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Babcock selects Avalex video equipment for H135s

14th September 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Babcock Aviation has selected a full suite of Avalex’s new-generation digital video equipment as part of a fleet upgrade programme of five Airbus H135 helicopters operated by Western Power Distribution (WPD), Avalex announced on 11 September.

Babcock has selected the Avalex 17” HD monitor, the Avalex 10” HD display, the Avalex multi-channel HD digital video recorder and the Avalex Smart Video Management System. Other special mission equipment includes stabilised infrared camera turrets, LIDAR laser surveying devices and ergonomically optimised workstations for the cabin and cockpit.

The upgrade with new-generation equipment will enable WPD to more efficiently monitor the 137,000 miles of overhead lines and underground cables that deliver power to over 7.8 million customers across the Midlands, South West England and Wales.

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