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H.264 video streamer/recorder boards operate standalone Advanced Micro Peripherals’ StreamCorder-SD4 and Stream- Corder-HD boards are standalone, intelligent streaming and recording solutions that accept video inputs for real time H.264 compression, local storage and streaming over 100/1000 MBit Ethernet. The StreamCorder-SD4 has four NTSC/PAL/RS-170 inputs, while the StreamCorder-HD’s input is a single HD-SDI channel at up to 1080p30. Both StreamCorder products are suitable for demanding applications within military, communications, transportation, mining and energy industries. The StreamCorder-HD supports extraction of KLV (MSB 0605.3 compliant) data and stereo audio embedded within the HD-SDI source. Both data and audio can be synchronized and streamed with the compressed video. The StreamCorder-SD4 features a dedicated hardware compression engine which can record all four video channels at full size and full frame-rate. A flexible streaming engine then streams each channel direct from the on-board Ethernet port. It can also capture audio from all four video inputs for streaming within the Ethernet output. Both boards can also save compressed data directly to an on-board SD card or external USB storage. Both boards are designed for mobile, UAS and Vetronix applications, and both have optional on-board features including Controller Area Network (CAN), 3-Axis Accelerometer, High Sensitivity GPS Receiver, Altimeter and 3-Axis Digital Magnetometer (e-compass). These can integrate with other vehicle systems, and their outputs can be used as metadata embedded within the video and streamed to clients or saved locally for later analysis. With their own builtin standalone intelligence, the StreamCorders do not require a host CPU, or any driver or OS software. Advanced Micro Peripherals www.amp-usa.com Coherent polymer fibre supports high resolution remote imaging OMC has released a coherent polymer fibre which bungles thousands of individual polymer fibre cores arranged coherently at each end such that the image incident on one fibre face is visible on the other face. The high tensile strength coherent polymer fibre offers over 7000 individual pixels bundled in 2.0mm or 2.5mm cable diameters. The cores are protected by a robust outer protection layer. The fibre offers a lower cost solution to remote imaging in applications where the extremely small diameters of coherent glass fibre (such as those used to image inside blood vessels) are not required. The resolution is very high, making the fibre suitable not only for high resolution imaging, but also high precision sensing, remote vision, passive surveillance, and imaging in inaccessible areas. OMC www.omc-uk.com Infrared cameras feature autofocus, wireless connectivity for quick measurement Infrared cameras can identify overheated motors bearings or, in general machine parts. Their use simplifies the work of service personnel and maximizes their productivity. Fluke has introduced three new cameras which further maximize this productivity: Their LaserSharp Auto Focus allows them to pinpoint where the camera should focus for precisely focused images. The rugged Fluke Ti200, Ti300 and Ti400 will soon be able to connect to the Fluke CNX Wireless system, allowing them to be used as a main unit to view live measurements from up to five wireless modules (e.g. AC current or voltage modules) on its screen, and integrate the data into the infrared image. This functionality will be provided by a firmware update. The infrared cameras feature wireless connectivity to easily transfer images from the cameras directly to PCs, an Apple iPad or iPhone which can then be imported into Fluke SmartView software, a suite of analysis and reporting tools for optimising and analysing infrared images and producing professional reports. The cameras integrate wirelessly with the new Fluke SmartView Mobile app for iPhone and iPad. Like the desktop version, the SmartView Mobile app allows users to transfer images wirelessly for additional image optimisation and analysis and to create professional reports, but now they can share information without returning to the office to create and send reports to clients or management. With the SmartView Mobile app, users can get approval for additional work needed or next steps immediately, increasing efficiency and profitability. And unlike many other apps, SmartView Mobile is optimised for both the iPhone and iPad, maximising the productivity no matter which device is used. With IR-Fusion technology, images can be viewed from full infrared to blended views to a full visible image, to document problem areas of the devices tested. Fluke www.fluke.co.uk RFID magnetometer tag enables instant magnetic field measurements The Magneto from Farsens S.L. is a battery free RFID sensor tag capable of transmitting a unique identifier and the associated magnetic field measurement data to a commercial EPC C1G2 reader without the need of a battery on the sensor tag. The device features a LIS3MDL magnetometer from ST Microelectronics with a measurement range from ±4 gauss to ±16 gauss. The tag comes in a variety of antenna designs and sizes to adapt the performance to the required application in the 860-960 MHz band. The reading distance for the battery free magnetometer tag is around 1.5 meters and it can be embedded in a wide variety of materials such as plastics or concrete. The tags can be easily retrofitted to piping systems (rust monitoring), industrial process automation (actions based on magnetic field changes) or used as smart dust devices. Evaluation kits are available. Farsens S.L. www.farsens.com 44 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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