Dec 03

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 

Today D-Link announced it is shipping the mydlink® Network Video Recorder with HDMI Output (D-Link DNR-312L). Designed with small business owners in mind, the DNR-312L NVR is simple to set up and operate and allows users to keep a close eye on their businesses locally with a mouse and HD monitor, or remotely with a phone, tablet or PC. Users can customize the ideal security solution by mixing and matching up to nine D-Link® network cameras, and can view, record and play back footage from all nine cameras simultaneously.


With plug and play configuration, the DNR-312L automatically finds and records video and audio from D-Link network cameras and can be set to record continuously, on a schedule or based on motion. Its single storage bay accepts a hard drive up to 6TB in size, providing a recording retention period of 30 days or longer. A scheduled back-up function allows one or more camera recordings to be backed up to a USB drive, network storage or an FTP server.

“The D-Link DNR-312L NVR is a great solution for restaurants, gas stations, liquor stores, and other small footprint retail locations,” said Vance Kozik, director of marketing for IP Surveillance, D-Link Systems, Inc. “The ability to plug the DNR-312L directly into a 1080p monitor and be able to view, play back and export video without the need for a computer makes this NVR an ideal solution for a small business. The 1080p monitor support also enables a store owner or manager to display live video so customers are aware of the store’s surveillance without having to dedicate additional resources.”

A variety of viewing options exist for the DNR-312L, including web browser, mobile app and the native HDMI port. The graphic user interface look, feel and functionality of the HDMI output is closely matched by the web browser interface for a consistent user experience. Functions include camera search, e-map support and on screen display of date, time, camera name, frame rate, and bandwidth. Additionally, the DNR-312L supports two independent streaming profiles from D-Link network cameras. One stream is high resolution to capture the important details. The second stream is lower resolution and is used for the nine-camera view and for mobile app use. Both streams are simultaneously recorded and available for playback.

More about the D-Link DNR-312L:

  • View, record, play back, export up to nine D-Link network cameras
  • HDMI output for 1080p monitors
  • Free mobile app for viewing live and recorded video
  • Web browser client matches HDMI interface and supports most popular browsers
  • Continuous, scheduled or motion detection recording
  • Two USB ports for mouse and optional storage back-up
  • Pan/tilt/zoom controls for PTZ cameras
  • E-Map function shows map of cameras with activity icons
  • Drag and drop camera support for customizing viewing screen
  • mydlink cloud service included

Pricing & Availability

The DNR-312L is available now for a manufacturer’s suggested price of $349.99. D-Link is also offering a special promotion through Dec. 31, 2014 – for more information, visit

D-Link’s Network Video Recorders and IP surveillance cameras are sold through D-Link’s vast network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors. For more information about the DNR-312L, visit For more information about all of D-Link’s IP surveillance solutions for business, visit

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Nov 16

When logging into the Network Video Recorder for the first time, you will be asked to choose a drive configuration type and format the drives. There are four options: Standard, JBOD, RAID 0 and RAID 1. Standard configures each disk as a separate volume, while JBOD combines both disks into a single volume.

Standard: Creates two separate volumes (or one volume if only one hard drive is present). Each hard drive has its own volume.

JBOD (linear): Combines both hard drives in a linear fashion which will create one large volume geared towards maximum available space.

RAID0: Combines both hard drives in a striped fashion which will create one large volume geared towards maximum performance.

RAID1: Mirrors the hard drives for redundancy. If one hard drive fails, the other still has all of the data. Replace the failed hard drive and it will re-mirror, restoring maximum data protection.


When formatting of the drive completes, the NVR will prompt the user to restart. A restart countdown screen will appear, and when the restart is complete, the login screen will appear:

Note: After logging in to the NVR for the first time it is recommended to add a password to the admin account.


After login, you will be redirected to the NVR web UI:


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