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ESC BAZ launches MAX family of universal control systems

14th September 2011 - 05:58 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ESC BAZ, a leading provider of advanced surveillance, observation and reconnaissance systems for defense and security applications, has launched MAX - its new family of universal control and monitoring systems for surveillance cameras and binoculars - at DSEi, London. The company will also spotlight its Remote Operation Observation System - ROOSTER.

The MAX family includes compact, multi-functional command and control solutions for the ROOSTER, the lightweight man-portable remote operation surveillance and observation system that can be integrated with most available EO sensors and hand-held thermal binoculars being used by military forces around the world. Providing enhanced situational awareness, the units enable precise control, monitoring, and operation of the ROOSTER pan-tilt unit, bringing all CCD/thermal camera functions to the operator's fingertips.

The MAX-ROOSTER combination is a self-contained quick deployment system, carried by individual soldiers, that decreases their exposure to enemy fire by enabling intuitive, remote operation of the surveillance system from secure locations. In addition, these compact, light-weight, ruggedized units provide a remote powering solution for the ROOSTER and the observation EO sensors via the ESC BAZ power-pack, thus making it unnecessary for soldiers to frequently visit the usually unsafe surveillance position to change batteries.

According to President and CEO of ESC BAZ, Mr. Benny Zviran, "We are proud to launch the MAX family - the result of an extensive development process and operational feedback that emphasized the need for a universal system easily integrated with any EO observation system. The MAX family - the most advanced on the market - delivers all the features available today in the latest hand-held thermal imagers - and increases safety for soldiers in the field. Considerable interest is being generated among customers, who appreciate the protection as well as the convenience that MAX will bring them."

The MAX family includes an 8.4" LCD display, 2-channel video input, integrated digital recording (DVR), programmable preset stations, and controls for thermal sensors, laser devices, and additional situation awareness accessories. The units, which can be operated in wired or wireless mode, provide picture-in-picture (PIP) display capabilities as well as optional direct IP video streaming and video analytics. Among the unique functions are full-activity recordings as well as recording the soldier via microphone - and a playback option, with events easily analyzed on the device itself or using recordings downloaded to a USB device.

ESC BAZ will also be spotlighting its field-proven AMI family of man-portable remote observation and surveillance control systems. Providing protection to forces while implementing ambush, observation and surveillance missions, the lightweight systems allow for easy transport and rapid deployment, and provide exceptional day and night observation capabilities "on-the-move". Battle-tested, ruggedized, and weather-resistant, the AMI and ROOSTER incorporate a single, ultra-light, all-in-one cable of up to 50m length, or can be operated via wireless communication. The open frame design enables integration with a variety of EO sensors and additional accessories, such as laser range finders, GPS, and laser illuminator/pointer.

Source: ESC BAZ


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