Since 1980 BCD Associates, Inc. has manufactured video control and time code systems. In 2008 we shook up the industry with our rack mount, industrial, RS-232 Controlled DVD-1150 DVD recorder. In late 2015 BCD introduced the remarkably versatile High Definition, High Resolution HDi-250 HD Recorder, now popular with both Military and City Government as a utility recorder. We invite you to explore our site and look around. Please fill out our Contact Form or call us at 800-223-6734 to find out more.
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BCD DVD-1150 - Direct to DVD
Industrial DVD Recorder - Digital Video Recorder/DVR - 1U Rack Mount. Records directly to +RW DVD Discs. Standard RS-232 Serial Control. Available with Network LAN Control.
HDi-Auto Format Detect
The HDi High Resolution Video Recorder automatically detects the video format on all inputs during power up. Auto-Detect of the video format is also present as a menu selection for HDMI, Component, and Composite. The preferred input format can be save as a system default.
HDi-New Security Features
Now you can control access to the HDi High Definition Recorder with PINs for both Supervisor and Operator. Operator PIN enables or disables all the front panel buttons, Telnet and Serial Remotes remain operational. Supervisor PIN controls what functions are available to the Operator.
BCD's Brand New Recorder ! Everything you asked for !
The BCD HDi is not what most people think of when you say "DVR". It's not part of a set-top cable box, and it's not a security video recorder. The BCD HDi is a series of versatile disk-based video recorders designed for industrial, scientific, educational and military video recording. The HDi-250 answers most of our customers’ requests for features like:
You could think of it as a DVD recorder with a hard drive, or as a hard drive recorder that burns DVD. Either way, it's one of the most versatile tools you can use.
Compact 1U Rackmount design with removable rack brackets allows for desktop operation.
High Definition Video Resolution is standard with the HDi-250: up to HD1080 (1920 x 1080) in various formats.
Video I/O for the HDi-250 is HDMI, Component and Composite with 2-channel stereo audio. Other I/O configurations are available with other models.
Video Overlay is available as Date, Time or Date & Time in the lower left of the picture.
Responsive Display messages show status and record setup options as well as playback and disc burn options.
HDi Control is as versatile as HDi recording. All operations are available from front panel pushbuttons and available via TCP/IP commands and optionally, RS-232 serial.
Web control is coming. HDi has a built-in webserver and we're building intuitive applications for recording, playback and disc burning.
Storage Options abound. Among the most popular combinations is a 2.5” removable hard drive and slot-load DVD drive. The removable 2.5” disk ensures complete security and ease of changing media for different assignments
Optical Storage: the slot-load DVD drive is preferred by many users to prevent breakage of the tray in a conventional drive. Files can be copied to the DVD disc as files or automatically formatted and recorded as DVD-Video discs. Recordings can also be copied to a network drive or to the front USB port.
Remote Protocol: The HDi-250 uses the "BCD1" 4-character command protocol, standard with all BCD products since 1982. Commands like PLAY & STOP are enhanced with disc commands like COPY and BURN.
The unit occupies 1 rack space and is equipped with a single DVD +R/+RW drive, complete information display, Composite and S-Video I/O, dual DB-9 jacks for RS-232, a USB-B connector, and an RJ-45 jack for the optional web server. Military Versions are available with NO Hard Drive, NO Networking and NO USB.
Description: Recorder with Hard Disk, DVDR
The BCD HDi-250 is available now.
HDi Firmware Version v2.8-rc4 is been posted in the "Downloads" section.
Steamilined internal code for stability and ease of enhancement,
The HDi series is relatively new, so there aren't many comments, but we're generally pleased with what we've received.
HDi has Complete Security!
Avoid data breaches for sensitive videos. The HDi-250 is available with:
Copy files to the reliable, easy to use slot-in DVD drive, make DVD-Video discs with either Text Menus or Animated Video Icons.
The standard removable 500GB drive is formatted NTFS for use by Windows®; machines.
Solid State Video Players
Even though our main business is recorders, we've been helping with exhibits so long that we just had to keep offerring help. Solid State Video Players are perfect for interactive pushbutton video exhibits... DVD quality(SD) or HD !
They run forever, require no maintenance, easy to update. Several models including networked for remote update.