July 30, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Because creating packaging or designing packaging equipment can be a long and expensive process involving day-long meetings, being able to ensure the proper information is conveyed is of paramount importance.
It’s one of the reasons why iRes Technology Corp.—a Toronto-based developer and manufacturer of video solutions for the consumer electronics and surveillance markets—has developed the unobtrusive uCorder, a wearable mini-digital video camrecorder that can record up to seven hours of video and audio.
Measuring 3.5-inches high, 1-inch wide and 0.5-inches thick, the uCorder is described as the most portable camera and recorder available, worn in a shirt pocket with its integrated clip, attached to an included lanyard as a necklace, or pinned to clothing.
Two models are available: IRDC150 includes 1-GB of internal memory, while the IRDC250 features 2-GB of internal memory plus PC Webcam functionality. The IRDC250 also includes a stand that can be desk-mounted or clipped to a laptop computer.
The uCorder connects to a computer via USB without any proprietary software being required to play or save the video and audio files. The internal lithium ion battery is charged via USB.
Compatible with PCs and Macs, the uCorder records VGA quality (640 x 480 dpi resolution) standard AVI video files for playback on any computer system or it can be set to record audio-only WAV files.
Video and audio files are saved to the unit’s internal Flash memory, while a slot for optional Micro SD Card memory is also included (up to 8-GB).
The models are expected to sell for CDN $100 – $140 and are available for purchase at participating retail and e-tail locations as well as through www.ucorder.com or through iRes at www.irestechnology.com.