AD Aerospace is launching its new IP (Internet Protocol) Camera systems to provide airline customers with increased flexibility and connectivity within the FlightVu range of aerospace safety and security video systems. Each individual camera operates separately, by digitising and recording images at source therefore increasing system reliability and expandability.
CCTV (closed circuit television) are now an accepted way of improving safety and security aboard commercial airliners. They offer enhanced cockpit door security, air rage deterrence or to monitor baggage loading and unloading to prevent and help prosecute theft. IP Cameras add improved flexibility, scalability and performance in comparison to multi-camera server systems. They can also improve safety by enabling pilots to visually check external surfaces and cabin crew to see that all passengers are seated from the crew rest positions.
"IP Camera Systems are the next generation of aerospace video security products", said Mike Horne, Managing Director of AD Aerospace. "Their low cost, flexibility and simple install and maintenance will make them an essential part of aviation safety and security now and in the future."
The cameras are directly compatible with Electronic Flight Bags (EFB’s) and connect to them simply through an existing Ethernet Network (present on the latest generation of airliners) or through an inexpensive Ethernet hub. They can also link to a transmission system for viewing on the ground or on hand held devices by security personnel on the aircraft. These systems are immune to Electro Magnetic interference and will not interfere with any existing aircraft systems.
Each camera can independently record up to 27 hours of footage onto the integral 8Gb flash drive. This recording can be either continuous or activated by an alarm with a configurable buffer so that it can show what happened before the alarm was activated.