New Generation Digital Video recorder for CCTV-you may never have to change a tape again.

October 99 Surveillance

Visimetrics has been successfully selling its original OCTAR system for nearly three years and has now launched its successor, OCTAR 2000. The new product provides better than multiplexer-VCR performance, recording times measured in days or even weeks and a host of additional facilities including powerful, but incredibly simple controls and extremely flexible setup of multiple recording schedules.

The basic OCTAR 2000 package is a recording unit with four, eight, 12 or 16 video channels. Any number of additional video channels can be added - simply by connecting further OCTAR 2000 units to the first one. By attaching a single monitor screen, keyboard and mouse, any one of the interconnected OCTAR 2000 units can be used to replay video recorded by the entire system - without interrupting recording!

Each camera can be recorded at different frame rates, and the system can run in time-lapse mode and/or alarm-triggered mode. These recording patterns may be set up to suit almost any application, and can change automatically according to time and day in a very flexible manner.

Managing Director, Alastair McLeod said, "Our work with the earlier product sharpened our insight into the needs of customers. We understood that any new digital recorder would have to be not only powerful, flexible and inexpensive, but also astonishingly simple to use. We have achieved this by building on our highly-successful Tripwire interface (a low-cost single channel recorder intended mainly for rapid deployment and covert surveillance applications) which won much praise from our customers for its ease of use. OCTAR 2000 is essentially the multi-channel big brother of Tripwire."

The new version of OCTAR provides a wealth of valuable features, including virtually unlimited storage capacity, playback-while-recording, seamless computer network integration, event and time-lapse recording, intelligent handling of multiple alarms, remote control and system management.

For details Visimetrics (UK) on tel: (0944) 1294 316565, fax: (0944) 1294 316569, e-mail: or visit

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