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Datalux introduces Video-DataBrick

BOSTON—Datalux Corp. recently introduced the Video-DataBrick—a rugged, fanless computer with full video in-and-out (I/O) capabilities. Primarily designed for security and surveillance applications where multiple video inputs are required, the Datalux Video-DataBrick provides 4 BNC video inputs for real-time screen capture and supports NTSC and PAL formats. The computer is also equipped with an analog S-video port supporting all NTSC and PAL formats along with TV output resolution.

Containing a powerful, energy-efficient Intel Pentium M mobile processor, the computer comes equipped with Microsoft Windows XP Professional and is compatible with most standard software including: license plate recognition, CAD, RMS, messaging, article and tag look up and any application requiring full video input. With a projected availability date of early 2007, Datalux Corp. presented the Video-DataBrick at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention in Boston in October.

Designed for rugged mobile use such as patrol cars and other fix mounted applications, the 4.65-pound Video-DataBrick mounts easily on any flat surface with four screws. Equipped with digital video output, the Video-DataBrick can be used with any display and complements Datalux VU monitors and touch screens. If portability is required, the computer is also small enough to be stored in a vehicle glove compartment if not mounted.

Power efficient, the Video-DataBrick is ACPI compliant, consuming less than 20 watts of electricity. Accepting a wide range of input voltages (8-18 VDC); it can be powered directly by vehicle voltage. Its rugged, all-metal case encloses a shock-mounted hard drive.

The Video-DataBrick hosts a network enabled on-board 10/100 BaseT Ethernet and PC Card slot for 802.11b/g wireless communications. Headquartered in Winchester, VA., Datalux Corp. designs and manufactures compact, energy-efficient computers and components for police, fire and rescue and public safety. All computers are assembled at its Virginia factory.

Published in Public Safety IT, Nov/Dec 2006

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