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RadarVision - Converts Radar to Video IP Stream

RadarVision

RadarVision converts radar data into a video stream that can be displayed by Video Management Systems, allowing a radar to be added into existing security solutions quickly and easily. No changes are required to the cameras or display system, a suitable radar may simply be installed and connected to the Video Management System through RadarVision.

RadarVision connects to a radar and converts the radar data into a standard video IP data stream that any Video Management System (VMS) can receive and display. This means that any VMS can easily interface to a radar and display the radar picture alongside the camera imagery. Furthermore, RadarVision responds to pan and zoom instructions from the VMS to emulate a PTZ camera. This means an operator can move a joystick, as if controlling a PTZ camera, to interact with the radar picture.

RadarVision diagram

RadarVision sits between the radar and the display system. It receives radar data (video, plots or tracks) and converts this data into an image, optionally with maps and symbols, which then sent to the video display system. The video display system could be a VMS or a standard computer running a media player. RadarVision interfaces to a wide range of security, maritime and specialist radars to allow a situational awareness picture to be presented on a VMS or viewed on any Windows or Linux computer.

RadarVision is available a software application or as a box-level product, part of the RIO family of compact radar processing systems.

RadarVision Security Display

RadarVision Control

A PTZ camera can typically be controlled using a joystick input from the video display system. RadarVision is capable of receiving the same joystick instructions through a PELCO-D interface. An operator is therefore able to control the view of the radar image, using the joystick to pan and zoom in the same way as for the PTZ cameras. RadarVision automatically rescales the radar picture, in real-time to present the radar data at the optimum scale.

Radar Interfacing

Cambridge Pixel has many years of experience interfacing to different radar types, including maritime, security, navigation, surface movement and specialist military radars. As a result of this wealth of experience, RadarVision is able to interface to radars providing data as analogue signals or as network data, either in standard format or in a number of proprietary formats.

Configuration

RadarVision is simply controlled by its built-in web interface. A standard web browser may be used to configure and monitor RadarVision. The browser window allows RadarVision to be configured, including the desired output details and any intermediate processing of the radar prior to display.

Key Features:

  • Software application or compact desk-top box solution
  • Radar input from network or signals
  • Radar input as video or plot data
  • Radar processing functions
  • Track display
  • Scan conversion of radar data to plan view
  • High fidelity radar image
  • Full control of radar image presentation
  • Geo-referenced map underneath the radar
  • User-defined maps
  • Overlay symbols
  • Web control interface for configuration
  • Fully autonomous operation
  • Multi-stream outputat SD or HD resolutions
  • PELCO control of radar video (pan, zoom of image)
  • Direct connection with Video Management Systems
  • Radar display with any media player
  • No client side software licensing