GOST Marine Security Video Recording Device
GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies) released its next generation security video solution, the GOST Watch HD Internet Video Recorder (IVR). The new video recording system features a four terabyte hard drive – designed to capture and store video on a modern yacht – that is capable of continuously recording and storing 90 days of video from up to six cameras. The GOST Watch HD IVR system supports the highest resolution video recording from any GOST or third party analog cameras connected to the GOST Watch HD Analog-to-Digital Gateway (GWHD-A/D Gateway). Footage can be accessed locally on board the boat for viewing and downloading to a computer or USB thumb drive, or remotely via the GOST Watch HD password-protected website.
The secure GOST Watch HD web portal offers navigation aids with quick review, locate and calendar-lookup tools; time and date stamped video; as well as an easy-to-use file export utility. It includes a newly designed interface for accessing stored video footage quickly and easily. If Internet connectivity is lost or interrupted, users can also review footage via HDMI or VGA outputs on a boat’s TVs or multifunction displays (MFD).
Video files are stored on the GOST Watch HD IVR system at the highest resolution produced – VGA RES (640 X 480) at up to 20 FPS using custom H.264/MJPEG dual codec decoding compression. For a maximum of six cameras, the frame rate can be reduced slightly to ensure required capacity. In cases where there is little activity in view of the camera being recorded, the maximum storage may be increased due to the use of H.264 compression. Connected directly, the GOST Watch HD IVR will collect video without using the bandwidth from onboard cellular or satellite-based Internet connections.
(As published in the September 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)