AvalonRF Debuts its TA08 Lightweight mobile Multidirectional receiver with TAGs New Aerial UAV Helicopter Close Surveillance Capabilities at the 77th Oscars. Avalon anticipates that most Police and Fire departments will have such easy deployable UAV Helicopters with these simple to deploy Multidirectional Antenna Receivers in the coming years.
Hollywood, CA March 16, 2005 -- In support of joint security operations provided by Los Angeles Police Department ¨C LAPD, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security - DHS, Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) was on site at the 77th Oscars ¨C Academy Awards in Hollywood with a UAV helicopter to provide an aerial downlink and the ability to facilitate immediate incident response to any security breach.
Onboard and ground control video downlinks for TAG were supplied by Avalon RF () and featured their new TA08 Lightweight mobile Multidirectional receiver with an integrated antenna structure system offering a range of up to 25 miles.
These Antenna Receiver systems are very easy to deploy ¨C just power this lightweight system from a battery, car, mains and the Helicopter or UAV onboard camera is immediately operational
Avalon's Lightweight mobile Multidirectional receiver is currently deployed by Police Departments and agencies and AvalonRF anticipates that most Police and Fire departments will have such easy deployable UAV Helicopters with these simple to deploy Multidirectional Antenna Receivers in the coming years.
The new unmanned aerial surveillance capability allows Police and Fire Departments and local command and control authorities to create a stationery camera position over any location within minutes.
The onboard video link can be directed from the ground by the local command center to identify specific points or persons of interest and then be merged into the wide area video distribution network to provide supervisory oversight to local, state and regional commanders as well as a real time feed directly to Washington and national Department of Homeland Security headquarters.
TAG's low altitude loitering capability marks a new era in security and event monitoring for civil applications and a represents a significant advance in facilitating a directed aerial force multiplier for law enforcement and national security operations.
The new TAG "C" series helicopter which is directly derived from the advanced military VTOL UAVs from TAG, are specifically designed as a lower cost UAV helicopter solution for civil applications such as law enforcement, fire departments, electronic news gathering, traffic patrol and civil defense.
The TA04, TA08 and TA16 are a family of Lightweight, mobile Multidirectional receivers with an integrated antenna structure
Systems designed for video links to/from moving platforms that are tuned to any frequency band in the spectrum from 300MHz to 2.5GHz. Higher frequencies are available using external up/down converters. Tuning is via a RS232 port or via a remote control.
Advantages of these "No Moving Parts" Tracking Antenna Receivers:
. Plug and Play ¨C Easy to deploy
¡¤ extends the range of UAV/UGV/USV links 6:1 to 128:1 with (versus OMNI directional antennas) no moving parts and without increasing transmitter power.
¡¤ Works on vehicles and small boats in motion. No need to stop.
¡¤ Eliminates the need for direction finding.
¡¤ Small and low weight
. Tuning range - 460MHz-2.5GHz, C Band, KU Band
About Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG):
Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) manufacturers autonomous and remotely piloted unmanned aerial helicopters and develops or integrates flight control systems, instrumentation and various payload technologies for military, civil, media, surveillance, scientific and research applications.
About AValon RF Inc.:
AValonRF designs and produces state-of-the-art wireless links that include receivers, transmitters, Wearable computers, In Car Video Systems, remote display units, DVRs, rugged wireless PDAs, Rugged PCs, No moving parts tracking Antennas, Wireless Microphones, Miniature MPEG 4 Encoders, Miniature MPEG4 Decoders and a variety of specialized antennas. AvalonRF also designs and produces wireless terrestrial "last mile" mobile UHF, narrow band, high data rate, 802.22 based solutions. AvalonRF intelligent true diversity technology provides broadcast quality interference-free video links over the frequency spectrum of 56MHz to 2.5GHz. A wireless link from Avalon RF is an affordable easy to install video solution with superior image quality.
AValonRF is a privately held company headquartered in El Cajon (San Diego). More information about AValonRF is available online at .
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