16 Channel H.264 PC Based DVR System
 H.264 (MPEG4-Part10) Hardware compression
 Supports up to 16 channel video input
 Embedded system design for the highest stability
 Real time display and playback
 Industrial compact platform with advanced thermal design
 Real time status display and notification
 3-year Warranty
 Powerful remote control functions via IE browser
PVS-500 is a desktop H.264 PC based DVR with compact size and low noise design. It integrates up to 16 channel video input with PowerView surveillance kits for high performance
complete video surveillance solutions. The embedded OS on DOM provide excellent reliability and protection against virus attack. It supports up to 16ch 480 FPS preview and playback
with motion detection, PTZ control, and HDD video backup. It also supports TCP/IP (DHCP/DDNS compatible) for preview and playback with full software functions via Internet/Intranet.
Advantech's Quality Assurance, and Configure To Order Services, provide the best reliability for 24/7 operations. The compact size, advanced thermal design, low acoustic noise, and
easy to operate user interface make the PVS-500 the ideal PC based surveillance solution for retail, and small and medium size enterprises.
Video Channels
Audio Channels
Operating System
Power Supply
Intel® 945G + ICH7
Intel® Pentium® 4, 3.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
DDR2 667/533 MHz 1GB (512 MB x 2) Dual Channel
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
1 x 3.5" 500 GB SATA HDD, supports up to 2 SATA HDDs
Microsoft® Windows® XP Embedded (DOM)
220 W, Single ATX power supply with full range
Ultra Low Noise design on 39.5db
0 ~ 40° C (32 ~ 104° F)
10 ~ 85% @ 40°C non-condensing
370 (W) X 88 (H) x 370 (D) mm (14.6" x 3.5" x 14.6")
8.3 kg (18.3 lb)
Video Function Description
Status displaying
Event log displaying
Screen Split
Camera layout
Quality adjustment
Compression format
Recording modes
Recording Quality
Recording Frame
Motion Detection
Audio recording
Pre & Post Alarm
Video format
Record file length
Playback Speed
Playback Mode
Search Mode
Search & Playback
Smart Search
Image Transfer
Recording Time
Data Storage
Storage Path
Event Action Plan
Alarm Notification
PowerView RX
Network Control
E-mail and Phone
PTZ Activation
Sensor and DO
Remote Control
IE Remote Control
View by PDA
Prompt status display and event lists of systems login/logout, video lose, cameras status, web and remote
connection, storage space, backup, sensors, and DO status.
E-map layout shows the locations of video cameras, sensors and alarm devices that allow you to control them
and the action will link to surveillance system simultaneously. Also provides free tool for e-map edition
Real time display for event list and automatic refresh of video event list in ViewLog.
Full screen, 1, 4, 9, 10,13, 16 Sequencer, (Able to change time interval)
Assign name and adjustable font to each camera
Adjustable color control of Hue, Contrast, Brightness, and Saturation for preview, record and playback.
Selectable recording resolutions (CIF, half D1, 4CIF)
PAL: CIF (352 x 288), half D1 (704 x 288), 4CIF (704 x 576)/NTSC: CIF (352 x 240), half D1 (704 x 240),
4CIF (704 x 480)
H.264 (MPEG4-Part10)
Cyclic Recording, Non-Cyclic recording, Event Triggered Recording (motion, alarm), and Scheduled Recording
(provides 7 Record modes for assigning private setup)
Adjustable recording quality
Adjustable recording frames of each camera and event
Allows setting multi-zone motion detection, schedulable, adjustable motion detection sensitivity
(100 degrees), alarm delay time.
Supports 1-8 live audio recording (depends on product line )
Adjust pre-alarm and post-alarm recording time
(Pre-alarm recording: 10 seconds, post-alarm recording: 100 seconds)
Settable Video format (NTSC, PAL)
Adjustable file length for record searching segment
Single frame, 1/16x, 1/8x, 1/4x, 1/2x, 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x,16x, fast forward and rewind
Can show up to 16 cameras' playback images simultaneously
Allows image searching by date, time, camera, and event.
Calendar and time segment for day and time search.
Selectable event time, event type, and camera IDs for event search
Able to search archives for incidents. Smart search list
Able to save image as BMP, JPG and AVI format.
Adjust picture brightness, contrast and font before saving and printing.
Selectable day and time for video saving or using bookmark time record list directly.
Stores many bookmarks to facilitate searching.
Recording length varies depending on recording quality, resolution, mode and activity
Auto continuous recording-- oldest recorded data will automatically be overwritten when hard drive is full
Local: HDD/CD-RW/DVD-RW selectable/External USB HDD/CD-RW/DVD-RW
Backup mode: Auto (schedulable) and Manual to backup video file
CD-Burning function Built-In (Needs Nero Burning ROM): able to burn on to an auto run CD/DVD.
Able to option Backup Center for remote backup.
Adjust each storage path of each camera and reserve size.
Setup each storage path to automatically delete the oldest file records
Flexible, multiple event action plan. Able to define multiple actions taken for event source.
Event source: motion detected, sensor triggered, video signal breaks, login failed, system abnormal and backup
disk full etc.
Event action: DO output, PTZ Control, e-mail sending, SMS notify, video file record, snapshots, phone/mobiles
notification, warning sound playing, video group playing and execute certain programs etc
E-mail notification with attached recording files or snapshot images on any event source like event triggered.
E-mail and phone notification on multi event source. (with voice modem option)
Supports alarm setup with PTZ preset location.
Adjustable Sensor, DO layout, schedulable
View live video via Ethernet/Internet
Remote event search, playback, e-map and setup.
Monitor 32 cameras from DVRs.
View live video, event list, PTZ control, and do remote recording, remote playback, remote setting,
e-map function and remote snapshot through IE browser
Supports 1, 4, 9, 10,13, 16 screen split
Live video viewable via PDA (Pocket PC 2003 or Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC)
Video Function Description
User Authority
Authority setting
PTZ Control
Dynamic IP support
Multi-level password protection and unlimited user accounts for logins and passwords.
Allows authority settings of each user to each camera (local and remote monitor, playback, PTZ control, DO and
e-map control, network connecting user numbers, with time limits, print and save function, control, etc.)
Playback, record, backup , transmit and remote control simultaneously
Embedded PTZ control panel: Pan & Tilt, zoom control and preset function.
Support most popular PTZ protocol
Built-in Web server. Supports dynamic IP.
English, Traditional Chinese
Save as picture with unchangeable digital watermark
Windows lockup
Auto DVR login
Auto reboot
Configure to Order Services
Please visit Advantech CTOS portal for order entry and see "Video Surveillance Solutions".
System Content
Real Time Status Display and Notification
Quick Search by Calendar and Time segment
Intelligent eMap Function
Powerful Remote Control Functions via IE Browser
power switch
ATX power supply
Airflow Simulation of PVS-500
16ch Video Input
8ch Audio Input
1 x RJ-45/4 x USB
Rear View of PVS-500
Unit: mm (inch)
370 (14.6)
88 (3.5)
370 (14.6)
380 (15)
Ordering Information
Model name
16 CH 2CIF @ 480 fps or D1 @ 240 fps
H.264 H/W Encode DVR Platform with
2 x PV-2100E
Application software
8 CH 2CIF @ 240 fps or D1 @ 120 fps
H.264 H/W Encode DVR Platform with
1 x PV-2100E
Application software
Note: Based on your ordering information, you can change key parts; please refer to CTOS portal:
Key Parts (default configuration)
1 x 3.0 Ghz Pentium 4
2 x 512 DDR2 RAM
1 x 500 GB SATA HDD