Compro Technology has announced its Embedded RS-2208 Network Video Recorder: an IP-based surveillance system that - according to Compro - offers high-quality remote recordings. The Embedded RS-2208 Network Video Recorder is aimed at small businesses and home users.

Just 230x100mm the RS-2208 has a tiny footprint. It's described as being 'just taller than a Coke can' - although Compro's press release doesn't say of what capacity of fizzy drink the Embedded RS-2208 Network Video Recorder is compared to. It has a screw-free dual 3.5in drive bay which offers up to 6TB of data storage.

A one-touch backup button and a USB port on the front panel enables fast and easy data backup to USB storage devices, Compro says. The Gigabit Ethernet port at the rear panel ensures fast and stable connection with Compro IP cameras as well as ONVIF-compliant network cameras. Power-efficient design also keeps the energy cost in check when running the RS-2208 24/7, according to Compro.

The RS-2208 network video recorder runs on a bespoke Linux system, and supports H.264 live monitoring and recording. The RS-2208 can record 8 megapixel channels concurrently, that means can record H.264 megapixel video from up to 8 IP cameras simultaneously. The RS-2208 also supports RAID-0 and RAID-1 for better drive performance and an additional layer of data security.

In addition, according to Compro, the friendly browser interface makes it straightforward to view and record camera video, as well as to play back and search video recordings on the RS-2208. The event notification feature allows the sending of Email or SMS alert message when event occurs at the monitored location.