16-ch DTV DVR

16-channel, HD video streams over coaxial cables, simultaneously dual compressed H.264 streams for each channel, 480 fps, 8 SATA hard disks (3.5"), 8 hot swappable bays, JBOD software RAID


*HDD not included

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Pacidal DVR8016U is a 16-channel rack-mount type digital video recorder with an embedded Linux operation system. It is a new-generation full HD DVR adopting the latest digital TV technologies with substantial innovations and excellent performance. DVR8016U is fully-integrated with Pacidal DTV cameras, which transmit multiple compressed H.264 video streams over coaxial cables, and is especially suitable for current CCTV surveillance users longing for upgrading analog security systems into HD video quality. The DTV surveillances, including DTV cameras and DTV DVRs, are the best choice for CCTV surveillance upgrades due to its easiness in installation and efficiency in deployment. Since coaxial cables are the media of video/audio transmission in the DTV surveillance, most existing cables in an CCTV system can be retained without substitution. So there is no need to re-plan and re-deploy a new structure, which significantly saves installation time and costs. In addition, the 8 hot swappable bays enhance the storage of DVR8016U, making data management more convenient and flexible.



16-channel rack-mount full HD 1080p real-time recorder

Multiple compressed H.264 videos streams over a single coaxial cable

The original coaxial cables in a CCTV system can be reusable.

Dual, individually configurable video streams in H.264 for each channel, including one HD stream and one SD stream, both at 30 fps

Easy installation: no need to re-deploy or re-plan the structure

Greater transmission distance compared to CCTV DVRs an HD-SDI DVRs

8 hot swappable bays

JBOD, software RAID

CPU Intel dual-/quad-core processor


OS Embedded Linux system in 1GB DOM
Input devices USB mouse, USB keyboard
HDD capacity Eight 3.5" 6Gb/s or 3Gb/s SATA hard disks
HDD tray

Eight hot-swap lockable bays

HDD mode JBOD, softward RAID
Camera input

Connectors: 16-channel BNC

Video compression: H.264

Video streaming: dual streams for each channel, including one 1080p stream plus one VGA stream, both at 30 fps

Audio compression: G.711/G.726 PCM

Local display

Display splits: 1/4/8/12/16

Display speed: max. 16-CH 480 fps real-time monitoring at 1080p

Display control: video snapshot, optical PTZ control, digital PTZ control, audio control

Screen rotation: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 1+2, 1+3, 1+5, 1+7, 1+12

OSD information: camera title, date, time, video loss, motion detection, recording mode

Remote monitoring (Windows)

Viewing modes: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 3x4 or 4x4, 8x8, sequential display from multi-site NVR servers simultaneously

OSD information: camera title, date, time

Event actions: on-screen event alerts, event logs, digital output, e-mail notifications with video recordings attached


Encoding speed: max. 16-CH 480 fps real-time monitoring at 1080p

Modes: manual/schedule/event

Priority: manual > schedule > event

Motion detection: supported

Local playback

Playback speed: max. 16-CH 480 fps at 1080p

Playback modes: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 viewing modes

Search modes: timeline/motion/event

Playback control: play, pause, reverse play, previous/next frame, speed control (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x), video snapshot, digital zoom, audio control

Export: converting recorded video to .avi, .asf or .mkv formats and exporting to a USB storage

Remote playback (Windows)

Viewing modes: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, sequential display

OSD information: camera title, date, time, recording status, event status

Video control: full screen display, original video aspect ratio, video snapshot, optical PTZ control, digital PTZ control, audio control

Event control: event list, digital input status, digital output control


Authority management: multi-level privilege

Event logs: supported

User logs: supported


Interface: Gigabit Ethernet, RJ-45

Supported protocols: HTTP, DHCP, Static IP, DNS, PPPoE, DDNS, FTP, NTP, RDATE, SSH, UPnP, SMTP

Bandwidth control: supported


Power supply: input 100V~240V, 50/60Hz; output 450W

Power consumption: typical 120W

Operating conditions

0℃ ~40℃ (32℉~104℉)

20~80% RH, non-condensing


(L x W x H)

430 mm (19.63") x 400 mm (15.75") x 95 mm (3.74")
Weight 16 kg (35.27 lb.)
Approvals CE, FCC, RoHS
Setup wizard

DVR setup wizard (discovery DVR, DVR network setting)

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