Expanding the use of aerial downlinks: Page 4 of 4

April 04, 2012 //By John Payne IV, IMT Chief Technology Officer
Today, airborne downlinks are no longer limited to strategic command applications. More and more, first responders, fire departments, EMS, CBP and others are employing airborne downlinks to meet a diverse array of needs. Through the use of digital downlink technology, these systems are easier to use, eliminating the need for highly trained technical personnel to operate them. They also now have full-featured infrared cameras and secure digital COFDM transmitters, allowing users to share the video intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information across multiple organizations and agencies.
battery capable of six hours of run time.

Figure: The MobilCMDR is a COFDM handheld receiver that can also send video over Ethernet to remote software or hardware decoders, allowing multiple remote viewers to monitor the same video simultaneously.

The Portable Suitcase Receiver (PSRx) is a remote strategic command-post receiver. It features a large-format display (23 inches) daylight readable monitor, and a multiband diversity receiver with a DVR and dismountable antennas for improved range. Now real-time video can be received and shared on a large self-contained system. The PSRx is designed to be a temporary command center for when you are in a remote location where you don’t necessarily have a truck. This is especially useful in covert applications, as it discrete and can be easily set up.

For a sniper, the SRx is a body-worn diversity receiver. It receives the downlinked video and can output the video to a heads-up or monocle-display system. This provides the sniper with even more situational awareness.

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