8-Channel DVR PCIe Add-in Card


Designed for professional video surveillance applications, the VRC7008 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) PCI Express add-in card features the Exar S7100 software configurable processor and perform H.264 encoding on eight channels of D1 NTSC/PAL video at full resolution and frame rate. Extensive video preprocessing coupled with the power of the Exar Intelligent Encoder give the VRC7008 pristine video quality while maintaining high compression levels. This results in tremendous reduction in storage costs for surveillance installations using the VRC7008 card. The Programmable Accelerator of the S7100 at the core of the Intelligent Encoder delivers multi-stream encoding of baseline, main, and high-profile H.264 Advanced Video CODEC (AVC). In addition, the S7100 video processor drives H.264 Scalable Video CODEC (SVC) compression that enables flexible and efficient resizing and resampling of multi-stream surveillance video. The VRC7008 is designed specifically for video surveillance equipment OEMs. The card is controlled via the Intelligent Encoder Software Development Kit (SDK) for either Linux or Windows. The VRC7008 is compatible with all Exar S7000-based PCIe cards and OEMs already familiar with the SDK can integrate the card into their software in a matter of hours. With clear SDK documentation and support of Exar Application Engineering, new design teams also achieve rapid time-to-market. The low-profile short-form-factor card is readily embedded in compact industrial PCs and servers. A high bandwidth PCIe interface provides connectivity to the host. The card also supports eight channels of alarm I/O and an RS485 interface for remote camera control through an I/O header with an optional I/O card.

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  • 8 Channels H.264 High Profile Encoding
  • Exar Intelligent Encoder™ with H.264 AVC/SVC
  • Linux and Windows SDK


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Product Brief

VRC7008 Product Brief


  • PC-based Digital Video Recorders (DVR)
  • Hybrid Network Video Recorders (H-NVR)


  • 100 Megapixel/sec H.264 encoding
  • Easy integration with professional security and surveillance systems
  • Rapid time-to-market for video surveillance equipment OEMs

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