Eurotech SpA has released a real time live MPEG-1 video encoder in a PC/104-Plus form factor.
The CTR-1470 is a high performance MPEG-1 Video Encoder which supports real-time video encoding. CTR-1470 provides a fast, high quality and cost-effective solution for use in professional video and Embedded PC systems based on PC/104-Plus modules. It enables a wide range of applications including video and audio capturing, encoding and authoring for Security systems, Web cameras, RVCD, Digital VCR and Embedded video editing systems. The CTR-1470 can be used to capture analog video (from handycam, VCR and other video devices), to encode it in MPEG-1 or M-JPEG and to send it to a host via the PCI bus. Thanks to its unique rate control algorithm and a dedicated hardware it produces high quality MPEG1 / M-JPEG video stream. The module can also capture a single frame from the live video input and store it into the 2MB SDRAM frame buffer on board. The extremely compact PC/104-Plus form factor and its high reliability characteristics allow the user to put this high resolution live video encoder in a system where rugged environmental conditions and space constraints are decisive factors.
In addition, the CTR-1470 supports many other interfaces like: a 16-bit 44KHz Audio input, 2 RS232 serial ports UART16550, 1 bidirectional parallel port SPP/ECP/EPP and 4 programmable digital I/Os.
All these features make the CTR-1470 a perfect solution for security or web cameras, digital VCR systems, Embedded Video Editing systems, external MPEG-1 video encoding boxes, Image processing devices, Surveillance systems.