5-Jan-2014 Source: ECS
Enterprise Control Systems Ltd (ECS) has recently secured a major contract to supply a substantial number of Handyview hand-held, COFDM receivers to the Norwegian Police Air Support Unit.
ECS has supplied the Norwegian Police with a digital video capability for their aircraft since 2004 and this contract will further enhance their existing system in delivering real-time imagery from the aircraft to operational commanders on the ground.
Colin Bullock, CEO of ECS commented, “We are delighted to assist the Norwegian Police Air Support Unit in making even more extensive use of their digital video downlink capability. The ECS Handyview enables our customers to extend their use of real time, secure, video surveillance to multiple ground based users involved in the complex operations of today.”
The ECS Handyview receiver is available in both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) versions. Both versions use an integral COFDM demodulator, down-converter, battery, speakers and ruggedised monitor to provide high quality monitoring of the video and audio transmission. The unit contains sophisticated decryption to maintain a high level of security. The receiver is available in standard frequency bands between 1.3 and 5.3 GHz and at a nominal weight of 2.6kg it is one of the lightest professional receivers in the world market, as well as being fully compatible with all of the ECS COFDM range of equipment. This superior capability provides the user with real-time imagery and data that can aid significantly in the intelligence gathering process in air surveillance operations.
ECS Business Development Manager for Europe, Paul Taylor, along with ECS’ Swedish partner SAIAB are also delighted in securing this contract and look forward to working with the Norwegian Police Air Support Unit and other significant Scandinavian customers to deliver COFDM data link solutions for both police and military users. Paul commented “We are confident that the capabilities of the ECS Handyview receiver will exceed the expectations of the customer; the Handyview is a small, compact, COFDM hand-held receiver which is optimised for viewing real time images in crucial situations and has been successfully proven worldwide.”
This latest contract confirms the growing success of ECS’ range of COFDM uplink/downlink systems, which are currently supplied to a large number of international helicopter providers and police forces alike. Numerous law enforcement and security agencies around the world have also selected ECS to supply COFDM equipment to fulfil their air surveillance requirements.