Directed Perception Geo-Pointing Module
Apr 4, 2006 4:14 PM
Directed Perception PTU-DGPM Geo-Pointing Module
Directed Perception announced the availability of its PTU-DGPM Geo-Pointing Module. The Geo-Pointing Module provides automated aiming of attached pan-tilt units using standard geo-coordinates (latitude, longitude, altitude). The device includes a built-in web interface for configuration and accepts commands over an Ethernet/IP application interface. The unit is calibrated using a simple landmark process. Once installed, applications can send latitude/longitude/altitude coordinates to the unit, and the Geo-Pointing Module will automatically aim the attached pan-tilt unit (with camera, laser, antenna, or other payload) at the specified location. Commands can be broadcast to multiple units to coordinate aiming multiple sensors at a single location automatically.
The Geo-Pointing Module greatly simplifies systems integration by allowing applications and other system devices to command the sensor aiming simply by sending geo-coordinates. This type of capability has been known previously only in high-end military targeting systems. The Geo-Pointing Module brings this functionality to low-cost surveillance and communications systems in a small, embedded package that operates with any Directed Perception pan-tilt model.
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