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Real-Time DVR STR-1688 with 16-channels, H.264 support and 3 HDD support

STR-1688 DVR
  • Up to 400 ips recording framerate
  • H.264 video compression
  • Up to 720x576 recording resolution
  • 3 HDDs supported
  • 16 audio inputs
  • Monitor outputs: 1 VGA, 1 BNC, 4 Spot BNC
  • Built-in DVD-RW
  • 4 USB
  • USB mouse control
  • PTZ control via RS-485/232
  • Jog-Shuttle

The STR-1688 allows to perform simultaneous video recording, live viewing, and networking. Recording settings are configurable per individual channel. For ease of operation, the DVRs offer video search by date, time, event, text, as well as calendar search. Video search and playback are easily controlled by Jog-Shuttle, located on the DVR front panel.

The STR-1688 DVRs are supplied with IR remote controller duplicating front-panel buttons. The DVRs are also easy to operate by USB mouse or from STT-CN3R1 remote keyboard controller.

H. 264 Support
The DVRs feature the most effective H.264 compression method, providing 80% bit rate reduction compared to MJPEG, and 40% compared to MPEG-4. Therefore, H.264 ensures maximum recording time without compromising image quality, as well as maximum video transmission rate over the network.

High Recording Rate
The STR-1688s are capable to provide recording of 16 video inputs at 400 ips (CIF). For higher quality recording you can select 2CIF or D1 resolution. The STR-1688s records video  to SATA HDD. Video can be backed up to HDDs via built-in DVD-RW, to external USB flash memory, or remotely via NEMON software. The DVRs support installation of three HDDs and mirroring mode, substantially increasing data integrity.

PTZ Control and POS/ATM Integration
RS-232 or RS-485 interface can be used for remote PTZ control from the DVR and for POS/ATM connection. Text data received from POS/ATM can be used for search of recorded video.

Audio Recording and Transmission
The STR-1688s provide audio transmission, recording and playback for each video channel. NEMON software allows to arrange two-way audio connection with remote DVR.

4 Spot Monitor Outputs
In addition to main monitor outputs (VGA and BNC), the DVRs are equipped with 4 additional Spot outputs, used to connect monitors for real time alarm video viewing. For sensor and alarm device connection, each STR-1688 offers 16 alarm inputs and 16 alarm outputs.

Remote viewing
The STR-1688s are bundled with NEMON remote video monitoring software. Operator gets remote access to all functions, required to view live or archived video, to monitor events, and to configure the DVR. In addition to RMS software, applications for mobile devices and tablets on Apple, Android, Windows Mobile, and BlackBerry platforms are also available.

Specifications of the STR-1688 



Video Compression:


Camera Inputs:


Monitor Outputs:

Main: 1 BNC; 1 VGA Spot: 4 BNC

Audio Inputs/Outputs:

16 IN/ 1 OUT

Alarm Inputs/Outputs:


OUT: 4 relay outputs + 12 TTL

Resolution (recording):

720x576, 720x288, 352x288

Recording Rate:

400 ips (352x288) 200 ips (720x288) 100 ips (720x576)

Recording Quality (Compression):

4 levels: Very High / High / Standard / Low


Continuous, Event, Event+Continuous, Panic

HDD Type/Number:

3 SATA HDDs supported





PTZ Control:

Front panel buttons; IR remote control; over the network from NEMON software

Control Interface:



1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 13, 16 screens


Time/Date, Event, Calendar, Text-in

Playback Modes:

Fast Forward / Rewind (x2, x4, x8, x16, x32), Frame by Frame, Pause, Reverse Playback

Network Interface:

Ethernet (10/100 Base); access from web browser or NEMON software

IR Remote Controller

Supplied with DVR

Operating Temperature:

+5° C ... +40° C, 20 - 80%, noncondensing

Input Voltage:

12 VDC with adapter (supplied)


430 mm (D) x 428 mm (W) x 88 mm (H)


6.0 kg

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