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QNAP Security VioStor Network Video Recorders and American Dynamics flagship Illustra HD IP camera integration provides easy-to-deploy, integrated recording solution

QNAP Security VioStor Network Video Recorders and American Dynamics flagship Illustra HD IP camera integration provides easy-to-deploy, integrated recording solution

Taipei, Taiwan, December 21, 2012 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its high megapixel-optimized VioStor Network Video Recorder (NVR) solutions now support the flagship Illustra HD (High Definition) IP camera lineup offered by American Dynamics, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC). With ease of deployment, high video recording quality, efficient control to streamline video surveillance installation and management, this combination is both cost-effective and provides superior quality for small and medium businesses.

Designed exclusively for security applications, the VioStor NVR features server-grade video storage and embedded VMS software delivering remarkable performance in a stand-alone network appliance. The VioStor NVR offers onboard video storage capacity up to 48 TB and handles up to 64 IP cameras with 450 Mbps maximum per recorder. Up to 128 channels from multiple stand-alone NVRs can be combined for monitoring on a remote PC server with multi-server edge recording; the VioStor NVR is ideal for working with remote facilities or distributed retail environments, scalable for both large and small installations.

The compatibility of all Illustra 600 Series Mini-Domes and Illustra 400 Indoor Mini-Domes with VioStor NVR is available with VioStor firmware v4.0.0 for all QNAP VioStor users . The Illustra Mini-Domes are high-definition cameras that offer 720p and 1080p resolution. The Illustra 600 and 610 models include auto-focus and a motorized zoom lens with a recessed plenum-rated mount to meet indoor environmental standards. The award-winning, high performance QNAP VioStor NVR provides a reliable surveillance solution for users of the Illustra HD IP camera line offered by American Dynamics.

VioStor NVRs require no PC for both basic installation and surveillance monitoring operations. The Illustra IP camera line includes intuitive auto-configuration software, hands-free remote auto-focus, and zoom capability, including mid-priced megapixel cameras, maximizing the ease of use and deployment for integrators.

"Our integration with QNAP NVR surveillance solutions demonstrates American Dynamics’ commitment to incorporating third party technologies into its portfolio so that customers have access to the most appropriate solutions for their particular applications," said Cheryl Shea, product manager for American Dynamics. "This integration enables QNAP VioStor NVR users to leverage Illustra's high quality, high resolution and low cost of ownership by easily adding Illustra cameras for new or expanded surveillance deployments."

“The tight system compatibility with American Dynamics gives QNAP customers access to Illustra's exceptional HD video quality in all lighting conditions,” said Kent Chung, product manager of QNAP Security. “Our partnership leverages QNAP’s expertise in storage and video management and American Dynamics’ strength in high-quality image recording to offer users this “best of breed” solution for networked video surveillance systems,” added Chung.

Illustra cameras with QNAP VioStor NVR integration are available through American Dynamics’ worldwide distribution channels.

About American Dynamics

American Dynamics video technologies are part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. American Dynamics continuously advances video technology via its IP solutions, while leaving no customer behind – ensuring backwards compatibility at every step.  Its  powerful enterprise analytics platform, the American Dynamics portfolio includes everything required for a complete, state of the art video surveillance system. American Dynamics solutions work seamlessly with Tyco Security Products access control products, as well as with other important business applications, to provide customers with greater ease of operation and faster access to the information they need in critical situations. To learn more about American Dynamics solutions, visit

Tyco Security Products and its leading brands conducts business in over 176 countries around the world, in multiple languages and employs over 2,700 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential.  Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.

About QNAP Security

QNAP Security, the world's first Linux-embedded NVR developer has implemented its award winning storage and RAID technologies to offer its most innovative local display standalone NVR. The system not only ensures remarkable stability on remote monitoring, recording, and surveillance tasks under diverse environments but also renders great simplicity. In addition, the QNAP solution allows users to choose suitable network cameras for various situations instead of being restricted to the resolution of traditional CCTV. For more information about VioStor NVRs, please visit


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