Pentek, Inc. has introduced three new Talon high-speed turnkey recording systems handling LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling) digital I/O. Model RTS 2718 commercial rackmount, the Model RTR 2738 rugged portable, and the Model RTR 2758 rugged rackmount recorders achieve aggregate recording rates up to 4 GBytes per second.
Talon recorders capture 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 route recorded data to other drives, networks, and I/O channels. Post-processing and analysis tools installed on the workstation can immediately operate on the recorded data.
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.
The recorders are equipped with a LVDS module that provides 32 LVDS differential input or output pairs plus LVDS clock, data valid and data flow control signals. Systems include record, playback or both. 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.