm and post-alarm recording
- Audio recording
* Different recording schedules for the IP cameras
The VioStor NVR supports megapixel recording (up to 10-megapixel) from various IP cameras.
Generic IP Cameras Support
The VioStor NVR provides an interface for the users to enter the JPEG CGI command of their IP cameras to retrieve the video and audio data from the IP cameras.
Real-time Digital Watermarking
The VioStor NVR supports real-time digital watermarking to protect the videos and snapshots from unauthorized modification. The Watermark Proof utility is provided to verify whether or not the videos and snapshots are original.
PC-less Network Surveillance by HD Local Display via VGA Connector
Diversified Modes for Local Monitoring
- 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, or 12-channel display mode
- Sequential display mode
High Resolution Local Display
VioStor NVR supports widescreen VGA monitor or TV of different resolutions, up to full HD (1920 x 1080).
Convenient Control of PTZ and Speed Dome Cameras
The PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras can be adjusted directly and the preset positions of the IP cameras can be viewed on the local display interface of the VioStor NVR.
Digital zoom (in/out) of the video image is supported on the monitoring and playback interfaces of the NVR.
On-screen Event Alert
When an event occurs, an alert icon will be shown instantly on local monitoring page. The alert details can be viewed by clicking the alert icon.
The VioStor NVR supports convenient video search by date and time on the local playback interface.
Local Video Playback on VGA Monitor or TV
The VioStor NVR supports video playback directly on a VGA monitor or TV.
Quick System Setup
The VioStor NVR can be set up in simple steps on the local display interface.
Real-time Remote Monitoring
Connect to one VioStor NVR and monitor up to 128 channels from other VioStor NVR servers over LAN or WAN by an IE browser.
Diversified Remote Monitoring Modes
- 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, 36, or 42-channel and sequential display mode
- Exclusive Picture-in-Picture mode
- Multi-display mode
Smart Control of PTZ & Speed Dome Cameras
The PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras can be adjusted directly by the web user interface of the VioStor NVR.
Preset Position Control and Auto Cruising
The preset positions of an IP camera can be viewed by clicking the corresponding number buttons on the monitoring page. The time interval can also be configured on the PTZ cameras for periodic monitoring.
Instant Event Notification
When alarm recording is enabled and an event occurs, an alarm icon is shown instantly on the monitoring page. The alert details can be viewed by clicking the icon.
Digital zoom (in/out) of the video image is supported on the monitoring and playback interfaces.
The VioStor NVR provides an E-map function for users to upload the digital maps and indicate the locations of the IP cameras of a monitoring location or region.
The VioStor NVR provides real-time monitoring as well as real-time snapshot. Users can take a snapshot of the monitoring screen anytime.
Remote Video Playback
Use the multi-view playback feature to divide a video equally into multiple sessions for playback in a multi-view window, or play the videos of multiple IP cameras in the multi-view window simultaneously.
Video Search by Date and Time, Timeline, Event, Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA)
The VioStor NVR supports quick video search by date and time, timeline, event, and intelligent video analytics (IVA), which includes motion detection, foreign object, missing object, out of focus, and camera occlusion.
Convenient Backup Solution
The storage capacity of the VioStor NVR can be expanded by connecting to multiple QNAP Turbo NAS servers.
Scheduled Remote Replication
The VioStor NVR supports scheduled remote replication for secure recording backup to a remote NAS on LAN.
Video Backup to External USB Storage
Configure and press the one touch auto video backup button to copy the recording data instantly from the NVR to an external storage device via the front USB interface.
The administrator can create multiple users on the VioStor NVR and assign them to different user groups (administrator, system manager, or user) with different rights of monitoring, playback, PTZ control, and audio monitoring.
The VioStor NVR supports automatic user logoff from idling configuration pages. The administrator can set the timeout period to log off the users when the idling time has reached.
Host Access Control
Specify the host or IP connections to be allowed and denied to access the NVR.
On-line User List
View the record of users currently logged on and previously logged on to the NVR.
Detailed Event Logs
The VioStor NVR provides detailed event logs of system warning, hard disk error, network disconnection, UPS status, and access to the networking services of the NVR and video recordings.
High Reliability and Smart Features
Advanced RAID with Hot-swap Design
The VioStor NVR supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+hot spare, 6+hot spare, single, and JBOD disk configurations. Its hot-swap design allows a failed drive of a disk volume, RAID 1 or above, to be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the server.
Online RAID Capacity Expansion
The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing the hard drives with larger ones. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives. There is no need to turn off the NVR during the process.
Online RAID Level Migration
Upgrade the disk configuration to higher RAID level with the data retained without turning off the server.
S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced HDD Health Scanning (HHS)
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) helps the administrator monitor the hard disk drives status. The VioStor NVR supports Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS) for disk checking and bad blocks scanning.
Automatic System Startup after Power Recovery
The VioStor NVR supports automatic system startup after a power recovery.
UPS Support for 24/7 Service
The VioStor NVR supports APC, CyberPower, MGE, and YEC UPS devices to provide continuous services 24/7 against unexpected power outage.
DOM Architecture with Embedded Fail-safe Dual OS for Enhanced Reliability
All the OS and applications of the VioStor NVR are embedded on the DOM. The VioStor NVR allows system booting without accessing the physical disk sectors which prevents unsuccessful system startup caused by bad blocks or file errors on the hard drives. Two operating systems are built on the DOM for system booting alternatively upon every system startup. When one fails, the other one for system startup and the failed OS is recoverable from the other healthy OS.
Dual Gigabit LAN Ports
The LAN ports of the VioStor NVR can be configured in failover mode which allows the NVR to sustain the failure of one network interface and provide continuous services.
- Load Balancing
The LAN ports of the VioStor NVR can be configured in load balancing mode for bandwidth aggregation to boost file transfer speeds. It works with managed Ethernet switch with 802.3ad configured.
- Multi-IP Settings
Two IP settings can be configured on the NVR to allow network access from two different subnets.
Built-in DDNS Service
The VioStor NVR supports dynamic DNS (DDNS) for convenient access to the system via a domain name instead of a lengthy IP address.
Built-in NTP Server
This feature allows the connected IP cameras to synchronize their date and time settings with the NVR.
Convenient Data Access
The video data on the VioStor NVR can be accessed by the following protocols with proper access rights:
- SMB/CIFS (Windows)
- HTTP (Web file management)
Easy Configuration and Management
System Setup in Simple Steps
The NVR can be set up in 6 simple steps by the local display or web-based interface (Internet Explorer).
Web-based User Interface
All system configurations, monitoring, and playback features of the NVR can be managed by the web-based interface.
Smart Search of IP Cameras for Quick Settings
QNAP provides an intelligent software utility Finder for quick IP cameras search and system settings on the local network.
Excellent Hardware Design
Intel Core™ i3 CPU and DDRIII Memory for Superior System Performance
Powered by Intel® Core™ i3 CPU and DDRIII memory, the VioStor NVR delivers superior performance for surveillance applications.
Linux Embedded System
The Linux-based VioStor NVR is more power-saving and less vulnerable to virus attack compared to PC-based surveillance solution.
Touch-N-Go PC-less Installation
Complete the first-time system installation, including hard disk initialization and RAID configuration, of the NVR by the LCD panel without using any PC.
Huge Storage Capacity for Long-term Recording
The VioStor NVR supports up to 24TB of physical storage capacity (3TB hard drive x 8) for recording large amount of video data in a long period of time.
Advanced Event Management:
Advanced event management can be divided into two parts:
The VioStor NVR supports different event types, including motion detection, alarm input, connection failure, recording failure, and user-defined event to trigger follow-up actions.
When the IP camera detects any movement, the defined actions will be activated.
When the VioStor NVR receives a signal from the IP camera's alarm input, the defined actions will be activated.
When the VioStor NVR fails to connect to the IP camera, the defined actions will be triggered.
When the VioStor NVR fails to record video due to hard drive failure or system crash, the defined actions will be triggered.
The VioStor NVR supports user-defined events. The administrator can enter the CGI command in the browser to trigger the event, and the defined actions will be activated.
The NVR supports different actions when an event is triggered. These actions include multi-channel recording, adjusting the PTZ camera to the preset position, alarm output, built-in buzzer, email & SMS alert, and user-defined action.
When an event is triggered, the VioStor NVR starts recording one or more channels at the same time.
When an event occurs, the PTZ camera will be adjusted to the specified preset position for monitoring and recording. Use HTTP URL to activate further actions.
When an event occurs, the alarm output from the IP cameras will trigger other alert systems, such as lighting system, auto phone dialing system, security system and so on**.
The VioStor NVR sends an SMS message to inform the specified recipients when an event occurs.
When an event occurs, the VioStor NVR sends an email with snapshot to notify the specified recipients.
The buzzer of the VioStor NVR will sound when an event occurs.
The VioStor NVR supports user-defined actions. Enter the HTTP URL from other surveillance systems. When an alert occurs, the NVR will activate other systems, such as extinguishing system, electronic control system, and air conditioning control system.
* The administrator can enter the following URL in the browser to trigger the event: http://NVR IP/cgi-bin/logical_input.cgi?name=User-defined Event Name
** The VioStor NVR supports the alarm output of AXIS, Panasonic, SONY, ACTi, and VIVOTEK camera models.
Use the multi-view playback feature to divide a video equally into multiple sessions for playback in a multi-view window, or play the videos of multiple IP cameras in the multi-view window simultaneously.
|Real-time Digital Watermarking
The VioStor NVR supports digital watermarking to protect the videos from unauthorized modification.
|Data Search by Date & Time, Timeline, Event, and Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA)
The VioStor NVR supports quick search of recording data by date and time, timeline, event, and intelligent video analytics (IVA), including motion detection, foreign object, missing object, out of focus, and camera occlusion.
Detects movement in the video. The moving objects of the search area are highlighted in red brackets.
Detects a new object in the video. The foreign objects of the search area are highlighted in yellow brackets.
Detects a missing object in the video. The missing objects of the search area are highlighted in yellow brackets.
|Out of Focus:
Detects if the IP camera is out of focus.
Detects if the IP camera is obstructed.
QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) Solution for Surveillance Applications
High Capacity, Reliability, and Availability Storage Solutions for Video Recording
Turbo NAS Series for Recording Storage Expansion
System Management Tools
High Reliability and Smart Features
Storage Expansion for Video Recording
|VS-8124 Pro+ Specifications|
|Processor||Intel Core™ i3-2120 processor|
|HDD Capacity||8 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
Note: The system is shipped without HDD.
|Hard Drive Tray||8 x hot-swappable and lockable tray|
|LAN Port||2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port|
|LED Indicators||Status, LAN, USB, hard drive LEDs|
|USB||2 x USB 3.0 (front:1; back:1)
4 x USB 2.0 (rear:4)
Front: for USB storage device (One touch auto video backup)
Rear: for UPS device
|Buttons||Power button, one touch auto video backup button, reset button|
|LCD Panel||Mono-LCD display with backlight
Enter button, Select button for configuration
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions||217.5(H) x 327(W) x 321.2(D) mm
8.56(H) x 12.8(W) x 12.65(D) inch
|Weight||Net weight: 8.39 kg (18.48 lb)
Gross weight: 13.98 kg (30.79 lb)
|Temperature||0~40˚C / 32~104˚F|
|Relative Humidity||0~90% R.H.|
|Power Supply||Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz,
|Power Consumption (W)||101W Write/Read (with 8 x 1TB HDD installed)|
|Secure Design||K-Lock security slot for theft prevention|
|Video Output||1x HDMI
|Fan||2 x 12cm smart cooling fan|
|Certification||CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI, C-Tick|
|Number of Channels Supported (Recording)||Up to 24|
|Buffer Storage for Alarm Images (before and after events)||
|Recording Performance||Up to 30 fps at H.264, 720P for each channel
* Real performance may vary in different environment
|Megapixel Recording||Supports megapixel cameras (up to 10-megapixel)|
|Network Throughput||400 Mbps|
|File Format||AVI (QNAP codec is required for playback)|
|Recording Enhancement||Real-time digital watermarking, auto snapshot|
|Display Mode||1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, or 16-channel display mode, sequential display mode|
|Local Monitoring Enhancement||Full screen display, event notification, PTZ control, digital zoom|
|Local Playback||Single view playback from local NVR server|
|Search Mode for Local Playback||By date & time|
|Playback Control||Play, pause, stop, reverse play, next/ previous video file, different speed control|
|Local Playback Enhancement||Full screen display, digital zoom|
|Export||Convert multiple recording files to the external USB device instantly|
|System Administration||Quick configuration, administration password, network settings, time settings, disk volume configuration, camera settings|
|Display Mode||1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, 36, or 42-channel display, Picture-in-Picture, sequential mode, multi-display mode|
|Video Compression||H.264/ MPEG-4/ M-JPEG/ MxPEG (depending on the camera models)|
|Video Setting||Resolution, Quality, Frame Rate|
|Multi-server Monitoring||Up to 128-channel monitoring from multiple VioStor NVR servers|
|Monitoring Enhancement||Full screen display, video snapshot, manual recording, event notification, PTZ control, digital zoom|
|Dynamic E-map||Uploading the digital maps and indicating the locations of the IP cameras and GPI devices of a monitoring location or region|
|Playback Channel||Max 16-view playback from multiple NVR servers simultaneously|
|Search Mode||By date & time, timeline, event, and intelligent video analytics (IVA)|
|Intelligent Video analytics (IVA)||Motion detection, missing object, foreign object, out of focus, and camera occlusion|
|Playback Mode||Play, pause, stop, reverse play, next/ previous frame, next/ previous video file, different speed control|
|Display Mode||Single playback view, 4 playback views, 9 playback views, 16 playback views|
|Playback Enhancement||Full screen display, video snapshot, digital zoom, digital watermarking|
|Export||Convert recording files to one avi file|
|Download||Download recordings via the web|
|Advanced Event Management|
|Events||Events Motion detection, alarm input, connection failure, recording failure, and user-defined event|
|Actions||Video recording, email alert, SMS alert, buzzer, PTZ camera control, alarm output, and user-defined action|
|Schedule Remote Replication||Schedule video data backup to a NAS on the local network|
|Video Backup to External USB Storage by One touch auto video backup Button||Press and hold the one touch auto video backup button for 3 seconds. The recording data on VioStor will be copied to the external USB device instantly.|
|Authority Management||Different user groups and rights can be assigned to different users|
|Host Access Control||Specify the connections to be allowed and denied to access the VioStor NVR|
|Auto Logoff||Automatic user logoff from idling configuration pages|
|Event Logs||Detailed event logs|
|On-line Users List||Record of the users currently logged on and previously logged on to the VioStor NVR|
|Digital Watermarking||Verify whether or not the videos and snapshots are original|
|Operation System||Linux-embedded system, free from PC crash and virus attack|
|UPS||APC / CyberPower / MGE / YEC (USB UPS)|
|Support||HTTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, DHCP, Static IP, DNS, DDNS, FTP, NTP, UPnP, failover, load-balancing, multi-IP setting|
|Dual Gigabit LAN||Failover / load-balancing / multi-IP setting|
|Services||Web File Manager, FTP, SMB/CIFS|
|Language||Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Turkish|
|Client PC Requirement (Suggested system requirement for better video performance)|
|Memory||2 GB or above|
|Operation System||Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7|
|Web Browser||Internet Explorer 6.0 or above|
|Network Interface||10/100/1000 Mbps|
|Display Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels or above|
|QNAP Finder||Discovery and quick setup of the VioStor NVR|
|VioStor Player||Play the recording files on your Windows computer easily|
|Watermark Proof||Check if the exported videos and snapshots were modified|
|VMobile||Monitor the network cameras on the VioStor NVR by the Android phone, Android Tablet, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Windows phone (6.1~6.5)|
||Left Angle View
||Right Angle View
Download the QNAP Network Video Recorder and Total Surveillance Solution Datasheet (PDF).