March Networks, a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, has introduced a new hybrid video recording platform able to support high-definition (HD) analog video in addition to all-IP and standard analog video channels. The new March Networks 8724 V Hybrid Network Video Recorder (NVR) provides organizations with the custom combination of video capture they need right out of the box. It enables them to get sharp HD video using existing analog infrastructure while avoiding the cost and disruption typically required to replace coaxial cable with Ethernet. Available in an innovative, space-saving wall mount, and delivering all the reliability and serviceability customers have come to expect from March Networks, the 8724 V Hybrid NVR makes it easy for organizations to transition to an affordable intelligent, HD video solution at their own pace.
The 8724 V Hybrid NVR’s unique design uses analog power and Power over Ethernet (PoE) modules to support a variety of IP and HD analog video configurations, up to a maximum of 24 channels. For example, an organization could deploy the 8724 V to capture HD video from eight HD analog and 16 IP cameras at one location, and eight IP and 8 HD analog cameras at a second site. All camera licensing is included regardless of the configuration, making the recorder even more cost-effective.
Launched in July 2017, March Networks Searchlight for QSR powered by 360iQ is a powerful video and retail data analytics service for the quick service restaurant and fast casual markets. It provides franchise owners and managers with integrated loss prevention investigation capabilities and real-time business insights into sales and productivity numbers, best-selling products, labor reports and other operational data via an intuitive mobile app or a browser-based software client. The service eliminates upfront capital costs in favor of an affordable monthly fee, which can include the 8724 V Hybrid NVR for high-performance video capture.
To ensure reliability, the 8724 V incorporates a customized embedded Linux OS that eliminates unnecessary background services and frequent system updates. Other reliability features include diagnostic LEDs, an internal battery backup, and real-time system health monitoring via March Networks Command video management software. The recorder is also simple to maintain, thanks to unique QR codes that work with March Networks’ free GURU Smartphone App to enable instant configuration audits, troubleshooting, warranty checks and other capabilities using a smartphone or tablet.