New!  Ubuntu and Debian kernels with our beta driver available.
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New!  We now have Ubuntu and Debian kernels with our beta driver available.  

Note:  This bundle now includes our new BC-H480p-16 capture card.  This has improvements over our previous BC-H16480A and now supports realtime video capture from all 16 ports at 480p (720×480).  

Bluecherry is now offering free shipping for our hardware compression cards using coupon code: IK2R752NZ4DV
US Domestic orders ship via FedEx Ground (3-5 business days for delivery)
International orders ship via USPS First Class (5-20+ business days for delivery).
This offer only applies to Bluecherry hardware compression cards.
  • Linux based commercial grade software (Ubuntu distribution)
  • Hardware compression capture card (Version 2 Software included!)
  • Audio and video recording
  • Cross platform client (Windows, Linux and OS X)
  • Web based viewing, mobile interface supported
  • Network camera support

The version 2 manual can be accessed here


General information
Operating System Linux 2.6.36 or newer (Video4Linux2 support)
Video Information
Video Input 16 x BNC
Deinterlace support Yes
Video Resolution 720×480 @ 480FPS (NTSC) / 720×576 (PAL) Recording and display
Compression H.264
Audio Information
Audio Input 16 x BNC
Audio Output Not supported
Audio Codec G.726 ADPCM
H.264 encoder information
Profile H.264 baseline, level 3 encoding
Bitrate Adjustable per channel, 64kbps up to 10 mbps
VBR / CBR control
GOP configurable
Card Information PCIe X1
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions Height: 3.75″ Width: .5″ Length: 10″
Package Contents Bluecherry capture card
16 port pigtail (Video / Audio)
Watchdog reset cable
System Requirements  

Intel or AMD 1.8 GHz or higher
512MB of RAM (1GB for advanced features)

Platform Support Linux
Standard Warranty 18 month limited



Screen_shot_2011-11-14_at_1.16.18_PM__28556_zoom Commercial grade features at a fraction of the cost

Bluecherry’s Linux based software provides the commercial grade features you would typically find in Windows based solutions but at a fraction of the cost.  We support analog and network cameras.

  Unbelievable resource management

 Bluecherry’s application supports both 32 and 64bit systems.  You have the option to install the server only, and run a headless system without a GUI session.  When using Bluecherry analog cards the CPU usage is incredible, as the video encoding and motion detection is done on the card instead of in software.  This means on a typical dual core 2.6ghz system the CPU usage for 32 camras is only 8%.

Cross platform client  

 Have a mixed office of Linux, Windows and OS X workstations?  No problem!  We provide a free cross platform remote client for Windows, Linux and OS X.  Easily connect to multiple systems and stream live video and view archived footage.




Advanced authentication

Have multiple employees at your business?  Only trust a few?  It happens and that’s why we have support for per user authentication.  Only allow certain users to access certain areas of the software.  Hide a camera, restrict their hourly access or prevent them from logging in from home.

Remote access

Want to watch your business while on the road?  No problem!  With an iPhone or Android device you can connect with a web browser and view live video.  We also have a free Windows remote client that you can connect multiple DVR installations together. 



Updates are easily downloaded from our Ubuntu repository.  You will not be forced to completely format and reinstall when updates are released.  Because our software is changing rapidly we provide free updates between major release cycles.  




Ease of use

No matter if you are installing this for a client or at home we’ve made the installation process simple (Seven steps).  The interface is easy to use buttons are large and the interface is easy to navigate.  Our developers speak English (as their first language) so you won’t ever be trying to decode Chinese-English. 


Help us help you

We are improving our software on a daily basis.  We want input from our customers on how they would like to see the software changed or new features added.  We encourage our customers to post feature requests so we can easily track them.  Feel free to browse our community supported idea tracker.


  • Hardware compression H.264 capture card
  • 16 port video inputs
  • 16 port audio inputs, 1 port audio output (IP Cameras Only)
  • 480FPS recording @ 720×480The Bluecherry BC-H16480A is true hardware compression card supported by our Video4Linux(2) driver.  Recently tests with this driver has shown siginificant CPU / memory saving over standard software compression cards. This card has several features not commonly found on traditional Linux supported H.264 encoders, including:
  • Each channel can be configurd with an adjustable bitrate and supports H.264 compression 
  • Hardware de-interlacing

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 0.5 × 10 in