Aerocomputers And BMS Anncounce Integration Between UC-5100 Mission Management System And Carry-Viewer III

Poway, California Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. (BMS) and AeroComputers Inc. recently completed an engineering effort to integrate special mission products which serve the law enforcement, public safety and government surveillance markets. BMS, a leading manufacturer of wireless video microwave communications systems for use with airborne law enforcement and public safety applications, features its Geo-Point. software capability used in BMS handheld receivers. AeroComputers, the leading manufacturer of onboard aircraft computer systems for airborne law enforcement, features its UC-5100 mission management system and other onboard equipment for live display of location data and mapping.

Geo-Point works with AeroComputers UC-5100 mission management system by continually transmitting aircraft and camera position coordinates to ground-based receivers. The Carry-Viewer. III Plus receiver from BMS can decode the coordinates and point to the position of the aircraft as well as the center of the EO/IR cameras image. This integration reduces aircrew workload and leverages technology to automatically provide guidance to personnel on the ground.

The ability for ground crews to have a live, individual display directing them right to the camera target location saves a lot of time and radio traffic otherwise required to explain to each Deputy where the target is from their specific position, said Deputy Chad Davis of the Pima County Sheriffs Department (AZ). The system has proven to save time and reduce confusion for both the aircrew and ground teams. Both AeroComputers and Broadcast Microwave Systems have offered excellent customer service and have been very supportive assisting with setup and troubleshooting of their equipment and ensuring that everything works together properly.

BMS Announces a New High-Definition Airborne Transmitter, The Heli-Coder 4, for All High or Standard Definition Video Transmission Applications

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.”

BMS Granted ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management System

POWAY, CALIFORNIA  September 12, 2011  Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. (BMS) has been granted ISO 9001:2008 certification by The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) for BMS Quality Management System.

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized standard for the quality management of businesses. Companies achieving ISO 9001 certification by an accredited certification body demonstrate a commitment to quality, customers, and a willingness to work towards improving efficiency. It demonstrates the existence of an effective quality management system that satisfies the demands of an independent, external audit.

BMS President, Graham Bunney, commented on the announcement, saying, All of us at BMS are very proud today to have achieved this important certification. We are strongly committed to achieving total customer satisfaction and the Quality Management System policies and procedures we have implemented enable us to measure and improve our processes and services. The ISO 9001:2008 certification provides our customers with further assurance that our products meet or exceed the demanding quality standards we have in place.

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 law enforcement, unmanned aerial vehicles, government surveillance, news and entertainment applications. For more information on all of BMS products, visit our website at www.bms-inc.com.

Website: www.bms-inc.com

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