System streamlines the signal recording/playback paradigmProduct
February 21, 2012
When it comes to military systems, a streamlined approach that delivers maximum functionality is the optimum approach - which is exactly why the RTR 2726 multiband playback and recording system from Pentek caught our eye.
When it comes to military systems, a streamlined approach that delivers maximum functionality is the optimum approach – which is exactly why the RTR 2726 multiband playback and recording system from Pentek caught our eye. Specifically, the multiband system records and plays back high-bandwidth RF and IF [Intermediate Frequency] signals, while eliminating the requirement for spectrum analyzers or oscilloscopes. Of course, digital down- and up-converters are a mainstay in this system, and the record and playback channels’ rates are impressive: 16-bit 200 MHz ADCs and 16-bit 800 MHZ DACs, respectively. Data streaming is sustained at 1,600 MBps traveling to and from storage: 4 TB housed in a RAID configuration and comprising eight hot-swappable SSDs.
Additionally, the signal playback/capture at 700 MHz-capable RTR 2726 – geared for rugged environments including ships, vehicles, and aircraft – offers data-file recording parameters, time stamping, and optional GPS. Tipping the scales at 30 lbs and measuring 16.9" (W) x 9.5" (D) x 13.4" (H), inside the box is the Windows 7 Professional operating system, in addition to a quad-core Intel Xeon processor. And one of the handiest features: A panel folds down in the front of this boxed system, which panel encases a 17" LCD monitor, touchpad, and full keyboard; or, conveniently, the box system can be operated and closed remotely, courtesy of a native Ethernet port.
Pentek, now part of Mercury
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458