Transcendent 16 Channel 8 MegaPixel (4K) NVR with 16 Port POE & GEN IV Analytics

  • 16 Channel Stand-alone Real-time IP Network Video Recorder
  • 12MP Recording @ 20fps per Channel, 8MP (4K) Recording @ 30fps per channel
  • 4K HDMI (× 2) & VGA Video Outputs
  • H.265S / H.265+ / H.265 / H.264 Video Compression
  • GEN IV Advanced Analytics: Regional Entrance / Exit, Line Crossing, Target Counting (All by Human / Motor Vehicle Classification) Face Detection, Object Missing, Exception
  • Supports License Plate Recognition Cameras + Panoramic / Peri-Cams (180° and 360°) + Fisheye / 360° Camera DeWarping (WEB & APP)
  • Plug and Play & Auto configuration for many leading ONVIF compliant IP Camera models
  • Internal 16-Port PoE Switch
  • 2 x Gigabit LAN Ports
  • Pentaplex: Live Display / Record / Playback / Backup / Remote Access
  • 4 Internal SATA2 / SATA3 HDD Slot supporting up to 48TB Total (4 × 12TB)
  • Network Based PTZ Control
  • Applications for iOS® & Android®
  • Remote Viewing via Web Browser
  • Free VMS (Video Management Software) Lite and Standard versions available for organized viewing of multiple sites
  • Supports both Dynamic and Static IP Addresses
  • Web-based remote configuration
  • Control locally via USB Mouse or with the Included IR Remote control
  • Heavy Duty Rack Ears Included
  • NDAA Compliant
  • 3 Year Warranty

Video Input / Resolution 16 IP Channels up to 12 MegaPixel

Main Monitor Output (HDMI1, HDMI 2, VGA) HDMI × 1 : 3840 × 2160 / 1920 × 1080 / 1280 × 1024, HDMI 2 & VGA × 1: 1920 × 1080 / 1280 × 1024 [*HDMI and VGA output the same Video Source]

Multi-Screen Display Main Output: 1/4/6/8/9/13/16 (Live View), AUX output: 1/4/6/8/9 (live view) [Max. 16+9CH local live view]

Multi Operation Pentaplex: Live Display / Record / Playback / Backup / Remote Access

Recording Compression H.265S / H.265+ / H.265 / H.264

OS Embedded Linux

Recording Resolution 240fps @ 12MP (20fps/ch), 480fps @ 8MP [4K] or less (30fps/ch)

Audio over IP Inputs 16 (Camera Dependent)

2-Way Audio, Local Audio In/Out YES, IN: RCA × 1Ch. / OUT: RCA × 1Ch. G.711 (U/A Compression)

Encode CBR / VBR

Recording Modes Manual / Timer / Motion / Sensor / Alarm / AI

File Management Reserving time, Redundancy, Dual Stream Recording

Local Playback 16Ch.

GEN IV Advanced Analytics [Camera Dependent] Regional Entrance/Exit, Line Crossing, Target Counting [All by Human/Motor Vehicle Classification] Face Detection [FD], Object Abandoned/Missing, Video Blur, Color Cast, Abnormal Video + License Plate Recognition & Fisheye Dewarping [WEB & APP]

Face Detection 16Ch., 32 Libraries (10,000 Face pics), 18 pics/sec Computing, Search by Pic, Add/Modify/Delete/Search Pics, Add pics w/ App, Web, Ext. Import, Supports Allow/Block Lists and Stranger Match Alarm, Track Display on Map, Bar Graph Stats by Time Period

License Plate Recognition Supports Overview and Cut-Out of Plate, 10,000 Plate Database, 0-75mph (120kmph) Capture Speed (Installation Dependent)

360° Camera De-Warping Multiple Views include 360° Overview, Quad, Overview + 3 Views, and Single View [Web & App]

Search Time Sliced Image Search, Time/Calendar Search, Event (Motion, External Alarm), Tag Search

Smart Search Highlighted Color to Display Certain Time Periods – Colors Refer to Different Recorded Events

Alarm Modes Sensor, Motion, Video loss, IP conflict, Disk Error, Illegal access, Network Disconnection, Smart Events

Alarm In/Output & Triggering 16 CH Local Alarm Input, Supporting IPC Alarm Input / 4 CH Output, Record / Snap / PTZ Move, Alarm Out / E-mail

Network Interface RJ45 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps × 2

Total Bandwidth 160Mbps/160Mbps

Dual-stream Individual Network Video Stream and local recording stream, set separately


Remote Viewing VMS / Web Browser / Mobile Platforms [iOS, Android]

Backup Network, U Disk, USB Mobile HDD

SATA HDD SATA × 4 (Max 12TB per HDD = 48TB total), e-SATA × 1

USB USB 3.0 × 1, USB × 2.0 × 2

RS485 RS485 (Full-Duplex), Connect to PTZ

PTZ Protocol, Support Through Network or RS485 (Pelco D / Pelco P), PTZ Preset and Auto Cruise, up to 255 Presets and 8 Cruises

Power Consumption / Supply ≤ 20W (Without HDD)  / AC 110/220V (ATX 300W)

Working Environment 14ºF~122ºF (-10º~50ºC) / 10~90% RH

Dimensions (W×D×H) 17.32 × 15.35 × 2.76” (440 x 390 x 70mm)

Weight Net: 9.59lb (4.35kg), Gross: 12.46lb (5.65kg)


Transcendent Series Network Video Solutions combine the simplicity of Stand Alone, Plug and Play Recorders and surveillance cameras with professional features and versatile design options. Available in 8, 32, 64 and 128 channel configurations, these simple to use and easy to install NVRs support High Definition IP security cameras up to 12 MegaPixel. A perfect pairing with Transcendent IP Cameras for quick, professional installation offering a variety of viewing options such as VMS and Web Browser along with simple yet intuitive IOS and Android apps. Both the Transcendent TVI and Network recorders share the same client, VMS viewing platform and Mobile apps. Camera options include fixed, motorized varifocal and vandal / weather resistant models.


16CH NVR 720P/960P/1080P/3MP/4MP/5MP/8MP 480fps 256Mbps 1TB-40TB, (4hdd max, 10TB each), 4K Output, HDMI, VGA, PTZ, 16 PoE Ports

Spec Sheet

VT-TNR1646PFN: Spec Sheet

Quick Start Guide

VT-TNR1646PFN: Quick Start

Manual (BW ~16MB)

VT-TNR1646PFN: Manual


Transcendent VMS for Windows: Manual


Transcendent VMS for Mac OSX: Manual

Mobile App

Transcendent Mobile App for Google Android

Mobile App

Transcendent Mobile App for Apple iOS


Transcendent IP Tool 3.0


Transcendent RPAS Player


Transcendent VMS for Windows: 32 Bit


Transcendent VMS for Windows: 64 Bit


Transcendent VMS for macOS


Control4 Streaming Driver for Transcendent IP Cameras