For Immediate Release


WAYNE, NEW JERSEY (March 24, 2010) – JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., will demonstrate new Version 5.2 firmware, a free upgrade for its VR-N900U and VR-N1600U network video recorders, at ISC West 2010 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, March 24-26 (Booth 10034). Among the new features is a master/slave configuration that allows multiple NVRs to be connected over the network in tandem without a PC.

The new master/slave configuration creates an integrated monitoring system that essentially expands an existing network without replacing equipment. Users can connect multiple JVC NVRs and share resources between them. For example, a camera connected to one NVR can be monitored through other NVRs – or remote users can see images from multiple NVRs on one screen. The new configuration requires no additional software or camera licenses, and each NVR records images locally or to network attached storage.

For customers who use SNMP software to monitor network-attached devices, the JVC NVR firmware upgrade provides the tools to manage network traffic and device performance. Users can provide critical status of NVR recording, CPU operation, camera connection status, and more. In addition, JVC NVRs now support dynamic DNS (DDNS), which allows customers to use the host names rather than IP addresses to connect remotely. Plus, a new HDD meter application allows users to check hard drive status and remaining space.
This firmware upgrade provides an out-of-the-box enterprise solution for the entire installed base of JVC NVRs at no additional cost to our customers,” said Geoff Anderson, JVC marketing and brand manager for security products. “JVC continues to offer system upgrades with no hidden fees. Our license-free approach helps customers manage their budgets and drives down the total cost of ownership.”

JVC has also added several camera drivers, which simplifies network installation. The new firmware offers pre-installed drivers for JVC NV-X35U, VN-V685U, VN-V686B series, VN-V225 series, and VN-X235 series cameras, as well as Axis Communications AXIS 209FD network cameras. Hundreds of other cameras and network devices are easily integrated with the JVC system with a few mouse clicks. Menu navigation has also been improved for easier setup.
The VR-N1600U is a 16 camera NVR, while the VR-9000U supports nine cameras. Milestone XProtect Enterprise is pre-installed on both models to provide advanced functionality, while basic operations are possible through an intuitive, VCR-like front panel or via optional keyboard and mouse. The all-in-one design provides viewing, recording, and playback for high reliability and easy maintenance.
Version 5.2 firmware is a free upgrade available for download by registered partners at www.jvc.com/pro. Click the “V.Networks” button on the home page, then click the “Downloads” button to find the link. Current VR-N900U and VR-N1600U customers should contact the national sales department of JVC Professional Products at (800)582-5825 to get the firmware upgrade.

JVC Professional Products, JVC U.S.A., located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading supplier of IP network and analog security cameras, network video recorders, monitors, and management systems to the video security industry. Its V.Networks product line of has earned a solid reputation for quality and reliability, and provides superior picture quality for thousands of installations worldwide. For more information about this, or any other JVC professional product, contact JVC at (800)582-5825 or visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com.

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