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02 - HD2 Hardware Overview

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For a quick step by step guide of setting up the VBOX Video HD2 system in a vehicle, click here to see the Quick Start Guide.
 


 

The VBOX Video HD2 is designed to disperse heat from internal components through the lid of the box, as such the unit will become hot to the touch when running.

The enclosure is designed to use airflow to cool the unit down, so do ensure that the top of the HD2 is left open to the air.
 

If VBOX Video HD2 is being used in extreme ambient temperatures (cabin temperature exceeding 50°C), the Harsh Environment Fan Accessory can be used to reduce the temperature of the unit.
 

IMPORTANT – If the HD2 is being used in conjunction with a driver communication radio system, ensure that there is a minimum separation distance of 20 cm between the radio system and the camera units and cables to avoid any video interference problems.

Front Panel

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Rear Panel  

Side Panel (V6 HDMI unit)

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Inputs/ Outputs

Inputs

  • 2 x Camera Inputs (CAM 1/CAM 2)
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080p at 30 or 60 frames/second
    FOV: 148° horizontal, 86° vertical, 163° diagonal
  • 2 x Audio Inputs (MIC)
    Stereo audio recording with automatic gain control and line level input option
  • Bluetooth
    For start/stop logging switch, heart rate monitor or OBD dongle
  • RS232 (CAN/SER)
    For communication with OLED Display
  • CAN Bus (CAN/SER)
    Allows user to log up to 80 CAN signals

Outputs

  • SD Card
    Fast 32 GB card supplied with device Fast SD card required – tested up to 512 GB supported
  • USB 2.0 Host Interface (USB)
    For recording to USB flash drives, fast USB drive required
  • WiFi
    For camera setup/preview
  • RS232 (CAN/SER)
    For communication with OLED Display
  • HDMI video output (side connector, V6 HDMI unit)
    HDMI 1.3 with EIA/CEA-861-D video format support
    Maximum pixel rate of 74.25 MHz at 1080p30

LED Behaviour  

If two solid green LEDs are shown, the system is ready to record.

If the system is permanently fitted to a vehicle, it should be possible to view the front panel when it is mounted. A brief overview of the LED behaviour is below.

OK LED
Green – Fast Flash System powering up or updating firmware/ scene
Green – Slow Flash Fully powered - No SD Card/ USB Memory
Green – Solid SD Card/ USB Memory OK – READY TO LOG
Orange – Slow Flash Requires reboot
Red – Solid System Error
The unit will automatically power cycle after approximately 30 seconds

 

GPS LED
Green – Slow Flash Searching for Satellites
Green – Solid GPS Lock OK – READY TO LOG

 

REC LED
Blue – Solid Recording  DO NOT REMOVE MEDIA
Blue – Fast Flash Closing Files  DO NOT REMOVE MEDIA

 

There is a fourth LED on the rear of the system. If the mounting solution only allows the back panel to be visible, this status LED works on a simple ‘traffic light’ style system. 

Status LED
Red System Error
Orange Not ready to record (either no GPS or no SD Card USB Memory OK)
Green Ready to record  – system all OK
Blue Recording  DO NOT REMOVE MEDIA

Connection Diagrams

Information on connecting different types of OLED display is available here.

 

Supplied equipment

 

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Including OLED Display and USB Logging

 

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Including CAN and Stereo Microphones

 

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Unit Dimensions

Measurements all displayed in mm.


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