The Digital Sentry Network Video Recorder is optimized by Pelco to deliver the essential hardware support for the DS NVs video management software (VMS) without the extra cost or risk of integrating hardware and software. The increased data rate over original DSSRV model allows more users to play back video from the server simultaneously. When determining the maximum number of cameras and the desired frame rate to host on each system, the number of concurrent client connections, the number of streams played back per client, and the bandwidth required for client connections must be considered. The NVR functions as a stand-alone system or as part of a network of servers, monitored from the DS Control Point user interface. The system can be deployed solely as a network video recorder, as a digital video recorder (DVR), or as a hybrid NVR. Two gigabit network ports provide for convenient network architecture planning by allowing one port to be dedicated to IP cameras, while the second network port is used for client connections. Two DisplayPort's ports provide a convenient connection for high resolution digital monitors for use with HD cameras.