Cabin Alert/Monitoring System Being Introduced

October 3, 2007, 5:22 AM

Next month Securaplane Technologies will introduce CAMS, or cabin alert and monitoring system. CAMS consists of lightweight, low-power cameras and infrared light sources. The crew alert would be activated by a passenger or flight attendant and immediately illuminate an amber warning light on the flight deck, alerting the cockpit crew that something is amiss in the cabin. Video transmitted to a cockpit monitor from the cameras would allow the cockpit crew to assess the problem and determine what action to take. According to Securaplane v-p Mark Lukso, the cameras, coupled with infrared light sources placed at select points in the cabin, would provide clear, detailed images in all lighting conditions. The baseline CAMS, said the Tucson, Ariz.-based company v-p, will sell for “well under $30,000” (uninstalled).

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