Inventors of digital voice logger introduce new Linux-based logger for midsize and smaller applications with an optional 7" color active matrix TFT touch screen interface.

LITTLE FERRY, NJ, August 9, 2004 - In a move that continues the new standard for reliability and scalability in public safety communications technology, Eventide today introduces the VR725, Eventide's fourth-generation digital logger, the world's first Linux-based digital voice logging and archiving product line. The introduction of the VR725 provides midsize and smaller public safety communications professionals with a full-featured logging and archiving system that is purpose-built for mission-critical applications with features and benefits usually found in high density systems.

"The Linux OS also allows us to provide a sophisticated system without the costs of licensing fees and without the application complexity commonly associated with Windows-based recording systems," stated Gordon Moore, Eventide general manager, Communications Division. "In addition, the VR725 is usable from the front panel as a stand-alone logger, as well as a network server for standard PC workstations, a unique feature among server-based loggers."

"Thanks to its design," Moore explained, "the VR725 is ideally suited for midsize and smaller public safety environments, from the smallest rural ambulance service to midsize urban police forces." The VR725 is available with anywhere from 8 to 96 analog and 8 to 96 digital record channels that can be mixed in one VR725 to meet the demands of individual applications. "By providing a wide variety of possible configurations, users can select the system that best fits their specific functional and budgetary needs, while also allowing growing environments to easily expand as their situation dictates," added Moore.

The VR725 features variable recording compression rates of 13, 16, 32, and 64 kb/s, giving users complete control over recording time and quality. Storage capabilities include a standard mirrored RAID-1 system with dual hot-swappable 250GB hard disks, which can record 41,250 channel/hours at 13 kb/s which translates to nearly 5 channel/years of storage. Also standard are dual DVD-RAM drives, each offering 1,540 channel/hours of archive storage per DVD. Dual hot-swappable power supplies are also standard. Optional onboard RAID-5 hard disk array provides up to 1.0TB of on-line storage yielding over 14 channel/years of storage.

The optional 7" color active matrix TFT touch-screen display enables easy set up and offers complete control of all functions on the VR725, creating a fully functional stand-alone unit. Standard on the VR725 is a play-back speaker, volume control, LED indicators, and line-output, headphone output, and the ability to plug-in a USB keyboard, mouse and monitor.

The VR725 functions as a network server, allowing up to 16 separate users to simultaneously access the system via any standard Windows networked PC workstations, using Eventide's Call Record Browser software. The Call Record Browser provides live monitoring or play back with talking/time/date of up to eight simultaneous channels. In addition, recordings can be saved as .wav files and e-mailed or burned onto CD.

"Our Advanced Technology Logging and Archiving System product line is expanding to accommodate the key requirements of expandability and redundancy requested by many of our customers," Moore said. "In life or death scenarios, where communication and accountability are paramount, the VR725, like the VR778 and VR615, delivers consistently and transparently on any level."

About Eventide

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Little Ferry, NJ, Eventide invented digital voice logging in 1989. In 2003, Eventide introduced the world's first Linux-based logger, its fourth-generation digital voice logger, the VR778, featuring expanded connectivity, accessibility and density. Fully usable as a stand-alone logger and functions as a network server for Windows 2000 or XP workstations, Eventide's new Linux-based logger product line will continue to operate even when your network doesn't. Visit Eventide on the Web at www.eventide.com.

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