Hikvision Plans to Showcase Casino Gaming Security Solutions at 2020 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention

March 18, 2020

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Visit us at the upcoming 2020 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, where Hikvision will be showcasing security solutions for the gaming industry, being held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

Hosted by the National Indian Gaming Association, a nonprofit that represents organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises across the U.S. The event will feature a welcome reception, an exhibit hall, and multiple educational sessions.

In booth #2217 in the exhibit hall, Hikvision will showcase key gaming industry security solutions. Products featured will include:

  • Hikvision’s DS-2CD2725F-ZS 2 MP Motorized Varifocal Casino Dome Camera: Allows for detailed close-ups for critical examination of crucial areas using a 6 mm to 22 mm motorized varifocal lens. Also features a 1/2.8" progressive scan CMOS sensor for 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30 fps.
  • Hikvision’s DS-2CD7A26G0/P-IZHS License Plate Recognition (LPR) Camera: Advanced license plate recognition technology captures plate numbers, providing more secure and controlled vehicle access. It also enables casino managers to identify VIP patrons and high-end players who are granted access to exclusive entrance and exit points.
  • Hikvision DS-2AE4225T-A3 25x TurboHD PTZ Speed Dome Camera: 25x optical zoom allows for greater detail to be collected over more expansive areas, and it produces images with a resolution up to 1920x1080 pixels, and hosts an embedded 1/2.8" progressive scan CMOS chip for true WDR.

Click the link to download a copy of our gaming industry brochure.

Join Hikvision at booth #2217 at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention.

Originally planned for March 24-27, 2020, the conference has been postponed and new dates will be announced soon.

IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

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The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.


Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.


After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.


Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.


Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.


Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.



Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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