LinkStation™ 420 NVR

Press Releases Jan 07, 2014

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas – January 7, 2014 – Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the new LinkStation™ 420 Network Video Recorder (NVR) with embedded support for AXIS Camera Companion, providing simple integration of high-performance network attached storage (NAS) devices with Axis surveillance cameras and video management software. Ideal for home and SMB surveillance solutions with up to eight cameras, the new LinkStation 420 NVR provides a feature rich, highly reliable and long retention video surveillance network that is easy to deploy and manage.

As the demand for IP surveillance networks has increased among businesses, it is important to maintain simple plug and play functionality associated with traditional analog surveillance systems, commonly used in SMBs, restaurants, retail and hospitality. Buffalo and Axis have partnered to provide consumers and businesses with versatile IP surveillance networks that can be effortlessly set up and maintained over long periods of time.        

"IP cameras are becoming increasingly popular for use in video surveillance systems, generating a lot of digital storage in the process. Network attached storage solutions allow users to easily protect and manage these digital files," said Matt Dargis, COO, Buffalo Americas. "The LinkStation 420 NVR with AXIS Camera Companion support provides a simple way to set up video surveillance solutions and configure Axis cameras to record directly to a NAS device."  

LinkStation 420 NVR

The LinkStation 420 NVR surveillance solution is optimized to deliver video surveillance functionality with various features and capabilities:

  • Supports up to eight HD Axis cameras
  • Provides redundant dual drive NVR technology, eliminating downtime during HDD failures
  • Equipped with two specially designed NAS Edition hard drives designed for 24x7x365 recording, providing increased reliability and longevity
  • Allows months of continuous 24x7 recordings of up to eight HD cameras
  • Pre-configured for easy installation within minutes
  • Three-year warranty and 24/7/365 U.S.-based technical support for life with a dedicated toll-free line for surveillance products

AXIS Camera Companion

Axis provides some of the most advanced network cameras in the world, featuring a variety of sophisticated capabilities. Unlike traditional IP camera networks, Axis cameras can be configured to record directly to NAS devices without any Video Management Software (VMS) running on the NAS – greatly simplifying the process and reducing the overall cost.

The AXIS Camera Companion software makes it easy to configure an Axis camera to record to a NAS or PC Server and can be used for live viewing and accessing recorded content. Axis created the One-Click feature within AXIS Camera Companion to simplify deployment of a camera network, allowing specially designed Buffalo and Axis products to seamlessly communicate with each other. AXIS Camera Companion determines the number of cameras on the network and allows the user to select which cameras to manage. Once selected, AXIS Camera Companion communicates with the NAS and automatically sets up quotas, users and shares and then automatically configures the cameras to connect to the NAS. As a result, the user never has to log into the NAS device or the cameras to have a fully functioning surveillance network up and running in seconds.

"With support for up to eight HD cameras and the ability to eliminate downtime during HDD failures, Buffalo's high performance NAS devices are perfect for providing video surveillance functionality with Axis cameras," said Peter Friberg, Director of System and Services, Axis Communications. "We're happy to partner with Buffalo to provide users with a complete video surveillance NAS solution that's easy to deploy and manage over time."

Pricing and Availability

The new LinkStation 420 NVR will be available in Q2 at an estimated MSRP of $399.99 for the 2 TB (LS420D0202S), $499.99 for the 4 TB (LS420D0402S) and $749.99 for the 8 TB (LS420D0802S). All LinkStation products are backed by a limited three-year warranty that includes toll-free U.S.-based technical support available 24/7.

About Buffalo Americas, Inc.

Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit

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