Efficient SMB Surveillance Solution
PLANET NVR-1615 is a 16-channel Linux embedded network video recorder (NVR) for restaurants, retail stores, stockrooms and more. The NVR-1615 supports IP cameras with up to 5 megapixels and H.264 video codec for high-quality real-time monitoring, recording and playback. It also supports high-resolution video quality on any HD monitor. With two internal 4TB SATA III hard disks and e-SATA interface, it provides you with more storage capacity and keeps video files in the NVR for a long period of time. Once the NVR-1615, armed with a complete surveillance equipment, detects any suspicious events, you will be alerted with alarm via email; FTP, HTTP and TCP servers; and more. The NVR-1615 is thus able to further enhance security within the premises to protect your property. Moreover, it is fully compatible with mobile app and Internet Explorer on Windows operating system for multi-platform remote access.

High-resolution Local Display
The NVR-1615 comes with HDMI and VGA video output interfaces for dual local display. It can be connected to an HDMI monitor and VGA monitor separately, where live viewing contents or playback contents can be displayed simultaneously. With the dual local display function, users can monitor locally with high flexibility in a different display resolution, thus eliminating the need for a separate PC to view video from the unit. Besides, the NVR also can be operated with the USB mouse to configure and monitor all the system easily.

Real-time, Remote Monitoring
You are able to search and install Planet IP cameras via Web interface with more convenience and efficiency. Besides the Web interface, the NVR also supports aCV3m viewer app software for smart phone so you can connect to the NVR at anytime and anywhere.

Live View and CMS Administration
The Central Management System (CMS) of the NVR-1615 can manage up to 256 channels. With low bitrate transmission and unlimited group management, the CMS is able to view a maximum of 64 channels onat one page and you may switch between groups to see up to 256 channels of live view or a maximum of 16 channels of playback on one page. The CMS of the NVR-1615 is good for chain stores via Internet large installations in the LAN environment, or any environment where its control center is utilized to monitor via multiple NVRs.

Advanced Event Management
The NVR-1615 is equipped with multiple event detections like motion, camera disconnection, digital input detection, audio detection, HDD error and scheduled event triggering. All of them are able to send alarm through screen, digital output, buzzer, snapshot, recording, email, FTP, HTTP and TCP servers. Those alarm notifications provide you with extra protection when such event occurs so you won’t miss any critical information.

Perfect for Indoor Surveillance Applications
PLANET NVR systems can be controlled and monitored both in the local LAN and the remote site via Internet. Users can also login from their mobile phones to check the monitoring screen anywhere, anytime. It is especially perfect for indoor surveillance in such places as restaurants, retail stores, stockrooms, etc.


  • Linux-embedded, highly reliable standalone NVR
  • Supports Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Supports VGA/HDMI dual local display
  • Supports two 3.5″ SATA III x 2 HDDs
  • Supports e-SATA

Video and Audio

  • Simultaneous recording and live view streams
  • 16-channel input of IP cameras
  • Supports H.264 compression
  • Video resolution up to 5 megapixels (2560 x 1920)
  • Supports throughput up to 80Mbps
  • 2-way audio (G.711, G.726)

Video Recording and Backup

  • Scheduled recording of 16 IP cameras simultaneously
  • Samba path supported
  • Supports 2 SATA HDDs, up to 4TB per HDD, and 1 e-SATA interface
  • Exports recorded video file to AVI format to USB device or local storage
  • Instant event notification and recording

Network Service

  • Easy access with PLANET Dynamic DNS and built-in NTP Server
  • Supports PPPoE/DHCP/static network connection
  • Supports low bit-rate connection for remote access

Easy Installation and Management

  • ONVIF compliant for interoperability
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Auto discovered by management software
  • Web-based and management utility for easy configuration
  • Up to 256 channels management through central management software
  • Supports USB mouse and joystick (PTZ)*
  • Supports mobile phone remote view
    *The joystick is optional
LED Power, HDD, LAN, REC, Event, Alarm, Camera, DI/DO
Button Reset
Buzzer 1 x Buzzer
DI/DO 4 x Digital in, 4 x Digital out
USB Interface 2 x USB 2.0 for backup device and mouse
Video Interface VGA and HDMI video interfaces
Audio Interface 1 x mic-in (phone jack 3.5mm), 1 x audio-out (phone jack 3.5mm)
Storage Device 2 x 3.5″ SATA III hard disk connector, 1 x e-SATA connector
Ethernet 1 x RJ-45, 10/100/1000Base-T
Camera Added Manual/Auto Search/Auto Setup
Max. Channels 16-channel IP cameras
Max. Throughput 80Mbps
  • Preview snapshot in HDD or removable device
  • Search event snapshot
  • Backup to USB device
Resolution 5M/3M/Full HD/SXGA/VGA/QVGA
Max. Live Video Frame Rate (Local Display) 480fps@D130
Max. 5MP/channel
Compression H.264
Audio Format G.711, G.726
Audio Type 2-way
Live view
PTZ Support Preset, Tour, Auto Pan, Iris, Focus, Speed and Joystick
Display Mode Live View, Playback, Full Screen
Split Screen 1, 4, 6, 9, 16, Full Screen
Full Screen 1, 4, 6, 9, 16
Split Screen 1, 4, 6, 9, 16, Full Screen
Search Mode Simple, Graphical, Event
Play Method Play, Reverse, Pause, Seek, Pre I-frame, Next Frame
Search by time or event
Recording Mode
  • Scheduled recording each camera
  • Round the Clock, Motion Record mode, DI Detection, Event Triggering
  • Pre-alarm/Post-alarm configuration
  • Auto Recycle
Monitor Resolutions 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 900, 1366 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768
Dual Monitor Displays the contents, depending on max. channels
Network and Configuration
Network Service Fixes IP/DHCP/PPPOE/DIPS Report/UPNP/DDNS
Notification SMTP/HTTP/FTP/TCP
Triggers and Event
Event Type
  • Motion Alarm
  • Alarm Disconnection
  • Audio Detection
  • Digital Input
  • Scheduled Triggering
  • HDD Error
Event Action
  • Display on Screen
  • DO
  • Buzzer Alarm
  • Snapshot
  • Recording
  • Mail
  • FTP
  • TCP
  • HTTP
Number of Groups 2 (Administrator and User )
Privileges Live View, Playback, Record, Setting, PTZ, Two-way Audio
User Interface
  • Graphic local user interface (operated by mouse)
  • Web browser (Internet Explorer 7 or above)
  • CMS Utility
Log Type System/Event/Bit-rate
Software Utility Search utility/Mobile app/CMS
Power 12V DC, 5A
Consumption 8W (without HDD)
Operating Temperature 0~40 degrees C
Storage Temperature -40~70 degrees C
Humidity 0~85% (non-condensing)
Weight 1455g
Dimensions (W x D x H) 330 x 252 x 57 mm
Date Version Description Download
2017-02-18 1.0 NVR-1615
Date Version Description Download
2016-12-16 [Fixed]
1. Onvif unstable issue
2. Delivery failure issue of Gmail

Keep day of recorded video function2016-08-[Fixed]
Two-way audio bug2015-01- PLANET Active X certification2014-10- Release

Quick Guide
Date Version Description Download
2014-06-09 1.0 Initial Release
User’s Manual
Date Version Description Download
2014-09-25 1.0 CV5-M256 Initial Release
2014-08-18 1.0 Initial Release
Date Version Description Download
2016-07-27 Add:
1. Supports NVR-3685
2. Supports H.265 compression format
1. The CMS software supports 64-bit operation system only
2014-09-26 Initial Release
Ordering Information


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