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

  • 8 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 8-Port PoE Switch
  • 1 x Gigabit LAN Ports
  • Pentaplex: Live Display / Record / Playback / Backup / Remote Access
  • 1 Internal SATA2 / SATA3 HDD Slot supporting up to 12TB Total (1 × 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
  • NDAA Compliant
  • 3 Year Warranty

Video Input / Resolution 8 IP Channels up to 12 MegaPixel

Main Monitor Output 1 × 4K HDMI / 1 × 1080P VGA

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

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

OS Embedded Linux

Recording 160fps @ 12MP (20fps/ch.), 240fps @ 8MP (30fps/ch.)

Audio over IP Inputs 8 (IP Camera Dependent)

Local Audio In/Out IN: RCA x 1CH / OUT: RCA × 1CH

Two-Way Audio YES

Decoding – Live View 1CH 12MP / 4CH 1080P

Recording Modes Manual / Timer / Motion / Sensor

Local Playback 8CH

GEN IV Analytics Regional Entrance / Exit Detection, Line Crossing, Target Counting [Human / Motor Vehicle Classification] Face Detection [FD], Object Missing / Abandoned, Video Blur, Color Cast Detection, Abnormal Video + Supports LPR IP Cameras & Fisheye Dewarping

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

Alarm Inputs 8 CH local alarm input, 4 CH ouput

Alarm Triggering Schedule Recording, NO / NC, Time Duration, Record Configuration, Snapshot, Presets, Push Notification, Alarm Out, Buzzer, Pop-up Video, Pop-up Message, Email

Network Interface RJ45 × 1 (1000mbps)

PoE Ports / PoE Standard RJ45 × 8, with PoE, Output Power <96W / IEEE802.3AF

Total PoE Budget 96W all ports

Bit Rate (Per Camera) 512Kbps ~ 10 Mbps (Adjustable)

Total Bandwidth 80Mbps Incoming / 80Mbps Outgoing

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

Network Protocols TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, PPPOE, DDNS, Email, UPNP, NAT

Remote Viewing VMS / Web Browser / Mobile Platforms

RS 485 Yes (full-duplex), Connect to PTZ or Keyboard

Backup Network, USB

SATA HDD SATA × 1, Max 12TB Total

PTZ Protocol Through Network

USB USB 3.0 × 1, USB 2.0 × 2

Pwr Consumption / Supply ≤ 20W (Without HDD and PoE Power Supply) / 48V/2.5A

Working Environment 14°~122°F / -10°C ~ 50°C @ 10% ~ 90% RH

Dimensions (W × H × D) 11.81” × 1.77” × 9.78” (300mm × 45.0mm × 248.5mm)

Weight (Net / Shipping) 2.69lbs / 5.16lbs, 43.03oz / 82.54oz,  1.22kg / 2.34kg


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 4, 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.


NDAA Compliant 8CH NVR 12MP(20fps/ch.)/8MP/5MP/4MP/3MP/1080P/960P/720P 240fps 80Mbps 1-12TB, (1 12TB hdd max), 4K Output, Alarm, HDMI, VGA, PTZ, 8 PoE Ports

Spec Sheet

VT-TNR818PFN: Spec Sheet

Quick Start Guide

VT-TNR818PFN: Quick Start

Manual (Color ~42MB)

VT-TNR818PFN: Manual

Manual (B&W ~16MB)

VT-TNR818PFN: 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