EURONAVAL 2016: CONTROP Reports Sales of EO/IR Maritime Camera Payloads to several NATO Countries
iSea-10U systems to be installed on Special Forces’ Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Fast Patrol Boats
EURONAVAL 2016, Le Bourget, Paris, France, 17 – 21 October, Hall 2, Stand D-56
10 October 2016: CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. ¬– a company specializing in the field of electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) defense and homeland security solutions – announces the recent sales of its iSea-10U EO/IR Maritime system to Special Maritime Forces of several NATO countries for installations on Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Fast Patrol Boats.
According to CONTROP’s VP Marketing Mr. Johnny Carni: “We are extremely proud to share the success of our maritime line of systems. Following several rounds of trials, the iSea-10U was proven to be the most suitable EO/IR solution for USVs due to its outstanding gyro-stabilization, reliable performance, light weight and its very cost effective low price.
The iSea-10U opens up new opportunities for maritime customers operating small boats, due to the fact that it is a Navy grade high quality product which is being offered at a commercial price, making it ideal for both naval and coastguard applications.”
The iSea-10U is a gyro-stabilized three (3) gimbal small maritime payload, which provides a remarkably stable image from fast Patrol Boats and Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) and can detect small boats (1x3m) at approximately 1 NM. The high performance payload includes an uncooled thermal imaging camera with continuous optical zoom lens. The iSea-10U is operated with CONTROP’s proprietary Electronics Box, which includes a Video Tracker as well as Video Enhancement algorithms and a Picture-in-Picture feature, characteristics that are normally featured only on larger payloads.
Carni adds: “the recently procured iSea-10U payloads are technologically unique due to their unusual combination of three (3) gimbals with gyro-stabilization in a small payload which is suitable for small boats in rough maritime conditions. Therefore, the iSea-10U customers are getting very clear pictures from a high performance and user-friendly system for a relatively low price. We foresee a bright future for this unique small maritime payload and we already have additional customers showing great interest as well”.
About CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd.:
CONTROP is a world leader in EO/IR gyro-stabilized camera systems for air, land, and sea surveillance, defense and homeland security applications. Established in 1988, CONTROP’s state-of-the-art Thermal Imaging Cameras with a Continuous Zoom Lens and advanced Image Enhancement algorithms provide proven reliable imaging. CONTROP’s gyro-stabilized EO/IR Camera Payloads are well known worldwide for their proven surveillance on SUAVs, UAVs, A/C, helicopters and other airborne and maritime platforms. CONTROP’s Automatic Intruder Detection Systems are used around the globe for security of borders, coastlines, seaports and harbors by detecting trespassers, swimmers, small boats, and more – providing a “virtual fence” over water or land.
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