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32-Channel Real Time DVR STR-3296 with 800 fps, 6 HDD support and DVD-RW

  • Real time recording of 32 camera inputs at 800 ips and 2 CIF (720x288) resolution
  • 16 audio channels
  • H.264/MJPEG video compression format 
  • Independent multi-screen monitor output, multiple outputs (4x4)
  • High display resolution (1920x1080)
  • 16:9 aspect ration supported
  • 6 external slots for removable SATA HDDs
  • Mirroring
  • Built-in DVD-RW
  • Covert camera mode
  • Date/Time, Calendar, Event, and Smart Search
  • Full-featured VMS Remote Administration Software
  • PTZ control via RS422/485
  • Mouse and STT-3X keyboard control
  • Time synchronization of multiple DVRs
  • POS support
  • Multi-Layer Streaming: three-level video streaming to support thin clients
  • Mobile devices supported

Uncompromised recording rate and quality
The STR-3296 is designed to provide video recording and playback with minimum quality loss. This has become possible due to use of the so called HD chipset, as well as built-in high-capacity disk array which ensures continuous recording of video with relatively low compression rate.

Independent multi-screen outputs
The unique feature of the DVRs is availability of independent Main and Spot monitor outputs. Spot outputs allow to display up to 4 cameras simultaneously. Thus, one DVR permits to set up multiple viewing stations with different and independent features.

Covert camera mode allows to specify a list of cameras which should not be displayed on a specified monitor.

The DVRs support both normal and wide-screen 16:9 monitors.

Disk Array
The STR-3296 is equipped with a rack for 6 removable SATA HDDs, with total archive capacity up to 12 ТВ. If HDD data loss is extremely critical, the DVR offers Mirror Recording mode to duplicate archive data. Further storage capacity expansion is possible by attaching standard external disk arrays to eSATA interface.

Multi-Layer Streaming
To optimize work of remote users with limited access to high-performance communication channels, the DVRs and VMS remote administration software support Multi-Layer Streaming feature. It provides simultaneous video streaming in three formats - original format according to recording settings, and two other formats at CIF resolution and reduced frame rate.

Remote control and PTZ
Operator can remotely control both the DVR and PTZ cameras via RS-422/485 using Smartec STT-3X keyboard controller. With multiple STT-3Xcontrollers and DVRs, you can build large-scale multifunctional video surveillance systems.

POS support
The STR-3296 DVRs support POS terminal connection to integrated RS-232 interface. Input text information is saved along with the image and can be later used as search criterion.

Video recording and search modes
The STR-3296 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 240 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
For data backup, the DVR is equipped with 4 USB ports and built-in CD/DVD-RW. The size of the backed-up file is up to 2 GB. Along with video segments, the system burns on DVD or saves on USB storage device a player utility, allowing to playback video on any PC.

Remote administration software
The STR-3296 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. The DVRs support up to 10 network clients simultaneously.

In addition to VMS software, applications for mobile devices and tablets are also available for external DVR control and monitoring.

Specifications of the Smartec STR-3296 



Video Compression:


Camera Inputs:

32xBNC (Loop)

Monitor Outputs:



DVI (HDMI, VGA with converter); VGA - 1, 4, 10, 16 camera inputs


BNC - 1, 4 camera inputs (cam 1-16)


BNC - 1, 4 camera inputs (cam 17-32)

Resolution, Main Monitor:

1920x1080 / 1280x1024 / 1024x768


Simultaneous recording, playback, networking and backup

Audio Inputs/Outputs:

16 IN / 1 RCA OUT

Audio Transmission:


Alarm Inputs/Outputs


Recording Resolution, pixel:

720x576, 720x288, 360x288

Recording Rate:

400 ips (360x288) 400 ips (720x288) 800 ips (720x576)


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

Alarm Recording:

Pre-Alarm 5 s, Post-Alarm 240 s

HDD Type/Number:

Up to 6 built-in SATA HDDs (up to 2 TB each)

Access Levels:

1 Administrator, 10 Configurable Users






2 USB (Front Panel); 2 USB (Rear Panel)

PTZ Interface:

COM1: RS-422/485

Control Interfaces:

COM2: RS-485 (RG-11, Terminal), COM3: RS-232

POS Interface:

COM3: RS-232

Network Interface:

RG-45: 10/100Base-T Ethernet

External Disk Array:


IR Remote Controller:


Input Voltage:

220 VAC

Power Consumption:

170 W (maximum), 120 W (standard)


440 mm (D) x 444 mm (W) x 177 mm (H)


7 kg (without HDDs)


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