The minimum TRACS system is based on a N+1 box infrastructure. One unit is called Recorder. This 19” 1RU case is capable of recording up to 30, 90 or 150 days, depending on which TRACS is purchased. The disk capacity determines the amount of days it can record, specified at 512Kb/s without recording VBI. When a certain amount of disk space is used, the Recorder starts deleting the oldest data.
The second unit is the request server. Through this box the user can change settings of the recorders and access recorded video. A request on the request server application software will trigger a copy of that material from the recorder to the request server and will be played from here. This procedure prevents accidental deletion and increases the data integrity. The system can be connected to the station time reference via an unbalanced SMPTE 309M time code signal. Time synchronization can also be done via an external NTP. You need 1 request server for an N-amount of recorders. Hence we call it a N+1 box solution.
Serial ATA disk drives
RAID status monitoring and error logs
1 video channel on 1RU frame
Composite video input for PAL, NTSC and SECAM
SD-SDI input, 270Mb + embedded audio
2 audio channels (quasi 4 channels if you record mono and play out
one of the channels)
Audio gain option
Gigabit Ethernet connection
DHCP and manual IP network settings
MPEG client clip format
LTC SMPTE309M and external NTP time sync
Free client software licenses
Hardware play out on request server via analog or digital outputs
30, 90 or 150 days of recording on 512 Kb/s (depending on which
model you have)
OSD Time, date and channel name encoded in MPEG
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