New Zealand Fire Service Choose Sonifex
5th May 2010
Bridge Networks has provided the New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) with Sonifex Net-Log Audio Loggers for installation within their new Hazmat/Command Vehicles. NZFS is currently engaged in a building programme to produce 17 dual purpose Hazmat/Command vehicles for deployment throughout New Zealand.
The Sonifex Net-log is a 4 channel audio logger that can record weeks of programming on a large internal hard-disk. The unit was designed as dedicated hardware for reliability reasons, i.e. there’s no PC motherboard in the machine.
Christine Fisher, Managing Director for The Bridge Networks said “The company is extremely pleased to be able to provide the Sonifex Net-Log for the New Zealand Fire Service’s Hazmat/Command Vehicles. It is a quality product that will enable NZFS to monitor and record their two-way communications at any incident the vehicles are deployed to. There are many applications for Net-Log, from radio stations recording their broadcasts for regulatory purposes, to small call centres, law firms, security companies and Emergency Services such as Ambulance and NZFS, who use them for monitoring purposes. Net-Logs have been installed in court rooms & police interview rooms for audio surveillance and, when combined with the D:Scribe transcription system, offer a cost saving desk-top based logging & filing system for audio & transcripts."
All audio created by Net-Log is Windows Media PlayerTM compatible so files can be emailed to colleagues and customers and played out on any PC with a sound system.
Although PC based systems are great for playback, they generally aren’t robust enough for continuous recording 24/7/365. The Net-Log is designed from the ground up to offer: high reliability for continuous operation; high quality audio (mpeg compressed); and automatic operation with very simple to use software.
Net-Log is a 1U rack-mount unit which has 4 mono record inputs on 3 pin XLR sockets with potentiometer gain controls and LED level indicators for each input. These accept 2 stereo, or 4 mono audio streams which are encoded in mpeg format and written to a large internal IDE hard disk drive. The size of the drive is continuously being increased as technology improves and Net-Log can support sizes up to 2048GB. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for current drive sizes installed.
Net-Log has 2 serial ports on 9 pin D-types which are used to program the IP address of the machine and to upload new software. Additionally, there is a 15 pin D-type connector used for remote input recording control and for alarm outputs (hard disk failure and archiving warning).
A 10Mbps RJ45 network port is used to connect Net-Log to your PC network and audio is streamed using TCP/IP. Audio can be streamed simultaneously to one, or many, PCs, as well as simultaneously archiving audio data to an IP server automatically in the background. All the Net-Log configurations and operational features are controlled from a connected PC using the Net-Log-Win software.
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UK and other export enquiries :
contact Eamonn Heffernan of Sonifex Ltd, tel : +44 1933 650 700 fax : +44 1933 650 726
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