Lanner Electronics, Inc., a leading designer and ODM manufacturer of intelligent embedded computer systems, today announced the release of the VW-1104, a compact mobile DVR platform built on the Intel® Atom™ CPU and offering WiFi, 3G mobile and GPS communications along with four-channel H.264 video capture and compression.
The VW-1104 includes four BNC inputs for capturing CCTV video and an onboard H.264 codec chip to convert video streams to high quality, highly compressed H.264 video. This allows the VW-1104 to serve as a very compact surveillance system that can be installed in moving vehicles.
At the core of the platform is an ultra-low voltage Intel® Atom™ N270 CPU. The 1.6GHz processor delivers sufficient processing power for a wide range of applications while drawing very little power, enabling completely fanless system design. The fanless design results in improved reliability essential for mobile deployment.
“The Lanner VW-1104 crams an extremely wide range of features into a little fanless box,” said Kevin Chen, Lanner Video Communications Product Manager. “Additionally, its ruggedized electrical and mechanical design ensures stable operation in harsh conditions, and its low power consumption, small size and fanless design make it a perfect platform for any industrial-grade video capture and delivery application.”
Powerful multimedia features include HDMI and VGA video outputs, H.264 video compression and G.711 audio compression. As for communication features, the VW-1104 incorporates all of the latest technologies for accessing, controlling and communicating with the computer, including gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3G wireless supporting UTMS and W-CDMA interfaces, and a GPS receiver for location tracking. Additionally, the VW-1104 includes wide power input range (10-36V), dual power in via DC jack and Phoenix contact, and 12V DC / 1Amp out to power peripherals such as cameras and sensors.
Other hardware specifications include an internal 2.5” hard drive bay, CompactFlash socket, four USB 2.0 ports, two high speed serial UARTs, an RS-485 serial port, alarm/relay, and 1GB DDR2 memory IC onboard (expandable to 2GB via So-DIMM).
The VW-1104’s Atom processor speeds time to market for application developers, and Lanner provides a comprehensive SDK and reference software to help customers get started even more quickly. The EyeShot 2000 Control Panel software provides basic features for camera control, PTZ, file storage and streaming, as well as advanced features including motion detection, night detection and scalable video coding. The system supports Linux and Windows, and the SDK includes features for alarm I/O, streaming, RS-485 control and display.
Lanner’s more than 20 years of industrial computer design experience gives the VW-1104 a number of advantages over the competition in terms of stability and longevity. Meticulous electrical design at the board level ensures the VW-1104 will last years longer than comparable products, and the innovative mechanical design eliminates moving parts and disperses heat away from the components to ensure reliable operation in harsh conditions.
The Lanner VW-1104 (lannerinc.com) is currently available in limited supply for sample orders.