CORE DVR Express

Portable DVR with Removable Solid State Storage

With models available for recording from most popular video standards, IO Industries DVR Express® Core is our most advanced digital video recorder and the first portable DVR designed to work the way you do. It's small enough to hand-carry to a data collection site. Data can be quickly and conveniently downloaded to a computer using its 3Gb/s eSATA port. As well, Core's quad-pack solid state drive shuttle can be removed in just a few seconds and the 2.5” SATA drives can then be installed into a computer for analysis.

All DVR Express® Core models support uncompressed video recording at the maximum data rate of their respective video standards – with no frame drops. Every captured frame of video is time-stamped in hardware with sub-microsecond accuracy. Core's internal timer can be synchronized to the time clock of a remote computer facilitating synchronization to IRIG-B and GPS receivers. Core's RAID storage engine provides an added level of protection against data loss.

DVR Express® Core is uniquely designed for remote control by laptop, workstation or handheld computer. The user interacts with the remote computer to control Core and to review the imagery captured by Core. Live video display is available during recording, and video playback and export can be easily performed after video is recorded. IO Industries CoreView™ software, included with the purchase of each Core DVR, is a fully-featured application package installed on the Control PC.

A host of other features simplify the integration of Core with computers and other electronics. Core's 14-34V DC power input and its low power consumption, just 25W with drives installed, ease the task of powering the device in vehicles and aircraft. Trigger I/O using TTL and LVDS signals provides realtime interfacing to other devices. A rugged aluminum enclosure allows Core to withstand the rigors of use in the field.

Advanced features include precision time-stamping of video frames in hardware, hardware trigger inputs/outputs with FPGA-controlled timing manipulation, and onboard video buffering for optimal live video viewing.

Product Highlights

  • Uncompressed recording to removable solid state drives
  • Remote control by external computer
  • Data protection using RAID
  • Low power (~25W with drives) and light-weight (1.4kg)
  • Rugged aluminum enclosure

Compatible with IO Industries CoreView™, CoreSDK™, and Streams™ 7

DVR Express® Core 3G-SDI In/Out

  • (2) 3G/HD-SDI inputs plus (2) outputs
  • SMPTE : 259, 260, 274, 295, 296, 372, 425, 428
  • Includes : 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 2K and RAW
  • Also records embedded audio and metadata

DVR Express® Core GigE Vision

  • (2) GigE Vision™ inputs
  • Full support for GenICam™ cameras
  • Connect cameras directly or through switch
  • Supports cameras in multicast mode

DVR Express® Core NTSC / PAL

  • (4) Analog composite inputs
  • Supports NTSC and PAL formats
  • Also available with (4) S-Video inputs

DVR Express® Core Standalone

  • Available for Camera Link, 3G/HDSDI, CoaXPress and NTSC/PAL models
  • (1) DVI/HDMI monitor output
  • (2) USB for KB/Mouse/Other
  • (1) GigE port for remote control

Connection to Remote Computer

  • desc3Gb/s eSATA

Trigger Input / Output

  • (6) Bi-directional TTL lines, (2) LVDS inputs/outputs

Time Stamping

  • Every recorded frame is time-stamped by hardware time code generator


  • Time code generator can be synchronized to external IRIG, GPS or time device

Control Software

  • IO Industries CoreView™, CoreSDK™, and Streams™ 7 (Windows XP/Vista 32/64 bit)


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


  • 1.4 kg* (3.1 lbs)


  • Black, aluminum


  • 14-34 V DC, ~25W *


  • Removable quad-pack drive shuttle
  • Up to (4) 2.5" solid state SATA drives
  • RAID (levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3)