Directed Perception PTU-D48-DVE Rugged Pan-Tilt for Driver Vision Enhancer

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Directed Perception, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced products for the control and pointing of sensors, today announced the availability of its PTU-D48-DVE model pan-tilt unit designed for use in Driver Vision Enhancer Family of Systems (DVE-FOS) and Forward Activity Detection Systems (FADS) applications.

Directed Perception, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced products for the control and pointing of sensors, today announced the availability of its PTU-D48-DVE model pan-tilt unit designed for use in Driver Vision Enhancer Family of Systems (DVE-FOS) and Forward Activity Detection Systems (FADS) applications. The PTU-D48-DVE meets technical requirements for DVE/DVE-FOS/FADS systems while providing several capabilities that other solutions do not, including:

  •     Compact form factor
  •     Full digital interface with speed/acceleration control and absolute positioning
  •     Precise, slew-to-cue functionality
  •     Solid and vibration-tolerant for vehicle applications
  •     Reliable worm-gear design - no belts/pulleys
  •     Flexible payload mounting (top and/or side)
  •     Integrated controller - no other electronics box required
  •     Option for internal payload wire through
  •     Compatibility with other Directed Perception pan-tilt units

Drop-In COTS Solution for Camera OEMs and Systems Integrators

The PTU-D48-DVE provides a low-risk, compatible drop-in solution for systems integrators and camera OEMs. Standard compliant interfaces reduce integration effort and ensure compatibility and interchangeability.

Compliant specifications plus advanced feature set at low cost

The PTU-D48-DVE meets technical requirements for DVE-FOS/FADS applications and is ideal for all similar vehicle mounted camera surveillance systems. The PTU-D48-DVE offers low parts counts for increase reliability, high-volume manufacturability, and low cost.

Key specifications include:

  •     All metal worm-gear design (no belts, pulleys)
  •     Single 16-32VDC power input with raw power conditioning
  •     Compact size (7.8"H x 5.4"W x 5.5"D)
  •     Weight: under 10 lbs.
  •     Digital real-time control interface
  •     Joystick/Controller (Optional)

Price and Availability

The PTU-D48-DVE is available to qualified customers. Contact Directed Perception's sales department for pricing and technical specifications. Full-rate production quantities available up to 5000 units/month.

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. For over 16 years Directed Perception has been a trusted supplier to industry leaders such as: IBM, Bechtel, iRobot, Cognex, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, SAIC and many others. Directed Perception is privately held and headquartered in Burlingame, in Northern California.

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