New Rapid Deployment Kit for Thermal Cameras

Silent Sentinel’s Rapid Deployment Kit consists of a Pelican watertight, dustproof and crushproof carry case containing a tripod, an Oculus or Aeron thermal Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera, and a laptop for surveillance in remote locations By DA Reporter / 04 Oct 2021
Silent Sentinel RDK

Silent Sentinel has launched its brand-new man-portable system capable of providing rapid deployment of cameras from its Oculus and Aeron ranges. 

Developed to meet the increasing demand for flexible surveillance, the Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK) allows for swift set-up of a surveillance position even in remote locations. 

It consists of a Pelican watertight, dustproof and crushproof carry case containing a tripod, an Oculus or Aeron thermal Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera, and a laptop or GTAC depending on the needs of the customer. 

The RDK takes no more than twenty minutes for one individual to set up, and has a bank of six 5590-type NATO standard hot-swappable batteries which means that the Aeron camera can provide uninterrupted surveillance for up to 30 hours, or indefinitely when connected to an external power source such as AC 110-220 or DC from a vehicle.

The RDK weighs approximately 30kg (depending on the camera model), meaning the contents of the lightweight and durable carry case can be split between two individuals and carried to otherwise inaccessible locations.

Once deployed, the RDK can also be connected with a mesh radio to create an arrayed network of systems capable of providing surveillance and threat detection over a wide area. The RDK’s durability and the PTZ’s precision means it is capable of performing in challenging applications, such as maritime, border security and vehicle-mounted installations, and can be quickly configured accordingly.

If required, the RDK can be upgraded to include a complete Over The Horizon (OTH) capability including remote power control and camera streaming. 

Both the Oculus and Aeron ranges offer thermal and HD visible sensors contained within a compact, hard anodized ruggedized housing which is tested to an IP-67 level of environmental protection, providing optimum performance even in harsh environments within a temperature range of -30°C to 65°C. 

“The RDK is indicative of our ambition to provide cutting-edge and precise threat detection and surveillance in all environments, no matter how remote,” said Matthew Short, Technical Director at Silent Sentinel.

“With its easy portability and flexible range of capabilities, the RDK represents a significant step in Silent Sentinel’s pledge to provide the latest technology as standard in our products.”

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