DSx 264 Recording & Streaming Codec

This product is discontinued.

RGB Spectrum’s DSx 264 codecs utilize advanced H.264 compression to provide best-in-class image quality and unmatched features for streaming and recording graphics and video over IP networks. In addition, the DSx 264 offers optional H.264 recording capabilities.

  • Operates as an H.264 encoder and decoder
  • Concurrent streaming & recording
  • Highest resolution: up to 1920 x 1200
  • Failsafe recording feature
  • Event marks
  • Programmable presets
  • Power-over-Ethernet

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The DSx 264 is designed for applications in training, remote monitoring, distance learning, and debriefing in a variety of markets: utilities, oil and gas, process control, security, and education.

The streaming/recording codec's H.264 high profile compression delivers the industry’s highest image quality. This H.264 recorder supports the highest resolution in the industry at up to 1920x1200 and 1600x1200 resolution.

The DSx codec offers optional recording to local USB storage devices and external network storage devices such as RAIDs or servers. Moreover, streaming and recording can be done concurrently – a DSx exclusive.

The DSx codec also provides a failsafe recording feature which protects the integrity of recordings-in process in case of a system accident, power loss or failure, another DSx exclusive.

IP streams can be decoded with commercial off-the-shelf PC software or, where very low latency is required, with DSx codecs. For configurations requiring decode-only functionality, the DSx 264D model offers a lower price point.

Additional features of this powerful H.264 recorder include on-screen display (OSD), external time code synchronization, event marking, variable speed playback, random access, confidence monitoring. You can also concurrently control multiple DSx codecs with an optional GUI application.

To assist integration, the DSx 264 codec offers the choice of an external power module or Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). Remote operation is simple using an embedded, web-based graphical user interface.

Model: DSx 264 Recording & Streaming Codec
Graphics & HD Video Input
Signal type
DVI or analog RGB
Signal formats
1920 x 1200 to 640 x 480
Analog Input: Sample Rate
Up to 48kHz, 2-channel stereo
Analog Input: Connector
3.5mm Audio Mini-Jack
Digital Input: Sample Rate
Up to 48kHz, 2-channel stereo
Digital Input: Connector
Analog Output: Channels
2-channel stereo
Analog Output: Connector
3.5mm Audio Mini-Jack
Encoding / Recording / Streaming
H.264, RTSP / RTP
High, Baseline, & Main (Level 4.1)
Bit stream bandwidth
User selectable from 96kbps to 10Mbps
Time code synchronization
Network Time Server (NTS / NTP)
Audio compression
AAC LC (low complexity)
Video Output & Monitoring
Unprocessed or encoded/decoded image
Signal type
DVI-I (digital only)
Local codec storage
(3) USB Type-A ports
External remote storage
Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices;
Linux Network File System (NFS)
Network: Type
10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
Network: Connector
RJ 45
Network: Command line
Internal telnet server
Network: Graphical interface
Internal web server for browser-based control
RS-232 Serial: Connector
9 pin D sub female
RS-232 Serial: Function
Command line control
Power over Ethernet (PoE) (802.3af) or external 12-40 VDC power supply
Dimensions (H x W x D)
1.67 x 8 x 9 inches (4.2 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm)
3.5 lbs / 1.59 kg
Temperature Operating
32 to 122 °F (0 to 50 °C)
Temperature Non-Operating
14 to 167 °F (-10 to 75 °C)
Humidity Operating
20 to 80%
Humidity Non-Operating
10 to 90% relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude
Operates at altitudes up to 20,000 feet
Non-Operating Altitude
Will withstand transit in an unpressurized cargo bay of an aircraft at 30,000 feet.