Embedded DVR Systems, Rugged Displays




The Programmable Surveillance Monitor (PSM-CAN) is a series of MIL SPEC displays with integrated Digital Video Recorder (DVR), capable of real-time recording and playback. The full-frame rate video, with H.264/MPEG-4 compression and embedded time stamping up to 1/100th of a second, is downloadable via USB port. This highly ruggedized display offers ASCII or HEX code (via CANBus or RS-422) protocol for control of external systems and/or internal display features. Multiple mounting options allow for seamless integration within any rugged system.The PSM-CAN Series is available in four sizes.

LCD Size Specifications Resolution Nits Viewing Angle Contrast
Max. Power Consumption
8.4” TFT AM LCD SVGA (800×600) 800 160° (H) x 160° (V) 900:1 ≤30 Watts
10.4” TFT AM LCD SVGA (800×600) 800 160° (H) x 160° (V) 900:1 ≤40 Watts
12.1” TFT AM LCD SVGA (800×600) 550 160° (H) x 140° (V) 600:1 ≤40 Watts
15.0” TFT AM LCD XGA (1024×768) 800 160° (H) x 140° (V) 800:1 ≤40 Watts
Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Specifications
Maximum Recording Capacity Approximately 1hr/GB. Up to 32 hours (32GB); Up to 64 hours (64GB); Up to 128 hours (128 GB)
Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4
Time Stamping 1/100th of a second
USB Download Port Appears as a remote HDD when connected to a PC
Technical Specifications
Display 8-bit color, 16,777,216 colors
Dimming Ratio 3000:1 (Engineering) TBD
Video Inputs (2) RS-170; NTSC or PAL (B, D, G, I, K)
Video Outputs (1) RS-170
Connectors* MIL-C Connectors
Housing Milled Aluminum, Black Hard Anodized
Mounting Panel, RAM, 75mm VESA Mount, Side Mount, Corner Mounting Tabs
Wide Range DC Power Input 10-36 VDC (12,24,28 VDC nominal)
Power Conditioning Protected against Internal Short Circuit, Load Dump, Over Voltage and Reverse Polarity
Environmental Specifications
IP Rating IP67 (NEMA 6 Submersible)
Operating Temperature -40°C to 71°C (-40°F to 160°F)
Storage Temperature -51°C to 71°C (-60°F to 160°F)
Humidity 0-100%
Altitude 45,000 ft.
Military Specifications
MIL-STD-461 EMI MIL-STD-810 Method 512, Immersion
MIL-STD-704 Aircraft Power Requirements MIL-STD-810 Method 513, Acceleration
MIL-STD-810 Method 500, Altitude MIL-STD-810 Method 514, Procedure I, II, V, VI; General Vibration
Category 14 – Aircraft; Category 20 – Ground Mobile
MIL-STD-810 Method 501, High Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 516, Procedure I, Functional Shock
MIL-STD-810 Method 502, Low Temperature MIL-STD-810 Method 520, Temp, Humidity, Vibe and Altitude
MIL-STD-810 Method 503, Temperature Shock MIL-STD-1275 Vehicle Power Requirements
MIL-STD-810 Method 505, Solar Radiation MIL-STD-1472 Thermal Contact Hazard
MIL-STD-810 Method 507, Humidity MIL-PRF-22885 Sunlight Readability for Push Buttons
MIL-STD-810 Method 508, Fungus MIL-A-8625 Standard Finish, Type III, Class 1 & 2
MIL-STD-810 Method 509, Salt/Fog MIL-PRF-22750 Painted Finish, Optional, Minimum Quantity Required
MIL-STD-810 Method 510, Blowing Sand and Dust MIL-DTL-26482 (and 38999) Connector, Qualified
MIL-STD-810 Method 511, Explosive Atmosphere

*Cables not included

†Power range specified covers momentary environmental fluctuations generally found in a mobile environment while display is operating. For power initialization and continual operation, nominal voltages are required

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Overview Drawings And User Manual

Specific mount diagrams available upon request, contact DSE for more information.


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