Product Focus – Logging Recorders
Digital logger provides start-stop control
E.F. Johnson has teamed up with EXACOM to provide a digital logging recorder for use on the Multinet trunked radio system by EF Johnson. The Hindsight-net digital recorder is integrated with the Multinet system using an interface adapter. The logger provides complete start-stop control and identification of unique ID, group ID, home and site IDs associated with the radio system audio channels. Features of the digital recorder include the ability to maintain eight to 128 channels per recorder, an install-recall buffer that has a capacity of 2,000 channel hours, and archival storage that can support more than 4,000 channel hours per recorder.
Software requires no physical connection
The ArchiveReview software from Eventide can search and play off-site with neither a physical connection to the recorder nor the need to re-record the data to analog audio tape or digital PC format. Original archives recorded on the logger are virtually tamper-proof. Unlike audiocassettes and .wav files, the only way to edit or alter the archive data is to destroy the media. Therefore, it is often imperative that the original archives be available in case of dispute. The software, in combination with a DVD-RAM or DDS archive drive, can be installed on any PC or laptop computer. It looks and loads like other Windows-based programs and requires a minimal amount of hard disk space. An optional foot control is available to facilitate the transcription of archives.
System uses WIN2000
Dynamic Instruments’ digital recorders use a WIN2000 operating system. The recorders locate, retrieve, review, duplicate and distribute calls through integrated hardware and software tools. Recording can be as few as eight and as many as hundreds of channels through networking. Archiving choices include MO, DVD or DAT media.
Recording system offers disk array
Dictaphone’s Prolog and Networked Guardian communications recording systems feature a seven-disk array offering organizations on-line access for as long as seven months of recorded voice communications. The system works by recording on one hard disk after another, until all seven disks are filled. Then, the system operates as a circular buffer and begins recording over the audio on the first hard disk. Disks can connect to a single recorder, providing about 9,000 channel hours of unattended recording.
Logger supports analog, digital
The DVL-24 digital voice logger from JEI Communications offers instant recall and archival recording of as many as 24 recording channels. A built-in 6.4″ flat-panel monitor permits viewing details on 18 recordings at one time. This logger supports analog and digital phone service, as well as conventional and trunked radio service. A locking front panel conceals the archival drives, the power switch and the monitor switch. An optional writable CD or DVD allows users to make copies of specific recordings in a .wav file format.