Airborne Downlink

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

10 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.