Key Features & Benefit

  • 4 channel SDIH
  • 264 video compression for maximum transmission and storage efficiency
  • MIL SPEC 810F compliant for shock and vibration
  • Up to 120 FPS
  • Spinning Hard Drive or SSD available
  • 8 Sensors
  • Dual Hard Drive Comrad
  • Dual Streaming
  • Wireless Ready – WiFi and Cellular


  • Homeland Security

The high performance digital platform combines a state of the art processing with a real time operating system and standard H.264 compression resulting in clear, crisp, video with playback capability on a wide range of PC systems. Video and audio data is recorded to a solid state storage device trade named COMRAD™ which can be carried on or off the aircraft quickly and easily.

H.264 compression provides a very high video quality to storage space ratios in the video compression field today. Recorded data can be managed via Digital Post Mission Analysis Software application or recorded video and audio can be played back on windows media player.

The ASX-800 is a flexible COTS SDI digital video recorder. The ASX-800 operation is autonomous on power up. The recording media is a COTS solid state hard drive(s) as typically used by electronic news groups and broadcast. The media is removable from the ASX-800 and can be provided as needed to ground users.

The ASX-800 records video/audio on up to 2 one Terra Byte hard drives that are mounted in a removable drive caddy (Comrad). In addition to the Comrad, the ASX-800 also supports up to a 64 GB SD card. Audio / video can be recorded to the Hard Drive and SD card simultaneously. The ASX-800 can be configured to record a lower resolution / frame rate to the SD card. The audio / video are removed from the Comrad (to a PC) via a VDA (Video Download Adaptor – supplied). The VDA provides the facilities to power the internal hard drives in Comrad and it also provides a USB interface to connect the Comrad to a PC.

Real time video / audio can be accessed using an external monitor connected to the front panel display connector. Alternatively, an ICD (Interactive Control Display) can be connected to the ASX-800 via a rear panel connector to access live video / audio or access previously recorded audio / video. Additionally the ICD allows users to configure the ASX-800.

Actual Recorded Footage – AC 130 Gunship – Altitude: 20,000 ft.

   User Interface Graphic User Interface (OSD)
   Operating System Customized Embedded Linux
   Operation Mode Preview, Recording, Playback, Backup
   Password Security Multi-level user management
 A/V Input
   A/V input 4 – SDI
 A/V Output
   HDMI output Included
   Display connector 1 4 pin aviation connector (front panel–NTSC analog video and audio)
   Display Connector 2 Aviation connector for use with Interactive Control Display (ICD)
 A/V encoding parameters
   Video compression  H.264
   Display frame rate NTSC: 120 fps (4 x 30 fps)
PAL: 100 fps (4 x 25 fps)
   Recording frame rate NTSC: 120 fps(4 x 30fps)
PAL: 100 fps(4 x 25 fps)
   Video encoding resolution ntsc: 1080p (1920×1080) / 720p (1280×720) / d1 (704×480) / hd1 (704×240) / cif (352×240)PAL: 1080P (1920X1080) / 720P (1280X720) / D1 (704X576) / HD1 (704X288) / CIF (352X288)
   Recorded Video bit rate 1080P:  4608-6144kbps 720P: 1536kbps-3072kbps D1: 768-1536Kbps HD1: 512-1280kpbs CIF: 384-768kbps QCIF: 192-384kbps
   Audio compression ADPCM
   Recording mode Always/Schedule/Alarm recording/Motion detection recording
   Video search Time/Channel/Event
   Audio bit rate 8-32kbps
   Recording resolution 4 – CH 1080P Recording
   Type 2 – SATA Drives up to 1TB each
   Maximum capacity 1TB for each SATA Drive – up to 2  SATA Drives max
   IR Remote control Supported
   Mouse control Supported
   Network 1 – RJ45 10M/100M
   Serial port 2 – RS-485 serial port (flying leads)
   Hard Drive Up to two 1 TB SATA Drives in removable Comrad
   Video extraction from HD Via VDA (Video Download Adaptor)
   SD Card Up to 64 GB Card supported
   Serial port 2 – RS-232 serial port (flying leads)
   USB Connector 2 –  USB 2.0 (USBA – front panel, USB  B back panel)
   Firmware update Support USB update/Network update
   Alarm input 8 in
   Alarm output 2 out
   Voltage 11.5V to 36V
   Power (without HDD) ≤300
   Operation Temperature -20º to +60º
   Operation Humidity 10% – 90%
   Operation Humidity 10% – 90%
   Size 4.5 H x 7.5 W x 9.9 D inches (113 H x 190 W x 251 D millimeters)
   Weight 9.5 lb (4.3 kg)