Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) introduced its DTx Drop-Down Tactical Camera Transmitter (DTx) at AUVSI 2012, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Annual North American Symposium and Exposition.
IMT’s DTx is a self-contained rapid-deployment drop camera transmitter system that incorporates its VSTx COFDM transmitter with a rechargeable battery, camera, infrared LED and microphone, in a compact, rugged chassis. This convenient package makes the DTx an ideal solution for rapid deployment and tactical surveillance scenarios. The low-light camera is combined with a light-level, sensor-controlled infrared LED, enabling surveillance from any range, in all light conditions. The camera head can be removed and positioned separately using the four-foot camera cable, enabling more discreet concealment of the camera.
The small size makes DTx an ideal drop camera application for unmanned vehicles (UVs). UVs can be used to place DTx in strategic locations to improve situational awareness. Its swivel camera is on a retractable tether enabling covert placement mode. The DTx helps users to covertly or overly patrol both audio and video in danger zones, even at night.
Designed for ease of operation, the DTx allows operators to select between 16 preset channels by pressing a single button. Configuration of the presets is achieved using the USB control interface and PC software provided. The DTx battery can power the transmitter for up to four hours, and can be recharged in three hours using the AC adaptor provided in the kit. Security of transmission is ensured through the use of optional AES (BCRYPT) encryption.
In addition, the DTx can be fitted with the Canine Attack accessory, built to meet the unique requirements of Special Forces or Border Security dogs. The accessory is made from high-strength, lightweight plastics designed to resist extreme environmental stresses.