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    “The Power Brick-CV” Users’ Manual 
    PowerBrick-CV
    User’s Manual 
    Edition 2.0 
    Small footprint rugged Pentium-M
    With Digital Video Recorder  
    						
    							
    “The Power Brick-CV” Users’ Manual 
    Preface
    Copyright  
    The material in this document is the intellectual property of Acura Embedded Systems Inc. This publication, 
    including all photographs, illustrations and software, is protected under international copyright laws, with all rights 
    reserved. Neither this manual, nor any of the material contained herein, may be reproduced without written consent 
    of Acura Embedded Systems Inc.  
    Version 1.0  
    Warranty 
    The PowerBrick-CV system is protected by a limited warranty for a period of three (3) years. 
    Trademark Recognition
    Microsoft, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. 
    IBM PC is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. 
    Intel, MMX, Pentium, Pentium-II, Pentium-III, Pentium-4, Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. 
    AWARD is a registered trademark of AWARD International Inc. 
    Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective owners and areacknowledged.
    Disclaimer
    Acura Embedded Systems Inc. takes every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as 
    to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make 
    changes without notice. The manufacturer makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents 
    hereof and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The 
    manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the content 
    hereof without obligation of the manufacturer to notify any person of such revision or changes. 
    In general, the manufacturer will not be liable for loss of data or other direct, indirect, special, incidental or 
    consequential damages arising from the use or inability to use the product or documentation, even if advised of 
    the possibility of such damages.  
    						
    							
    PowerBrick-CV User’s Manual 
    Table of Content 
    1. OVERVIEW ………………………………………………\
    …………………….….. 1 
    2. INSTALLATION ………………………………………………\
    ……………………..2 
        2.1. CONTENTS OF THE COMPUTER BOX  …………………………………………2 
        2.2. CONNECTING CABLES AND GETTING STARTED ………………………… 2 
        2.3. MOUNTING IN YOUR VEHICLE OR FINAL LOCATION ………………………4 
        2.4. MOUNTING TOOLS ………………………………………………\
    …………………4 
        2.5. INSTALLATION ………………………………………………\
    ……………………...4 
    3. TECHNICAL INFORMATION…………………………………………\
    ………........5 
        3.1. BIOS SETUP……………………………………………\
    …………………………….5 
        3.2. OPERATING SYSTEMS……………………………………………\
    ……………….6 
        3.3. OPERATING SYSTEM RESTORE PROCESS …………………………………..6 
        3.4. WINDOWS XP EMBEDDED, 
    PROFESSIONAL…………………………………..6
        3.5. APPLICATION SOFTWARE……..……………...................................................6
        3.6. SPECIFICATIONS FOR POWERBRICK-CV……………………………………...\
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    1. Overview 
    The PowerBrick-CV is a combined rugged industrial high performance computer and a 4-channel 
    digital video recorder in the same chassis. The system is designed to work in industrial and marine 
    mobile environments, where reliability and endurance with respect to vibration, shock, humidity and 
    temperature are of essence. The PowerBrick-CV system architecture is modular which allows for 
    easy upgrading and expanding. 
    For public safety providers, the PowerBrick-CV system offers outstanding computing power while at 
    the same time acting as a tool for incident/evidentiary documentation, surveillance and training. 
    Typical areas of application include: 
    • Mobile surveillance, border patrolling, marine patrolling 
    • Law enforcement vessels and vehicles 
    • Patrol boats and vehicles 
    • Fire emergency vehicles 
    • Public transportation security 
    • Seaport surveillance/security 
    The main features are: 
    • Pentium-M processor  
    • Intel 855 
    • 4-channel camera input, 120 fps 
    • Multi-screen video monitoring, allows simultaneous play-back of all channels 
    • 2.5” hard drive 
    • 512 MB DDR RAM 
    • On-board 10/100 LAN, USB 2.0 
    • Standard audio input channel (1) 
    • 2 x PCMCIA card bus slot 
    • 1 x compact Flash –II slot 
    • GPS/AVL options 
    • 6-40 Volt DC input 
    • Dimensions: 7.60” x 4.35” x 8.15” (W x L x H) 
    For installation, mounting and cable connections, please see the next Section. 
    Technical information is available in Section Error! Reference source not found..
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    2. Installation 
    2.1 Contents of the Computer Box 
    In the box you will find the following items: PowerBrick-CV computer, power plug, mounting with 
    rubber suspension, bolts and four (4) nuts. 
    If you have purchased Windows operating system with your computer, the CD should be included. 
    Keep it in a safe place. 
    Please see your separate monitor packaging for installation and other information for the touch 
    screen monitor. 
    Do not turn power on until you have read the next section and all cables are connected. 
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    2.2  Connecting Cables and Getting Started 
    In order to get familiar with your system before mounting it at your vehicle (or final location), we 
    suggest you look at the connections on both ends of the computer such as shown in Figs. 2.2 and  
    2.3, connect up the unit, and place it into operation. 
                                                                          
    Figure2.1: Front side of PowerBrick-CV. 
    Connect all applicable cables such as: 
    ? Keyboard 
    ? Mouse 
    ? Monitor 
    ? Power supply cable 
    Optional device cables or units that you provide yourself could include the following: 
    ? USB cable 
    ? Speaker and microphone cables 
    ? RJ45 Ethernet TP cable 
    ? Parallel port printer-cable 
    ? Serial port cable 
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    Ethernet port 
    PS/2mouse,keyboardportsDCIN
    VGAport
    Parallelport
    SerialportRS232
    Audioport
    USB 2.0 port 
    4CameraportMainPowerSwitch
    Figure2.2: Back side of PowerBrick-CV. 
    After connecting all applicable cables it is safe to power-on the system. (Warning: use either DC 
    from the dedicated power supply or AC, never both at the same time!). 
    2.3 . Mounting in your vehicle or final location 
    This chapter provides you with the information of fixed system mounting. Prior to that, please 
    prepare the installation tools and appropriate items. If you are not clear about the items, contact 
    your dealer for information.
    2.4 . Mounting tools 
    For mounting your computer in a vehicle you need the following tools: 
    ? Screw driver 
    ? Drill 
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    3.1 BIOS Setup 
    The single board computer uses the Award BIOS (BasicInput/OutputSystem) for the system configuration. 
    The Award BIOS in the single board computer is a customized version of the industrial standard BIOS for 
    IBM PC AT-compatible computers. It supports Intel x86 and compatible CPU architecture based processors 
    and computers. The BIOS provides critical low-level support for the system central processing, memory and 
    I/O sub-systems. The BIOS setup program of the single board computer let the customers modify the basic 
    configuration setting. The settings are stored in a dedicated battery-backed memory, NVRAM, retains the 
    information when the power is turned off. If the battery runs out of the power, then the settings of BIOS will 
    come back to the default setting. The BIOS section of the manual is subject to change without notice and is 
    provided here for reference purpose only. The settings and configurations of the BIOS are current at the time 
    of print, and therefore they may not be exactly the same as that displayed on your screen. To activate CMOS 
    Setup program, press  key immediately after you turn on the system. The following message “Press 
    DEL to enter SETUP” should appear in the lower left hand corner of your screen. When you enter the CMOS 
    Setup Utility, the Main Menu will be displayed as in Table 3.2. You can use arrow keys to select your 
    function, press  key to accept selection and enter the sub-menu.  
    Table 1: Phoenix – Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility 
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    3.2 . Operating Systems 
    The PowerBrick-CV will generally be provided with a preinstalled operating system such as 
    Windows XP Professional or Embedded. To restore the operating system, follow the procedure 
    outlined in 3.4. You can also use an external CD-ROM drive to change, reinstall or repair the 
    operating system through a USB 2.0 port. 
    3.3. Operating System Restore Process 
    1. Back up your existing drive C:\ files. 
    2. Restart the computer. 
    3. Hold down the F8 key to enter Windows Advanced Boot Menu options. 
    4. Select “Return to OS Choices” and press “Enter”. 
    5. Select “Quick Restore Option”, press “Enter” and follow the instructions. 
    6. After re-boot, click on “Touch screen” in the “Restore drivers and software” window and 
    follow the instructions. 
    3.4 Windows XP Embedded  
    If you want to reinstall Windows XP Embedded, boot the computer, place the CD-ROM labeled 
    “Windows XP Embedded Recovery” into the external CD-ROM drive, press RESET and follow the 
    instructions on the screen. We recommend that this be done by experienced computer users only. 
    3.5 Application Software 
    You should be able to run all normal/generic application software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, 
    PowerPoint, Adobe software etc. if you have Windows installed. See the relevant manual/help 
    guides for the specific software. Acura is not responsible for failure of any software on your 
    computer but if you have any particular software needs please call Acura Technical Support or
    [email protected]
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    3.6Specifications for PowerBrick-CV 
    Table 3.1: System Features 
    ProcessorIntel Pentium M; supports Hyper Threading Technology; VRM 10.0 
    standard
    ChipsetIntel 855
    System FSB 533/400 MHz
    MemorySupport Dual-Channel mode, DDR 400/333/266 DIMM up to 1GB
    VideoIntegrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2, support 64MB DVMT
    AudioIntegrated AC 97, Realtek 650
    Hard Disk Dual Independent ATA-100/66/33 support 
    Support up to 4 IDE devices on dual channel 
    DVR Module 4-port 120 FPS camera input 
    640 x 480, 640 x 240, 320 x 240 image resolution 
    Standard Motion - JPEG compression 
    Multi-screen monitoring 
    LANIntel Pro 10/100 Mb Fast Ethernet
    USB 2.0 Integrated 4 independent OHCI controller supporting USB 1.1 ports; 
    Integrated 1 EHCI controller supporting USB 2.0 ports; Dynamic connection 
    support to USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 devices 
    Hardware Monitor System, processor temperature, voltage and fan speed monitor. Auto 
    Thermal fan speed control 
    Power
    Management 
    ACPI 1.0b compliance and OS direct power management, Wake-on event: 
    RTC/USB Keyboard/Modem/LAN/Keyboard/Mouse 
    Dimensions7.60“ x 4.35“x 8.15“ 
    Power8 – 36 Volt 
    Table 3.2: Input/Output 
    15 Pin VGA 1
    PS/2 / KB & Mouse 1 / 1 
    Parallel Port 1
    Mic-in 1
    Line-Out1
    Speaker1
    USB 2.0/ 1.1 3
    RJ45 Fast Ethernet 1
    Serial Port RS232 2 Option 3 
    12 V DC Power Jack 1
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