AeroComputers and BMS Announce Integration Between UC-5100 Mission Management System and Carry-Viewer™ III Handheld Receiver

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New Technology Enhances Air to Ground Video and Data Transmission for Ultimate Situational Awareness

...directing ground crews 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.
Deputy C. David
Pima County Sheriff's

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 camera’s 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 Sheriff’s 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.”

About BMS:

BMS, a Cohu company (http://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 http://www.bms-inc.com.

About AeroComputers:

AeroComputers, Inc., based in Oxnard, California, has been designing, building and marketing computer systems that manage tactical operations for public use and military aviation since 1993. Currently employed by over 180 law enforcement, fire, military and other public safety agencies worldwide, AeroComputers is the industry leader in providing mission management systems that integrate high-precision GPS-based moving maps, EO/IR sensor command, video processing and recording, and mission telemetry collection and transmission. AeroComputers' complete suite of products includes DO-160 certified mission management systems, high definition display monitors, digital video recorders, inertial measurement units, a range of ruggedized keyboards, and customized GIS and cartography services. For more information, visit http://www.aerocomputers.com.

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