ALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ System Unveiled at Southwest Border Security Week 2016 in McAllen, Texas

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Altametry's new micro-sized aerostat platform delivers cost effective and rapid deployment surveillance capabilities for law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security agencies.

As the need to monitor and secure America’s borders intensifies, Coral Gables, Florida-based Altametry, Inc., unveils its new ALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ system at the 2016 Southwest Border Security Week conference at the Casa De Palmas Renaissance hotel from March 30 to April 1. ALTA Systems™ are created to provide cost efficient Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ (PLAS) capabilities to law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security agencies by day or night.

Each ALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ system is composed of a micro-sized tethered aerostat PLAS™ platform designed to be highly portable and provide sustained surveillance for extended mission sets across a wide variety of terrain and environments. Altametry has partnered with conference sponsor BluTek Solutions to showcase the ALTA BatVu and ALTA TriVu SmartBalloons™ at the Texas event.

“The mission to secure America’s borders has been catapulted into the spotlight of the national security agenda,” says Dr. Bertrand Dano, Chief Scientist for Altametry. “ALTA Tactical SmartBalloons™ provide operators the capability to conduct effective Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ coverage by day or night in targeted areas requiring fixed aerial monitoring for extended durations.”

The ALTA TriVu is a daytime and low-light system offering PLAS™ through three separate high definition cameras operating at various focal lengths. The TriVu system provides full audio and video recording of the targeted area, as well as a live, encrypted data feed sent to command and control units. The ALTA BatVu is a nighttime system boasting FLIR thermal imaging capabilities accompanied by two low light, high definition cameras recording audio/video and also allowing for an encrypted data feed to ground commanders.

“There is extensive demand for cutting-edge aerial surveillance systems like ALTA by law enforcement agencies throughout the world,” states Dennis Weiner, President, BluTek Solutions. “We are excited to introduce the ALTA Tactical SmartBalloon™ system into the marketplace as a well-built, cost effective, and American made solution for providing Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™.”

Altametry, Inc. is a privately held aerospace technology company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. Altametry is the creator and manufacturer of ALTA branded SmartBalloon™ products. The ALTA Vu line of SmartBalloons™ is current serving the academic research, agriculture, consumer hobbyist, maritime, photography, and public safety industries. Altametry’s ALTA Tactical division specializes in providing Persistent Low Altitude Surveillance™ (PLAS) solutions for law enforcement, homeland security, and defense mission requirements. For information on ALTA Tactical, please visit Learn more about Altametry at

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