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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 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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DVD-1150 Industrial Rack Mount DVD Recorder

  BCD DVD-1150 Rackmount DVD Recorder, RS232 Control




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.  NOTE: The DVD-1150 fully supports "+RW" discs.

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HDi-250 Hi-Def Recorder - New Features

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HDi-Easy Format Detect
The HDi High Resolution Video Recorder automatically detects the video format on all inputs at the press of a button as a menu selection.   Over 35 formats are detectable via HDMI and Component connectors.  Composite detects PAL and NTSC.  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.

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We've tried to keep the rear panel as straightforward as possible.

BCD HDi Back Full V2 1500

Rear Panel I/O

The section on the right has Component In/Out(BNC), Composite In/Out(BNC), Audio In/Out(RCA) and HDMI Input/Output.

On the left is the Power connector and various computer connections.  We use a COTS Industrial 4-core computer to drive the syste.  
Even though most of the connections are not used, we leave them exposed because some of them stick out beyond our rear panel.
The one connector worth mentioning is the RJ-45 LAN socket for TCP/IP remote control.
For military versions the USB and LAN connectors are permanently covered by an inside panel.

[HDi-250] Video/Audio I/O is on the right panel.
Component: Y, R-Y, B-Y, Composite



Latest Version v2.8

HDi Firmware Version v2.8-rc7 is now shipping.
Steamilined internal code for stability and ease of enhancement,

  • Easy Detect of input video formats
  • Security PINs: Supervisor & Operator

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.

  • from a reseller:  "...  It is good as the process has been simplified.

    The device also started displaying the live video and audio after boot up [video loop through].   So this is also good.

    And then I transferred the same video files before to an USB stick after formatting. All Played!!! Wala!! Happy days!! And now to the next test….  I recorded a new file. And I transferred this new file and all the older files to the same USB stick (after formatting). And all played!!!! I am so happy.
  • 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.



Solid State Exhibit Video

  Solid State Video Players for Exhibits

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.

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