Hikvision DS-96256NI-I16/H 256 Channel Network Video Recorder with Decoding Board

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The Hikvision DS-96256NI-I16/H is a 256 channel NVR with space for 16 hard drives. It can support cameras with up to 12MP resolution. This NVR has 2 x HDMI outputs, one of which can be used as the auxiliary output. It also has an audio I/O and USB 3.0 outputs.

The DS-96256NI-I16/H is designed to provide a centralized solution for up to 256 IP cameras and can be used used with third party cameras. It has the ability to be used with smart cameras and supports VCA such as face detection, behaviour analysis and more.

This NVR is extremely versatile as it supports RAID and HDD quota so that it can be configured to be suitable for a range of applications. It also houses a built in decoding board with 6 HDMI outputs capable of decoding 48 channels.

This NVR will accept any capacity hard drive (HDD) currently available. Any maximum capacity stated on the manufacturer’s documents is simply based upon the maximum HDD size that was available at the time of release/publication.

Max. HDD support - 160TB (16 x 10TB)
Max: supported IP cameras - 256
Max: Megabits per second (Mbps) - 768

Please note that Hikvision NVRs are supplied without hard drives. We recommend the WD Purple HDDs for this product.

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Product Datasheets

Hikvision DS-96256NI-I16/H 256 Channel Network Video Recorder with Decoding Board Datasheet (0.71MB)

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- 256 channels - 16 SATA interfaces - Supports up to 12MP cameras - H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264 - Connectable to third-party IP cameras - HDMI 1 and VGA work as the main output - HDMI 2 works as the auxiliary output - Outputs up to 4K resolution - Supports up to 20 channels at 1080p resolution - Supports HDD hot swap with RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID6, RAID10, RAID50, RAID60 and JBOD storage - 4 self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M network interfaces - Supports ANR - Supports HDD quota and group modes - Includes decoding board

Front Panel
96128NI-I16 front panel

Rear Panel
96128NI-I16/H rear panel

Number of Channels 256
Synchronous Playback 16-ch
Incoming Bandwidth 768 Mbps
Outgoing Bandwidth 768 Mbps
Number of Bays 16
Audio Input 1-ch
Audio Ouput 1-ch
Alarm I/O 16/8
Front USB 2 x USB 2.0
Rear USB 2 x USB 3.0
Fan Yes
RS232 Yes
RS485 Yes
Dual Lan Yes
Dual Monitor Yes
ANR (Automatic Network Recover) Yes
HDD Capacity Supplied 0GB (Hard Disk Drives sold seperately to demand)
Maximum Memory Capacity 192TB
HDD Hot Swap Yes
Hot Spare N+1 Hot Spare
Chassis 3U
Dimensions 442 x 494 x 146mm
Warranty 3 Years
Launch Date May 2018
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