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Pentek's New Talon Extreme Rugged Wideband 1/2 ATR Recorder Family Delivers Reduced SWaP

  • Multichannel ultra-wideband and high dynamic range RF/IF Recorders
  • Up to 4 GB/s real-time recording rates
  • Removable SSD QuickPac Drive Packs hold up to 30.7 TB
  • Environmentally-sealed, conduction-cooled design ideal for harsh mechanical and thermal environments
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Upper Saddle River, NJ - July 30, 2018 - Pentek, Inc., today announced the Talon RTX 25xx series, a new high-performance small form factor (SFF) recorder product line for extreme operating environments. Optimized for SWaP (size, weight and power), the rugged sealed ½ ATR recorders are available with multiple input options and can hold up to 30.7 TB of removable SSD storage. These SFF recorders provide real-time streaming data rates of up to 4 GB/s for ultra-wide bandwidth RF or high-speed recording.

"While real-time recording of a gigahertz or more of RF bandwidth is commonly available in 19" rackmountable systems, shrinking this capability into a form factor suitable for UAVs, aircraft pods or other confined spaces has proven challenging for the industry," said Chris Tojeira, Recording Systems director, Pentek. He added, "Our engineering team used years of valuable customer feedback to design a product suitable for almost any environment, while maintaining the real-time recording performance of much larger and far less rugged systems."

Extremely Rugged, Sealed Design

Engineered to operate in the toughest environments with high levels of shock and vibration, the RTX recorder's chassis keeps all electronics sealed from the external environment. The ½ ATR chassis uses military standard circular connectors for I/O to control RF emissions while protecting the recorder's electronics from humidity, water, dust, sand and salt fog.

The Talon RTX SFF chassis further seals the internal electronics from the outside environment by extracting heat through conduction to an inner plenum that is air cooled. A thermostat-controlled, removable fan pulls air into the front of the chassis, through the plenum, and then out the back of the chassis. Only the fan is exposed to the outside environment, assuring all system electronics are protected in the sealed chassis. The inner plenum can be replaced to provide other cooling options, such as liquid or conduction cooling.

Designed to operate from -40°C to +60°C, these recorders can handle most thermal environments, making them ideal for UAV's, aircraft pods, tight equipment bays, military vehicles and most outdoor environments.

High-Speed Data Storage and Security

Pentek's QuickPac drive pack is easily removed from the recorder by loosening a set of captive thumb screws on the front panel. An empty QuickPac drive pack can replace a full one, minimizing mission down time. A companion offload system for the QuickPac drive pack is available so the recorder can remain in use while the recorded data is transported and reviewed via the offload system at a ground facility. The QuickPac drive pack holds up to 30.7 TB of solid state data storage capacity and supports RAID levels 0, 5 or 6.

For secure applications, a separate operating system drive can be removed, allowing users to extract all non-volatile memory from the system in just a few seconds.

First Talon 25xx ½ ATR Recorders

The following recorders are the first to be announced under this new family:

Ease of Operation

Pentek's SystemFlow® software interface is integrated into every Talon recorder. The software includes the graphical user interface (GUI) that is used to control the recorder with point-and-click configuration management, a client/server communication interface, NTFS file system support and an application programming interface (API) for custom user applications and control. Signal analysis tools include a virtual oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, and spectrogram to monitor signals before, during and after data collection. The system can be controlled remotely via the Gigabit Ethernet interface available on one of the MIL STD circular connectors.

Available Options and Simulation Package

The Talon SFF recorders offer an optional GPS receiver for precise time and position stamping. Additional QuickPac drive packs with 3.8 to 30.7 TB are available. Computer I/O on all models includes Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, RS-232 and HDMI.

Pentek's SystemFlow Simulator provides a "test drive" of the SystemFlow recording software installed on all Talon recording systems. The simulator allows users to operate the standard GUI and the SystemFlow API. A free trial package is available for download here.

Pricing and Availability

For the latest pricing, delivery and available options, please fill out this form and your request will be delivered to the appropriate department. To learn more about our products or to discuss your specific application please email our sales department at sales@pentek.com, contact your local representative or Pentek directly:

John Eklund
Sales Director
Pentek, Inc.
One Park Way
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
USA
Tel: +1 (201) 818-5900
Fax: +1 (201) 818-5904
sales@pentek.com
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