MULTI-SENSOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
istar IM405 is a cost effective, high performance multi-sensor surveillance system for patrol craft. It is designed for use by coastguard, customs and fisheries protection authorities in EEZ protection and surveillance roles.
Features and Benefits • 24 hour all weather observation • • Suitable for patrol craft down to 35ft in length • • Stabilised viewing • • Improved operational safety at night • • Enhanced search and rescue • • Recovery of jettisoned contraband • • Outstanding detection and identification of small targets • • Discrete (passive) detection and observation of suspicious craft • • Video recordings of scenarios for future analysis • • Simultaneous split screen viewing of two sensors •
Options Include • Choice of Thermal Imagers from leading manufacturers • • Land based systems both fixed and vehicular • • Daylight CCD TV camera with zoom lens • • Laser range finder • • Superimposed time and position on VCR for legal evidence • • Variable speed auto scanning • • Automatic alignment of sensors with radar bearing line • • Directional infra-red illuminator systems •
MULTI-SENSOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
he escalation in the problems of terrorism, drug smuggling and illegal immigration make improved surveillance equipment essential for all countries and the requirement for this type of system is growing in countries with economic exclusion zones or sensitive coastlines to protect. Vistar has developed sophisticated surveillance systems which are in service in patrol craft of HM Customs and the US Navy and are on trial with government agencies in other countries. Over 20 systems are in service and Vistar is the leading manufacturer of equipment of this type for small patrol craft. The full specifications for this class of system are restricted but typical systems could comprise a thermal imaging sensor, an image intensification (low light TV) sensor, a daylight television camera, a laser range finder and would be stabilised and capable of being directed from the central control unit or programmed to sweep a predetermined search sector. The Vistar IM405 is able to display two images on one screen for simultaneous viewing of information from different sensors and to overlay position, heading, bearing information and other information on screen or for recording. The system can accept information from ship’s radar and GPS. Naturally this type of system can be used for navigation purposes when not being used for surveillance and such systems include a separate console for use by the helmsman. Other applications
istar Night Vision Limited is essentially a systems house that also designs and manufactures tracker heads, image intensified cameras, control and display units. Vistar does not make thermal imagers but works closely with leading suppliers to integrate their thermal imagers into complete systems.
Vistar has completed a number of contracts for specialised systems including fixed and mobile land based systems and systems for control of harbour traffic. Typical applications include perimeter surveillance, security of sensitive locations such as airports and military establishments and use by police and security forces. The system is also suitable for fitting to Land Rovers and command and control vehicles, for mobile land and shoreline surveillance. Fixed land based systems may be used to monitor vulnerable areas such as harbour entrances, sensitive borders and strategic sites such as dams and reservoirs.
For more information contact:
Vistar Night Vision Limited 24 Doman Road, Yorktown Industrial Estate Camberley, Surrey GU15 3DF Phone: + 44 (0)1276 708800 Fax: + 44 (0)1276 708807 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org