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Synology VisualStation VS600HD: Surveillance Station Real-Time Management on Big Screens

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Synology announced today the official launch of its VisualStation VS600HD, designed to turn its well-known Surveillance Station into a true surveillance solution.

The new hardware is an alternative to the Synology Surveillance Station Client desktop application or mobile app. Instead, you can connect the VS600HD to a big-screen TV and turn it on to a real-time monitoring station.

Users can then use a mouse and keyboard to manage the real-time feed or stored recordings.

Synology VS600HD Top
The Synology VisualStation VS600HD

Synology VS600HD: A TV-wall Solution for the Surveillance Station

Synology says the VS600HD supports up to dual 4K displays and features VESA mounting, meaning you can mount it directly behind most TVs. The device has two HDMI ports and can handle two big screens with up to 50 camera feeds simultaneously β€” up to 25 cams per screen.

Additionally, you can use multiple VS600HD units β€” up to four per Surveillance Station β€” to handle even more cameras.

According to Synology, depending on specific needs, customizable access to camera controls, maps, previous recordings, and more can be enabled based on per-user permission to allow for faster security incident response.

Hardware specfications

Video & Audio
Video output4K (3840 x 2160, 30 Hz)
1080p (1920 x 1080, 60 Hz)
Video codecsH.265, H.264
Total FPS (H.264)600 FPS @ 720p (1280×720), 50 channels
360 FPS @1080p (1920×1080), 36 channels
280 FPS @ 3MP (2048×1536), 28 channels
180 FPS @ 5MP (2591×1944), 18 channels
120 FPS @ 4K (3840×2160), 12 channels
Total FPS (H.265)600 FPS @ 720p (1280×720), 50 channels
380 FPS @1080p (1920×1080), 38 channels
280 FPS @ 3MP (2048×1536), 28 channels
180 FPS @ 5MP (2591×1944), 18 channels
130 FPS @ 4K (3840×2160), 13 channels
Max. number of video streams displayed50
Audio codecsPCM, AMR, G.711, G.726
General Specifications
Dimensions41.84 x 150 x 150 mm
Weight0.36 kg
Power consumption15.49 W
USB2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
2 x HDMI ports
1 x Audio in (3.5 mm)
1 x Audio out (3.5 mm)
Ethernet1 x 1Gbe RJ-45 Ethernet port
AC input power voltage100 V to 240 V AC 50/60 Hz
Operating environmentTemperature: -20Β°C to 40Β°C (-4Β°F to 104Β°F)
Relative humidity: 8% to 80% RH
Surveillance Station
Monitoring– Drag and drop or resize streams to customize layout.
– Alert panel for a quick display of the most recently triggered events.
– Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) support with configurable PTZ speed.
– On-screen camera controls: camera zoom, focus, iris adjustment, auto pan, and auto object tracking.
– Snapshot, and Snapshot Editor supported for instant editing after taking a snapshot.
– Option to directly initiate reactions using preconfigured I/O widgets.
– Preview triggered events on multi-floor or multi-location maps, with online map integration for Google Maps and OpenStreetMap
Recording– Automatic or manual bookmarking of events on the timeline.
– Supported recording modes: manual, continuous, motion detection, I/O alarm, action rule, and customized.
– Custom recording modes can be configured as a combination of conditional events, including motion detection, audio detection, tampering detection, and alarm input
– Configurable pre-recording and post-recording time.
– Overlaying of privacy masks and watermarks
VS600HD’s hardware specifications
Synology VS600HD FrontSynology VS600HD Ports
The front and port side of the Synology VisualStation VS600HD

Availability and pricing

At the gist of it, the Synology VisualStation VS600HD simplifies surveillance management by removing the need for a computer for real-time monitoring and data management.

Synology says the VS600HD is compatible with Surveillance Station 9.1.2. It’s slated to be available starting today with the suggested retail price of $549.99. While that’s not cheap, it’s less expensive than using a computer for the job. If you’re a hardcore Surveillance Station user with many cameras, the VS600HD is worth the investment.

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  1. $550 is a steep price tag for the home user. I wish they would make an iOS or android app that could work with Apple TV or android tv for the home user. But that would compete with the sales of this device.

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