EOD Helmet Live Video gives Commanders and members of the support team the ability to see and hear what’s happening downrange in real time. This significantly improves their situational awareness, ability to support the technician and allows the communications to focus on Render Safe Procedures instead of describing the scene. The system also records video and audio on-board the camera and on a laptop at the Command Post for analysis after the incident, as well as criminal prosecution and training.
The camera is integrated into the visor and set at an optimized angle that focuses on the operator’s hands and not directly ahead. It is far more secure and reliable than attaching an external camera elsewhere on the helmet or suit. Its low profile reduces the risk of snagging. The wireless radio link can be set to different channels within the 2.4 GHz band and the system includes a carry case to hold the encoder, radio and extra Shielded Power Supply (SPS). Command Post software application to control and display video stream is included, and is Windows 8.1, 7 and XP compatible.
The system consists of 3 main components:
- Visor-mounted camera and encoder
- Bomb suit module
- Simplex communications transmitter back to the Command Post and Bomb Technician / EOD operator
- Command Post module
- Live Audio / Video streaming software application at the command post
- Antenna deployed at the Command Post to receive and transmit signals