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02 Hardware Overview - VBOX Video HD2 (v10)

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.
 

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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  

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Side Panel - with HDMI Port

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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, you need a fast USB drive
  • WiFi
    For camera setup/preview
  • RS232 (CAN/SER)
    For communication with OLED Display
  • HDMI video output (side connector)
    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)
Green Ready to record  – system all OK
Blue Recording  DO NOT REMOVE MEDIA
Cameras

The VBOX Video HD2 cameras (RLACS329 and RLACS222) are 1080p cameras with Lemo connectors and 3-m cables as standard.  

All cameras is not fully supported by all hardware and firmware combinations of VBOX Video HD2. You can find more information about the camera compatibility here.  

Note: The HD2 unit will automatically power cycle if it needs it after a camera has been connected. If it is logging at the time of connection, it will first stop the logging and then power cycle. It will display an image from each connected camera after completing the initialisation.

Connection Diagrams

You can find the complete information about connecting the different types of OLED displays to VBOX Video HD2 units here.

Standard 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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Camera Dimensions

Measurements all displayed in mm.

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