Development of hardware and software for video and audio collection systems in ships. The assignment involved multiple projects, since the system is modular with a CPU board as a base and expansion boards for each subproject. For picture and sound management we used an Analog Devices Blackfin DSP (programmed in C, C + + and assembler) and an Altera Cyclone II FPGA (programmed in VHDL). The system receives and compresses video and audio to JPEG and MPEG1 Layer 2 in real time.