11 Jul / 2012
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.
03 Jan / 2012
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.”
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.
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 bms.data911.com.
27 Aug / 2011
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.
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 .
Europe and Asia: Reinhard Kuehn, email@example.com ; 49 (6124) 7239 22
The new BMS wireless SD & HD solution with maximum freedom in your application
BMS Europe, one of the leading providers of wireless digital microwave technology, introduces the latest generation of innovative wireless video transmission solutions: NT Product Family.
Wherever size, weight, speed and reliability are critical for daily digital ENG, OB applications and live events project manager rely on wireless BMS state-of-the-art technology.
BMS systems integrate ultra small size, low power consumption, SD/HD capability into a complete one-of-a-kind video transmission solution. With cutting-edge technology BMS is representing the high end COFDM microwave solution available for Broadcast, Security and Military applications.
The latest transmitters are single chip electronic devices utilizing high-tech low power FPGA’s (Field Programmable Gate Arrays). By using FPGA?s we have the flexibility to tailor certain parameters to customer needs. MPEG-2 algorithms are currently the preferred compression method, but expect video production to switch to H.264 shortly! The change to H.264 will be easily supported through firmware upgrades to BMS products and thus protect your investment for the future.
Lines of business, such as the film and video industry or law enforcement have an increasing demand for small, lightweight and cost efficient live monitoring units. BMS has released the NTxx23HD series, currently the smallest HD transmitter available in the world to provide more freedom in HD roaming during live events and film productions.
With operations in the United States and Europe BMS offers a global presence and a world wide distribution network of business partners. With production facilities in California and Germany BMS Systems are designed and manufactured in-house with more than 25 years of experience.
BMS provides complete solutions for microwave systems from a single wireless link to full city-wide coverage using its famous receiver diversity networks in addition with ASI switching as a second level diversity. The ability to customise products for specialised applications is daily business since more than 20 years.
Europe and Asia: Rainer Horn; Managing Director BMS Europe; firstname.lastname@example.org; +49 (6124) 7239 15
North America: Reinhard Khn; Vice President Business Development BMS Inc., email@example.com; +49 (6124) 7239 22