HY-SPY is a
fully transportable TV system which can be easily and rapidly deployed at
the scene of any incident by non technical personnel.
The system has
been designed for use by military, police and anti-terrorist units. All
control and image transmissionis by single rugged cable which connects the
colour monitor to the camera housing. All the remote control and speech
circuits are built in to the monitor and the operator has a simple control
panel. To deploy the system, the operator simply plugs the monitor into a
power socket on the supplied generator, and runs out a single cable to the
camera housing. The housing fits on to the pan/tilt using quick release
wedges, and the pan/tilt connects to the housing. Accessories, such as the
Infra-red light and the loudspeaker / microphone, also connect into the
camera housing. All connectors are MIL specification types and cannot be
plugged in wrongly.
supplied with a 6.7m-long pneumatic mast, which is only 1.8m when retracted,
and a tripod for deployement in and around buildings. The mast can be
extended using the footpump or electronic compressor in less than 2 minutes.
The total into action time of the system is less than 10 minutes, and a
trained operator would take around 5 minutes.
components are all packed in air transportable cases, marked for easy
recognition. Field systems can be used in vehicles with the appropriate
adaptor kit and similarly vehicle systems can be dismounted and used as
field portable units if the adaptor kit is supplied.
Each basic HY-SPY
system is complete with a colour-by-day, monochrome-by-night automatic
changeover camera in a weatherproof housing, motorised 8.5-120mm zoom lens,
wiper, infra-red lights with a white light capability, pan/tilt, pneumatic
masts, generators etc. And no external equipment or power is required for full
operation. Even a generator is supplied for deployement in rural areas.
control system enables the operator to move the camera in azimuth and elevation.
Full lens control means that the powerful zoom lens can be used to give maximum
coverage of an accident, either for a general view, or, a close up for
identification and evidence gathering. The HY-SPY system can memorise eight
positions or targets, and the operator can select any one at the touch of a
button. This feature can be interfaced with external sensors to automatically
instruct the camera to move to the scene of a perimeter intrusion or other alarm
generating incident. Additionally, the camera can visit each target in turn and
dwell at each for a time decided by the operator. Using this `tour' feature, the
operator can automatically scan a sector or a perimeter.
A remote control
system is available as an option, This enables the camera to be up to 3-5km from
the control point, depending on the ground. A local generator or mains supply is
used to power the camera directly. The picture and sound is transmitted back to
the control point using a microwave link, and control is by radio data link. The
system appears transparent to the operator, who controls the system as normal.