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ION for Range Surveillance & Recording

ION: Cost Savings and Convenience for Range Operations

Looking for an all-digital, geospatial video recorder for range surveillance & recording? ION is the ideal video recorder for operation that require accurate, time-stamped video with embedded telemetric and positional metadata. Record multiple channels of HD video using inexpensive, consumer grade recordable media. Reliable and customizable, ION can replace aging analog equipment with a compact, digital solution.

  • Completely eliminate the need for videotape and expensive P2 cards. Instead, 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 Camera Link interface standard.
  • Automatically embed IRIG-B time code data directly into the video files.
  • Playback and review while recording. See something and want a closer look? Pause and replay while you are still recording.
  • Built-in support for 1PPS input from any GPS source.
  • Because installation requirements can vary, contact us for a detailed price 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


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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