Otonomy Wireless System Secures Parked Aircraft
As more business and private jets travel further abroad, often to airports where ground security is nonexistent or minimal at best, Otonomy Aviation (Booth No. N608) has a growing family of solutions for security concerns.
The company, based in Bordeaux, France, has launched Parabellum, a new wireless security system for parked aircraft. The system integrates a new range of 1080i high-definition digital cameras (CamHD) and provides a security perimeter around an aircraft, triggering an alarm upon any intrusion or impact.
A dedicated camera records video of the area and allows the operator to view the footage from any remote computer, smartphone through the GSM/3G network or via an optional satellite connection.
According to Otonomy, Parabellum has a battery life of more than 30 days and the video event storage has a 300-hour capacity. The stand-alone Parabellum box weighs slightly more than 11 pounds.
The CamHD 1080i high-definition cameras were introduced earlier this year at EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition). CamHD provides up to eight HD-SDI 1080 NTSC and Ethernet H264 signals to any in-flight cabin entertainment system or cockpit display. At the same time, video can be pushed to a Wi-Fi connected tablet, such as an iPad, thanks to a dedicated wireless link.
The CamHD package is based on four components: the VCCU unit to monitor and duplicate video for the IFE-connected system; the CamHD-1 tail- or belly-mount high-definition camera; the CamHD-4 camera pod to provide a 360-deg view around the aircraft; and the CamHD-Z camera, which can zoom to 120X.
Powered directly by the aircraft’s 28-volt DC power source and connected to the in-flight entertainment system, each camera can be used as a stand-alone unit as a means of simplifying installation and reducing embedded weight.–K.J.H.