Directed Perception Releases Low-Cost Stabilization For Cameras And Antennas

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Inertial stabilization module for air, ground, and sea.

Directed Perception, Inc. ( today announced the availability of its Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) as an option on its popular PTU-D300 pan-tilt family. The ISM delivers breakthrough cost/performance in stabilizing any type of payload for land mobile, airborne, and maritime applications. The ISM dramatically improves video imagery, allows the use of narrower fields-of-view, and enables tracking and detection while on-the-move. The PTU-D300 with ISM provides a rugged, low-cost solution for stabilized pointing on a wide range of boats, ground, and air vehicles including UAVs.

The ISM actively controls the pan-tilt to compensate for boat/plane/vehicle motion, keeping your point of interest always in the field-of-view. The ISM allows persistent line-of-sight pointing during large vehicle maneuvers, freeing the operator from tedious manual control. Inertial stabilization does not suffer from the same limitations as electronic video stabilization and allows for stabilization of all payload types for a wide range of military, homeland security, and industrial and scientific applications.

The ISM is an advanced strapdown design and consists of a precision 3-axis gyro embedded in the pan-tilt unit, and a small 3”x4” processing module. It works with existing pan-tilt applications to provide a drop-in solution for improving mobile camera and antenna applications. A software API is included to allow fast and simple integration with OEM applications. The API allows applications real-time control of the pan-tilt during stabilization. This enables joystick control, video tracking, radar integration, slew-to-queue, and other uses. A built-in Ethernet interface and webserver provide simple configuration and control of the module and attached pan-tilt unit.

The ISM has been developed and refined over 2 years. It has been fielded with select OEMs and is now available as a standard option on the PTU-D300. The ISM is the latest addition to Directed Perception’s portfolio of rugged, precision pan-tilt products with advanced features such as geo-pointing.

Price and Availability
The Inertial Stabilization Module (ISM) is available now as an option on the PTU-D300 family of pan-tilt units. U.S. pricing is $6000 (Quantity 1) for the option.

About Directed Perception, Inc.
Directed Perception is a leading manufacturer of innovative devices and software for the intelligent control of sensors and sensor processing including video cameras, IR sensors, laser rangers, microwave antennas, thermo-imaging sensors, and more. The Company’s products are designed to be precise, rugged, and low-cost to support demanding applications, such as tracking, in a broad range of OEM and end-user applications. Directed Perception's flagship miniature computer-controlled pan-tilt tracking mount was one of the first of its kind and has been sold to OEMs and end-users worldwide since 1992. The Company's patented products are used in a wide range of industries including Security & Surveillance, Industrial Automation, Robotics, Communications, Military/Aerospace, Law Enforcement, Education, R&D, Webcams, and Teleconferencing/distance learning. Directed Perception has a 16-year history of pioneering camera and sensor control systems. In commercial markets, Directed Perception serves market leaders such as IBM, Bechtel, iRobot, Cognex, Honeywell, and 100’s of major universities and small, innovative companies worldwide. In military and homeland security markets, Directed Perception has helped companies such as General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, and SAIC to serve the needs of the most demanding customers including the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Government, and NASA. Directed Perception sells its products direct and through distributors and partners worldwide.
Directed Perception is privately held and headquartered in Burlingame, in northern California.

Marilyn Elperin
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