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geoDVR Technical Specification and Bundle Information

The geoDVR comes in a bundled kit with the hardware, video/photo mapping software needed for use in aerial and mobile mapping platforms.

geoDVR Features
  • Multiplex live video feeds to any standard monitor
  • Record & embed multi-channel HD video with GPS data
  • Use waypoint trigger to log points of interest with audio
  • Snap & save geotagged still photos from video while recording
  • Removable solid state drives (SSD) for longer recording & Swap-outs on Extended Missions
  • Video writes speeds up to 30x faster than CF & SD cards
  • Watermark video with GPS and UTC time
GPS Data Logging
  • Companion File: GPX (Industry Standard)
  • Remote Geo: “Whisper” (Persistent GPS)
  • MISB FMV - STANAG Compliant Transport Stream TS Files
  • Includes: Latitude, Longitude, Time, Altitude, Speed, Heading & More
Integrated GIS Software
  • LineVision Cloud & Server
  • LineVision Google Earth
  • LineVision Esri ArcMap
  • LineVision Desktop
  • LineVision PLS-CADD
Media & Connections
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • 4 x Ethernet Ports
  • 3 x Serial Ports
  • 2 x SIM Card Slots
  • VGA & DVI Out
  • GPS Antenna
  • CPU: Intel Gen 3 Core i7
  • RAM: 8 GB (Expandable)
  • Removable 250 GB 2.5” Solid State Drive (Expandable)
  • Construction: Aluminum Alloy
  • Mounting: Wall-mount & VESA-mount
  • Weight: ~2.6 kg / 5.6 lbs (without accessories)
  • Dimensions: 250 x 150 x 55 mm
  • Input: 9V – 32V DC
  • Operating Temp: -40ºC ~ 70ºC
  • Relative Humidity: 0% RH – 95% RH
  • Vibration (random): 2.5g@5~500 Hz with SSD
  • Vibration Operating: MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Category 20, Ground Vehicle-Highway
  • Shock: Operating: MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Procedure I
  • Crash Hazard: MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Procedure V, Ground equipment=100g
  • Certifications: CE, FCC Class A, eMark Compliance, EN50155
Video Input options
  • Customer Configurable, NTSC & PAL supported
  • Up to 3 HD-SDI
  • Up to 3 HD Ethernet
  • Up to 4 SD BNC
  • Combinations available
Video Resolution (High and Standard Definition)-(configurable)
  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p or 1080i)
  • 1280 x 720 (720p)
  • 720 x 576, 720 x 480, 704 x 480, 640 x 480
Video Compression
  • H.264
  • Line-out (real-time status updates)
  • Mic-In (in-mission comments)
geoDVR BundleThe geoDVR comes in a bundled kit with the hardware, video/photo mapping software needed for use in aerial and mobile mapping platforms.
  • geoDVR Multi-channel HD Digital Video Recorder
  • Antennas: GPS
  • Wired Record Start/Stop Switch & Waypoint Trigger
  • Removable 250 GB Solid State Drive (expandable to 500 GB)
  • Wall Outlet Power Supply
  • Pelican™ brand hard-shell case w/ foam inserts
  • One Year Hardware Warranty
  • Software – (Qty 1) Choose Any Version of LineVision Desktop Software
Optional Accessories:
  • geoDVR Touchscreen Monitor
  • geoDVR Aviation Communications System Adapter (Helicopter & Fixed Wing)

Next-Generation GIS Video Recorder

The geoDVR is a Professional-Grade Airborne & Mobile Geospatial & Full Motion Video Recording System for Use Across a Broad Range of Industries.

Power Line Inspections

Record and map geotagged high-definition, infrared and corona video from helicopter inspections

Pipeline Patrols

Gas leak detection GIS mapping-based reporting combines safety with convenience

Rail Asset Management

PTC location accuracy requirements with track and signal inspection reduces risk

Mobile Mapping

Add location based (GIS) video to your mobile mapping vehicle platform with ease

Search & Rescue Operations

Log color and infrared search and rescue video to increase speed and efficiency when it counts

Marine & Subsea Services

User-friendly underwater video mapping hardware allows accurate GPS to map your missions

Long Endurance UAS

Gimbal video camera recorders for larger, long-endurance commercial drones

Disaster Response Efforts

Quick and accurate assessments and damage reports using geotagged video, photos & more

ISR & Defense

Combine GPS, Video, Waypoint Keywords, Images, and more for diligent preparation

Environmental Monitoring

Geographic coordinate the creation of audio notes with visual indicators to map the environment

Transportation Projects

Detailed pre-construction route discovery GIS video reduces risk and improves flow of construction


Coordinate multiple user audio notes, visual cues, and counting with modern video documentation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

geoDVR - Gen2

The Ethernet ports can be used for our geoDVR RAC (Remote Access Control) software in case someone wants to control the geoDVR via a laptop instead of touchscreen monitor. It can also be used to quickly remove video and other data from the geoDVR with a laptop (Instead of using the removable hard drive or USB ports.) The geoDVR also now supports some Ethernet-based cameras.
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The geoDVR records .AVI files (H.264 codec) with permanently embedded GPS data and .MP4 files (H.264 codec). With the optional geoDVR Module for Target Location & MISB FMV and a compatible gimbal, the geoDVR can also record MISB compliant Full Motion Video as .TS files.
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The geoDVR SSDs have a special faceplate and actually have to be specially formated by Remote GeoSystems for the geoDVR. If you need extra drives let us know and we can include in your quote.
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The USB ports are used for things like the Remote Start-Stop & Waypoint Trigger, USB connection to a touch screen monitor, connecting a keyboard and mouse for when setting up and configuring the geoDVR. Some customers also use the USB to move the still photos from a gimbal camera and put them on the geoDVR SSD.
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The voltage input for the geoDVR Gen2 is variable and can be between 9V-32V DC. The average power consumption should be around 25 Watts. The max/peak power consumption is approximately 65 Watts (though 65 watts is probably way higher than the geoDVR will ever require).

The geoDVR Gen2 is usually shipped setup to start on ignition (basically, when the IGN input gets voltage (between 9-32V) for more than a couple of seconds, the geoDVR powers on). The common way most customers wire this is to put a on/off switch between the positive terminal and IGN terminal. This way, once the switch is turned on, the geoDVR will start.

IMPORTANT: If using the wall power adapter for testing do not use 220V (European, other standard for AC) directly - it will fry the unit. What you'll need is a 110V converter. Once converted down to 110V AC, the power supplies we provided will then convert the voltages to do 12V DC which is the voltage the geoDVR requires.

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You will need a 24 volt to 12 volt step down converter. These can be found on Amazon and at many electronics parts suppliers.
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The geoDVR has proven to be one of the most reliable commercial geospatial video recorders available and when properly configured and powered should provide you with dependable recording. However, the geoDVR does offer several ways to insure it is successfully recording video during flight (or not):

With a Monitor Connected

If using a monitor connected to the geoDVR there is a status indicator bar at the bottom of the primary geoDVR interface. In the status indicator bar is a section called "Is Recording." These square icons indicate the recording status of each of the video channels going to the geoDVR:

  • Green squares indicates video IS successfully being recorded - All is good, but monitor status occasionally.
  • Red squares indicates NO video is being recorded - If this occurs while recording, investigate cause of issue as soon as possible.
  • Yellow squares indicates a potential issue or warning state such as lost GPS, and can proceed a Red square - If this occurs while recording, investigate cause of issue as soon as possible.

With this capability the geoDVR is constantly checking to make sure fields are being written to the geoDVR in real time.

Also there is the System Output Status Panel. This panel displays a variety of system status such as the live status of the GPS connection, user actions and system errors (if encountered).

You can see an example of the geoDVR successfully recording 3 channels of geospatial video in flight in this video:With Audio Connected

Using the communications systems adapter for aircraft audio, or even just a simple speaker or ear bud for the observer, the geoDVR will provide audio warnings when it detects video is not being recorded.

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The geoDVR typically runs independently of the leak detection system. There are NO proprietary technology integrations or specialized post-processing services required! After the flight, the LDS operator and analysts simply import the data into our LineVision post-inspection reporting software for analysis and deliverable creation. We can modify LineVision to support data directly from most LDS manufacturers. We have worked with data from the Boreal Laser and Pergam LDS systems can usually add support for other systems as well. Please let us know if you have some other specific direct integration requirements, it's likely our professional service group could help devise a solution.

The amount of video you can record depends on the bitrate of the video. This can vary depending on many factors:

  • Scenery (A complex scene of a city with many different colors can be compressed less than a pure blue sky for example)
  • Encoding quality (default is 'High' on the geoDVR)
  • Resolution, Framerate, and Color Depth
  • Number of channels you are recording
  • Codec (geoDVR uses H.264)
  • Camera Sensor/quality
For a single HD 1080P30 channel on 'High' quality setting (the default in geoDVR) using the bullet cams we include in our geoDVR kits, we estimate the bitrate to be around 15mbps - or 37 hours of footage for a 250GB drive. Keep in mind this figure can vary significantly depending on the specific footage you are recording. To get a more accurate figure, we recommend recording your own sample footage to calculate the average bitrate with and extrapolating from there. 
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