SOURCE: BCD Associates, Inc.

November 19, 2007 05:00 ET

BCD Ships Rugged Controllable 1U Industrial DVD Recorder

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - BCD Associates, Inc., a leader in DVD Control Systems, is now shipping its DVD-1150 industrial DVD recorder designed specifically for remote control via RS-232, USB serial and optionally, built-in web server control.

It's All About Control!

"Many of our clients asked for full status feedback for use with computer control as well as AMX® and Crestron® controllers," said Robert Howard, Vice President of Product Development for BCD Associates. "The DVD-1150 provides two-way communication over RS-232 and USB serial ports so the user is assured that when they issue the Record comand, the machine really records."

The DVD-1150 uses the "BCD1" 4-character command protocol, standard with all BCD products since 1982. It provides full remote control with complete operational status reporting including current transport mode, frame position, remaining record time, and 15-character title labels. Disc Finalize and Erase are each single remote commands requiring no on-screen menus.

Multi-Machine Control -- Built In!

BCD's experience in multiple-machine control makes it easy to operate many DVD-1150s at once. The unit features dual RS-232 connectors for daisy-chain control of up to 100 machines from a single serial port. Each recorder is assigned an address, and machines may be grouped under software control. The command string "GRUP 1; RECS" causes all recorders in Group 1 to start recording at the same time.

The DVD-1150 occupies 1 rack space and is equipped with a single DVD +R/+RW drive, information display, Composite and S-Video I/O, dual DB-9, USB-B connector, and an RJ-45 jack for the optional web server. For security, the DVD-1150 has no hard drive at the request of BCD's government clients. The DVD-1150 is available now at a suggested list price under $2000.

For more information on the BCD DVD-1150 please visit

About BCD Associates, Inc.

Since 1980, BCD Associates, Inc. has manufactured computer controllers for VCRs, Laser Discs and DVD machines. BCD products have proven reliability with clients in 26 countries and applications from Education and Industry to Government and Defense. BCD's line of DVD recorders is in response to customer demand for features not found elsewhere.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Robert Howard
    BCD Associates, Inc.
    128 NW 67th Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73115
    800-223-6734 (800-BCD-MPEG)