High-performance small data recorder for rugged aerospace and defense applications introduced by Pentek

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. –UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Talon RTR 255x series high-performance small-form-factor (SFF) data recorder for serial data streams in rugged aerospace and defense applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. –UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. Pentek Inc. in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is introducing the Talon RTR 255x series high-performance small-form-factor (SFF) data recorder for serial data streams in rugged aerospace and defense applications.

Optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP), the Pentek Talon RTR SFF product line measures 5.25 by 8.5 by 14 inches and weighs 17 pounds. It can record at a sustained four gigabytes per second and hold as much as 30.7 terabytes of data on a removable solid-state drive. It draws less than 120 Watts of power at full operation.

The Talon RTR 255x series implements 40-gigabit Ethernet, serial Front Panel Data Port (sFPDP), and Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS).

The digital serial interfaces provide popular options for remote connection of the recorder to data sources: RTR 2555 Ethernet: 1-, 10-, and 40-gigabit Ethernet supporting TCP and UDP protocols with copper or optical interfaces; RTR 2556 Serial FPDP of as many as four SFP connectors supporting copper, single-mode, or multimode fiber to accommodate all popular sFPDP interfaces; and RTR 2558 LVDS that uses a 32-bit LVDS interface that can be clocked at speeds to 250 MHz, with Data Valid and Suspend signals and provides the ability to turn these signals on and off as well as control their polarity.

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As many as eight hot-swap solid-state drives deliver a total storage capacity up to 30.6 terabytes with support for RAID levels 0, 5, or 6. All eight solid-state drive data drives, and the single operating system solid-state drive, can be removed from front panel drive bays. Drives are mounted on sleds for transfer to an offload system.

Talon recorders are built on Windows OS with an Intel Core i7 processor and provide a Windows-based graphical user interface and application programmer's interface to control the system. SystemFlow provides point-and-click configuration management and storage of custom configurations for single-click setup.

A user API enables users to build custom recorder control interfaces. Users can install post-processing and analysis tools to operate on the data that is saved to the native NTFS file system.

The Talon SFF recorders offer an optional GPS receiver for time and position stamping. An ATX power supply accepts 110-to-240-volt AC power, drawing less than 150 Watts and typically around 100 Watts.

Models have options for a 6-to-30-volt DC power supply and a removable operating system drive. I/O includes USB 2.0, 3.0 and 3.1 ports and dual Gigabit Ethernet connections.

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