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DVD-1150 RS-232 Controlled DVD Recorder

DVD-1150 RS-232 Controlled DVD Recorder

Dual (loop-thru) Serial Ports for multi-machine control, USB/Serial Control, Optional LAN Control, Front Panel Control (without drilling through menus)

Corsair Solutions Rack Installation

Corsair Solutions Rack Installation

Products distributed by Corsair Solutions are available through Australia and New Zealand through a selection of professional resellers and distributors.

TC-100 Time Code Generator

TC-100 Time Code Generator

Generates & Reads SMPTE/EBU Time Code, Time Code Overlay on Composite Video, LTC Regenerate for multi-unit sync.

Museum Exhibits...

Art Installations

Gardner Post and Brian Kane are artists working with video and emerging technologies in large-scale performance oriented installation and media-activism.…

Solid State Video Players

Solid State Video Players

DVD-1150: Daisy-Chain RS-232 Control

DVD-1150: Daisy-Chain RS-232 Control

Dual serial ports permit loop-thru control for up to 100 units from a single serial port.  Each unit is addressed…



Interactive Exhibits

Interactive Exhibits

Pushbutton Interactive Exhibits

Pushbuttons for Interactive Exhibits

Most popular are "Medium Round"...about 1.25" diameter

All About Control

Control: RS-232, USB, LAN(optional) and of course, your fingers on the buttons!

Laura Kuusk

Laura Kuusk - Estonia

This exhibition in Estonia includes 3 videos playing in sync.

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Industrial Rack Mount DVD Recorder

  BCD DVD-1150 Rackmount DVD Recorder, RS232 Control




BCD DVD-1150
Industrial DVD Recorder - RS-232 Digital Video Recorder/DVR - 1U Rack Mount, Available with Hard Disk Drive

...more DVD-1150 RS-232 DVD Recorder

Solid State Exhibit Video

  Solid State Video Players for Exhibits

Solid State Video Players
perfect for interactive pushbutton video exhibits... DVD quality(SD) or HD !
They run forever, require no maintenance, easy to update.  Several models including networked for remote update.

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DVD-1150 1U RS-232 DVD Recorder

 Industrial DVD Recorder DVD recorder RS232 Controlled . Rack mount Professional DVD Recorder / HDD Recorder / Digital Video Recorder DVR : The BCD Controllable 1U Industrial DVD Recorder available with hard drive, hard disk - controlled via RS-232, USB, & Ethernet.  Full Status Feedback.  Fully Crestron & AMX Compatible. Built-in multiple machine control Made in USA.

The Industrial Rack Mount DVD / DVR Recorder
with the features our customers asked for.
NTSC & PAL, 1U, RS-232 Control
Available as DVD-1150HDD with Hard Disk Drive
Click for DVD-1150HDD Spec Sheet (pdf in a new window). 


DVD-1150 / DVD-1150HDD  Specifications 

  • 1U Rack Mount
  • DVD-1150HDD:    250GB HDD  Recording (HDD model only)
             (Equivalent to 58 DVDs)
    • Digital Video Recording: 58 Hours to 348 Hours Depending on Quality Setting
    • Record to Hard Disc Drive or DVD
    • Front-panel select DVD or HDD.  No drilling through menus.
    • Play from HDD or DVD
    • Copy HDD to DVD faster than real time (approx 2-4x)
    • Automatic Disc Spanning - Copy Large HDD files to Multiple DVDs    (HDD does not connect as a network drive.)
  • Multiple Control Methods  
    Click Here for Rear Control Connector Panel
  • Complete confidence - Full Status Feedback via remote connection
  • Designed for Computer Control, AMX®, & Crestron® 
  • Multi-Machine Control from a single serial port.
    (Machines are software-assignable by number)
    Click here for Multi-Machine...   
  • Remaining Record Time Available Front Panel, RS-232 & USB
  • Single Button Record...or not. See Basic Commands
  • Optional Internet Control - From Anywhere!  Click for Internet Control
  • 1U Form Factor - Includes Rackmount Brackets
  • Ultra Bright useful VF Display
  • Variable Speed PB: Fwd 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, Rev 1/8, 1/4, 1/2
  • Control: RS-232 & USB Serial (BCD1 Protocol: PLAY, STOP, etc.)
  • Assign Labels to DVD Titles via RS-232 (up to 15 characters)
  • Easy DVD Finalization: single RS-232 command FINL & Front Panel.
    DVD +RW (our favorite!) needs NO FINALIZING! Playable immediately.
    See "The Plus R Discussion ".
  • Records DVD format discs
  • Recorded Discs play on other DVD players
  • DVD-1150: Complete Security - No HDD or cache memory
    (Use DVD-1150HDD if Hard  Drive is required)
  • Rugged Construction - an Industrial DVD Recorder
    Heavy Metal Enclosure

 Content Signals & Processing:

  • Recording: +R, +RW,  5 Recording Speeds/Qualities (1 hr - 6 hrs)
  • Video In/Out:  NTSC or PAL: Composite (BNC), S-Video (S-Video connectors)
  • Audio In/Out: Line Level (RCA)


  • Front Panel Buttons: Stop, Play, Record, Pause, Eject, Arrows, Menu, Enter
  • RS-232: DB-9F from host controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)
  • Dual DB-9 RS-232 loop-thru for multi-machine control
  • USB: USB-B connector for USB control, similar to RS-232 control


  • Control: Ethernet: RJ-45 for network control. 
    Built-in webserver with graphic controls.


Dimensions:  Width x Height x Depth (inches) 17.5" x 1.875" x 12.5"
Weight: 6 lb. approx
Power: 110-240VAC, 50-440hz, 2A approx.
Made in USA

Notes:   Standard BCD Warranty: One-Year Parts and Labor   

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Ordering Information:
DVD-1150    MSRP: $ 1995.00 *  (No hard drive) 
DVD-1150HDD MSRP: $ 2195.00 *  (250GB hard Drive)

1150-WS     MSRP $  295.00  Web Server Interface for
            LAN/Internet Control (Factory Option with initial order.)


BCD Associates, Inc.
2800 NW 36th Street, Ste 220
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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How Many?

DVD-1150 Tips

  DVD-1150 Recorder - dual serial ports, LAN & USB Control

How Many Machines  at Once?

The DVD-1150 uses RS-232 loop-through from machine to machine to control many recorders at once.  The RS-232 spec says 50 feet is the maximum distance.  Using a 6" cable between machines, that makes 100 machines.  (We know it's more, but that's the official RS-232  max. distance.)  Standard with the DVD-1150.

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