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  • Product category: Network Video Recorders (NVRs) Hikvision
  • Brand: Hikvision
  • Description and content of package
  • Technical information and basic settings
  • Frequently asked questions – FAQ
  • Troubleshooting (does not switch on, does not respond, error message, what do I do if...)
  • Authorized service for Hikvision Network Video Recorders (NVRs)

Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2 8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with 4TB Storage Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2 8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with 4TB Storage Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2 8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with 4TB Storage
User manual for the Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2 8P P Series 8-Channel contain basic instructions that need to be followed during installation and operation. Before starting your appliance, the user manual should be read through carefully. Follow all the safety instructions and warnings, and be guided by the given recommendations. User manual is an integral part of any Hikvision product, and if it is sold or transferred, they should be handed over jointly with the product. Following the instructions for use is an essential prerequisite for protecting health and property during use, as well as recognition of liability on the part of the manufacturer for possible defects should you make a warranty claim. Download an official Hikvision user manual in which you will find instructions on how to install, use, maintain and service your product.

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Product description

Configure, record, and play back footage from up to eight network cameras with the DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR from Hikvision. It comes with eight PoE interfaces and is capable of being used on its own or as part of a comprehensive surveillance system. The NVR allows you to record and play back video at up to 12MP resolution using Hikvision or third-party cameras. It features two SATA interfaces each supporting up to a 6TB HDD, providing a total storage capacity of 12TB (4TB included). HDMI and VGA outputs enable you to display video in up to 4K resolution, and there are two USB ports for transferring data to external devices. It also offers two-way audio through RCA line inputs and outputs.
    Compatible Cameras
    • Hikvision IP cameras
    • Third-party network cameras that adopt ONVIF or PSIA protocol like ACTi, Arecont Vision, Axis, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Vivotek, and Zavio
    • Connect up to eight network cameras
    • Dual OS design to ensure reliability of system
    • Plug-and-play with eight independent PoE network interfaces
    • H.265/H.264/MPEG4 video formats
    • PAL/NTSC adaptive video inputs
    • Each channel supports dual streaming
    • Independent configuration for each channel, including resolution, frame rate, and bit rate
    • Configurable video input/output quality
    Local Monitoring
    • HDMI and VGA outputs provided
    • HDMI video output at up to 4K resolution and VGA video output at up to 2K resolution
    • Multiple screen display in live view
    • Adjustable screen display sequence
    • Live view screen is switchable in group
    • Manual switch and automatic cycle live view
    • Adjustable automatic cycle intervals
    • Quick setting menu for live view
    • Motion detection, tamper-resistant, video exception alert, and video loss alert functions
    • Privacy mask
    • PTZ Protocols Supported: PTZ preset, patrol, and pattern
    • Mouse-controllable zoom and PTZ tracing
    HDD Management
    • Two SATA ports supporting up to 6TB HDD per port for a total capacity of 12TB (4TB included)
    • Supports eight network disks (NAS/IP SAN disk)
    • HDD group management
    • Supports HDD standby function
    • HDD Property: Redundancy, read-only, read/write
    • HDD Quota Management: A different capacity can be assigned to each channel
    • Supports S.M.A.R.T and bad sector detection
    Recording and Playback
    • Holiday recording schedule configuration
    • Continuous and event video encoding parameters
    • Supports multiple recording types
    • Eight recording periods with separate recording types
    • Pre-record and post-record for alarm, motion detection for recording, and pre-record time for schedule and manual recording
    • Search record files by events (alarm input/motion detection)
    • Customization tags for record files, searching and playing back by tags
    • Supports locking and unlocking recorded files
    • Local redundant recording
    • Search and play back recorded files by channel number, recording type, start time, and end time
    • Smart search for motion event when playing back
    • Supports zooming in during playback
    • Reverse playback for multiple channels
    • Supports pause, speed up, speed down, skip forward, and skip backward during playback
    • Up to 8-channel synchronous playback at 1080p real time
    • Smart playback feature
    • Saves storage space with the use of H.264+ decoding format
    • Export video clips when playing back
    • Management and maintenance of backup devices
    • Configurable working mode (normal or hot spare) for an N+1 hot spare system
    Alarm and Exception
    • Configurable arming time of alarm input/output
    • Alarm for video loss, motion detection, tampering, HDD full, HDD error, abnormal signal, input/output video standard mismatch, illegal login, network disconnection, IP conflict, and abnormal recording/capture
    • Supports VCA detection alarm
    • VCA search for face detection, vehicle plate, behavior analysis, people counting and heat map
    • Alarm triggers full screen monitoring, audible warning, surveillance center notification, email alert, and alarm output
    Other Local Functions
    • Users can operate the device using the front panel, mouse, remote control, or control keyboard
    • Three-level User Management: Admin can create multiple accounts and define their permissions, including access to any channel, which includes the limit to access any channel
    • Operation, alarm exceptions, and log recording and searching
    • Manually triggering and clearing alarms
    • Import and export of device configuration information
    Network Functions
    • One self-adaptive 10/100/1000 Mb/s network interface
    • Eight independent PoE network interfaces
    • Supports IPv6
    • TCP/IP protocol, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, and iSCSI are supported
    • TCP, UDP, and RTP for unicast
    • Auto/Manual port mapping by UPnP
    • Extranet access by HiDDNS
    • Supports access by EZVIZ Cloud P2P
    • Remote web browser access by HTTPS ensures high security
    • Supports ANR (Automatic Network Replenishment) Function: Enables the IP camera to save the recording files in the local storage when the network is disconnected, and synchronize the files to the NVR when the network is resumed
    • Remote reverse playback via RTSP
    • Supports accessing by the platform via ONVIF
    • Remote search, playback, download, locking and unlocking of recorded files, and resuming transfer of incomplete downloaded files
    • Remote parameters setup (import/export of device parameters)
    • Remote viewing of device status, system logs, and alarm status
    • Remote keyboard operation, locking and unlocking of control panel and mouse, HDD formatting and program upgrade, system restart and shutdown, PTZ control and JPEG capture
    • Remotely start/stop recording and alarm output
    • RS-232, RS-485 transparent channel transmission
    • Alarm and exception information can be sent to the remote host
    • Virtual host function is provided to get access and manage the IP camera directly
    • Two-way audio and voice broadcasting
    • Embedded WEB server
    Development Scalability
    • SDK for Windows system
    • Source code of application software for demo
    • Development support and training for application system
UPC: 813908028300 In the Box Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P P Series 8-Channel 12MP NVR with 4TB Storage
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    Technical parameters

    Hikvision DS-7608NI-I2/8P-4TB Specs

    Number of Supported Cameras 8
    Compatible Cameras Up to 12 MP network cameras (Hikvision and third-party)
    Multiplexing No
    Remote Connection 128
    Compression H.265 / H.264 / H.264+ / MPEG4
    Synchronous Playback 8-channel
    Decoding Capability: 4-channel at 4K or 8-channel at 1080p
    Recording Resolution Recording / Live view / Playback:
    12 MP / 8 MP / 6 MP / 5 MP / 4 MP / 3 MP / 1080p / UXGA / 720p / VGA / 4CIF / DCIF / 2CIF / CIF / QCIF

    HDMI Output Resolution:
    4K (3840 x 2160) / 60 Hz
    4K (3840 x 2160) / 30 Hz
    2K (2560 x 1440) / 60 Hz
    1920 x 1080p / 60 Hz
    1600 x 1200 / 60 Hz
    1280 x 1024 / 60 Hz
    1280 x 720 / 60 Hz
    1024 x 768 / 60 Hz

    VGA Output Resolution:
    1920 x 1080p / 60 Hz
    1280 x 1024 / 60 Hz
    1280 x 720 / 60 Hz
    1024 x 768 / 60 Hz
    SATA Ports 2 x SATA interfaces
    Storage Up to 6 TB capacity for each HDD (4 TB included)
    Recording Modes Continuous / event
    Remote Client Access Level Not specified by the manufacturer
    Audio Support Two-way audio
    1-channel, RCA (2 V p-p, 1 kOhm)
    PTZ Control Available via on-screen menus
    USB Front Panel: 1 x USB 2.0
    Rear Panel: 1 x USB 3.0
    Alarm I/O 4/1
    Bandwidth Incoming: 80 Mb/s
    Outgoing: 256 Mb/s
    Protocols Supported TCP/IP protocol, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, and iSCSI are supported
    TCP, UDP, and RTP for unicast
    System Requirements Not Specified by the Manufacturer
    PoE Interface 8 x RJ45 10/100 Mb/s self-adaptive Ethernet interface
    PoE Standard IEEE 802.3af/at
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
    Power Consumption ≤120 W
    Operating Temperature 14 to 131°F (-10 to 55°C)
    Operating Humidity 10 to 90 %
    Chassis 15" (380 mm) chassis
    Dimensions 15 x 11.4 x 1.8" (380 x 290 x 45 mm)
    Weight ≤6.6 lb (3 kg) without HDD
    Package Weight 9.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.165 x 15.197 x 5.039"


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