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High-Speed, Multichannel LVDS Recorders for R&D, Ground, Ship & Airborne Applications
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A family of high-speed turnkey recording systems handles low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) digital I/O. The Talon family from Pentek includes the Model RTS 2718 commercial rackmount, the Model RTR 2738 rugged portable and the Model RTR 2758 rugged rackmount recorders. Using state-of-the-art disk storage technology, these systems are highly flexible and achieve aggregate recording rates up to 4 Gbytes per second.
As complete recording systems, the Talon recorders are suitable for capturing any type of streaming sources including live transfers from sensors or data from other computers. The built-in Windows 7 Professional workstation with an Intel Core i7 processor gives the user flexibility in routing recorded data to other drives, networks and I/O channels. Plus, post-processing and analysis tools installed on the workstation can immediately operate on the recorded data.
Pentek’s SystemFlow recording software simplifies user operation, and the API allows system integrators to add the recorder as a peripheral to a larger system. The recorders are offered in many different configurations for operation not only in the lab but also in the field and on board vehicles, ships and aircraft. The SSDs we use in the ruggedized recorders are immune to shock and vibration and are ideal for severe environments.
Data files include time stamping as well as recording parameters and optional GPS information. Files are stored in the native Windows NTFS format, allowing drive units to be read directly by PCs and eliminating the need for file conversion. Files can also be transferred from the system through Gigabit Ethernet, USB ports or written to optical disks using the built-in 8X double layer DVD±R/RW drive.
Talon recorders capture data at a very high rate using the latest generation of high-capacity disk drives. The rugged portable (Model 2738) and rugged rackmount (Model 2758) are configured with SSDs (solid state drives) while the commercial rackmount (Model 2718) is configured with HDDs (hard disk drives). The drives are hot-swappable and can be easily removed or exchanged during or after a mission to retrieve recorded data. Prices start at $35,690.
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