Poway, CA (August 2, 2018) – BMS is pleased to announce the release of the BMA-7100 Tracking Antenna System.  This product provides continuous 360° azimuth target tracking and incorporates a fully integrated controller, GPS receiver, and multi-band tracking receiver, all controlled through a single Ethernet connection.  When coupled with the Multi-Control Point-Plus™ Windows application, the system offers a comprehensive, flexible, and powerful tool for long range air-to-ground communications.

Recent field testing at customer sites have proven extremely accurate tracking in both GPS and pseudo-monopulse tracking modes at a range of well beyond 100 miles.

BMS has delivered the first set of BMA-7100 trackers that have been deployed in support of the Egyptian Army border security operations with overwhelming success.

Highlighted features include:

  • Encoder accuracy of 0.0001856°.  The BMA-7100 is perfect for pointing even high frequency, high gain reflectors with accurate and repeatable results.
  • Dual harmonic drives with zero backlash, reduced weight and size, and brushless AZ and EL servo motors.  The BMA-7100 load capacity exceeds 300 lbs.
  • Available in a variety of bands in both single and dual band modes.
  • Capable of tracking in GPS mode as well as pseudo-monopulse RF tracking with optional BMRT-4B tracking receiver.
  • Capability of aiming up to a six foot diameter reflector.  The unit is perfect for establishing any medium to long distance terrestrial airborne datalink.

Optional upgrades include:

  • Tactical stabilization for communications on the move (COTM)
  • Upgrade for corrosive or marine/shipboard environment
  • Dual channel rotary joint
  • Low torque/high speed elevation control
  • BMRT-4B tracking receiver to allow pseudo-monopulse tracking

When combined with BMS Solutions’ STS-E duplex data radio the BMA-7100 will be an economical and high-quality commercial alternative to bespoke ITAR digital data links.

See the product specifications and photos at www.bms-inc.com.

About BMS

Headquartered in Poway, CA with a sales and service center in Germany, BMS is the recognized leader in professional wireless video solutions with over 35 years’ experience providing flexible and robust wireless video systems for the broadcast industry. BMS delivers a portfolio of leading-edge systems that serve a diverse and professional customer base. The Company’s reputation for cutting edge wireless products and premier customer service has established BMS as the leader in professional real-time wireless video.

For inquiries, please contact:

BMS Sales Department
Phone: +1 (800) 669-9667 (U.S.) | +1 (858) 391-3050

 

Poway, CA (August 2, 2018) – BMS is pleased to announce the release of the STS-E bi-directional wireless datalink system – the end-to-end solution providing reliable, high-quality, full-duplex IP data links for challenging operating environments.  This system is designed for use in long-range airborne platforms – manned and un-manned, commercial applications, ground vehicles, and ground stations.

The STS-E full duplex transceiver delivers:

  • Robust COFDM modulation, protected by forward error correction (FEC), perfect for multipath environments
  • Full duplex Ethernet up to 25 Mb/s
  • A wide dynamic range needed for mobile microwave links
  • Migration to preferred IP architectures
  • A small and compact design, less than 25 oz. (0.71 Kg) and 34 In3 (557 cm3)
  • IP 67 environmental ingress protection
  • Operation in S-band (2.0-2.5 GHz) and C-band* (4.4-5.0 GHz), license required (*6.425-6.525 GHz future development)
  • Variable RF output up to 2 watts
  • Two-way diversity reception
  • A design that meets FCC and CE requirements

When combined with the BMS BMA-7100 Tracking Antenna System, the STS-E duplex data radio is an economical and high-quality commercial alternative to bespoke ITAR digital data links.

The BMA-7100/7200 Antenna Positioner provides:

  • A continuous rotating pedestal
  • A 300 lb. capacity handles large aperture reflectors with ease
  • Dual harmonic drives provide industry-leading speed, pointing accuracy, and repeatability.
  • Full Ethernet control with intuitive software GUI
  • GPS, RF or dual mode tracking options

See the product specifications and photos at www.bms-inc.com.

About BMS

Headquartered in Poway, CA with a sales and service center in Germany, BMS is the recognized leader in professional wireless video solutions with over 35 years’ experience providing flexible and robust wireless video systems for the broadcast industry. BMS delivers a portfolio of leading-edge systems that serve a diverse and professional customer base. The Company’s reputation for cutting edge wireless products and premier customer service has established BMS as the leader in professional real-time wireless video.

For inquiries, please contact:

BMS Sales Department
Phone: +1 (800) 669-9667 (U.S.) | +1 (858) 391-3050

BMS will be in Las Vegas at NAB 2016 in Central Hall booth #C7121  highlighting its license-free COFDM low latency wireless  video systems which include transmitters, antennas, receivers, and accessories – everything needed to deliver robust long range live wireless video. BMS systems provide reliable – real-time HD views of what the camera is capturing even in the most challenging wireless conditions.

The BMS 5.8GHz Video Assist Camera Kit pairs a license free NT5723MH transmitter with our advanced Carry- Viewer 4 (CV4) digital touchscreen receiver/monitor along with all the accessories needed to offer a complete broadcast quality wireless solution – fully license-free – for covering video assist applications. Wireless video kit configurations using the modular half-rack xDR2000 receiver are also available.

BMS is a StoneCalibre company headquartered in Poway, CA USA with an additional sales and service center in Taunusstein, Germany. BMS is the recognized leader in professional wireless video solutions with over 33 years’ experience providing flexible and robust wireless video systems for the broadcast industry.  BMS delivers a portfolio of leading-edge systems that serve a diverse and professional customer base. The Company’s reputation for both industry-leading products and premier customer service has established BMS as the leaders in professional real-time wireless video and in video links for the high-growth commercial UAV market.

Visit BMS at Booth #C7121 for your professional wireless video needs!

Poway, California  Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. (BMS) starts 2012 by announcing its next generation airborne transmitter, the Heli-Coder 4 (HC4). The product is designed for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, and is small enough that it can also be used in watercraft, land, unmanned air or ground vehicle applications. Among the new technological features in the HC4 are:

1. Transmits HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition) video;
2. Offers choice of video compression using H.264 or MPEG-2 to be compatible with existing receive site equipment;
3. Configurable Ethernet port for transmitting streaming IP (Internet protocol) data;
4. GPS (global positioning system) receiver and data interface for tracking and mapping purposes;
5. 10 W RF output power in a compact case, only 5″ W x 9″ D x 6″ H (127 x 229 x 153 mm);
6. Geo-Point capable: Geo-Point is BMS proprietary receive site software that uses metadata from the aircraft video camera to display at the receiver, the bearing and distance of the target video location from the compatible BMS receiver.

BMS President and General Manager, Graham Bunney, commented on the announcement, saying, “With the HC4, BMS once again advances the state of the art for the airborne transmitter market for law enforcement, surveillance and broadcast applications. With more and more customers demanding HD transmission, the HC4 provides the latest in H.264 compression technology with an option to include MPEG-2 compression to maintain backwards compatibility and investment protection to existing legacy products. In addition, the HC4s Ethernet port can be configured to transmit high data rate IP, or to multiplex the IP data in with the compressed video. This is important in todays multi-sensor environment.”

Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. (BMS) has introduced a new downlink control panel, model DLC50. The new product advances avionics technology in aircraft used for law enforcement, surveillance, and other applications employing a video downlink system. At only 1.5 high, the DLC50 is a drop-in replacement for BMS HCP-50 to control existing BMS digital or analog downlink systems.

A single DLC50 can control a transmitter, receiver, antenna actuator, RF power amplifier, and several external relays. Transmitter and receiver control is accomplished via dedicated or shared serial ports. Direct configuration of receiver and transmitter is also available via a pass-through serial port located on the DLC50 front panel. Two DLC50s can be connected together to accommodate more than one operator in the aircraft. Among the DLC50s other features are:
•    Large, high-contrast OLED display (readable with polarized glasses)
•    Automatic microwave filter relay switching
•    Easy manual encryption key entry
•    USB port for flash drive updates (program, configuration, channel plans, encryption keys, etc.)
•    User programmable soft-keys for commonly used functions
•    Menus easily customizable for easy access to commonly used functions
•    20 advanced DLC presets plus transmitter internal presets
•    NVIS option available; MIL-STD-3009 Class B compatible
•    Mounting plate dimensions and fastener locations compliant to MS25212C
•    Ruggedized input power conditioning meeting DO-160, MIL-STD-704, and EN2282.

Commenting on the DLC50 introduction, BMS President, Graham Bunney, said, We listened to our customers who asked for an easy to use, easy to read control panel that could incorporate an option for NVIS capability, and BMS has responded with the new DLC50 downlink control panel. Aircraft operators will find the new unit operates very similar to other avionics in the cockpit and will therefore be very intuitive and familiar.

About BMS:
BMS, a Cohu company (NASDAQ: COHU; www.cohu.com ) and a leader in COFDM microwave transmission, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells microwave transmission systems. BMS has a broad range of microwave communication products and systems developed for news and entertainment, law enforcement, unmanned aerial vehicles, and military surveillance applications. For more information on all of BMS products, visit our website at bms.data911.com .
 
CONTACTS:
Europe and Asia: Reinhard Kuehn, rkuehn@bms-inc.com ; 49 (6124) 7239 22


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