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Picolo Jet X - PCI-X Video Capture and Compression Board


Picolo Jet-X is a new video capture board dedicated to PC based multiple-channel DVR. This 64-bit 133 MHz PCI-X bus board captures simultaneously four video streams and compresses them in a JPEG format in real time. With up to three video expansion brackets, the Picolo Jet-X also manages quick switching between up to sixteen cameras. It accepts standard composite color (PAL, NTSC) or monochrome (CCIR, EIA) video formats. The Picolo series generates bitmaps in all popular color formats such as RGB, YUV, planar or packed. The Picolo series video capture boards are designed to drastically simplify the design of video surveillance applications. TTL I/O lines and watchdog are provided for system integration and the Picolo Jet-X is compatible with the MIO module. The Euresys boards come with DirectShow filters and the Windows and Linux MultiCam drivers.


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Jet X PCI-X video capture and compression board
Download Picolo Jet X Datasheet (PDF)
  • Four video color digitizers
  • Four on-board JPG encoders
  • 240 fps
  • Quick switching between up to 16 cameras on 4 digitizers
  • TTL I/O lines and watchdog
  • 64-bit, 133 MHz PCI-X bus - compatible with any conventional PCI slot
  • Expandable architecture:
    VEB (Video Expansion Bracket),
    VEB 12 MIO (I/O module) compatible
Streaming and compression with four simultaneous video digitizers
Streaming and compression with 4 simultaneous video digitizers
The Picolo Jet-X is able to simultaneously digitize four video signals, to compress them into JPEG or MotionJPEG format and to send the resulting digital data in real time into the PC memory. The Picolo Jet-X allows sending to the PC the original image or the compressed one
The different acquisition and compression parameters are handled by DirectShow filters (preliminary) or MultiCam parameters. Those interfaces are delivered with all Euresys video-capture boards
Quick switching

Adding three Video Expansion Brackets, the Picolo Jet-X provides the four digitizers with sixteen inputs. This maximum configuration leads to a 16-camera system. The four digitizers of the Picolo Jet-X board are switching between these inputs at a very high rate.

64-bit, 133 MHz PCI-X bus for an impressive accuracy in the data transmission

The Picolo Jet-X fully takes advantage of the computer PCI-X bus and its theoretical bandwidth greater than 1 GB/s. Connection to such a high capability bus drastically reduces the latencies on the bus and the risk of fifo-overrun errors and data losses. In addition, it allows the parallel use of many Picolo Jet-X in the same PC.

PCI compatibility
The PCI-X bus of the Picolo Jet-X is compatible with all the conventional PCI slots of a PC: from 32-bit, 33 MHz -5V-to 64-bit, 66 MHz -3V-. This PCI-X bus is also compatible with any other PCI-X slot: from 64-bit, 66 MHz -3V- to 64-bit, 133 MHz -3V-. For more information the "PCI Variations Application Note" is available on the Euresys web site -download area.

Download Picolo Jet X Datasheet (PDF)

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