Airborne Downlink

How do you earn the name “The Downlink Experts”?

Years of experience with COFDM airborne video downlinks does not hurt. Four generations of industry-leading technology helps. But what is the real key to being “The Downlink Experts”? Listening to your customers.

BMS has listened to our customers’ requests over the last 10 years, and the result of that is the Heli-Coder 4. Incorporating MPEG-4/H.264 compression, Ethernet input, native HD-SDI capability, and an internal GPS receiver, the Heli-Coder 4 puts all of the features incident responders need in the small, lightweight package law enforcement pilots want.

In addition to analog video, SDI, HD-SDI, Ethernet, and GPS inputs, the Heli-Coder 4 also directly interfaces with popular moving map systems to enable Geo-Point capability in ground receive assets. By incorporating TLL (Target Lat Long) data into the downlink stream, the Heli-Coder 4 enables Geo-Point capable receivers (such as the BMS Carry-Viewer III+) to direct ground officers to the location shown in the video downlink, rather than the helicopter’s location.