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Niagara BCD DVD Recorders HDi-250


The Niagara HDi-250 DVD/Optical disc recorders 

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The Niagara HDi recorders are a series of versatile disk-based video recorders designed for industrial, scientific, educational and military video recording. Features include:

  • HD/SD Recording & Playback
  • Auto Detect TV Standard & Resolution
  • Crestron/AMX compatible RS-232 & TCP/IP Remote Control
  • Windows Network Accessible Files
  • Secure Network Protocol (SSL)
  • Sensitive Operation Lockout via PIN

Compact 1U Rackmount design with removable rack brackets allows for desktop operation.

High Definition Video up to HD1080i/p (1920 x1080) in MPEG-4 & MPEG-2.

Video I/O for the HDi-250 is HDMI, Component and Composite with 2-channel stereo audio. The HDi-SDI adds SDI input as well.

HD to DVD Exclusive Dual-Stream Recording captures full HD video and transcodes/scales to DVDformat files simultaneously.

Video Overlay is available as Date, Time or Date & Time in 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. Many operations are available and via Serial RS-232, TCP/IP (Telnet) commands and Web GUI.

Storage Options abound. Record to Hard Drive, Optical Disc, or USB device. The removable disk option ensures complete security and ease of changing media for different assignments

Cool Running—The HDi-250 draws only about 2 Amps, and dual crossflow fans keep the inside and outside cool

Optical Storage: A DVD drive is standard. Files can be copied to the DVD disc (+R, -R, +RW) as files or formatted and recorded as DVD-Video discs with No Menu, Text Menu, or Motion Video Icon menus. Recordings can also be copied to a network drive or to the front USB port. The HDi can record files directly to a USB drive as well as directly to optical disc.

Remote Protocol For LAN control, the HDi-250 uses the "BCD1" 4- character command protocol, standard with all BCD products since 1982. Commands like PLAY, RECS & STOP are enhanced with disc commands like COPY and BURN.

Network Security Connection to the network and file transfer to Windows machines is selectable On/Off. Secure Shell/SSH is standard. For security, the HDi can be ordered with NO USB and NO network connectors.

On-Board Help Video Always accessible from the Help Menu, this 16- minute “HowTo” video is the perfect “Getting Started” manual.

General The unit occupies 1 rack space and is equipped with a single DVD +-R/+RW drive, complete information display, HDMI, Component, Composite Video I/O, RJ-45 & 9-pin serial jacks for remote control, and on-board video help. 

Niagara HDi 250 recorders tech spec

  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 18” x 1.75” x 17”
  • Fits 19” EIA Rack
  • Shipping Weight: 9lbs
  • Power: 100VAC to 240VAC 50-440Hz, <30W
  • Operating Temperature: +5 to +40C
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to +60C
  • Operating Humidity: 20 to 80%
  • Recording
  • System: Hard Disk, NTSC/PAL
  • Recording File Formats: MP4, MPG Recording Media: DVD +/-RW, DVD +/-R,
  • Video : HDMI Input and HDMI Output Component (Y, Ry, By) BNC x6 (HD Input Formats: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i/p50, 1080i59.94, 1080i/p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97 and 1080p30) Composite BNC x2 , SD Only, PAL/NTSC
  • Audio In/Out: .7V p-p into 600 Ohms (RCA)
  • Front Panel Buttons w/VFD Display TCP/IP ASCII Commands
  • Protocol: RS-232 & TCP/IP “BCD1” protocol Web/GUI interface


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Niagara BCD DVD Recorders HDi-250

Niagara BCD DVD Recorders HDi-250

The Niagara HDi-250 DVD/Optical disc recorders 

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