The Ricoh G700SE-M tactical camera effectively captures the who, what when, where and why of each photograph with a simple press of the shutter.
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Geo Tactical Solutions, Inc. (GTS), a leading provider of military-grade GPS cameras, GPS modules and photo mapping software recently announced a new partnership with Darley Defense which is intended to increase market reach for GTS’ popular G700SE-M rugged tactical GPS-enabled camera. Noteworthy features of the camera include advanced speed and accuracy of GPS readings, descriptive memos, ‘object’ geotagging, SAASM compatibility, compass and GPS track-logs, multiple GPS formats, GIS integration and automated reporting.
Advanced GPS Module
“The SE-7M GPS module on-board the G700SE-M camera gives the military and other users important new capabilities for fast, precise and secure geotagging under less-than-ideal conditions,” said Jim Kidd, Vice President, Geo Tactical Solutions. “There’s a lot going on in this ultra-compact module to help soldiers and others to be more successful in their work.”
The SE-7M module, which sets a new standard in global positioning system (GPS) speed and accuracy, offers a more compact and convenient geotagging solution than traditional systems requiring a laptop-camera combination. The SE-7M can also generate sub-meter GPS location coordinates, which is far more precise than consumer-grade products. For even better accuracy, the SE-7M is forward-compatible to 18-satellite GPS processing, a military standard scheduled to take effect in 2016.
The G700SE-M supports up to 20 customizable memo fields for tagging photographs with descriptive data (or attributes). Example memo tags include photographer’s name, operation ID, operation type, unit ID and so on. This information, along with GPS coordinates, GPS date and Zulu time, are automatically stored as metadata in each digital image file on the G700SE-M camera and later used for image processing, mapping and reporting.
“Memos are set by the operator before collecting photographs to automate the process of recording complete who, what, when, where and why information for each photo,” explained Andy Shannon, Director of Business Development at Geo Tactical Solutions. “Collecting this information not only transforms a photograph into a powerful information source, it keeps photographs organized by common attributes and facilitates more complete, accurate and simplified mapping and reporting during data processing.”
Electronic Compass and GPS Track-Logs
The G700SE-M camera’s on-board electronic compass allows users to accurately record the direction a photograph is taken regardless of the angle the camera is held. In addition, the camera’s GPS Track-Log feature can record and map the geographic path by which photographs are collected. After images are collected in the field, data is uploaded using the camera’s built-in wireless, Bluetooth or USB connection in preparation for mapping, analysis and reporting.
In addition to geotagging the position of the camera (i.e. the photographer), laser range finders may be connected wirelessly to the G700SE-M camera via Bluetooth or cable connection to record distance and GPS coordinates of objects within photographs. The G700SE-M combines the range finder’s data with GPS positional data to calculate the location of an ‘object’ within a photograph.
Multiple GPS Formats
All GPS coordinates collected with the G700SE-M may be stored and displayed in a variety of formats including LAT/LONG, MGRS, Decimal Degrees, DMS, UTM and State Plane depending on specific user requirements.
The G700SE-M’s SAASM compatibility can provide accurate GPS readings even in the presence of malicious jamming or spoofing. Secure and decrypted GPS signals are recorded by connecting an external GPS SAASM device such as a DAGR (Defense Advanced GPS Receiver) to the camera’s GPS module. This powerful feature ensures the accuracy and precision of GPS coordinates in a GPS-compromised environment.
Digital photographs collected using the G700SE-M can be converted into a number of file formats suitable for mapping in popular GIS applications such as ArcGIS, FalconView, TIGR, GeoSuite, Google Earth, Palantir and more.
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About Darley Defense
Since 1908, Darley has been dedicated to serving the world's first responders and DoD customers. Darley remains a family owned and operated business and is committed to customer satisfaction. Darley is dedicated to excellence and offers a diverse line of products and services through progressive design, manufacturing and distribution. Learn more at http://www.darleydefense.com/
About Geo Tactical Solutions
Geo Tactical Solutions is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides advanced GPS cameras, GPS modules, photo mapping software and training to government and commercial customers worldwide. Learn more at http://www.geotacticalsolutions.com/