Re: iDVR-E8 8 channel stand alone surveillance DVR questions

Mike Haldas

Follow up questions from the customer:

Please see answers below:

  1. As clarification: I do or don't need a computer connected to the DVR to view the cameras remotely? I am really looking for something to monitor on my smartphone and really don't want to leave a computer connected to the DVR.

That is correct. You do not need a computer connected to the DVR to view the cameras remotely. You only need a computer if you want to view from a computer. If you will access from mobile, then no PC is required.

  • More clarification: If I want to view the camera on a smartphone, I'm probably not going to get 512kbps. The system will adjust framerate and/or resolution to fit down a smaller datarate, right?
  • You are correct. The video streamed to mobile is much smaller than to a computer and requires less bandwidth. The frame rate that you get on your phone will be dependent on how fast your Internet connection from your phone is.

  • Is the pan-tilt-zoom control manipulatable via the blackberry interface?
  • PTZ controls are not yet supported for the mobile access of this DVR.

  • Are there any demo screen captures of what this looks like on a Blackberry or Windows Mobile?
  • Yes, you can see some screenshots of the blackberry DVR viewer here:

    You can find blackberry setup instructions here:

    Blackberry DVR Viewer for Surveillance DVR

    Please let us know if we can help further.