New From Eurotech a Rugged Digital Video Recorder System for harsh applications

Amaro, Udine (Italy) - February 04, 2005 ? Eurotech announces the release of a new rugged modular system, available in several configurations, that performs advanced Digital Video Recording functionalities.
The system is suitable for surveillance and security applications on board trains, buses and other public transport. It can perform Audio/Video acquisition & compression features including MPEG4, or JPEG-2000 encoding technologies or only frame grabber functionalities. Furthermore the system can be provided with GSM/GPRS (UMTS) communication technologies, Gigabit and Fast Ethernet controllers, and hi-speed USB 2.0 ports (capable of powering the connected devices).
The system is also provided with auto diagnosis features for monitoring the status of the system; the monitoring is also accessible via an I2C bus (available also, in case of failure, at power off).
The Digital Video Recorder is compliant with the EN 50155 standard; that means it can achieve extended temperature ranges (-25?C/+70?C) and can withstand shocks, vibrations and high humidity.
Regarding data storage, three solutions are available: External Unit, Internal Unit or Removable Unit. In the External Storage Unit the data is stored in a hard disk or a similar device driven via a powered USB 2.0 port. The Internal Storage Unit is an internal hard disk that records all data. The third storage solution is the Removable Storage Unit: an internal hard disk that is easily swappable when required.

Formed in 1992, EuroTech SpA manufactures a complete range of embedded computer boards and integrated systems based on the PC/104, PC/104-Plus and CompactPCI standards. All EuroTech products are highly integrated and suitable for transportation, industrial and telecommunication applications. For more information, visit or call +39.0433.485411.

The Eurotech Group ( ) is a global family of technology companies focused on standards-based embedded and high-performance computing solutions. With operations in Europe, North America and Asia, the Group serves the industrial, transportation, defense, aerospace, medical, and research sectors. The Eurotech Group includes Eurotech ( ), Parvus Corporation ( ), Erim (, Neuricam ( ), Exadron ( ), Ascensit (, and IPS ( ).

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