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WV-ASR500 Recording Calculation

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NOTE : This page has described the caluculation tool for the recording Unit configuration.
            Description of the recorder, please refer to the instruction manual.

1. Overview

This is exclusive calculator for the ASR500 which has open platform that strengthened the connectibility with other vender's network cameras.

2. Features

This tool calculates the required quantity of PCs, HDDs and configuration information from the conditions of setting of the Cameras or recording time and so on.

2-1. Key Features of ASR500

  • - Open platform, Panasonic's and 51 other vendor's network cameras support.
  • - Up to 64 network cameras can be connected and recorded.
  • - Up to 16 clients can monitor image and control ASR500 simultaneously.
       (Depends on system structure, environment)

3. Spec & Function

Item Spec & Function
Target Model WV-ASR500 (The Server based recording and video management platform)
System requirement OS: Windows 8.1/ 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP, Internet Explorer 11/ 10/ 9/ 8/ 7/ 6,
RAM 512 MB over
Download the setup file Click here
Execution file WV-ASR500 Calculator

4. How to use this Tool

Please set each item based on recording condition.

4-1. Operation Example

Items Explanations
(1) H.264 Bit rate of stream from BB-HCM** cameras includes not only picture data but also some network protocol headder data(assuming 30% increase on picture data).
(2)  Num. Please enter a quantity of channels to be used.
(3)  Model number *1 Please refer the following table as for the camera name and Model number.
Model number :  Camera name
i-PRO SmartHD :  WV-SC3**, WV-SW3**, WV-SC3**, WV-SF3**, WV-SP3**, WV-SP1**, WV-SF1**, WV-SW1**, WV-ST1**, WV-SW1**
SF4**/ SW4** :  WV-SF448E/ SF438, WV-SW458M/ SW458
i-PRO SmartHD (FullHD) :  WV-SP509, WV-SW559, WV-SF539
NP502/ NW502S :  WV-NP502, WV-SW502S
GXE500 :  WJ-GXE500
BB-HCM7** :  BB-HCM7** Series
Other Cameras :  Other vendor's network cameras
*1:Select "Other Cameras" if using other companies.
(4)  Resolution Please select the "Resolution" from following conditions.
[4:3] QXGA (2,048x1,536), SXVGA (1,280x960), SVGA (800x600), VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240)
[16:9] FHD (1,920x1,080), HD (1,280x720), '-- '---
HVGAW (640x360), 180P (320x180)
(5)  Image capture mode Please select the "Image capture mode" from following conditions.
2-mode :  Double Panorama + Quad, Single PTZ/ Panorama + Quad, Single PTZ
VGA(4) :  VGA Quad streams
(6)  Prior mode - Bit rate.
- Frame rate
(7)  Quality - Fine (SF)
- Normal (FQ)
- Low (NQ)
(8)  Bit rate per
   one camera
- FPS number of constant bit rate is the maximum value, fluctuations will be larger compared to the specified frame rate.
- FPS number of frame rate is the image quality on the equivalent of FQ.
*Packet loss with wireless communication is not considered.
(9)  Rec.Duration Recording Duration (Days and hours per day)
(10)HDD Capacity
     (1 disk)*2
Please use the recommended model.
*2:Select HDD capacity by the Server PC spec.
HP :  "4,000 GB" and "3,000 GB"
INTEL :  "4,000 GB"
(11)  RAID - Single
- RAID5 :  One parity disk is needed for each unit.

5. Results

This tool automatically calculates the ideal conditions without aware of any limitation such as camera resolution, quantity or bit rate.


Items Explanations
(12)  Check to show down You have to check this "check box" to display the configuration.
Configuration information of Server PC is displayed.

Watt(W) is calculated only for i-PRO recorder and extension units.
Other components, such as i-PRO cameras, network switches or etc. are not considered for Watt calculation.
Make a space of 1U (44 mm / 1.73 inch) above and below the unit for ventilation.


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