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BlackVue™
DR900S-2CH IR

 

The best protection for you and your vehicle

BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR monitors the road ahead in 4K Ultra HD and the interior of your vehicle in Full HD, making it the best dashcam for taxi or ride hailing drivers. The interior IR (infrared) camera captures every detail of the cabin even in the dark, so you can always feel safe at the wheel or when leaving you vehicle parked.

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BlackVue™
DR900S-2CH IR

 

The best protection for you and your vehicle

BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR monitors the road ahead in 4K Ultra HD and the interior of your vehicle in Full HD, making it the best dashcam for taxi or ride hailing drivers. The interior IR (infrared) camera captures every detail of the cabin even in the dark, so you can always feel safe at the wheel or when leaving you vehicle parked.

4K/Full HD Cloud Taxi Dashcam

4K Ultra HD (front) and Full HD (interior) cameras.

Wide view angle front (162 degrees) and interior (145 degrees).

The Interior infrared (IR) camera truly sees in the dark, even pitch-black lighting conditions, thanks to integrated infrared LEDs that activate automatically based on the ambient light.

BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR 4K Taxi Dash Cam with Interior Infrared Camera

Firmware Download

Windows / Mac OS

App & Viewer Download

BlackVue App

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BlackVue Viewer

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Recording time

See how much recording time you can expect based on microSD card capacity and image quality settings:

Model NameDR900S-2CH IR
Color/Size/WeightFront:  Black / W 118.5 mm (4.67″) x H 36 mm (1.42″) / 91 g (3.21 oz)

Rear: Black / W  67.4 mm (2.65″) x H 25 mm (0.98″) / 26 g (0.92 oz)

MemorymicroSD Card (32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB)
Recording ModesNormal recording, Event recording (when impact is detected in normal and parking mode), Manual recording and Parking recording (when motion is detected)

* For Parking mode recording, a Parking Mode Battery Pack (Power Magic Battery Pack) or a Parking Mode Hardwiring Kit (Power Magic Pro) is required.

CameraFront: 8-Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Rear (Interior): CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2.1 megapixels)

Viewing AngleFront: Diagonal 162°, Horizontal 136°, Vertical 77°

Rear: Diagonal 145°, Horizontal 118°, Vertical 59°

Resolution/Frame Rate<Front — Rear (Interior)>

4K UHD (3840×2160) @30fps (Extreme) — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

4K UHD (3840×2160) @30fps — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

Full HD (1920×1080) @60fps — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

* Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.

Video CodecH.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC)
Image QualityHighest (Extreme): 25 + 10 Mbps

Highest: 12 + 10 Mbps

High: 10 + 8 Mbps

Normal: 8 + 6 Mbps

Video Compression ModeMP4
Wi-FiBuilt-in (802.11n 2.4GHz / 802.11ac 5GHz Dual band)
GPSBuilt-in
MicrophoneBuilt-in
Speaker (Voice Guidance)Built-in
LED IndicatorsFront: Recording LED, GPS LED, Wi-Fi LED, Front Security LED

Rear (Interior): Security LED

Rear Camera IR Illumination940 nm, 2 Infrared (IR) Lights
ButtonWi-Fi / Format button:

* Press once to turn on/off Wi-Fi.

* Press and hold for 5 seconds and once voice commands start, release the button. Then press once again to reset the Wi-Fi SSID and password or press and hold for 5 seconds to format the microSD card.

Proximity sensor:

Touching the proximity sensor turns on/off audio recording or triggers manual recording depending on the firmware settings.

Sensor3-Axis Acceleration Sensor
Backup BatteryBuilt-in super capacitor
Input PowerDC 12 V – 24 V (DC Plug:  (Ø3.5 x Ø1.35), MAX 1 A/12 V)
Power ConsumptionAvg. 400 mA (4.8 W at 12 V, when GPS is On and Wi-Fi is Off)
Avg. 380 mA (4.56 W at 12 V, when GPS and Wi-Fi are Off)
* Approx. 40mA increase in current when IR LEDs are ON.
* Actual power consumption may vary depending on use conditions and environment.
Operation Temperature-20 °C − 70 °C (-4 °F − 158 °F)
Storage Temperature-20 °C − 70 °C (-4 °F − 158 °F )
High Temperature Cut-OffApprox. 75 °C (167 °F)
CertificationsFront: FCC, CE, RoHS, Telec, WEEE, IC

Rear (Interior): FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE

SoftwareBlackVue Viewer

* Windows XP or higher and Mac Yosemite OS X (10.10) or higher

ApplicationBlackVue Application (Android 4.4.2 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higher)
Other FeaturesAdaptive Format Free File Management System.
SD Card Failure Alert.

Video Codec/Quality Settings Combinations

(bitrate data expressed for front camera)

Keep in mind: 

  • Codec (H.265) is the main determining factor of video quality.
  • To maximize recording time while maintaining video quality, choose H.265/Normal Quality.
  • Due to its more complex algorithm, H.265 requires higher processing power for playback than H.264. 
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Infrared Interior Camera

Wide Angle and Clarity in the Dark

The Infrared Camera secures the interior of your vehicle. The inconspicuous infrared LEDs automatically activate based on the ambient light.
The camera’s spectacular clarity even in pitch black lighting conditions will procure peace of mind to taxi and rideshare drivers. With its wide 145-degree view angle, the camera covers most of your vehicle’s interior.
Using the BlackVue App or Viewer, you can further customize the way it operates.

  • 180° Image Rotation to accommodate your setup: if the image comes out upside down, just activate this feature and it will fix the image orientation.
  • Security LED ON/OFF (for stealth in Parking Mode)

4K Ultra High Definition capture

Ultra-crisp videos, not just on 4K monitors

4K is a much bigger jump in fidelity over Full HD than Full HD over HD. HD to Full HD represents a doubling in pixels. 4K UHD is four times as many pixels as Full HD. This is a huge difference, and it shows. License plates can be made out more clearly and from further away. Besides, you don’t need a 4K monitor to appreciate 4K videos. Even on a Full HD monitor, you can zoom in much further without any visible pixilation.

*HD = 1280×720 pixels (0.92 million pixels);
Full HD = 1920×1080 (2.07 million pixels) = 2.25 x HD pixel count
4K UHD = 3840×2160 (8.29 million pixels) = 4 x Full HD or 9 x HD pixel count

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Built-in GPS and Dual-band Wi-Fi

GPS addS location and speed data to your videos

Speed: speed data will be overlaid in the video (can be turned off in the settings).
You can set speed display in Kilometers per hour (Km/h) or Miles per hour (Mph).
Location: visualize your vehicle’s location in the BlackVue App or Viewer’s Map.

Fast transfer to your phone with 5Ghz Wi-fi

The dual-band 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi lets you download dashcam videos to a smartphone at blazing speed and allows Over the Cloud functionalities via any Internet-enabled Wi-Fi network. With BlackVue’s Sub-Stream technology, download Quick Play versions of the original videos for even faster review.

Built-in Speaker, Impact Sensor and Motion Detection

Speaker: with voice notifications, your dashcam informs you when it turns on, shuts downs or detects errors.
Accelerometer: detects impacts to trigger Event recording. Enables Parking Mode* when stationary for 5 minutes.
Motion detection: while in Parking Mode, your dashcam can record videos as it detects movements.
Video filters (N,E,P,M): display the types of videos you need in the BlackVue App and Viewer. The filters are Normal, Event (Impact), Parking motion, Manual Event.

(*) Parking Mode Kit or Battery is required.  Learn more about Parking Mode.

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The Best compression technology

4 times the resolution. Same recording time!

Along with the regular H.264 codec, the DR900S Series features H.265, also called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the leading standard in 4K recording and broadcasting.

This allows your dashcam to record in glorious 4K Ultra HD resolution without sacrificing either visual fidelity or recording time.

Note that file size will be identical whether you choose H.264 or H.265. However H.265 allows for best image quality and minimized artifacts even in complex scenes.

SLEEK DESIGN AND CONTROLS

Multifunction button and customizable proximity sensor

BlackVue DR900S’ stealthy design incorporates easy access to useful functions.
Proximity sensor: toggle audio recording ON and OFF by simply waving your hand in front of it. The sensor can also be configured to trigger Manual Event videos in the settings.
Wi-Fi button: turn Wi-Fi ON/OFF (short press), reset your Wi-Fi password (hold until voice prompt, then short press) or format the microSD card (hold until voice prompt, and then hold again). All actions are confirmed by a voice prompt.

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BlackVue Optimized File Management: SD Card Failure Alert, Event File Protection, Adaptive Format-Free File Management System, Scheduled Reboots.

Optimized File Management

Event Files Overwrite Protection: dashcams record in a loop but BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR can prevent the overwriting of up to fifty (50) Event files (triggered manually or by impacts). You can choose to allow new Event files to overwrite past Event files, thus keeping the latest fifty.
Adaptive Format-Free File Management: developed by BlackVue, this file system improves recording stability and reduces the need for microSD card formatting, while giving you the flexibility to change recording time unit (1/2/3 minutes) and quality settings.
SD Card Failure Alert: your BlackVue detects as soon as the microSD card fails and warns you with a “Please check SD card” voice alert.
Scheduled Reboots: see Parking Mode section below.

BlackVue App (iOS, Android) and Viewer (Windows/Mac)

Easily manage your video files

Both the BlackVue App and Viewer are free to download and use.

They let you easily change your BlackVue configuration settings and browse through your videos in an intuitive way.

With the BlackVue App, connect to your BlackVue via Wi-Fi to access files and check real-time Live View for easy setup and positioning of your dashcam.

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BlackVue Over the Cloud

Connect to your BlackVue anytime, from anywhere in the world with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

Enjoy remote Live View and Push Notifications to your phone.

Back up important videos to the Cloud remotely.

Play and download videos from your dashcam’s memory or the Cloud from anywhere.

Enjoy Two-way Voice Communication with the driver from the app through the BlackVue’s integrated speaker and mic. Check the BlackVue Over the Cloud page for more information

TAMPER-PROOF CASE (OPTIONAL)

Block access to cable connectors and Format button

The BlackVue Tamper-Proof Case is a security accessory for BlackVue DR900S Series dashcams. It blocks physical access to the microSD card slot and microSD format button, and prevents unplugging the power and coaxial cables, thus highly reducing risks of data tampering.

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blackvue-ir-dash-cam-interior-camera-infrared

Infrared Interior Camera

Wide Angle and Clarity in the Dark

The Infrared Camera secures the interior of your vehicle. The inconspicuous infrared LEDs automatically activate based on the ambient light.
The camera’s spectacular clarity even in pitch black lighting conditions will procure peace of mind to taxi and rideshare drivers. With its wide 145-degree view angle, the camera covers most of your vehicle’s interior.
Using the BlackVue App or Viewer, you can further customize the way it operates.

  • 180° Image Rotation to accommodate your setup: if the image comes out upside down, just activate this feature and it will fix the image orientation.
  • Security LED ON/OFF (for stealth in Parking Mode)
blackvue-4k-ultra-high-definition-uhd-vs-full-hd

4K Ultra High Definition capture

Ultra-crisp videos, not just on 4K monitors

4K is a much bigger jump in fidelity over Full HD than Full HD over HD. HD to Full HD represents a doubling in pixels. 4K UHD is four times as many pixels as Full HD. This is a huge difference, and it shows. License plates can be made out more clearly and from further away. Besides, you don’t need a 4K monitor to appreciate 4K videos. Even on a Full HD monitor, you can zoom in much further without any visible pixilation.

*HD = 1280×720 pixels (0.92 million pixels);
Full HD = 1920×1080 (2.07 million pixels) = 2.25 x HD pixel count
4K UHD = 3840×2160 (8.29 million pixels) = 4 x Full HD or 9 x HD pixel count

blackvue-dr900s-dash-cam-dual-band-wi-fi-cloud-gps

Built-in GPS and Dual-band Wi-Fi

GPS addS location and speed data to your videos

Speed: speed data will be overlaid in the video (can be turned off in the settings).
You can set speed display in Kilometers per hour (Km/h) or Miles per hour (Mph).
Location: visualize your vehicle’s location in the BlackVue App or Viewer’s Map.

Fast transfer to your phone with 5Ghz Wi-fi

The dual-band 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi lets you download dashcam videos to a smartphone at blazing speed and allows Over the Cloud functionalities via any Internet-enabled Wi-Fi network. With BlackVue’s Sub-Stream technology, download Quick Play versions of the original videos for even faster review.

blackvue-dr900s-dash-cam-speaker-impact-motion-detection

Built-in Speaker, Impact Sensor and Motion Detection

Speaker: with voice notifications, your dashcam informs you when it turns on, shuts downs or detects errors.
Accelerometer: detects impacts to trigger Event recording. Enables Parking Mode* when stationary for 5 minutes.
Motion detection: while in Parking Mode, your dashcam can record videos as it detects movements.
Video filters (N,E,P,M): display the types of videos you need in the BlackVue App and Viewer. The filters are Normal, Event (Impact), Parking motion, Manual Event.

(*) Parking Mode Kit or Battery is required.  Learn more about Parking Mode.

blackvue-hevc-h.265-compression

The Best compression technology

4 times the resolution. Same recording time!

Along with the regular H.264 codec, the DR900S Series features H.265, also called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the leading standard in 4K recording and broadcasting.

This allows your dashcam to record in glorious 4K Ultra HD resolution without sacrificing either visual fidelity or recording time.

Note that file size will be identical whether you choose H.264 or H.265. However H.265 allows for best image quality and minimized artifacts even in complex scenes.

blackvue-dash-cam-dr900s-dr750s-2ch-button-proximity-sensor

SLEEK DESIGN AND CONTROLS

Multifunction button and customizable proximity sensor

BlackVue DR900S’ stealthy design incorporates easy access to useful functions.
Proximity sensor: toggle audio recording ON and OFF by simply waving your hand in front of it. The sensor can also be configured to trigger Manual Event videos in the settings.
Wi-Fi button: turn Wi-Fi ON/OFF (short press), reset your Wi-Fi password (hold until voice prompt, then short press) or format the microSD card (hold until voice prompt, and then hold again). All actions are confirmed by a voice prompt.

BlackVue Optimized File Management: SD Card Failure Alert, Event File Protection, Adaptive Format-Free File Management System, Scheduled Reboots.

Optimized File Management

Event Files Overwrite Protection: dashcams record in a loop but BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR can prevent the overwriting of up to fifty (50) Event files (triggered manually or by impacts). You can choose to allow new Event files to overwrite past Event files, thus keeping the latest fifty.
Adaptive Format-Free File Management: developed by BlackVue, this file system improves recording stability and reduces the need for microSD card formatting, while giving you the flexibility to change recording time unit (1/2/3 minutes) and quality settings.
SD Card Failure Alert: your BlackVue detects as soon as the microSD card fails and warns you with a “Please check SD card” voice alert.
Scheduled Reboots: see Parking Mode section below.

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BlackVue App (iOS, Android) and Viewer (Windows/Mac)

Easily manage your video files

Both the BlackVue App and Viewer are free to download and use.

They let you easily change your BlackVue configuration settings and browse through your videos in an intuitive way.

With the BlackVue App, connect to your BlackVue via Wi-Fi to access files and check real-time Live View for easy setup and positioning of your dashcam.

blackvue-over-the-cloud-diagram-logo-app-dash-cam-connected

BlackVue Over the Cloud

Connect to your BlackVue anytime, from anywhere in the world with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

Enjoy remote Live View and Push Notifications to your phone.

Back up important videos to the Cloud remotely.

Play and download videos from your dashcam’s memory or the Cloud from anywhere.

Enjoy Two-way Voice Communication with the driver from the app through the BlackVue’s integrated speaker and mic. Check the BlackVue Over the Cloud page for more information

blackvue-tamper-proof-case-dr900s

TAMPER-PROOF CASE (OPTIONAL)

Block access to cable connectors and Format button

The BlackVue Tamper-Proof Case is a security accessory for BlackVue DR900S Series dashcams. It blocks physical access to the microSD card slot and microSD format button, and prevents unplugging the power and coaxial cables, thus highly reducing risks of data tampering.

Intelligent Parking Mode monitoring

with the Power Magic accessories.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is under protection while you are away.

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BlackVue Parking Mode Batteries - Power Magic Battery Pack, Power Magic Ultra Battery

BlackVue automatically switches to Parking Mode to monitor your parked vehicle.
Thanks to video buffer, the few seconds leading to triggering events are also recorded.
DR900S-2CH IR supports two Parking Mode options:

Region-based-motion-impact-detection-parking-mode
Region-based-motion-detection

Motion & Impact Detection Parking Mode detects both:

  • Motions recorded by the image sensor (marked “P” in the file list).
  • Impacts detected by the accelerometer/G-sensor (marked “E” in the file list).

Choose detection regions to reduce the risk of triggering unwanted motion recordings due to trees swaying in the wind, far-away moving objects, etc.

Time lapse with buffered Event videos
Time lapse with buffered Event videos

Continuously records at 1FPS (one frame per second). Videos are played back at 30FPS. 
1-minute Time lapse Parking Mode video = 30 minutes real time coverage.
Cover a period of more than 27 hours on a 16GB microSD card front and rear at the highest (Extreme) quality setting.
When an impact is detected, the dashcam creates a buffered Event video.

And also:

Parking Mode Event Voice Notifications:
Upon exiting Parking Mode, your BlackVue tells you if Events were recorded when you were away from your car, so you can check right away the Event videos on the BlackVue App.

Scheduled Reboot:
Schedule a daily automatic reboot (optional—at night by default) to minimize potential errors. Reboots happen only if the dashcam is in Parking Mode and not writing data to the microSD card. 

Super stealthy:
Completely turn off all LED indicators in Parking Mode. Only the recording LED indicator facing the interior of the vehicle will blink when motion or impact is detected.

Do you own a BlackVue and plan to upgrade? Click to see the accessories you can reuse.

Model owned↓Power Cable
(DR900S-1CH/2CH)
Coaxial Video Cable
(DR900S-2CH only)
Front camera mount
(DR900S-1CH/2CH)
Rear camera mount
(DR900S-2CH only)
Rear camera
(DR900S-2CH only)
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DR650S-1CH/2CHOKOK OK 
DR650GW-1CH/2CHOKOK OK 
DR590W-1CH/2CHOK  OK 
DR590-1CH/2CHOK  OK 
DR490-2CHOK  OK 
DR490L-2CH     
DR470/430-2CHOKOK OK 
DR450-1CHOK    
DR750LW-2CH OK OK 

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