VS-8124U-RP Pro
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The QNAP VS-8124U-RP Pro VioStor NVR (Network Video Recorder) is the high-end 2U chassis network surveillance server which supports high quality real-time video/audio monitoring, megapixel recording (up to 10-megapixel), and playback of multiple IP cameras. The 8-drive VS-8124U-RP Pro offers maximum 24TB physical storage (using 3TB hard drives) with hot-swappable RAID technology for high data redundancy. The VS-8124U-RP Pro is capable of H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG recording from up to 24 IP cameras. The standalone Linux-based NVR can be easily set up in 6 steps by Internet Explorer without extra software required or even without PC via the HD (high definition) VGA local display.

The VioStor NVR is compatible with more than 1,100 IP cameras and video servers from popular brands including AXIS, ACTi, A-MTK, Arecont Vision, AVTECH, Brickcom, Canon, Cisco, CNB, DIGITUS, D-Link, EDIMAX, ELMO, EtroVision, GANZ, Hikvision, iPUX, IPX, IQeye, LG, LevelOne, Linksys, Messoa, MOBOTIX, NAKAYO, Panasonic BB/BL/i-Pro, SANYO, SHANY, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, TOA, TOSHIBA, TRENDnet, Videosec, VIOSECURE, VIVOTEK, Y-CAM, and Yokogawa.

Powerful Features of the VioStor NVR (Network Video Recorder):

Surveillance Features

Complete Recording Functions

High Quality H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and MxPEG Recording (depending on the camera models)

All-in-one Recording Functions

  • Continuous, manual, and scheduled recording *
  • Alarm recording (by multiple events), alarm recording schedule *
  • Pre-alarm and post-alarm recording
  • Audio recording
    * Different recording schedules for the IP cameras.

Megapixel Recording
The VioStor NVR supports megapixel recording (up to 10-megapixel) from various IP cameras.

Multi-stream support
Administrators now can flexibly define multiple video streams (supported by specific camera models) according to bandwidth resources and number of live-view channels. The adjustable video stream setting helps improve the displaying quality of live-view and well manage the bandwidth resources based on different usage requirements.

Smart Recording
The VioStor NVR automatically selects video streams from IP cameras for different recording scenarios. In normal situation, video recording maintains at lower quality resolution. While the alarm event happens, video recording switches to high quality resolution to capture more details. In other words, smart recording effectively avoids the constant storage consumption at all time, but achieves greater storage efficiency and boost recording quality when alarm events happen. (Please visit here for camera compatibility list.)

Generic IP Cameras Support
The VioStor NVR provides an interface for the users to enter the JPEG CGI command of their IP cameras to retrieve the video and audio data from the IP cameras.

Real-time Digital Watermarking
The VioStor NVR supports real-time digital watermarking to protect the videos and snapshots from unauthorized modification. The Watermark Proof utility is provided to verify whether or not the videos and snapshots are original.


PC-less Network Surveillance by HD Local Display via VGA Connector
Diversified Modes for Local Monitoring

  • 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, or 12-channel display mode
  • Sequential display mode

High Resolution Local Display
VioStor NVR supports widescreen VGA monitor or TV of different resolutions, up to full HD (1920 x 1080).

Convenient Control of PTZ and Speed Dome Cameras
The PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras can be adjusted directly and the preset positions of the IP cameras can be viewed on the local display interface of the VioStor NVR.

Digital Zoom
Digital zoom (in/out) of the video image is supported on the monitoring and playback interfaces of the NVR.

On-screen Event Alert
When an event occurs, an alert icon will be shown instantly on local monitoring page. The alert details can be viewed by clicking the alert icon.

Video Search
The VioStor NVR supports convenient video search by date and time on the local playback interface.

Local Video Playback on VGA Monitor or TV
The VioStor NVR supports video playback directly on a VGA monitor or TV.


Quick System Setup
The VioStor NVR can be set up in simple steps on the local display interface.

Network Surveillance by Web-based Interface (Internet Explorer)
Real-time Remote Monitoring

Multi-server Monitoring
Connect to one VioStor NVR and monitor up to 128 channels from other VioStor NVR servers over LAN or WAN by an IE browser.

Diversified Remote Monitoring Modes

  • 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, 36, or 42-channel and sequential display mode
  • Exclusive Picture-in-Picture mode
  • Multi-display mode

Smart Control of PTZ & Speed Dome Cameras
The PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) cameras can be adjusted directly by the web user interface of the VioStor NVR.

Preset Position Control and Auto Cruising
The preset positions of an IP camera can be viewed by clicking the corresponding number buttons on the monitoring page. The time interval can also be configured on the PTZ cameras for periodic monitoring.

Instant Event Notification
When alarm recording is enabled and an event occurs, an alarm icon is shown instantly on the monitoring page. The alert details can be viewed by clicking the icon.

Digital Zoom
Digital zoom (in/out) of the video image is supported on the monitoring and playback interfaces.


Dynamic E-map
The VioStor NVR provides an E-map function for users to upload the digital maps and indicate the locations of the IP cameras of a monitoring location or region.


Remote Video Playback
Multi-view Playback
Use the multi-view playback feature to divide a video equally into multiple sessions for playback in a multi-view window, or play the videos of multiple IP cameras in the multi-view window simultaneously.


Video Search by Date and Time, Timeline, Event, Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA)
The VioStor NVR supports quick video search by date and time, timeline, event, and intelligent video analytics (IVA), which includes motion detection, foreign object, missing object, out of focus, and camera occlusion.
How to use How to use intelligent video analytics on playback

Event Management
Advanced Event Management
The VioStor NVR supports various event handling options for different kinds of events.

  • Events: Motion detection, alarm input, connection failure, recording failure, and user-defined event.
  • Actions: Video recording, email alert, SMS alert, buzzer, PTZ camera control, alarm output, and user-defined action.

Real-time SMS and Email Alert
Configure the SMTP server and SMSC server settings on the NVR in order to receive instant system warning or error messages by email and/or SMS.

Convenient Backup Solution
Storage Expansion
VioStor NVR provides surveillance storage expansion solution which enables users to leverage the Turbo NAS storage capacity. By installing the StorageExpansion QPKG in the Turbo NAS, administrators can connect the VioStor NVR with the Turbo NAS to flexibly enlarge the total surveillance storage. (Please visit Download Center to download StorageExpansion QPKG.)

Scheduled Remote Replication
The VioStor NVR supports scheduled remote replication for secure data backup to a remote QNAP NAS on the local network.

Security Control
Authority Management

The administrator can create multiple users on the VioStor NVR and assign them to different user groups (administrator, system manager, or user) with different rights of monitoring, playback, PTZ control, and audio monitoring.

Auto Logoff
The VioStor NVR supports automatic user logoff from idling configuration pages. The administrator can set the timeout period to log off the users when the idling time has reached.

Host Access Control
Specify the host or IP connections to be allowed and denied to access the NVR.

On-line User List
View the record of users currently logged on and previously logged on to the NVR.

Detailed Event Logs
The VioStor NVR provides detailed event logs of system warning, hard disk error, network disconnection, UPS status, and access to the networking services of the NVR and video recordings.

High Reliability and Smart Features
Advanced RAID with Hot-swap Design

The VioStor NVR supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+hot spare, 6+hot spare, single, and JBOD disk configurations. Its hot-swap design allows a failed drive of a disk volume, RAID 1 or above, to be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the NVR.

Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration

  • Online RAID Capacity Expansion
    The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing the hard drives with larger ones. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives. There is no need to turn off the NVR during the process.
  • Online RAID Level Migration
    Upgrade the disk configuration to higher RAID level with the data retained without turning off the NVR.

S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced HDD Health Scanning (HHS)
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) helps the administrator monitor the hard disk drives status. The VioStor NVR supports Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS) for disk checking and bad blocks scanning.

Automatic System Startup after Power Recovery
The VioStor NVR supports automatic system startup after a power recovery.

UPS Support for 24/7 Service
The VioStor NVR supports APC, CyberPower, MGE, and YEC UPS devices to provide continuous services 24/7 against unexpected power outage.

DOM Architecture with Embedded Fail-safe Dual OS for Enhanced Reliability
All the OS and applications of the VioStor NVR are embedded on the DOM. The VioStor NVR allows system booting without accessing the physical disk sectors which prevents unsuccessful system startup caused by bad blocks or file errors on the hard drives. Two operating systems are built on the DOM for system booting alternatively upon every system startup. When one fails, the other one for system startup and the failed OS is recoverable from the other healthy OS.

Network Services
Dual Gigabit LAN Ports

  • Failover
    The LAN ports of the VioStor NVR can be configured in failover mode which allows the NVR to sustain the failure of one network interface and provide continuous services.
  • Load Balancing
    The LAN ports of the VioStor NVR can be configured in load balancing mode for bandwidth aggregation to boost file transfer speeds. It works with managed Ethernet switch with 802.3ad configured.
  • Multi-IP Settings
    Two IP settings can be configured on the NVR to allow network access from two different subnets.

Built-in DDNS Service
The VioStor NVR supports dynamic DNS (DDNS) for convenient access to the system via a domain name instead of a lengthy IP address.

Built-in NTP Server
This feature allows the connected IP cameras to synchronize their date and time settings with the NVR.

Convenient Data Access
The video data on the VioStor NVR can be accessed by the following protocols with proper access rights:

  • SMB/CIFS (Windows)
  • HTTP (Web file management)
  • FTP

Easy Configuration and Management
System Setup in Simple Steps

The NVR can be set up in 6 simple steps by the local display or web-based interface (Internet Explorer).

Web-based User Interface
All system configurations, monitoring, and playback features of the NVR can be managed by the web-based interface.

Smart Search of IP Cameras for Quick Settings
QNAP provides an intelligent software utility Finder for quick IP cameras search and system settings on the local network.

Excellent Hardware Design
Intel® Core™ i3 CPU and DDRIII Memory for Superior System Performance

Powered by Intel® Core™ i3 CPU and DDRIII memory, the VioStor NVR delivers superior performance for surveillance applications.

Redundant Power Supply
The VS-8124U-RP Pro is equipped with two power supply units, each of which is capable of supplying the power for the entire VioStor NVR independently. If one of the units fails, the other one will take over to supply the power to ensure continuous operation of the VioStor NVR. The failed power supply unit can be replaced without turning off the NVR.

Linux Embedded System
The Linux-based VioStor NVR is more power-saving and less vulnerable to virus attack compared to PC-based surveillance solution.

Touch-N-Go PC-less Installation
Complete the first-time system installation, including hard disk initialization and RAID configuration, of the NVR by the LCD panel without using any PC.

Huge Storage Capacity for Long-term Recording
The VioStor NVR supports up to 24TB of physical storage capacity (3TB hard drive x 8) for recording large amount of video data in a long period of time.