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Sensors such as the FLIR SC8300HD can be connected directly to the ION.

ION: GigE Compatibile Digital Video Recorder

ION provides full support for an incredible range of Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) cameras.  Whether you are recording SWIR, MWIR, LWIR, or high-resolution or high-frame rate video, ION offers a tremendous amount of capability at very little cost.  When connected to an IMU, you can produce a MISB/STANAG 4609 compliant recording or live stream — and when connected to a pan/tilt unit, the ION can respond to CoT messages and slew your sensor to the location of interest.

ION gives operators the ability to simultaneously record multiple channels of video, audio, and metadata in one, easy-to-use unit.

  • Completely eliminate the need for videotape and expensive P2 cards.
  • Use inexpensive SD or USB memory to capture hours of HD quality video with metadata.
  • Record video from MWIR and SWIR cameras with full support for GigE data interface.
  • Playback and review while recording. See something and want a closer look? Pause and replay while you are still recording.
  • Automatically capture metadata and time stamps embedded in the recorded video.
  • Because installation requirements vary, please contact us for a detailed quote.

Lots of features. Compact design.

Ideal for equipment rack mounted installations, ION provides the operator with everything they need to control and review video recordings in one compact unit. The 5 inches wide by 7 inches long (127 mm by 177.8 mm) design means that ION will fit well within the footprint of existing hardware — likely even freeing-up rack space that was previously taken by older recording equipment.

Technical drawing showing ION's compact design


Installing in a custom location? No problem — we’ll help you customize your installation setup to meet your needs.

Tested to hold up against rigorous DO-160 standards, ION can take the punishment, vibration, and environmental challenges of even the toughest installations.

Built with a modular design in mind, multiple ION units can be “stacked” for an almost limitless number of recording options.

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Go Ahead, Press Record

Recording Time Infographic

You shouldn’t have worry about saving precious recording space on expensive P2 storage media or video tapes. ION uses consumer-grade, off the shelf, class 4 (or higher) SD and USB memory — It’s readily available and inexpensive to acquire. Recording roughly 4GB of high definition video per hour, ION can record one or several launches to low-cost, highly portable media meaning.

ION’s recordable media drives are hot-swappable and expandable up to and beyond 1TB. So, go on, record whatever you want, whenever you want.

We’re passionate about making you look great

At Churchill Navigation, we take our relationship with every customer very seriously. That’s why we offer unrivaled customer service and support. We know that your mission demands your full attention so why worry about software updates or equipment support contracts?

Never pay for support or product updates again.


With ION you get:

    • 3 year hardware warranty
    • 1 year money-back guarantee
    • 24 hour replacement for USA customers, expedited shipping worldwide
    • Free support and software updates

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