Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s 17 Jul, 15, Source: Helinet

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today it will deploy a custom-developed microwave downlink solution for the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Section. The new system will provide a real-time HD video and data link between the Department’s two Eurocopter AS350B2 AStar helicopters and a ground-based mobile command vehicle. Located on Long Island, just 20 miles from New York City, Suffolk County encompasses 900 square miles, with the Suffolk County PD responsible for the five western towns of Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, and Smithtown.

Developed to support a broad range of law enforcement and public safety missions on a 24/7 basis, the new downlink system utilizes a multiband transmission design to provide full interoperability with the transmission solutions of regional partners. During major operations, the Department will be able to share live video and data with other law enforcement and government agencies, enhancing its ability to coordinate effective joint responses. In addition to equipping the AStars and mobile command vehicle, Helinet will also build out a tower receive site that will provide uninterrupted, end-to-end coverage across the entire jurisdiction.

“Helinet understands the mission critical nature of what we do and has the experience and track record to deliver a downlink solution that will maximize our airborne law enforcement capabilities,” said Sergeant Brian Barrett, Commanding Officer at the Suffolk County PD’s Aviation Section. “With our proximity to New York City, we face similar law enforcement responsibilities and this new system will play a key role in helping us serve the citizens of Suffolk County.”

The new solution utilizes a custom configuration of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products, optimized to support the Suffolk County PD’s policing and public safety missions. Complete signal security will be provided via 256 Bit AES encryption of all audio, video and data traffic. Helinet will also provide documentation, training and ongoing 24/7 support. Other law enforcement agencies Helinet works with include the NYPD, LAPD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Long Beach Police Department.

“We are pleased to have been selected by the Suffolk County Police Department to deploy this new, state-of-the-art airborne law enforcement capability,” said Ron Magocsi, Chief Operating Officer for Helinet Technologies. “We look forward to a close working relationship as we assist the Department in safeguarding the people of Suffolk County and the NY Metro region.”

About Helinet Technologies

Helinet Technologies is an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets. Backed by decades of experience deploying customized surveillance and broadcasting systems for organizations across the globe, the firm offers a full suite of services, ranging from basic equipment sales to fully outsourced surveillance solutions, including providing pilots and aircraft. Helinet Technologies is online at www.helinettechnologies.com.

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