Rugged outdoor unit packs precision, power and speed in small footprint
BURLINGAME, California. August 21, 2006 --[ASDWire.com]-- Directed Perception, Inc. today announced the world-wide availability of its PTU-D300 family of computer controlled pan-tilt units. The PTU-D300 is designed to provide systems integrators and OEMs a complete positioning solution for IR and Thermal Cameras, antennas, video cameras, and other sensors. The PTU-D300 is 10-times more accurate than available alternatives for computer-controlled positioning of large payloads, offering 0.00643 degree resolution, and is well suited for long-range surveillance applications where smooth, rigid performance is required. The extremely rugged all-in-one design is compact and has flexible mounting options and is designed for fixed and mobile applications. Built-in dynamic control capabilities include on-the-fly speed and position command changes at over 60Hz supporting a wide range of applications including real-time tracking. An available software API supports integration with custom applications. Geo-pointing and stabilizations options are available. Here is what customers and opinion leaders are saying:
“Modern perimeter security and intrusion detection systems such as our BLAST system rely on smart use of multiple sensors and real-time intelligence. The PTU-D300 provides the high-performance and accurate positioning capabilities needed by these kinds of systems”. -- Ed Vergara - Program Manager, SAIC
“The Current Corporation has extensive experience with shipboard, and coastal marine surveillance systems. The PTU-D300 offers the features and capabilities necessary to perform well in these demanding environments.”
-- Doug Houghton, President, The Current Corporation
Speeds time-to-market for complex camera systems
The integrated design of the PTU-D300 provides a complete turn-key positioning solution for fast, accurate, dynamic, computer-controlled positioning of camera/sensor position through a wide range of motion. Sensor and communications systems designers and integrators can save months of product development time by using the PTU-D300 as a complete, drop-in camera/sensor positioning solution. Remote control of the PTU-D300 is provided through RS-232 or RS-485 serial interfaces with multiple software options.
Payloads to 70 Lbs.
The patent-pending mechanical design provides rigid, stable, payload positioning with very good dynamics. Specific performance features include:
- Payload capacities of 70 Lbs (side mount) and 35 Lbs (top mount)
- Fully controllable pan and tilt speeds ranging from below 0.00643 °/second to over 50 °/second
- +/- 0.00643° positioning accuracy in both pan and tilt axes
- 360° continuous pan option
The PTU-D300 includes a fully-integrated controller with digital commands for fine-grained control of speed, acceleration, position limits, and power modes. Unit can be commanded in terms of either position or velocity. The unit allows on-the-fly command changes to support dynamic tracking applications. Both RS-232 and RS-485 interfaces are available, with other network interfaces on request. Control software interfaces available include a LabView driver and a C source-code API for use with embedded or desktop CPUs.
The PTU-D300 is constructed of anodized machined high-grade aluminum and provides a sleek, integrated package with flexible payload and pan-tilt mounting options. Packaging features include:
- Rugged all-weather design (IP67) with wide-range operating temperature (-30° to +50° C)
- 100% duty cycle or 3-5 million cycles
- Single 9-30VDC power input
- Single mil-style connector for all signals and power. Pass through of payload signals including Power, Video, and serial control. Options for Microwave signals available.
- Compact size (11.6” x 5.5” x 9” not including payload bracket)
- Marinized option
Designed for easy customization
The PTU-D300 has a number of design features to support rapid customization to meet specific OEM requirements. Customization options include changes in: payload connectors/cabling, mounting brackets, slip-rings, encoders, and network interfaces.
Price and Availability
The PTU-D300 is available now. Pricing is $9800 (Qty 1 – standard configuration).
About Directed Perception, Inc.
Directed Perception is a leading manufacturer of innovative devices and software for the intelligent control of sensors and sensor processing including video cameras, IR sensors, laser rangers, microwave antennas, thermo-imaging sensors, and more. The Company’s products are designed with precision, ruggedness, and low-cost to support demanding applications, such as tracking, in a broad range of OEM and end-user markets. Directed Perception's flagship miniature computer-controlled pan-tilt tracking mount was one of the first of its kind and has been sold to OEMs and end-users world-wide since 1992. The Company's patented products have been used by over 900 customers in hundreds of application areas in Security & Surveillance, Industrial Automation, Robotics, Communications, Military/Aerospace, Law Enforcement, Education, R&D, Webcams, and Teleconferencing/distance learning.
Directed Perception customers include industry-leading companies worldwide in aerospace, defense, security & surveillance, robotics and industrial automation. Directed Perception sells its products direct and through distributors and partners worldwide.
Directed Perception is privately held and headquartered in Burlingame, in Northern California.
Company InformationMarilyn Elperin
FAX: (650) 342-9199