The AVC4000 integrates on a single PC/104-Plus card 4 real-time video frame grabbers for capturing video from 4 independent and asynchronous composite video sources (NTSC or PAL). The AVC4000 features built-in video multiplexers that allow the selection of four sources from up to 8 inputs. The selected inputs can be scaled, cropped and positioned under software control and alpha blended with OSD text and graphics. Furthermore, the 4 video input channels can be arranged into a number of pre-defined or custom views under software control to make up a single D1 stream. The size and position of each of the channels is adjustable and allows custom PiP, PoP and tiled views to be created as required. Pre-defined views exist for displaying each input channel as a full size D1 input and for displaying each video channel as CIF sized quadrants making up a full D1 capture.
Utilising the 32-bit PCI architecture, the AVC4000 overlays the captured video directly onto the host system VGA display buffer or system memory with minimal host CPU intervention and loading. The AVC4000 features 2 analog video output paths for easy connection to a separate video recorder or display unit. The analog outputs can configured to display the same video stream as the capture or an alternative channel arrangement again under software control.
The AVC4000 comes with a set of well-documented comprehensive SDKs that minimize development risk and shortens time-to-market. The SDKs are available on popular embedded operating systems such as Windows XP / XP-Embedded and Linux.
Typical applications include high performance image capture, vehicle-based video capture, real-time situational awareness, law Enforcement, crime scene recording, remote video surveillance, multi-camera security application, asset monitoring, traffic monitoring and control as well as video acquisition and analytics.

  • Real time video capture to system memory or overlay to system VGA screen
  • 4 input video channels can be arranged in custom configurations creating a single D1 capture
  • Full PAL/NTSC resolutions (up to 720 x 576 PAL, 720x480 NTSC)
  • Total of 8 composite video inputs; 2-input software controlled video multiplexer per channel
  • Alpha blended text and graphics overlay on Live Video
  • Composite and s-video outputs
  • Support for multiple AVC4000 devices in a PC/104-Plus system
  • PC/104-Plus DMA operation for low host CPU usage
  • High performance 133Mbytes DMA burst transfer on PC/104-Plus
  • Drivers for Windows-XP, XP-Embedded and Linux
  • Low power rugged PC/104-Plus form factor
  • PC/104-Plus Universal Add-in module
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to +60°C or -40°C to +85°C

Advanced Micro Peripherals is a leading manufacturer of embedded video solutions - offering the latest MPEG-4 / H.264 codecs and video overlay / annotation technologies on a wide range of embedded board form factors including PC/104, PC/104-Plus, CompactPCI and miniPCI modules. The AMP range of rugged, long-life embedded video hardware is matched with comprehensive software to capture, display and record from multi-channel NTSC / PAL video cameras. AMP also offers an extensive range of PC/104, PC/104-Plus and EBX format embedded PCs (SBC), communication controllers and power supplies to create complete (COTS) solutions for use in military and industrial grade digital video recorders (DVR), telemetry and transportation infrastructure. The product range is designed and produced by our highly qualified team of engineers from our headquarters near Cambridge in the UK and is supported by sales teams in the UK and United States.

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