<p>The TH8 is designed to provide coverage inside and outside the vehicle, offering up to eight HD camera views with video recording at 30 frames per second.</p>

COQUITLAM, British Columbia — Seon has added the TH8 hybrid DVR to its TH Series hybrid high-definition (HD) video surveillance line, which includes four- and six-channel recorders.

The TH8 can provide full coverage inside and outside the vehicle, offering up to eight HD 1080p camera views with video recording at 30 frames per second (FPS) on all channels simultaneously.

“Like the rest of the TH Series, the TH8 offers true hybrid functionality with both analog and high-definition cameras supported on every channel,” said Justin Malcolm, director of product management for Seon. “This allows customers to preserve existing camera investments and upgrade to HD video at their own pace.”

The TH8 hybrid DVR is designed to support any combination of standard resolution analog or HD cameras for a total of eight video and audio channels at up to 1080p resolution, recording at up to 30 FPS simultaneously. Hybrid support allows a selection of a variety of camera options, including the HD3 series of 1080p resolution interior dome and exterior wedge cameras, according to Seon. Up to 2 terabytes of storage capacity has been added to provide maximum video retention time.

Additionally, the TH8 has been specifically designed for quick and easy camera installation, featuring plug-and-play technology.   

The system can download marked video via Wi-Fi automatically, or stream live video on demand over an optional cellular connection, and includes a video protection feature designed to ensure critical post-accident footage is always recorded.

The eight-channel DVR can provide full school bus surveillance coverage, with five cameras configured along the sides of the bus delivering a cross-view between high-backed seats, and three exterior cameras providing windshield, stop-arm, and rear-backing coverage. The TH8 can also offer a view out the front windshield for investigating collision claims. 

<p>The TH8 offers compatibility with Seon&rsquo;s vMax software suite. Shown here is a screen grab from vMax View, which is designed to&nbsp;provide viewing, archiving, and retrieval of mobile surveillance video.</p>

A new Seon hard drive docking station will support TH8 hard drives, and is backward compatible with all Seon DVRs, according to Seon. The TH8 is GPS- and Wi-Fi-ready and offers full compatibility with Seon’s vMax software suite.

VMax View is designed to provide easy viewing, archiving, and retrieval of mobile surveillance video. VMax Commander video management software can help transportation managers retrieve and manage video evidence by scheduling downloads in advance or automatically triggering Wi-Fi video downloads based on pre-set conditions.

Users can also reduce liability and system downtime with automated Health Check and live bus tracking, available in real time with vMax Live Plus GPS tracking, according to Seon. The Health Check feature monitors DVR and hard drive status so that bus operators are alerted in advance to maintenance issues or unlocked hard drives that prevent video from being recorded.

The TH8 will be on display at the STN Expo from July 15 to 18 in Reno, Nevada.

For more information about the TH8 Hybrid Surveillance system, go here or contact Lori Jetha, director of marketing for Seon, at lori.jetha@seon.com or (877) 630-7366.

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