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FB3 Single card one channel H.264 DVR

FB3 Single card one channel H.264 DVR

Part #FB3

The smallest DVD-quality H.264 video recorder in the world.


Outline Specifications  
Mechanical sizeSingle; L:60 x W:40 x H:13.5 mm (Height 18.5 mm with internal battery option).
Dual; L:80 x W:75 x H:13.5 mm (Height 18.5 mm with internal battery option).
FinishHard anodised black aluminium
WeightSingle; 45g (without card and battery)
Dual: 67g (without cards and battery)
DC power input 6 x 28 V DC
Current consumption < 100μA stand-by.
< 1.8 Watts in stop (155 mA typical at 12V).
< 2.4 Watts recording & streaming (200 mA typical at 12V).
DC outputsExternal camera power off; 5, 9, 12 or 16 V.
500 mA at 5 Volts, 200 mA at 12V.
GPS power; off, 3.3 or 5 V at 500 mA max.
Operating temperature -10 to +50ºC when suitable SD card is fitted (eg SanDisk Extreme III).
0 to + 35ºC with internal battery option.
Record control Local record start / record stop buttons
2 external inputs activated by contact to ground.
Default: Input 1; record switch, Input 2; record on trigger.
Option: Input 1; start recording, Input 2; stop recording.
Internal vibration alert on record and stop.
Internal battery option Single: 1 x lithium-polymer cell proving approximately 1.5 hours record time.
(without powering external cameras / GPS etc).
Dual: 1 x lithium-polymer cell proving approximately 2 hours record time
ConfigurationBrowser interface via Ethernet connection
Recording media Single and dual flash memory card(s) with support for SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Cards should be at least x 133 speed.

Molex 1.25mm pitch headers. See Mates with Molex 51021 connectors.
Interfacing cable clamp assembly to various connector combinations available.
Mini USB-2
RJ45 Ethernet connector (Single RJ45 connector via adapter)

 Video and Audio:
Video input NTSC or PAL, composite or Y/C
Video compression H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4 part 10. Playable in QuickTime, VLC etc
Video record rate Real-time (25/30 frames per second) and user configurable time-lapse modes to 1 frame per second..
Video resolution Full standard definition (NTSC 720 x 488, PAL 720 x 576)
Record rates / times
Extra High 4.5 Mbps (29 minutes/GB
High:3.0 Mbps (44 minutes / GB
Medium:2.0 Mbps (66 minutes / GB)
Low:1.0 Mbps (2 hours 12 minutes / GB)
Video streaming Full rate CIF resolution H.264 streaming of live video input. Can record and stream simultaneously. Bit rates from 100 kbps to 800 kbps
Onscreen display Recorded text overlay of date and time (in European & US formats) and GPS coordinates. User configurable position, text colour etc
Audio input Microphone / line level, user configurable. Automatic gain control (AGC) on/off
Audio format Stereo 44.1 kHz 16 bits per sample, AAC compression
Motion detection (option) 16 user configurable zones with selectable sensitivity
Data Interfaces  
Ethernet interface RJ45 socket Dual, RJ45 adapter cable on Single.
Programmable IP address (DHCP optional).
HTML Web page configuration (password protected).
Download of files via HTTP.
Secure web and file download (via future upgrade).
Dual recorder can be powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Other Interfaces USB-2 slave interface for file download. Shows the SD card as an external drive.
RS232 port, can interface to GPS receiver to show coordinates onscreen or to control external PTZ camera etc.


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For an overview of solid state recorders, please read our recorder technology section.

This revolutionary video recorder is the smallest broadcast-quality video recorder available anywhere. It records directly onto a removable SD memory card and the files can be accessed by removing the card for transfer to a PC/MAC or backup device, or using the built in ethernet or USB ports. Video can also be streamed over an ethernet connection during recording.

There are many advanced features built into this revolutionary video recorder. You can download a datasheet from the 'support/downloads' section to find out more about the FB3.

Main features

  • Highly compact and rugged SD card digital video recorder (DVR) with Ethernet interface
  • Ethernet interface for IP networking, video streaming, remote file download and configuration
  • Can record and stream video simultaneously
  • Single or dual SD memory card slot options. SD high capacity (SDHC) supported
  • Advanced H.264/AVC video compression - the new video standard used by Blu-ray
  • Real-time and time-lapse record and stream modes
  • Internal programmable camera power supply at 5, 9 or 12
  • USB interface for easy download of files
  • Recorded video files compatible with most software players*
  • Optional internal 16 zone motion detection
  • RS232 interface for connection to GPS receivers, PTZ controllers etc


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