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14 Nov 13. Blighter Surveillance Systems announced Blighter® Revolution 360, a mobile e-scan radar designed to address the growing need for low-cost and lightweight vehicle-mobile radar surveillance systems within the military market and in commercial and state security applications. Consuming less than 100 Watts of power and with a 38kg mast payload, the novel system detects small and slow moving targets – even in cluttered environments – due to the radar’s coactive Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Doppler fast-scan processing. The radar can detect a walking person at 7.4km (4.6 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 22km (13.7 miles). Blighter Revolution 360 system is deployable on vehicle or trailer masts and uses a specially-designed maintenance-free cable drive azimuth positioner to provide 360-degree surveillance capability with a single Blighter B402 radar unit. Operating in Vortex fast-scan mode, Blighter Revolution 360 can achieve full 360-degree ‘scan & pan’ surveillance in just 12.5 seconds. With its wide 20-degree continuous elevation beam coverage – which can be increased to 40-degrees via an optional motorised tilt option – Blighter Revolution 360 is particularly well suited for mobile deployment in hilly or mountainous areas, such as where a surveillance vehicle is high on a mountain top or deep in a valley.
Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: “With Blighter Revolution 360 we are now able to offer all the benefits of our best value long-range B400 series radar in a format that is attractive to the price and weight conscious mobile surveillance market.”
Blighter Revolution 360 uniquely revolves around its mast – hence the name – and this allows it to sit beneath an integrated electro-optic camera system. “This is a big advantage in this market as many customers will want to slew a thermal camera system to track intrusions and allow fast identification of any possible threat,” added Mark Radford. “Our system features a non-rotational central post for mast-top camera mounting and our BlighterView HMI 2 software platform is designed to integrate with a wide range of third party camera systems to make this a straightforward process.”
Blighter Surveillance Systems delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter radars plus cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Its ITAR-free systems are used worldwide in commercial, government and defence markets in area and asset protection for national border security, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection such as airports, coastal surveillance, and in military applications. Blighter Surveillance Systems will be exhibiting its Blighter radars at Milipol Paris, Paris Nord Villepinte, from 19-22 November on Stand 5T-061.

13 Nov 13. The HD Hitachi DI-SC221 features a 2 Megapixel CMOS sensor that provides 1920×1080 30P, 25P. Hitachi has combined its latest DSP10 proprietary Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to a high sensitivity CMOS sensor achieve a minimum subject illumination of 0.4lx in colour mode. This is combined with a 20x optical zoom and12x digital lens producing a very powerful security solution. The DI-SC221 features auto and on/off defog, the camera processing in real time each pixel for fog thickness and applies contrast to the image to offer a much-enhanced picture. The 20x zoom function is combined with Hitachi’s unique high-speed auto focusing system to quickly track subjects and capturing HD images. This ensures the accurate capturing of important evidence in many applications, including urban surveillance, license plate capture of distant vehicles, trains, etc. Wide Dynamic Range allows the capture of image detail even in areas of great contrast, indoors/outdoors scenes at the entrance of a building for example T

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