MPEG video codec
The CTR-1475 is a real-time MPEG-4 video compressor, encoder and frame grabber module designed to capture up to four concurrent high-quality analog video and audio streams, encode them in compressed MPEG-4 or AVI formats, and send them to an embedded computer over the 32-bit PCI bus.
Featuring an onboard RISC microcontroller dedicated to handling the computationally intensive video compression procedure, this PC/104-Plus form factor module supports up to four cameras at a time, enabling a lower-end system processor or up to four CTR-1475 modules to be used in a single system (supporting up to 16 cameras). Because of its compact size and rugged design, the board is especially suited for live video surveillance applications where rugged environmental conditions (vibration/extreme temperatures) and space constraints exist (i.e. in transportation, industrial and defense systems).