HAW-E Series

Network Video Recorder – Enterprise Edition

Overview

Scalable from 16 to 100 channels, this versatile, featured-packed network video recorder is used for monitoring systems with up to 4096 cameras, which is ideal for large-scale monitoring and recording applications such as school districts, cities, and transportation. The HAW-E Series is the first 4K-ready NVR appliance from Sony with 4K recording and playback capability. It’s ideal for use with Sony 4K cameras, supporting unique image output functions like Intelligent Cropping. Recording 4K image data with four times the resolution of Full HD, the HAW-E Series supports more effective, efficient video monitoring by providing excellent situational awareness plus the ability to recognise fine details in a scene and quick, accurate searches. Multiple users can simultaneously and securely access live or recorded video via their smartphone or tablet from any location. In addition remote PC clients can securely access system functions via a web browser, with no need to install application software. Multi-vendor support allows easy expansion through the addition of a growing choice of third party cameras and other devices to create a powerful, versatile monitoring system. Regular software updates give monitoring professionals the reassurance of top-flight performance and the addition of new features to expand system capabilities even further. Monitoring workflow is enhanced with support for a wide range of smart analytical and automation functions. With all necessary server functions available, this hardware-based appliance gives integrators and installers the reassurance of guaranteed operational performance and stability, simplifying system design. A redundant disk array (RAID) further assures reliable operation and integrity of recorded data. Note The SOW-S and SOW-E Series network video management software and HAW-S and HAW-E Series network video recorders are not compatible with each other and cannot be used in the same system.

Features

  • Compatible with Sony 4K cameras

    Sony 4K cameras provide powerful new ways to get the whole picture, allowing detailed analysis of specific areas in a scene, together with a wide-area situational overview. They offer a range of video output functions, including Intelligent Cropping and Multi Tracking, plus Evidence Shot, high resolution still image capture that’s ideal for evidence. The HAW-E Series supports the video output functions unique to Sony 4K cameras, including a single real-time 4K/30 fps video stream and Intelligent Cropping that provides a Full HD overview video plus up to four VGA close-up video streams at the same time.

  • Multi-client access via smartphone or PC

    Multiple users can simultaneously and securely access live or recorded video via their smartphone or tablet from any location. In addition remote PC clients can securely access system functions via a web browser*, with no need to install application software. Live images captured with a smartphone or tablet by on-site staff can be transferred to the system, shared among users in the operations room and recorded to the central server. This supports timely monitoring of events, even in extreme environments where installing cameras is difficult. * Web browser supports limited functions, while client application software installed on a PC supports full system functions.

  • Get a more intelligent viewpoint

    Smart Wall integrates a large number of monitors installed on the video wall. This advanced optional add-on video wall product improves operator’s response time by displaying all video data to provide a complete overview of large monitoring centres. Operators can focus on the most critical matters and coordinate response activities because multiple users can be shown the same view.

  • All-round awareness

    Interactive, multi-layered maps offer a situational overview plus control of cameras and other integrated systems. Icons are displayed in a map image showing the location of each camera: operators can instantly view live video by clicking on an icon. When an alarm event occurs, the associated camera icon is displayed prominently, helping the operator understand the situation and take appropriate action.

  • Fail-over data backup with Edge Storage

    Video and audio data can be recorded directly onto a SD/microSD card attached to the camera. This can be used for fail-over data backup if the network connection is temporarily disconnected. Recorded data can be transmitted to network video recorders (NVR)/video management software (VMS) and merged with data saved on the NVR/VMS storage.

  • Highly reliable, redundant RAID HDD system

    The HAW-E Series employs a highly resilient RAID disk array, providing excellent system reliability and redundancy.

Technical Specification

Recording Server Yes
Number of connected cameras per system 4096
Maximum number of cameras per recording server 100
Recording Server manager Yes
Management Failover Server (redundant cluster) Yes
Management Client(2) (dedicated client application for local or remote management) Yes
Event Server (for handling of events and alarms) Yes
Failover Event Server (redundant cluster) Yes
NVMS Mobile Client Yes
Network Video Management System Smart Client Yes
Network Video Management System Web Client Yes
Network Video Management System Smart Client – Player (local playback/export) Yes
Support for ONVIF™ compliant devices Yes
Generic device support via universal driver Yes
Metadata from camera embedded analytics Yes
Number of IP device brands supported via dedicated device integration 131
Number of supported IP camera models 4844
Number of supported video encoder models 268
Number of dedicated IP input/output models 14
Number of supported DVRs 72
Number of supported IP audio devices 8
Number of supported perimeter detectors 18
Secure HTTPS camera connectivity (on supported devices) Yes
MJPEG, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 ASP and MxPEG support Yes
H.264 support Yes
Metadata support Yes
Dual stream (live and recording) per camera Yes
Multi-live streaming Yes
Client video stream down sampling (resolution and FPS) option Yes
Adjustable GOP size (MPEG4/H.264) Yes
Edge Storage support with flexible retrieval Yes
Send camera pre-alarm images (pre-recording buffer) to recording server Yes
Video recording speed up on motion, event or time schedule Yes
Built-in Video Motion Detection (VMD) Yes
VMD exclusion zones Yes
Auto adjustable VMD sensitivity Yes
Video motion detections per server All connected cameras
1way audio support Yes
2way audio support Yes
1way audio recording Yes
2way audio recording Yes
Maximum number of supported audio channels Unlimited
Preset positions per camera Unlimited
Go-to preset on event Yes
Preset patrolling Yes
Combine patrolling and go-to preset on event Yes
Scanning/transition speed Yes
Number of PTZ priority levels for prioritized PTZ control 3
Hardware configurable events (such as I/O input,motion,tampering,temperature,communication failure) Yes
Motion detection events (VMD in Recording Server) Yes
System error events (for example disk full) Yes
Manual / User defined events Yes
Generic events from external systems Yes
Event-based device configuration Yes
Event-based notification Yes
Event-based output control Yes
Event-based device start/stop Yes
Event-based matrix control Yes
Flexible event rule engine for definition of actions on events Yes
Alarm description and work instructions Yes
Ability to assign initial owner of an alarm Yes
Time profiles for alarms Yes
View triggered alarms Yes
Manage alarms (reassign, change status, comment) Yes
Maximum number of related cameras in alarm preview window 15
Number of alarm priority levels 32000
Customizable alarm priority levels Yes
Customizable sound notification Yes
Customizable alarm categories Yes
Customizable alarm statuses Yes
Customizable alarm result codes Yes
Alarm handling reporting Yes
Alarm logging Yes
Redundancy option for high availability Yes
Video retention time Unlimited
Recording capacity per device/day Unlimited
Archiving of recordings Yes
Archiving to network drives Yes
Online access to archives Yes
Archiving schedules Hourly
Storage definition and retention time per device Yes
Storage definition and retention time that can be applied to individual cameras Yes
Common for multiple devices Yes
Storage overview (used vs. available space) of available storage drives Yes
Plug-in, Protocol, Component integration via MIP SDK Yes
System Configuration via MIP SDK Yes
Metadata integration Yes
Event integration Yes
Event and action rule engine integration via MIP SDK Yes
Supports Smart Wall Option
Supports Screen Recorder Yes
Configuration wizards for aided system setup Yes
Device scanning with device model detection Yes
Automatic camera time syncronization Yes
Device replacement wizard Yes
Move device wizard for moving hardware devices (e.g. cameras) between recording servers in runtime Yes
Centralized device management Yes
Device group support Yes
Centralized recording server management Yes
Centralized management of Smart Client application options(Number of supported Smart Client profile) 3
On-the-fly configuration changes Yes
Run servers as Windows Services Yes
Scheduled start/stop of devices Yes
Configuration reporting Yes
Built-in backup-restore support Yes
Offline license activation Yes
Dual authorization (Smart Client users) Yes
Dual authorization (Management Client users) Yes
Customizable dashboard for task or component specific live monitoring Yes
Customizable event trigger thresholds for Normal, Warning and Critical levels Yes
Real-time and historical system status of Management Server Yes
Real-time and historical system status of Recording Servers Yes
Real-time and historical system status of other NVMS servers Yes
Real-time and historical system status of individual cameras Yes
Dedicated System Monitor tab that can be displayed as floating window Yes
Maximum number of clients Unlimited
Customizable access port with NAT support Yes
Multicast support Yes
Basic User (Network Video Management System application accounts) Yes
Windows User (local Windows accounts) Yes
Microsoft Active Directory User (central Active Directory accounts) Yes
Single step installer (installs Smart Client together with server) Yes
Supports Smart Wall video wall add-on Option
Number of Smart Walls and Smart Wall displays Unlimited
Number of concurrent video streams Unlimited
Maximum number of content positions per display 100
Presets for display layouts and camera content Yes
Live video stream content Yes
Smart Client controlled playback of video Yes
Support for rich video wall content, including: Maps, still images, http pages, alarms, texts, bookmarks, system monitor, etc. – Yes
Rule-based control of layout and content (including text messages) Yes
Email notification Yes
Multiple notification profiles Yes
SNMP trap Yes
System logging Yes
Audit logging Yes
Rule logging Yes
English Yes
French Yes
German Yes
Japanese Yes
Spanish Yes
Number of view layouts 2 (Mobile/Web Client), 41 (Smart Client)
Maximum view Items per view 100 (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Optimized view layouts for 4:3 and 16:9 display ratios Yes (Smart Client)
Corridor optimized view layouts Yes (Smart Client)
Optimized view layouts for landscape and portrait displays Yes (Smart/Mobile Client)
Cameras from multiple servers Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Support for Shared Views and Private Views Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Smart Wall views Yes (Smart Client)
Images in views Yes (Smart Client)
Active HTML pages in views Yes (Smart Client)
Hotspot in views Yes (Smart Client)
Carousel in views (controllable) Yes (Smart Client)
Virtual Matrix in views Yes (Smart Client)
Display bounding boxes based on metadata Yes (Smart Client)
Full screen mode Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Display views as floating window Yes (Smart Client)
Display views on multiple monitors Yes (Smart Client)
Advanced multi window support with synchronized or independent operation Yes (Smart Client)
Switch to view by number Yes (Smart Client)
Initial default view Yes (Mobile/Web Client)
Camera Navigator Yes (Mobile Client)
Camera search Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Automatic restore views and windows at login Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Update on motion only Yes (Smart Client)
One-way audio support Yes (Smart Client)
Two-way audio support Yes (Smart Client)
Start/stop recording in view
Independent playback in live mode Yes (Smart Client)
Replace cameras in view without changing view setup Yes (Smart Client)
Send camera to Virtual Matrix Yes (Smart Client)
Share video image Yes (Smart/Mobile Client)
Switch to camera by number Yes (Smart Client)
Define presets in the client application
View who have PTZ control and time to automatic release Yes (Smart Client)
Go to preset position Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Pause patrolling at manual operation Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Grandeye 360° Quad View Yes (Smart Client)
Immervision Enables® panomorph lens support Yes (Smart Client)
Joystick support Yes (Smart Client)
Assign commands to keyboard shortcuts and joystick buttons Yes (Smart Client)
Auxiliary commands (wash and wipe) Yes (Smart Client)
Camera overlay buttons Yes (Smart Client)
Manually activate events and trigger outputs Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Maximum view items per view 1 (Mobile/Web Client), 100 (Smart Client)
Playback mode Multi Camera(Smart/Web Client), Single Camera(Mobile Client)
Recording search Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Recent history of recording sequences per camera Yes (Mobile Client)
Time/date search Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Independent playback in playback mode Yes (Smart Client)
Event/alert list in recording Yes (Smart Client)
Graphical timeline Yes (Smart Client)
Adjust playback speed Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Single frame step (forward/backward) Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
One-way audio support Yes (Smart Client)
Two-way audio support Yes (Smart Client)
Digital zoom Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Share video image Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Print report with comments Yes (Smart Client)
Privacy masking Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Smart Search based on VMD metadata Yes (Smart Client)
Listing of sequences Yes (Smart Client)
Listing of time intervals Yes (Smart Client)
Smart Search integrated with Sequence Explorer Yes (Smart Client)
Dedicated Sequence Explorer tab that can be displayed as floating window Yes (Smart Client)
Alarm list and alarm preview view items in normal camera views Yes (Smart Client)
Sort and filtering functions Yes (Smart/Mobile Client)
Instant preview of primary and related cameras Yes (Smart Client)
Manage alarms (reassign, change status, comment) Yes (Smart/Mobile Client)
Integration with map function Yes (Smart Client)
Alarm description/work instructions Yes (Smart/Mobile Client)
Escalation and forwarding handling Yes (Smart Client)
Print alarm report Yes (Smart Client)
Alarm location maps in alarm list Yes (Smart Client)
Combined access to live and playback video Yes (Smart Client)
Audio notification at new alarm (configurable per priority level) Yes (Smart Client)
Alarm handling reporting Yes (Smart Client)
Dedicated Alarm Manager tab that can be displayed as floating window Yes (Smart Client)
Standard graphical file formats supported for maps Yes (Smart Client)
Number of linked map layers supported Unlimited (Smart Client)
Video preview Yes (Smart Client)
Integrated control of speakers, microphones and I/O devices Yes (Smart Client)
Drag-and-drop and point-and-click definition of map elements Yes (Smart Client)
Integrated PTZ control Yes (Smart Client)
Real-time system integrity overview and system performance Yes (Smart Client)
User control of layout and content Yes (Smart Client)
User control playback of video in Smart Wall Yes (Smart Client)
Local subscription to Smart Wall views for local display Yes (Smart Client)
Push rich content to Smart Wall, such as maps, still images, http pages, alarms, bookmarks Yes (Smart Client)
Export in still image format (JPEG) Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Export in media player format (AVI) Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Export with audio in media player format (AVI) Yes (Smart Client)
Export with audio in media player format (MKV) Yes (Smart Client)
Export in Network Video Management System format Yes (Smart Client)
Export in Original format Yes (Smart/Web Client)
Server side export Yes (Smart/Web Client)
Encrypted export with password Yes (Smart Client)
Digital signing of exported video Yes (Smart Client)
Re-export prevention Yes (Smart Client)
Auto-export of Smart Client – Player Yes (Smart Client)
Preserve system defined privacy masks Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Additional export specific privacy masks Additional export specific privacy masks
Direct export to optical media Yes (Smart Client)
Flexible camera selection for export Yes (Smart Client)
Bulk export to multiple media formats Yes (Smart Client)
General and camera specific export comments Yes (Smart Client)
Pre/post comment slides (media player format only) Yes (Smart Client)
Verification of digital video signatures in Smart Client – Player Yes (Smart Client)
Video Push Yes (Mobile Client)
Include location metadata with Video Push Yes (Mobile Client)
Access real-time and historical system performance information (refer to System Monitor section for Yes (Smart Client)
Run without installation Yes (Web Client)
Optional browser plug-ins for enhance viewing performance Yes (Web Client)
Single step installer (installs client together with server) Yes (Smart Client)
Initial and update installations from Management Server Yes (Smart Client)
Auto-login Yes (Smart/Mobile Client)
Dual authorization Yes (Smart Client)
Secure (HTTPS) client-server connection Yes (Smart/Web Client)
Dynamic bandwidth adaptation Yes (Smart/Web Client)
Bandwidth threshold Yes (Smart/Web Client)
Restrict user access by devices (cameras, microphones, I/O devices, etc.) Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Restrict access to live view Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Restrict access to PTZ Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Restrict access to playback Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Restrict access to export Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Restrict access to setup Yes (Smart Client)
Application options Yes (Smart/Mobile Client)
Centralized management of application options Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Application theme support Yes (Smart Client)
Task oriented tabs Yes (Smart Client)
Toggle between Advanced mode and Simplified mode. Default mode: A – Advanced, S – Simplified A
Hardware accelerated video decoding (Intel Quick Sync video) Yes (Smart Client)
Arabic Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
English Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
French Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
German Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Japanese Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Spanish Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Turkish Yes (Smart/Web/Mobile Client)
Form Factor 2U
Dimension (HxWxD) 88.2 x 446 x 410 mm
RAID RAID0, RAID1, RAID3, RAID5, RAID10, RAID1E, RAID30, RAID50, RAID6, RAID60
Number of HDD Drives 8 Drives (3.5″)
Drive Type SATA (6G/s), Hot Swappable
AC input 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Ethernets 2x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
Audio Mic-in, Line-in, Line-out, S/PDIF-out
USB2 2x USB2.0 (2x Rear)
USB3 6x USB3.0 (2x Front, 4x Rear)
HDMI 1x HDMI (max. resolution: 4096×2160)
VGA 1x HD15 (max. resolution: 2048×1536)
Display Port 1x DisplayPort
Support OS Windows Embedded Standard 7 Runtime (WS7P)
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo
RAM Minimum 2 GB
Network Ethernet 100 Mbit
Graphics Adapter Onboard GFX, AGP or PCI-Express, minimum 1024 x 768 (1280 x 1024 recommended), 16-bit color
Hard Disk Space Minimum 1 GB free
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise SP1 (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8 Enterprise (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Enterprise (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 (64 bit): Standard, Web, High Performance Computing (HPC), Enterprise, and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 (64 bit): Standard and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 (64 bit): Standard and Datacenter

Software Microsoft® .NET 4.5.1 Framework, DirectX 9 or newer
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo
RAM Minimum 2 GB
Network Ethernet 100 Mbit
Graphics Adapter Onboard GFX, AGP, or PCI-Express, minimum 1024 x 768, 16-bit color
Hard Disk Space Minimum 10 GB free (depends on number of cameras and recording settings)
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise SP1 (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8 Enterprise (64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Enterprise (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 (64 bit): Standard, Web, High Performance Computing (HPC), Enterprise, and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 (64 bit): Standard and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 (64 bit): Standard and Datacenter

Software Microsoft® .NET 4.5.1 Framework
CPU Intel CPU supporting Intel QuickSync, Intel GPU enabled in BIOS
RAM Minimum 2 GB
Network Ethernet 100 Mbit
Graphics Adapter Onboard GFX, AGP, or PCI-Express, minimum 1024 x 768, 16-bit color
Hard Disk Space Minimum 10 GB free (depends on number of cameras and recording settings)
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Enterprise (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise (64 bit)

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 (64 bit): Standard and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 (64 bit): Standard and Datacenter

Software Microsoft® .Net 4.5.1 Framework DirectX 11 or newer
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo
RAM Minimum 1 GB
Network Ethernet 100 Mbit
Graphics Adapter Onboard GFX, AGP or PCI-Express, minimum 1280 x 1024, 16-bit colors, DirectX 9.0 or newer
Hard Disk Space 1 GB free
Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit) *

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit) *

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit) *

Microsoft® Windows® 8 Pro (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8 Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)

Operating system (contd) Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit): Standard, Web, High Performance Computing (HPC), Enterprise, and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 (32-bit or 64-bit): Standard and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit): Standard and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Server 2008 R2 are only supported on physical PC’s not on virtual machines

Software Microsoft® .Net 4.5.1 Framework

Requires Operating System and Graphic Adaptor support for DirectX 9.0 or newer

CPU Intel CPU supporting Intel QuickSync, Intel GPU enabled in BIOS
RAM Minimum 1 GB
Network Ethernet 100 Mbit
Graphics Adapter AGP or PCI-Express, minimum 1280 x 1024, 32-bit colors, DirectX 11.0 or newer
Hard Disk Space 1 GB free
Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Pro (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit)

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 (32-bit or 64-bit): Standard and Datacenter

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit): Standard and Datacenter

Software Microsoft® .Net 4.5.1 Framework

Requires Operating System and Graphic Adaptor support for DirectX 11.0 or newer

CPU Intel Core2 Duo, 2.0 GHz

Intel Core i3-5010U 2.1 Ghz*

RAM 1 GB

4 GB*

Network Ethernet 100Mbit / WiFi 2Mbit
Graphics Adapter AGP or PCI-Express, minimum 1280 x 1024, 16 bit colors
Hard Disk Space 500 MB free
Operating System Any capable of running the below browsers
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9 or later**

Safari® 5 or later**

Google Chrome™ 16 or later

Google Chrome™ 48 or later (recommended)*

Mozilla® Firefox® 11 or later

Mozilla® Firefox® 43 or later (recommended)*

RAM 2GB*
Operating System Android 4.0 or higher

iOS 9.2 or higher

Network 2G/3G

(4G or WiFi)*

* Required for using Direct Streaming

Resource

Specification Document

HAW-E Series Specification Document