Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Network Video Recorders

Network video recorders (NVRs) are IP-based appliances that are purpose-built for managing cameras, recording and viewing camera feeds at a site. NVRs are usually PC-grade or low-end server systems made using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware components. They usually contain an embedded operating system or a client operating system that hosts video management software, which provides users a mechanism to view, record and manage camera feeds.


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