DVR Express™ Core 2

Multi-Camera Uncompressed Video Recorder

The new DVR Express® Core 2 builds on the success of the Core series, offering more camera inputs and faster direct-to-disk recording speed, enabling more of the latest industrial and scientific cameras to be reliably recorded over long durations. As well, the faster host PC speed means better live video display and shorter file export times.

Product Highlights

  • Reliable uncompressed video recording, direct to solid state media
  • Long recording durations at high frame rates with live display
  • Precise timestamping and camera synchronization
  • Rugged, low-power and light-weight design
  • Connects easily to laptops, workstations or tablet PCs
  • Export recordings to common image and video file formats

Compatible with IO Industries CoreView™, and Streams™ 7

DVR Express® Core 2 Camera Link

  • (4) Camera Link inputs, configurable as (4) CL-Base, (1) CL-Full and (2) CL-Base, or (2) CL-Base inputs with (2) CL-Base outputs (for CL-Base repeat/playback)
  • Supports many Area Scan and Linescan cameras with monochrome or color data types
  • All configurations supported (Base/Medium/Full/Full 80-bit) at clock rates up to 85MHz

DVR Express® Core 2 Camera Link Plus

  • Same capabilities as model above plus support for (2) CL-Full inputs, either from separate cameras or a single camera with dual CL-Full outputs
  • Can also be configured as (1) CL-Full input with (1) CL-Full output (for CL-Full repeat/playback)

DVR Express® Core 2 CoaXPress

  • Configure ports as (4) single-link inputs or (2) dual-link inputs
  • Supports CXP-1/CXP-2/CXP-3 link speeds (max. 3.125Gbps per link)
  • Provides power to PoCXP-compliant cameras, up to 13W per link (requires COREPWRCXP AC adapter or 24V DC supply)
  • 75-ohm BNC connectors (BNC to DIN 1.0/2.3 cables available)
  • CoaXPress v1.1 and GenICam v2.4 compliant

DVR Express® Core 2 CoaXPress Plus

  • Same capabilities as model above plus support for faster link configurations
  • Combined input maximum: 12.5Gbps
  • Supports single and dual-link inputs up to CXP-6 (6.25Gbps per link)
  • Supports quad-link inputs up to CXP-3
  • Contact IO Industries for applications requiring quad-link CXP-6

Connection to Control Computer

  • 3/6 Gbps eSATA-2/3 (USB 3.0 adapter included)
  • Required for configuration and operation
  • Allows live video display, post-recording playback and video export to local storage

Auxiliary Signal Input/Output

  • (6) Bi-directional TTL (direction configured in pairs)
  • (2) LVDS inputs and (2) LVDS outputs
  • (1) Remote On/Off

Time Stamping

  • High-precision time stamp per frame (100ns resolution)
  • Time stamps can be synchronized to external IRIG or GPS time code receiver

Multi-DVR Synchronization

  • Master/Slave configuration allows time reference distribution and synchronizes recording start/stop across multiple DVRs
  • Supports synchronization with previous-generation DVR Express® Core models.

Control Software

  • IO Industries CoreView or Streams™ 7 (SDKs available)

System Requirements

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 32/64-bit
  • Available eSATA or USB 3.0 port


  • Removable shuttle with high-speed solid state media
  • Up to 15TB capacity per DVR
  • Supports hardware RAID (levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3)

Supported Video Data Rate

  • Up to 1620MB/s*

Recording Format

  • Uncompressed recording files
  • DVR Express® Core file format stored in DVR Express® Core file system (proprietary)


  • 320 x 165 x 50 mm (12.6 x 6.5 x 2")


  • 1.4 kg* (3.1 lbs)


  • Anodized aluminum


  • 14-25V DC, < 40W*