Read the mp3Car Product Review of the iVox102h here.
The Rupel iVox102h is a feature rich recording device with all the bells and whistles. It’s “install and forget” configuration as well as its high quality image capturing means the iVox102H is a very versatile device. IIvtek has done an amazing job of incorporating a variety of sensor capabilities into a useful and intuitive device.
Installation for the device is comparable to installing a portable GPS unit. The included base, which features a built-in GPS receiver, simply sticks to your front windshield or dashboard. It connects to the camera with a standard VESA mount and 3.5mm cable so that the GPS data can be written to the camera’s 16GB solid state hard drive. Optionally an SD card can be used as the storage media. Next, simply run the power line to your nearest 12volt cigarette lighter port and you're ready to go.
The camera will also accept a 3.5mm audio and video plug as outputs to feed another device. Another 3.5mm jack is supplied for connecting the included auxiliary rear camera.
Once installed, the iVox102H powers on when power is supplied through the cigarette lighter port upon ignition and powers down shortly after the vehicle is turned off. Shortly after powering on, the camera will automatically begin recording, emitting a simple “recording started” prompt. This is the “normal” mode for recording. A secondary “event” recording mode is automatically created based on the built-in accelerometer crossing a preset threshold. In "event" mode, the iVox102H will recapture the prior 15 seconds before the event, and continue recording the 5 minutes after the event before returning to normal mode again.
The iVox102h comes with a Rupel Viewer application which allows the video files created by the capture device to be displayed with metadata in tow. The app will show you your calculated speed, latitude, longitude, and built-in accelerometer values in a nice graphical interface. You’re also presented a Google map window which will show your recorded travels. The application, while useful for configuring the camera for things like quality, time format, and distance display, requires a very large resolution. All metadata is also shown embedded on the video replay, so users are welcome to use third party video applications as well for displaying this data.
- High-definition camera
- 16GB solid state USB drive
- Windshield mount with GPS built in
- 6 meter cigarette lighter power plug
- Rear auxiliary camera
- Appropriate wiring and connectors