Rugged portable and high-speed turnkey hot-swappable data recorders introduced by Pentek
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., 3 Jan. 2014. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the model RTR 2728 rugged portable and the model RTR 2748 high-speed turnkey recording systems for hot-swappable applications for removal and exchange during or after a mission to retrieve recorded data.
The model RTR 2728 is a rugged portable data recorder, and the model RTR 2748 is a rugged rackmount recorder. The devices use state-of-the-art solid state drive (SSD) storage technology to achieve aggregate recording and playback rates to 4 gigabytes per second.
These recorders are for recording and reproducing wideband IF signals at sample rates to 1 gigasample per second. Systems are built on a Windows 7 Professional workstation with an Intel Core I7 processor and provide a graphical user interface (GUI) and application programmer's interface (API) to control the system.
Signal analysis tools enable the user to monitor and analyze signals prior to, during, and after a recording. Data files include time stamping as well as recording parameters and optional GPS information.
Files are stored in the native Windows NTFS (technology file system) format, eliminating the need for file conversion. Files also can be transferred from the system through gigabit Ethernet, USB ports or written to optical disks using the built-in 8X double layer DVDplus-or-minus R/RW drive.
The recorder's SSDs are configured to support numerous RAID levels giving the user many options to balance performance versus failsafe trade-offs. The systems use Pentek's high powered Virtex-6-based Cobalt boards that provide the data streaming engine for the high-speed A/D and D/A converters.
A built-in synchronization module is provided to allow for multi-channel phase-coherent operation. The rackmount system is scalable to accommodate several chassis for more channels and higher aggregate data rates.
For more information contact Pentek online at www.pentek.com.