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The Codian VCR 2200

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The Codian VCR 2200 is now end of life. Please discuss your requirements with VideoCentric who have a variety of recording solutions, both on-premise and cloud based, for HD recording and streaming of your video, audio and content.

The Codian VCR 2200 series of IP Video Conference Recorders allow you to record video and slides from standard video conferencing equipment. The content can be streamed live or played back on demand at multiple speeds to a PC or any video conferencing endpoint

The Codian VCR 2200 series is unique – using the latest purpose-built video technology to deliver a powerful and versatile video appliance which is exceptionally easy to install and use.

Create content
The Codian VCR 2200 makes it easy to create content by capturing Video and Data from your standard H.323 video conferencing equipment:

  • Call the Codian VCR direct to record a presentation
  • Connect the Codian VCR to your MCU to record a conference
  • Record both sides of a point to point call simply by dialling a prefix before the number – both sides will be recorded in a single stream using picture in picture or a side by side layout.
    Data content can be anything displayed on a computer screen, not just slides, and it does not need to be uploaded in advance:
  • Capture live from your video conference endpoint using Dual Video

Stream live or playback later
The Codian VCR 2200 gives you complete flexibility over how you view your video and data:

  • Stream live to reach a wider audience – at multiple speeds to ensure everyone can watch the action
  • Stream live, at multiple bandwidths, using QuickTime™, RealPlayer™ or Windows Media Player™, ensuring that everyone connects and experiences the event firsthand.
  • Playback on demand using any H.323 video conferencing endpoint

Record calls
The video is recorded in industry standard H.263 or MPEG format and the data content is recorded as JPEG images; this allows easy streaming to any browser, in real time or at a later date.

Using H.239 dual video support, the Codian VCR also allows you to record conference data such as diagrams, spreadsheets and presentation slides.

Use the built in storage, export to an external streaming server or burn onto a CD.

For efficient storage and playback the video can be recorded simultaneously at multiple speeds, independent of the speed of the conference.



  • Record lectures and presentations, along with the slides to allow later viewing or archive onto a DVD
  • Conventions and company meetings can now be stored and streamed using your existing equipment
  • Broadcast and record important video conversations from a guest presenter
  • Record board meetings for absent directors
  • Allow remote interviews of job applicants or patients to be replayed
  • Allow remote depositions and record both ends of the video
  • Record quality based meetings for archiving under ISO 900X
  • Turn concerts into webcasts without needing a professional camera crew
  • Product demonstrations can now take place without having to use an expensive on-line meeting provider
  • Record video conversations to establish an audit trail for financial transactions


Three High Performance Versions

Model H.323 Recording Ports H.323 Playback Ports Video streaming
Unicast / Multicast
Recorded hours
High quality / Low quality
Codian VCR 2210 1 5 100/Unlimited 50/200>
Codian VCR 2220 5 10 200/Unlimited 100/400
Codian VCR 2240 10 20 400/Unlimited 200/800

>Upgrades to Codian VCR 2220 and Codian VCR 2240 available

Product tech sheet

Codian VCR 2210, Codian VCR 2220, Codian VCR 2240

Video Standards
H.261, H.263, H.263+, H.263++, H.264, MPEG-1

QCIF, QSIF, CIF, SIF, iCIF, iSIF, 288p, 384p, 400p, 448p, VGA, 4CIF, 4SIF, 480p, SVGA, 576p, XGA, 720p

Frame Rates
Up to 30 frames or 60 fields per second in all modes

Audio Standards
G.711, G.722, G.723.1, G.728, G.729, MPEG-4 AAC-LC, MPEG-4 AAC-LD, Polycom® Siren14™ / G.722.1 Annex C

H.323 v4, SIP, H.239 (dual video), FTP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, DHCP, SNMP, NTP

From 128 kbps to 2 Mbps

Universal Transcoding and Translating
Video and audio are played back via H.323 or streamed using a bandwidth and codec that can be different to the source
The IP VCR will transcode and translate as required
All recordings are stored in native format with no loss of quality

From an H.323 endpoint, MCU or Gateway
From two H.323 endpoints on a point to point call
H.323 dial in, or dial out from web server
Data from H.239 (dual video) capable endpoints
Up to 200 recordings
Folders for structured storage

Streaming Video
Stream live or recorded content
Slides presented alongside video
Pause, rewind and fast forward for recorded playback
Embedded via web interface or standalone via URL
Stream at multiple bandwidths
Viewed using Windows Media Player™, RealPlayer™ or QuickTime™
Support for 3rd party streaming servers
Unicast and multicast

H.323 Playback
To H.323 endpoint, MCU or gateway
Select using E.164 address, using auto attendant or dial out from web server Replay of data / slides using H.239 (dual video)
Choose side-by-side or picture-in-picture (voice activated) layout for playback of point-to-point recordings
Pause, rewind and fast forward using remote control
Bandwidth / codec adjusted to match endpoint and network

Export Recordings
Export in industry-standard MPEG-1 format
Easily create CDs or DVD's

Import Video
Upload industry standard MPEG-1 video presentations
Localization and Customisation
Custom IVR / auto attendant audio prompts and graphics
Uploadable multi language support

Embedded Web Server
Complete configuration, control and monitoring of the system and recordings

System Management
Management via embedded web server
RS-232 for local control and diagnostics
Syslog for diagnostics
Configurable event logs and full H.323 and SIP decoding
Configuration backup to network • Secure upgrades through Ethernet or CompactFlash

Quality of Service
Configurable DSCP or TOS/IP precedence

Network Resilience
Packet Safe™ technology provides intelligent down speeding, packet pacing and packet loss concealment to ensure optimum video and audio quality
Dynamic jitter buffering

Security Features
Administrator, User and Guest passwords
Password protected streaming and content playback
DTMF passwords for H.323 endpoints
Secure non-PC hardware and operating system
Video Firewall Option using second Ethernet port

2 x RJ45 Ethernet, 10/100/1000 Mbps full/half duplex, manual or auto sensing
RJ45 serial port
CompactFlash socket
41 status LEDs

Environmental Data
Operating temperature 0°C to 35°C ambient
Relative humidity below 90%

Physical Dimensions
Height 1.73”, 44 mm (1U), Width 17.2”, 437 mm
Depth 12.3”, 312 mm, Weight 9 lbs, 4kg
19” rack mountable (kit supplied) or standalone

100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
110W max power consumption

Approvals and Compliance
European safety: EN 60950-1:2001
USA safety: UL 60950-1 first Edition
Canada safety: CSA 60950-1-03
CB Scheme certificate, CE Marked
EMC: EN55022 class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55024: EN61000-4-2,-3,-4,-5,-6,-11, FCC Part 15 class A, VCCI class A, AS/NZS 3548 (C-Tick)
CCC Approved: GB4943-2001, GB9254-1998,
NAL Certificate (China)
RoHS compliant
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