BCD HDi Update 2.6e

NEW !  HDi Version 2.6e StableRelease. Click Here for Downloads Page

BCD's Welcome!

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 2015 BCD introduced the remarkably versatile High Definition BCD 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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HDi-250 Industrial Rack Mount HD Video/DVD Recorder

           New Features!

Video Formats
  • HD MPEG-4
  • HD MPEG-2
  • SD-MPEG-2(DVD)

Available Slot-Load DVD & Removable Hard DriveHDi 04

Video I/O
  • HDMI
  • Component
  • Composite

Latest Additions  (June 2016) v2.6a-14

  • Record to Hard Disk Drive (of course!)
  • Direct file record to DVD disc. Available with v2.6a and above.
  • Direct file record to USB, Play from USB, Copy HDD to USB


SD Format Support :  625i/50, 576p PAL and 525i/59.94, 480p NTSC.

HD Format Support : 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97 and 1080p30.

There's no system more versatile for video recording. Whether for government meetings, House of Wordhip applications, Military or scientific documtntation, the HDi-250 does the job. It is a high-resolution recorder with MP4/h.264 and  MPEG-2 recording, Available with Removable Hard Drive & available Slot-Load Burner, Copy files to dvd disc or make DVD-Video discs.  Adjustable Time Stamp, Presettable Record Stop Time, Serial control, Network Control, Network accessible video files.
Click Here---to learn more about the HDi-250 Industrial DVR/DVD

Version 2.6d Series Firmware Released

New Features as of June 2016

  • WakeOnLAN (WOL)
  • DualStream Recording.  Record 2 streams simultaneously:  HD 1920x1080 MPEG-2 for highest resolution
    and 720x480/576 MPEG-2 for DVD preparation.
  • Expanded TCP/IP Capabilities.
  • Enhanced Commands for TCP/IP & Serial Control - same as DVD-1150 but better!
  • Fast auto-detect of video formats:
    Standards:PAL/NTSC, Frame rate: from 23.98 to 60 fps, including film
  • Multiple Record Destinations: HDD, USB Flash, Optical Disc, or RAM for the ultimate security
  • Presetable File Size Limits: 1GB. 2GB, 4GB, No Limit
    Recording restarts
  • Presetable Record Time Limit:30min, 1hr, 2hr, 3hr, 4hr, Custom. No Limit
  • New disk management: Safely spin-down/up for removable (for units with removable HDD)
  • Multiple HDD formats:NTFS, NTFS-XP, EXT4 for external computers
  • Wide Screen DVDs: Choose Letterbox or Anamorphic

Coming - Web GUI Control Interace, optional 4K recording.

These are all customer suggested software updates.  Let us know yours.

Reseller List

DVD-1150 Dealers, Resellers & Integrators
This may not be a complete list so please call us.
And yes, we can sell direct, at list price.
These dealers may also sell other BCD products.
Many of these are national organizations and can help wherever you are.

 Resellers listed by, but not limited to State/Province

   Colfax International
   ATTN: Mike Fay
   750 Palomar
   Sunnyvale, CA 94085
   Phone: (408) 730 2275    Fax: ""
   Snader & Associates
   ATTN: Dave Johnson
   Bldg. G, Suite 1434
   Signal Hill, CA 90755
   Phone: 562-427-2644    Fax: 562-427-2688
   H&H Lifestyles
   ATTN: Laurie Watson
   2573 Sidney Lanier Blvd
   Brunswick, GA 31525
   Phone: 912-265-8100    Fax: ""
   Summit Systems
   ATTN: Nettie McDaniel
   1880 Enterprise Drive - Suite
   Buford, GA 30518
   Phone: 678-730-2639    Fax: ""
   Technical Innovation (Nat'l)
   ATTN: Mark McAleer
   2975 Northwoods Pkwy
   Norcross, GA 30071
   Phone: 770-447-1001    Fax:
   Mission Electronics, Inc. (D)
   ATTN: Aaron Alt
   11450 W. 79th Street
   Lenexa, KS 66214
   Phone: (913) 894-8480    Fax: (913) 894-8485
   Providea Conferencing (Nat'l)
   ATTN: Kris Bates
   2 Adams Place - Suite 410
   Quincy, MA 02169
   Phone: 781-380-1526    Fax: ""
   AVI-SPL (Nat'l)
   ATTN: Shannon Jones
   1427 Energy Park Drive
   St. Paul, MN 55108
   Phone: 651-287-7152    Fax: 651-287-7002
   Sterling Computers Corporation (Nat'l)
   ATTN: Jim Kruse
   1508 Square Turn Blvd
   Norfolk, NE 68701
   Phone: 402-379-1030    Fax: 402-379-2855
   Advanced Presentation Systems
   ATTN: Rick Siegel
   6729 Luella Anne NE
   Albuquerque, NM 87109
   Phone: 505-280-8777    Fax: ""
   Ohio Valley Audio Visual, LLC
   ATTN: Mary Stewart
   7678 McEwen Road
   Dayton, OH 45459
   Phone: 937-438-9710    Fax: ""
   Education Management
   ATTN: Joan Fitzgerald
   440 Creamery Way - Suite 100
   Exton, PA 19341
   Phone: 877-EMS-5050    Fax: ""
   Haverford Systems, Inc.
   ATTN: Coy Wyatte
   152 Robbins Road
   Downingtown, PA 19335
   Phone: 800-486-5276    Fax: 610-518-2201
   Vistacom, Inc.
   ATTN: Debbie Marsh
   1902 Vultee Street
   Allentown, PA 18103
   Phone: 800-747-0459    Fax: ""
   Infinity Sound, Ltd.
   ATTN: Janice Marburger
   805 West North Carrier - Ste 2
   Grand Prairie, TX 75050
   Phone: 972-206-0001    Fax: ""
   The Whitlock Group (TWG)
   ATTN: Darrell McKown
   230 Clearfield Avenue, Suite 2
   Virginia Beach, VA 23462
   Phone: 757-671-7478    Fax: 757-671-7481
   The Whitlock Group - AFCC
   ATTN: Sandy Miller
  Greg confirmations@whitlock.com
   Broadcast & Presentation
   Richmond, VA 23233
   Phone: 804-273-9100    Fax: ""

   Corsair Solutions Pty Ltd (Distributor)
   ATTN: Brad Morton
   Level 1, 108 Johnston St,

   Collingwood, Victoria, Australia
   Phone: +613 900059861 Fax: +613 90059862

   1Vision, Ltd.
   ATTN: Gilad Horvat
   8 Haomanut St.
   Phone: 972 9 9507712    Fax: 972 9 9507713
Hong Kong
   UniVision Engg. Ltd.
   ATTN: Ivan Chan
   8/F, Lever Tech Centre, 69-71
   Hong Kong, Hong Kong
   Phone: 852-27975650    Fax: 852-27978053
   Anixter Canada Inc.
   ATTN: Rocky Rodrigues
   200 Foster Crescent
   Mississauga ONT, Ontario L5R 3Y5
   Phone: 905-502-2356    Fax: 905-502-2154

John Fraser
Sales Representative
1550 Laperriere Avenue
Ottawa | ON | K1Z7T2
Tel: 613-784-5514
Fax: 613-729-7668


   Design Electronics
   ATTN: Mike Moore
   6913 Oakwood Drive
   Niagra Falls, Ontario L2E 6S5
   Phone: 905-646-3333    Fax: 905-646-7071




Australia & New Zealand
   Corsair Solutions Pty Ltd (Distributor)
   ATTN: Brad Morton
   35 Lilly St
   Clifton Hill, VICTORIA 3068
   Phone: +613 90165405    Fax: 90059862
European Distribution
   Albion Technical Distribution Ltd. (Distributor)
   ATTN: Colin Clarke
   102 Laburnum Road
   Sandy, Bedfords, United Kingdom SG19 1HY
   Phone: +44 (0) 1767 689 633    Fax: +44 (0) 78 505 21 297

Latest Version

HDi Version v2.6e has been posted in the "Downloads" section.
Very stable & reliable.

Clients Comment on the HDi

The HDi series is relatively new, so there aren't many comments, but we're generally pleased with what we've received.

  • City Government:  "I’m still in the process of building out the new control room for our new tv station/ production room. I tested it on a table for a while and it seemed to work out great. It’s straight to the point and I hope to have it recording for the next 10 years."
  • From a reseller:  "They [clients] have mentioned that the quality of DVDs produced by the BCD is superior [to their current DVD recorder], and obviously the HD files are in another league altogether."
  • From an Army user: Fits wall in the rack.  Makes good pictures.



You CAN take it with you!

HDi DVD 04a Discs

Yes, you CAN take it with you.  Available Slot-load DVD drive for easy operation.  Optional Removiable hard drive for absolute security.   No other professional DVR or DVD recorder gives you both convenience and security.Slot-load prevents damage from accidental clumsiness.



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