Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments
Serial FPDP Recorders offer aggregate recording to 2 GBps.
Press Release Summary:
June 6, 2012 - With up to 8 I/O channels and up to 20 TB hot-swappable drives, Talon(TM) high-speed, multichannel Serial FPDP turnkey recording systems suit R/D, ground, ship, and airborne environments. GUI-based virtual instrumentation panel facilitates use, and aggregate recording rates reach up to 2 GBps. Commercial rackmount Model RTS 2716, rugged portable Model RTR 2736, and rugged rackmount Model RTR 2756 capture streaming sources, including live transfers from sensors or data from other computers.
Original Press Release
Pentek Introduces High-Speed, Multi-Channel Serial FPDP Recorders Ideal for R&D, Ground, Ship, Airborne and Rugged Environments
Press release date: May 22, 2012
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ-Pentek, Inc., today introduced the Talon(TM) family of high-speed, multi-channel Serial FPDP turnkey recording systems: the Model RTS 2716 commercial rackmount, the Model RTR 2736 rugged portable, and the Model RTR 2756 rugged rackmount recorders. Using state-of-the-art disk storage technology, these systems are highly flexible and achieve aggregate recording rates up to 2 Gbytes per second.
As complete recording systems, the Talon recorders are ideal 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 total flexibility in routing data to various drives, networks, and I/O channels. Plus it allows the user to install post-processing and analysis tools to operate on the recorded data.
"These recorders exploit the latest storage technology to deliver the industry's fastest recording rates and deepest capacities," said Rodger Hosking, vice president of Pentek. "Our SystemFlow recording software simplifies user operation and the application programming interface (API) allows system integrators to add the recorder as a peripheral to a larger system." Rodger added, "We offer these recorders 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 (solid state drives) 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 (global positioning system) information. They are stored in the native Windows NTFS (new technology file system) format, allowing drive units to be read by personal computers eliminating the need for file conversion. Files can also be downloaded from the system through gigabit Ethernet, USB ports, eSATA3 ports or written to optical disks using the built-in 8X double layer DVD±R/RW drive.
Talon recorders are able to move data at a very high rate to the latest generation of high-capacity disk drives. The rugged portable (Model 2736) and rugged rack-mount (Model 2756) recorders are configured with SSDs while the commercial rack-mount (Model 2716) recorder 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.
About Serial FPDP Compatibility The recorders are fully compatible with the VITA 17.1 Serial FPDP specification in all modes and operational features. Supporting 1.0625, 2.125 and 2.5 Gbaud link rates and options for multi-mode and single-mode optical interfaces, the modules can work in virtually any system. Programmable modes include flow control in both receive and transmit directions, cyclical redundant checks (CRC) support and copy/loop modes. The recorders can be ordered with either four or eight bidirectional Serial FPDP ports and with copper or optical interconnect options. The Serial FPDP interface provides an ideal light-weight protocol that is able to connect system-to-system and system-to-peripheral to enable recording in nearly any situation.
Supporting Features and Products Pentek SystemFlow recording software features a Windows-based GUI (Graphical User Interface) that provides a simple and intuitive means to configure and control the system.
"Customers praise this easy-to-use interface for fast setup of their recording systems right out-of-the-box," Rodger concluded.
Pricing and Availability Pricing for the multi-channel serial FPDP recorders start at $34,995 USD. Delivery is 10-12 weeks ARO for all models.
About Pentek Pentek develops, manufactures and markets innovative DSP systems and recorders to original equipment manufacturers, distributors and value-added resellers. Pentek offers powerful VME, VPX, VXS, PMC, XMC, cPCI, PCI, PCIe and AMC boards for data acquisition, software radio and digital signal processing featuring Texas Instruments C6000 DSPs, Freescale G4 PowerPCs and Xilinx FPGAs. Pentek's I/O includes A/Ds, D/As, FPGAs, digital up/downconverters and more. Pentek equips all products with high-performance I/O including gigabit serial interfaces and offers strong DSP software support.
Pentek, Talon and SystemFlow are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pentek, Inc. Brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.
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