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16-channel Real Time DVR STR-1693 rev.2

  • Real time recording of 16 camera inputs at 400 ips and 4CIF (720x576) resolution
  • 16 audio channels
  • H.264 video compression format
  • 4 independent BNC multi-screen monitor outputs, 2 DVI (Full HD)
  • Simultaneous recording, playback, networking and backup
  • Up to 4 internal SATA HDDs
  • Mirroring
  • Storage capacity expansion to 64 ТВ using 8 STG-ES disk arrays
  • Built-in DVD-RW
  • Recording: Continuous, Schedule, Alarm, Motion, Pre-alarm, Panic
  • Covert camera mode
  • Date/Time, Calendar, Event, and Smart Search
  • Full-featured VMS Remote Administration Software
  • RS232 (x2)/RS485 (x2) interfaces
  • STT-3X External Keyboard Controller
  • Two-way audio transmission over the network

Uncompromised Recording Rate and Quality
The STR-1693 rev.2 is able to record up to 16 camera inputs in real time providing D1/2CIF resolution on each channel. Due to this feature the DVRs are effective in applications where rate and quality of recording are mission-critical.

Independent multi-screen outputs
The unique feature of the DVRs is availability of 4 independent BNC multi-screen outputs, as well as duplicating MAIN1 and MAIN2 digital DVI (VGA) outputs for high definition Full HD monitors (live video viewing or achieved video playback). Thus, one DVR permits to set up four independent viewing stations, allowing to display any camera group in multi-screen mode.

Storage Capacity Expansion
The STR-1693 rev.2 supports 4 internal SATA HDDs. Further storage capacity expansion (up to 64 ТВ) is possible by attaching STG-ES disk arrays, each supporting 4 removable SATA hard disks. Disk arrays are chain-connected to a special gigabit port on DVR. Additionally, DVR and disk arrays can work in Mirror Recording mode providing data duplication on allocated HDDs along with regular recording.

Remote control and PTZ
Operator can remotely control both the DVR and PTZ cameras via RS-232/485 using Smartec STT-3X keyboard controller. With multiple STT-3X controllers and STR-1693 rev.2 DVRs, you can build large-scale multifunctional video surveillance systems.

Video recording and search modes
The STR-1693 rev.2 can perform continuous or panic video recording, as well as schedule, motion, and alarm recording. The DVRs also support pre-alarm recording (up to 5 s) and post-alarm recording (up to 60 s). Video search is possible by date/time, calendar (in graphic mode), or by event log. Additionally, SmartSearch is supported when using VMS software bundled with the DVRs. This function enables motion search in individual picture areas.

Data backup
The DVR is equipped with 2 USB ports and built-in DVD-RW, which serves to backup desired video segments from archive in special format. Along with video segments, the system burns on DVD player utility, allowing to playback video on any PC.

VMS software for remote administration
The DVR is bundled with full-featured VMS software for remote administration and monitoring of up to 512 DVRs. VMS allows simultaneous live/archived video viewing of up to 64 video channels per monitor in fullscreen or multiscreen mode (video can be displayed on 2 monitors connected to a single PC). Along with remote calendar / date / time / event viewing the software supports smart search of images with motion in a specified picture area even if motion detection was not used. Video recording preservation is guaranteed by configurable schedule backup. VMS contains graphic module which serves to create interactive site maps allowing to visualize camera/DVR location in the building and to set up logical links between devices.

Specifications of the Smartec STR-1693 rev.2 


STR-1693 rev.2

Video Compression:


Camera Inputs:

16xBNC (Loop)

Monitor Outputs:




Simultaneous recording, playback, networking and backup

Audio Inputs/Outputs:

16 IN/ 1 OUT

Audio Transmission:


Alarm Inputs/Outputs


Resolution, pixel:

720x576, 720x288, 360x288

Recording Rate:

400 ips (360x288) 400 ips (720x288) 400 ips (720x576)


Continuous, Schedule, Alarm, Motion, Pre-alarm, Panic

Alarm Recording:

Pre-Alarm 5 s, Post-Alarm 60 s

Event Notification:

DVR Buzzer, Alarm Output, E-mail notification, Event Pop-Up (for VMS)

HDD Type/Number:

Up to 4 built-in SATA HDDs (up to 2 TB each)

Archive expansion:

Support for up to 8 STG-ES disk arrays

Access Levels:

Local (Administrator, 5 Users), Remote (Administrator, 10 Remote Users)






2 USB (Front Panel)

Control Interfaces:

2 x RS-232, 2 x RS-485

Network Interface:

10/100Base-T Ethernet; bundled VMS Software

Motion Detection:

22x18 detection areas, 10 sensitivity levels

IR Remote Controller:


Input Voltage:

220 VAC

Power Consumption:

85 W (maximum), 60 W (standard)


445 mm (D) x 388 mm (W) x 88 mm (H)


11 kg

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