Video surveillance gets H.264 encoding

Exar has introduced a digital video recorder on a PCI Express card for professional video surveillance applications.


The VRC7016XE card features two Exar S7110 software configurable processors and performs H.264 encoding on 16 channels of up to 960H NTSC/PAL video at full resolution and frame rate.

With 960H video, surveillance systems can have a wider horizontal field-of-view (FOV) than what typical D1 CCTV video cameras provide, says the supplier.

The VRC7016XE is designed specifically for video surveillance equipment OEMs.

The card is controlled via the Intelligent Encoder software development kit for either Linux or Windows. The VRC7016XE is compatible with Exar’s S7000-based PCIe cards.

Two user-configurable spot monitor outputs are provided. The card also supports eight channels of alarm I/O and an RS-485 interface for remote camera control through an I/O header with an optional I/O card.

The processors have a programmable accelerator for multi-stream encoding of baseline, main and high-profile H.264 Advanced Video CODEC.


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