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About Re/Vue MG1
The Re/Vue MG1 is a video recording product that fulfills the specific capture, compression, and data archive requirements found in ATC, training and simulation, and command and control environments. The Re/Vue MG1 consists of video and audio recording hardware, supporting driver, and control software. It delivers lossless recording and compression with remote and local data storage. The Re/Vue MG1 integrates with an existing workstation and monitor and records from any DVI (digital) source at resolutions up to 2048 × 2048 and 2560 × 1600. It also has a web-based control interface to manage and control single or multiple Re/Vue MG1 systems through a password-protected web-based browser.
Lossless Recording and Compression
Video recorders record data with varying levels of quality. Many use compression algorithms like JPEG, MPEG and H.264. While these lossy compression algorithms are fine for some surveillance applications, their compression artifacts cause video playback quality to suffer. Only the Re/Vue MG1's lossless video recording with synchronized audio can guarantee playback data quality will be identical to the original source data. Even at a resolution of 2048 × 2048, the Re/Vue MG1 can record a full 60 frames per second. Furthermore, it can securely stream a live recording in near real time to any system on the network with the Re/Vue playback utility installed.
Minimized Data Storage
Lossless recording of ATC video creates a huge amount of data. Depending on configuration parameters and video data type, the Re/Vue MG1 delivers lossless recording with extremely high compression ratios of 8,000:1 to 20,000:1 for typical ATC data. Whereas, traditional video recorders typically only offer a compression ratio of up to 300:1, the Re/Vue MG1's compression efficiency significantly minimizes data storage. This allows approximately 30 - 45 days of storage per terabyte.
Capturing and recording screen images and audio doesn't mean much if the data can't be properly archived and immediately accessed locally or remotely. The Re/Vue MG1 not only offers local storage but also provides the ability to remotely archive recorded data. Remote archival can be configured to take advantage of existing storage servers on the network and an archival schedule can be easily configured using the web-based interface. This offers convenient retrieval of data from any remote machine on the network for review of any incident for investigative or training purposes.
Of prime importance in mission-critical applications is the ability to record screen events as they happen so data from any incident can be searched, retrieved, and distributed for investigative or training purposes. The Re/Vue MG1's playback utility supports playback on any Linux- or Windows-based system. If playback is at a lower resolution than the original recording, the Re/Vue MG1's playback utility offers enhanced features such as pan and zoom that can be used to help compensate for resolution differences.
Platform and Graphics Card Independence
Recording solutions typically require a very specific operating system, drivers, and application software. Some even require recording and playback to occur on the same computer. The Re/Vue MG1's video recording system, however, is platform and graphics card independent, so even if recording is done on one computer, playback can be easily viewed on any Linux- or Windows- based computer.
The Re/Vue MG1 has a web-based 'Dashboard' interface that can be controlled from any machine on the network. It also offers administrators the ability to manage and control single or multiple Re/Vue MG1 systems through a password-protected web-based browser.
|Video Compression Ratio (Based on typical ATC data)||Compression ratio of 8,000:1 to 30,000:1 (Actual compression ratio is dependent upon configuration parameters and video data type)|
|Supported Resolutions||1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1200, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1600, 2048 x 2048|
|Maximum Video Resolution||4MP – 2048 x 2048 dual link DVI|
|Maximum Frames Per Second||85 Hz for most resolutions (60 Hz for 2048 x 2048)|
|Video Connectors||Dual link DVI-D input and output with full EDID/DDC support (also supports single link)|
|Audio Connectors||2.5 mm stereo|
|Audio Format||MP3 standard – two channel up to 48 KHz sample frequency|
|Storage||1 TB HDD|
|Typical Power Consumption||65 W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||222 mm x 176 mm x 276 mm|
|Net Weight||5.0 kg|
|Ethernet||1 Gigabit Ethernet|