CV Gen I & Gen II Analog Capture Hardware Guide

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Salient Systems CompleteView is a Hybrid capable Video Management Platform, allowing for direct connection of Analog cameras to the Network Video Recorder. CompleteView is licensed by the number of cameras recording to the CompleteView server. When purchasing analog camera licenses, the licenses include the Gen I or Gen II analog capture card hardware saving the cost of an encoder.

In addition, analog licenses can be converted to IP camera licenses saving any future VMS licensing cost when migrating analog cameras to IP.

Prior to CompleteView v4.1 Salient provided the Gen I capture board, also known as the Fusion 4 capture board. The Gen I board came included with the purchase of a 4 channel analog license, and was available as either PCI or PCIe. The Gen I capture board delivered raw video to CompleteView which was compressed using the computers CPU. As such, any type of compression supported by CompleteView could be used to compress the analog video feed however processing resources were tied up in the compression of analog video. Additionally the card came in 4 camera increments so a free PCI or PCI slot was required on the target computer for each 4 camera card.

Beginning with CompleteView v4.1 Salient provides the Gen II capture board. The Gen II board provides up to 32 channels of analog camera support with matching audio channels included. The Gen II board is connected via PCIe and requires a single 1x full height slot. Gen II board is able to compress video at the board level, free CPU resources for other tasks, making Gen II equipped CompleteView server inherently higher performance.


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