FlashBack-3 Rugged DVR Specifications
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FlashBack-3 Specifications

Outline Specifications  
Mechanical size Single; L:60 x W:40 x H:13.5 mm (Height 18.5 mm with internal battery option).
Dual; L:80 x W:75 x H:13.5 mm (Height 18.5 mm with internal battery option).
Finish Hard anodised black aluminium
Weight Single; 45g (without card and battery)
Dual: 67g (without cards and battery)
DC power input 6 x 28 V DC
Current consumption < 100μA stand-by.
< 1.8 Watts in stop (155 mA typical at 12V).
< 2.4 Watts recording & streaming (200 mA typical at 12V).
DC outputs External camera power off; 5, 9, 12 or 16 V.
500 mA at 5 Volts, 200 mA at 12V.
GPS power; off, 3.3 or 5 V at 500 mA max.
Operating temperature -10 to +50ºC when suitable SD card is fitted (eg SanDisk Extreme III).
0 to + 35ºC with internal battery option.
Record control Local record start / record stop buttons
2 external inputs activated by contact to ground.
Default: Input 1; record switch, Input 2; record on trigger.
Option: Input 1; start recording, Input 2; stop recording.
Internal vibration alert on record and stop.
Internal battery option Single: 1 x lithium-polymer cell proving approximately 1.5 hours record time.
(without powering external cameras / GPS etc).
Dual: 1 x lithium-polymer cell proving approximately 2 hours record time
Configuration Web page interface via Ethernet connection
Recording media Single and dual flash memory card(s) with support for SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) Cards should be at least x 133 speed.

Molex 1.25mm pitch headers. See Mates with Molex 51021 connectors.
Interfacing cable clamp assembly to various connector combinations available.
Mini USB-2
RJ45 Ethernet connector (Single RJ45 connector via adapter)

 Video and Audio:
Video input NTSC or PAL, composite or Y/C
Video compression H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4 part 10. Playable in QuickTime, VLC etc
Video record rate Real-time (25/30 frames per second) and user configurable time-lapse modes to 1 frame per second..
Video resolution Full standard definition (NTSC 720 x 488, PAL 720 x 576)
Record rates / times
Extra High 4.5 Mbps (29 minutes/GB
High: 3.0 Mbps (44 minutes / GB
Medium: 2.0 Mbps (66 minutes / GB)
Low: 1.0 Mbps (2 hours 12 minutes / GB)
Video streaming Full rate CIF resolution H.264 streaming of live video input. Can record and stream simultaneously. Bit rates from 100 kbps to 800 kbps
Onscreen display Recorded text overlay of date and time (in European & US formats) and GPS coordinates. User configurable position, text colour etc
Audio input Dual channel microphone / line level, user configurable. Automatic gain control (AGC) on/off
Audio format Stereo 44.1 kHz 16 bits per sample, AAC compression
Motion detection (option) 16 user configurable zones with selectable sensitivity
Data Interfaces  
Ethernet interface RJ45 socket Dual, RJ45 adapter cable on Single.
Programmable IP address (DHCP optional).
HTML Web page configuration (password protected).
Download of files via HTTP.
Secure web and file download (via future upgrade).
Dual recorder can be powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Other Interfaces USB-2 slave interface for file download. Shows the SD card as an external drive.
RS232 port, can interface to GPS receiver to show coordinates onscreen or to control external PTZ camera etc.



FlashBack-3 Interfaces

Connector 1 Power/Control Connector 4 Audio/Video Output
1 6-28V DC In
2 Record Control 1:
3 Record Control 2:
4 Record Control 3:
5 Recording Out, 3.0V 300mA switchable
6 Power Ground
1 Video Out (Composite)
2 Video Ground
3 Audio Out Left
4 Audio Out Right
5 Audio Ground
Connector 2 -Other Digital Connector 5 Audio/Video In
1 GPS Power Out
2 RS232 TX
3 RS232 RX
5 Unconnected
6 Unconnected
7 Battery connection
8 Power Ground


1 Video In / S-Video Y
2 S-Video C in
3 Video Ground
4 Camera Power out - 5/9/12/16V/ Off
5 Power Ground
6 Mic Bias L
7 Audio in Left
8 Mic Bias R
9 Audio In Right
10 Audio Ground
Connector 3 Ethernet Network Connector 6 mini-USB-2
(Single Only - external adapter to RJ45 required)  



Product Codes

Product Codes Description
FB3B-5480 FlashBack-3 SINGLE PAL miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 1GB SD card
FB3B-5385 FlashBack-3 SINGLE NTSC miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 1GB SD card
FB3B-5481 FlashBack-3 DUAL PAL miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 2 x 1GB SD cards
FB3B-5441 FlashBack-3 DUAL NTSC miniature H.264 video recorder with accessories and 2 x 1GB SD cards


Due to continual product development Ovation Systems reserve the right to change specifications without notice. E&OE.