PowerView Event Recorder

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Product Overview


The Progress Rail PowerView Locomotive Event Recorder is built on our legacy of railroad event recorders and innovative data acquisition products and solutions.

PowerView directly integrates into the EMD FIRE display as well as other locomotive systems, and contains an integrated, internal, field replaceable crash-hardened memory module.

The recorder has a full industrial switch and multiple Ethernet ports for flexible network connectivity, as well as digital inputs with the capability to add additional inputs for various requirements.

The included SATA drive bay with locking mechanism, when combined with industry-standard network IP cameras and a solid state drive, optionally expands PowerView to include full LDVR functionality.

Network flexibility enables multiple cameras as well asmultiple camera types to be used, all in a single MCU 5unit, saving critical space for other locomotive electronics.

It offers industry leading processing capability and secure, tamper-proof storage capacity, all in a compact design that meets industry shock and vibration specifications.

The recorder also focuses on ease of use. Integrated GPS for auto time synchronization, as well as a WebGUI interface allows easy access for configuration, system functions, and data access.

The Event Recorder comes with Progress Rail’s next generation PowerView Event Playback software for downloading and analyzing secure Event Recorder data.





4x 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports, M12 connectors, A-coded 8-pin 1x GbE Ethernet port, M12 connector, X-coded 8-pin Full TCP/IP



2x RS-422/485 Full / Half Duplex Synchronous (up to 19200 baud)/Asynchronous (up to 57600 baud)


Digital Inputs

4x 30-80 VDC Optically Isolated States: ON, OFF, Toggle (user defined) Configurable, Expandable via RS-485 port and additional input modules



Dual Balanced-line audio input



USB download port with cover



Internal real-time clock w/battery back-up



GPS receiver with RP-TNC antenna connector


User Interface

WebGUI via browser (IE, Firefox)


Diagnostic and Health

Status Indicator LEDs on front panel Detailed diagnostics via WebGUI


Software Features


System Requirements

Windows 7 32/64 bit

Windows 8 32/64 bit (including touch)

Intel Core i3, 4 GB Ram


Data Storage

Internal Crash Hardened Memory Module

Meets 49 CFR Part 229

Multiple capacities available


SATA Drive Bay (SSD optional)

Accepts industry-standard 2.5 inch Solid State Drive (SSD)

Key Lock mechanism – auto shut down when unlocked



LDVR Capability

IP Network Camera(s)

Multiple Quantity and types

Multiple Frame Rate

Multiple Resolutions

Supports multi-streaming

*Solid-state drive (SSD) required



Supports H264, MJPEG, and other





LSI 5 MCU Rack Mount

Width: 6.19 inches

Length: 11.5 inches

Height: 9.25 inches

Weight: 24 lbs


Relative Humidity:

0% to 95% non-condensing


Operating Temperature:

-40 C to +70 C


Storage Temperature:

-50 C to +85 C



Operating Voltage 40-90 VDC

Voltage Range 20-135 VDC

Current Draw 15 Watts Max

Reverse polarity protection

Overvoltage protection


Meets the following specifications:

FRA 49 CFR Part 229, AAR S-9101B

AAR S-9401 (5702), IEEE 1482.1 compliant