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Record Surveillance Video From 8 Cameras on a Digital Video Recorder
EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR
EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR
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EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR
Echovue 804 8ch DVR w/160G Drive
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  • Adding a DVR to your surveillance system allows you to maintain a visual record at all times
  • 160GB DVR records 8 cameras individually or all at once for viewing flexibility
  • Network connection allows DVR to send alert emails upon alarms

Essential Info

You don't need to be tied to a monitor to keep an eye on the events around your home or small business. By connecting your security cameras to a digital video recorder, you'll be able to maintain a visual record for immediate or future reference. You'll rest easier, thanks to the EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR, an easy-to-use, standalone DVR that comes with a 160GB internal hard drive as well as space for a removable hard drive. Cameras are sold separately.

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What's Included

  • DVR w/160GB HDD
  • Software CD
  • Remote control with 2 AAA batteries
  • Power cable
  • Loop-out cable
  • Manual
  • More Info

    Flexible Recording System
    Record from individual cameras or all eight cameras at once on the EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR. Schedule recording to begin at specific times to keep a daily or hourly record. You can also set the DVR to begin recording for a user-specified amount of time when it senses motion in any zone or when triggered by an alarm. This model features built-in pixel-based motion-activated recording.

    Network-Ready DVR Sends E-Mail Alerts
    Connect this network-ready DVR to your local area network, and it can send an e-mail alert after alarms, power outages or video outages. PC connection also allows easy programming as well as computer backup so you'll maintain a record without using up valuable hard drive space. You can also back up video clips onto USB 1.1-compliant memory sticks (sold separately).

    Smaller System Available
    Don't need 8 cameras? A 4-channel DVR is available to record surveillance videos from four different cameras. If you're just getting started with surveillance, a kit is available that includes this DVR, a color monitor, and 8 color cameras. For maximum hard drive storage, the 4-Channel DVR is also available with a 400 GB hard drive.

    Trying to decide between this '04 version and the newer '05 version? The following chart outlines the differences between them:


    Differences Between EchoVue '04 and '05 Series DVRs

    Feature'04 Series'05 Series
    Motion Recording Functionality:All cameras must be set to motion recordingSet some cameras to motion recording and some cameras to record constantly
    Backups:USB 1.1 - can only use a USB thumb drive for backups
    Hot-swappable hard drive - easily swap out the hard drive and replace with a different one
    USB 2.0 - use a USB thumb drive, external CD/DVD drive, or external hard drive for backups
    Remote View Software:Central Management Software (full functionality)
    Supports simultaneous viewing of multiple DVRs on your computer
    Use CMS in your web browser to view 1 DVR at a time
    More advanced functionality than '05 DVR Web viewer
    Central Management Software (limited functionality)
    DVR Web Viewer used to view 1 DVR at a time


    Manufacturer:Sora, Inc.
    Manufacturer Product No.:EV804
    Dimensions:13.19" W x 14.57" D x 2.76" H (335mm W x 370mm D x 70mm H)
    Weight:8.8 lbs. (4kg)
    Video Input/Loop Output:8/8 (NTSC/PAL)
    Video Output:1 Monitor, 1 S-Video, 1 Spot out, 1 VGA (Option)
    Compression:ADVANCED M-JPEG
    Live Display Resolution:NTSC 720*480, PAL 720*576
    Recording Rate:NTSC: 720*240 (60 fps), 360*240 (Quad:120 fps); PAL: 720*288 (60 fps), 360*288 (Quad:120 fps)
    Alarm In/Relay Out:8/1
    Operating System:EMBEDDED LINUX
    System Control:Key buttons, IR Remote, Remote Client
    Live Display Speed:NTSC 240 fps, PAL 200 fps
    Audio Record:1ch
    Display:Brightness, Contrast, and Color Adjustments
    Camera Title:8 Characters per Channel
    Recording Mode:Manual, Schedule, Alarm, Motion
    Recording Method:8 Levels of Compression Rate / Record Frame Rate Adjustment
    Recording Adjustments:Pre-Alarm: 30 frames / Post-Alarm: 20 sec. ~ 240 sec.
    Motion Detection Per Channel:16 Grids/15 Sensitivity Levels
    Event Record Duration:20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 240 seconds, selectable
    Search Mode:Date & Time, Camera, Alarm / Motion
    Playback Modes:Forward & Reverse: Pause, Frame by Frame, 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X
    Watchdog:Power Failure Recovery: Auto Reboot w/ Maintaining Previous Record Settings
    System Utility:2 Level Password /Auto Lock
    Back Up:Ethernet, Remote PC, External Recording Devices, VCR
    External Recording Devices:Flash Memory Stick
    Interface:USB1.1, RS-232, RS-422, Ethernet
    HDD:1 internal HDD + 1Removable HDD, Max 800GB
    Network:LAN, WAN, Internet, PSTN Line
    IP Address:Static or dynamic
    E-Mailing:1 e-mail address
    Remote Client Software:Central Management Software
    Software Minimum PC System Requirements:OS: Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP;
    CPU: Pentium II Celeron 333;
    RAM: 128MB;
    Video Card: 16MB;
    HDD Free Space: 20MB;
    Resolution: 1024*768; Direct X 6.0 or higher
    Software Recommended PC System Requirements:OS: Windows XP;
    CPU: Pentium 2.8 G;
    RAM: 512MB;
    Video Card: 64MB;
    HDD Free Space: 2 GB;
    Resolution: 1024*768; Direct X 6.0 or higher Direct X 8.0 or higher; Overlay YUY2
    Power Requirements:100V AC ~ 240V AC 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption:40.5W (220V), 39.5W (110V)
    Operating Temperature:32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C)
    Humidity:90% maximum
    Warranty:1 year, limited


    EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR  EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR     
    EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR  EchoVue 804 8-Channel DVR     


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    BILL -- seabrook, TX   11/25/2006
    the product works nicely, but doesnt work with the new version of Internet Explorer (vers 7). If you have this version, you cant communicate with the dvr via the network interface

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