VBrick Systems EtherneTV NVR User Manual

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VBrick

ETV Network Video Recorder

EtherneTV v4.2.1 NVR

Release Notes

May 9, 2008 4410-0162-0005

Copyright

© 2008 VBrick Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 12 Beaumont Road

Wallingford, Connecticut 06492, USA www.VBrick.com

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About VBrick Systems

Founded in 1997, VBrick Systems, an ISO 9001 certified vendor, is a privately held company that has enjoyed rapid growth by helping our customers successfully introduce mission critical video applications across their enterprise networks. Since our founding, VBrick has been setting the standard for quality, performance and innovation in the delivery of live and stored video over IP networks—LANs, WANs and the Internet. With thousands of video appliances installed world-wide, VBrick is the recognized leader in reliable, high-performance, easy-to-use networked video solutions.

VBrick is an active participant in the development of industry standards and continues to play an influential role in the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA), the MPEG Industry Forum, and Internet2. In 1998 VBrick invented and shipped the world's first MPEG Video Network Appliance designed to provide affordable DVDquality video across the network. Since then, VBrick's video solutions have grown to include Video on Demand, Management, Security and Access Control, Scheduling, and Rich Media Integration. VBrick solutions are successfully supporting a broad variety of applications including distance learning and training, conferencing and remote office communications, security, process monitoring, traffic monitoring, business and news feeds to the desktop, webcasting, corporate communications, collaboration, command and control, and telemedicine. VBrick serves customers in education, government, healthcare, and financial services markets among others.

NVR v4.2 Release Notes

The Network Video Recorder (NVR) is a component of VBrick's Media Control Server Suite and provides a dedicated platform to perform multiple simultaneous recordings of live streams coming from VBrick encoders. The NVR lets you off-load all recording tasks from the ETV Portal Server machine to one or more separate "recorder server" machines. The NVR is available in two versions—one that supports 10 simultaneous records and one that supports 40—and is ideal for environments that require large scale recording on a robust and reliable platform. The NVR is tightly integrated with the Portal Server, the Scheduler, and VBrick's Video-on-Demand servers. See the ETV Portal Server Administrator Guide for related information.

Topics in this document

Installing an NVR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Configuring an NVR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

NVR Hardware Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Caveats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Installing an NVR

The NVR is sold as a hardware/software combination or as software-only product. If you purchased the hardware/software combination from VBrick, the Standard or Standalone NVR software will be pre-installed and your server license(s) will be activated. You will still need to configure the NVR as explained in the Portal Server Admin Guide.

If you purchased only the software from VBrick, you must install the NVR software as explained below and then configure it using the instructions in the Admin Guide. If you are using server hardware not purchased from VBrick, be sure to read NVR Hardware Recommendations on page 2.

Installing a Standard NVR

TTo install a standard NVR:

1.Go to the "Network Video Recorder" page on the Product CD and double-click on the Standard NVR setup file.

2.Follow the prompts and exit the window when done.

3.Then open the Portal Server Admin Console and configure the NVR: see "Configuring a Standard NVR" in the Portal Server Admin Guide.

Installing a Standalone NVR

TTo install a standalone NVR:

1.Go to the "Network Video Recorder" page on the Product CD and double-click on the Standalone NVR setup file.

Network Video Recorder Release Notes

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