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.