Integrated Microwave Technologies debuts its DropCam surveillance kit

DropCam kit
DropCam kit

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a supplier of advanced digital microwave systems, has introduced its DropCam Tx-II/Mini MobilCMDR Surveillance Kit.

The IMT DropCam Tx-II/Mini MobilCMDR Surveillance Kit is a rapid deployment video/audio surveillance solution that includes the DropCam Tx-II Transmitter with integrated camera and microphone, along with IMT’s Mini MobilCMDR receiver/monitor.

Housed in a convenient carrying case, this new kit is ideal for rapid deployment and tactical surveillance. Using COFDM digital RF transmission enables superior non-line-of-sight performance in buildings, culverts and urban environments, giving users a level of performance that is unattainable with conventional analog or 802.11 (Wi-Fi) products, says the company, in a Feb. 24 news release.

“The unit features AES BCRYPT decryption capabilities that make it ideal for applications ranging from public security monitoring to covert surveillance,” said IMT chief executive, Stephen Shpock. “We encourage all those at the show to come see it for themselves.”

The DropCam Tx-II HD Transmitter is a small ruggedized COFDM transmitter with integrated camera and microphone, housed in an IP-66 rated enclosure. This next generation product comes with an assortment of removable sensor modules, which makes it even more versatile.

Depending on the application, a user may choose an SD or HD video module. The SD module has an integrated low-light swivel camera combined with an IR LED and high-dynamic microphone. HD cameras have a wider field-of-view and won’t sacrifice resolution when the user is digitally zooming into a region of interest.

The HD sensor modules are also available with a Quad Video Martix option. The DropCam Tx-II HD Transmitter also features a new optional internal edge video recorder for offline analysis. The user can download the video via a USB connection. The DropCam Tx-II’s lightweight and rugged design features a three-hour runtime with a robust range exceeding one mile.

The Mini MobilCMDR is a small ruggedized, IP-54 rated COFDM (DVB-T compliant) diversity handheld receiver/monitor that offers exceptional RF performance and durability, true ease of operation, and superb H.264 and MPEG2/4 decoding, says the company.

Weighting less than three pounds, the unit, a miniature version of IMT’s popular full-size MobilCMDR, displays COFDM video transmissions on a five-inch integrated bright daylight, high-resolution LCD screen. The run time for internal batteries is over two hours and can be extended with a small lightweight clip-on external battery. The Mini MobilCMDR also features a 32GB internal storage record capability.