The DS-96256NI-I16 256-Channel NVR from Hikvision accepts up to 256 network cameras and supports third-party cameras. The use of H.265 video compression allows for enhanced recording capacity and low bandwidth consumption. The recorder can be used standalone or as part of a comprehensive surveillance system. The NVR features sixteen SATA interfaces to expand storage capacity for up to 8TB capacity for each HDD, and an eSATA port and four USB ports to connect external storage devices. The HDMI and VGA video outputs provide options for connecting monitors. 4 self-adaptive 10M/100M/1000M network interfaces, and two working modes are configurable which are multi-address and network fault tolerance. Video outputs at up to 4K (4096*2160) resolution.