Compact Portable DVR
Goldtech / Israel
The Israeli Army is currently using several different digital
recorders, both imported and locally made. Two new digital video
recorders were recently unveiled by Goldtech Technologies. The first
is the ultra compact VCAP, which connects to a video source such as a
video camera, ground sensor, weapon sight, etc. VCAP compresses video
to the MPEG-2 standard, which preserves details better than MPEG 4.
The data is recorded on either a hard disk or solid state memory. This
system supports a single video channel, with up to 25 hours of
high-resolution video on an internal 2.5" IDE hard disk drive. The
hard drive can be replaced by a flash drive to allow tougher field
operation, or extended operation using battery power. To display the
recorded material the system can be connected to any PC. VCAP provides
simultaneous recording and playback and instant replay features.
A larger system is the RAV-2, a dual-channel digital recorder with a
storage capacity of 100GB, sufficient for 24 hours of operation. RAV2
has a built-in mini display enabling instant playback or monitoring.
It is equipped with a remote control unit for convenient field
operation. The system uses USB2 connections to link to any digital
display device or PC. It can also play back a video stream to any
standard video or TV monitor.