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A new firmware release for the 7085/7285 series of recorders is now available.
This release increases the camera compatibility to include selected 1080P cameras (NHD-810 Bullet, NHD-811 Dome, NHD-817PTZ). Playback compatibility with the phone apps is increased with recording now enabled for the internet stream to enable smooth playback over normal internet connections.
Also included is Swann's first automatic update system. As new firmwares will become available you will be notified via the on-screen display on the recorder or a push message on the SwannView Link app. Downloading and updating can be accomplished directly from the recorder or app just by clicking on the notification and accepting the new update.
Please note we have combined the firmware for these models so that you can use the attached NVR8 file for both NVR8-7085 and NVR8-7285 models and also the NVR4 file for both NVR4-7085 and NVR4-7285 models.
Check the attachments here and have a look at the file "Firmware_update_not_needed.png". If your NVR system information screen already shows a version ending in "GA 3.1" as in this image, you are already on the latest file system and you don't have to worry about the warning noted below.
NB: After updating to this firmware you MUST format your NVR's Hard Disk to enable the new recording format. Failure to do this will prevent the NVR from recording anything from your cameras.
The firmware is packaged in a ZIP file and must be extracted before being applied. See the attached PDF for updating instructions. You will require a 4GB or smaller USB memory stick for the upgrade process.