IO Industries DVR

Portable DVR with Removable Solid State Storage

With models available for recording from most popular video standards, IO Industries DVR Express® Core is our most advanced digital video recorder and the first portable DVR designed to work the way you do. It's small enough to hand-carry to a data collection site. Data can be quickly and conveniently downloaded to a computer using its 3Gb eSATA port. As well, Core's quad-pack solid state drive shuttle can be removed in just a few seconds and the 2.5” SATA drives can then be installed into a computer for analysis.

All DVR Express® Core models support uncompressed video recording at the maximum data rate of their respective video standards – with no frame drops. Every captured frame of video is time-stamped in hardware with sub-microsecond accuracy. Core's internal timer can be synchronized to the time clock of a remote computer facilitating synchronization to IRIG-B and GPS receivers. Core's RAID storage engine provides an added level of protection against data loss.

DVR Express® Core is uniquely designed for remote control by laptop, workstation or handheld computer. The user interacts with the remote computer to control Core and to review the imagery captured by Core. Operations including live video display, video playback and video export can be performed simultaneously with video recording. IO Industries CoreView™ software, included with the purchase of Core, is installed on the remote computer and provides control of Core.

A host of other features simplify the integration of Core with computers and other electronics. Core's 14-34V DC power input and its low power consumption, just 25W with drives installed, ease the task of powering the device in vehicles and aircraft. Trigger I/O using TTL and LVDS signals provides realtime interfacing to other devices. A rugged aluminum enclosure allows Core to withstand the rigors of use in the field.

Advanced features include precision time-stamping of video frames in hardware, hardware trigger inputs/outputs with FPGA-controlled timing manipulation, and onboard video buffering for optimal live video viewing.

Product Highlights

• Uncompressed recording to removable solid state drives

• Remote control by external computer

• Data protection using RAID

• Low power (~25W with drives) and light-weight (1.4kg)

• Rugged aluminum enclosure

Compatible with IO Industries CoreView™, CoreSDK™, and Streams™ 5

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DVR Express® Core • (2) Camera Link Base inputs
Camera Link Base • Maximum input clock frequency of 85MHz
  • Supports monochrome (8 to 16 bits) and color (Bayer or RGB)
DVR Express® Core • (1) Camera Link Full or Medium, or (2) Camera Link Base inputs
Camera Link Full • Maximum input clock frequency of 85MHz
  • Supports monochrome (8 to 16 bits) and color (Bayer or RGB)
DVR Express® Core • (2) GigE Vision™ inputs
GigE Vision™ • Full support for GenICam™ compliant cameras
DVR Express® Core • (2) 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CoaXPress inputs and (2) outputs
3G-SDI/CoaXPress • SMPTE Standards: 259, 260, 274, 295, 296, 372, 425, 428
  • Includes: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 720i, 480p, 480i resolutions
  • Runs at speeds up to 2x 3.125Gbps rates in CXP mode
  • Contact IO Industries about SMTPE audio and other standards
DVR Express® Core • (4) Analog composite inputs
NTSC/PAL • Support NTSC and PAL formats
DVR Express® Core • (4) Analog S-Video inputs


Features on all models  
Connection to Remote Computer • 3Gb eSATA
Trigger Input / Output • (6) Bi-directional TTL lines, (2) LVDS inputs/outputs, (1) RS-232
Time Stamping • Every recorded frame is time-stamped by hardware time code generator
Synchronization • Time code generator can be synchronized to external IRIG, GPS or time device
Control Software • IO Industries CoreView™, CoreSDK™, and Streams™ 5 (Windows XP/Vista 32/64 bit)
Storage • Removable quad-pack drive shuttle
  • Up to (4) 2.5" solid state SATA drives
  • RAID (levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3)
Mechanicals (* depending on model and storage)  
Dimensions • 320 x 165 x 50 mm (12.6 x 6.5 x 2")
Weight • 1.4 kg* (3.1 lbs)
Case • Black, aluminum
Power • 14-34 V DC, ~25W *