Spectra Aerospace & Defense is a trusted and growing platform of C5ISR companies – CALCULEX, Galleon Embedded Computing, and ArgonFDS - bringing over a half-century of rugged, mission-ready, battle-tested experience to bear in aerospace and defense applications. From high-speed data acquisition, data recording and secure, high-density storage, to computing and rugged, clear display of mission data, Spectra delivers the products and subsystems needed for the most demanding military air, land, and sea platforms. With our comprehensive portfolio of rugged products, systems, and solutions, the Spectra family of companies’ customized end-to-end solutions for the C5ISR market help military end-users achieve mission success. Simply put, Spectra's rugged solutions Capture, Process, and Display your mission-critical data in the harshest environmental conditions. In the air, at sea, on land, and in space; We simplify integration.


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Sensor Recording


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Encrypted Storage

NAS & File Serving

Processing & Routing






XSR HD Video Recorder

Rugged Video Recorder– Small Size – High Definition – High Performance

‣ Surveillance‣ Optimized SWaP-C
‣ Intelligence‣ High bandwidth
‣ Reconnaissance‣ High storage density
‣ SAR‣ Flexible and scalable
‣ Unmanned systems‣ Rugged conduction-cooled and air-cooled designs
‣ Flight test‣ COTS Open Architecture

This product is equipped with NIAP-Approved Dual-layer Software Full Disk Encryption (SWFDE) & Hardware Full Disk Encryption (HWFDE) and is listed on the NSA CSfC Approved Components List. View CSfC List

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The XSR HD Video Recorder supports up to 8 HD video channels at 1080p60 resolution, as well as up to eight composite video inputs. Channels can be individually configured to record compressed and/or uncompressed video at full resolution. Input channels can be monitored live over Ethernet while recording. Simultaneous playback and recording are supported for all channels. Low latency bypass is also available per channel.


The design concept of XSR is based on the use of COTS Open Architecture modules. This enables the XSR to keep pace with increasing technological advancement and provides a key mitigation strategy to protect the user’s design for 10 years or more. The extremely rugged design makes it ideal for deployed applications in rugged or harsh environments.


Intel Xeon processors, including the latest 11th Generation options, can be used and support up to 96GB of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC.


Removable storage enables instant access to recorded data in a standard PC with a simple USB 3.0 connected docking station without the need to download the recorded data over a slow data drain interface. Industry standard solid-state drives are used to benefit from the ever increasing storage densities and cost reductions as the technology evolves. No data conversion is necessary, the video files can be played direct by a standard player like Windows media player or VLC. Currently up to 80TB of solid-state storage is offered per removable data module, sufficient for very long mission duration even when recording uncompressed HD video.


The recorder has a simple C++ API for remote control over a separate Gigabit Ethernet connection. Optional FIPS 140-2 and AES-256 hardware encryption provides a high level of data security with flexible key management options, including physical key tokens through front panel key loading port and remote loading over a secure network connection.


Galleon Embedded Computing’s quality management system is certified to Aerospace Standard AS/EN 9100 and ISO 9001.


Audio Video I/O
• Up to 8x HD video (3G-SDI, HD-SDI)
• Up to 8x SD video (SD-SDI, composite, RS-170, etc.)
• Up to 8x audio inputs


• Intel® Xeon® up to Gen 11
• Up to 96GB DDR SDRAM with ECC


Other I/O
• 5x 1000BASE-T ports
• 2x 10GBase-T ports (optional)
• 1x power, 16-40V DC
• 3x USB 2.0
• 2x RS232
• 1x GPS antenna input


Data Security options
• Certified FIPS 140-2 hardware encryption (AES-256)
• Self Encrypted SSDs (AES-256)
• Secure Erase


• Up to 80TB removable data module


Operating Temperature
• 0°C to +50°C standard temperature
• -40°C to +71/75°C extended temperature (AC/CC)


Shock and Vibration
• Tested to MIL-STD-810


• -1500 to 40 000 ft (AC)
• -1500 to 60 000 ft (CC)


• Tested to MIL-STD-461


• Up to 100%, condensing


Size, Weight & Power
• 6.2 x 7.9 x 4.1” (157 x 201 x 103 mm) Small Form Factor
• 7.6 x 13.4 x 3.5” (194 x 341 x 89 mm) Half Rack
• Weight: from 9.9 lb (4.5 kg) (min. configuration)
• Power (idle): 40-60W (configuration dependent)
• Power (max): 50-125W (configuration dependent)


Power Supply
• 16-40V DC (nominal)
• Tested to MIL-STD-704


Key Features

Key Features
• Up to 8 full HD video channels
• Uncompressed or H.265/H.264 compression
• Up to 80TB removable SSD
• Simultaneous recording and streaming of live video feed
• Wide input 16-40V DC power
• On-board GPS for time synchronization
• Optional AES 256-bit hardware encryption
• MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, DO-160