Sensoray of Tigard, Ore., offers the model 812 PCI Express eight-channel frame grabber.
The product allows each video channel to capture full frame rates of 30 frames per second (fps) for NTSC or 25 fps for PAL, which results in an aggregate frame rate of up to 240 fps for NTSC or 200 fps for PAL, according to the company. Associatively, eight channels of mono audio can be captured as well.
The board implements a PCI-Express x1 interface that facilitates plug and play operation into any width of PCI-Express slots. All operating power is supplied from the PCI-Express bus and no external power supply is needed. It is a complete hardware solution for applications such as high performance image capture, multi-camera security applications, and for product inspection.
The captured video data can be streamed continuously to system memory or disk for either immediate local display or further processing. All eight composite video inputs are connected through a DB15 connector, or through an optional DB15-to-BNC breakout cable. An additional 34-pin connector can be used for breaking-in the all composite video input signals.