Product News: Communication Systems & Equipment
Automatic Tracking System ensures cameras follow presenters.
Press Release Summary:
April 18, 2014 - Intended for educational and conference room applications, camera robotics Auto Tracking System (ATS) automatically follows one or more speakers as they move. Wireless hub, worn by speaker, sends information via RF links to server and Telemetrics autofocusing PTZ camera to maintain camera tracking. Accuracy is specified at <5 in., and each source cube provides 12 ft sphere coverage. Coverage area can be scaled up with as many as 8 cubes for large venues.
Original Press Release
Telemetrics Launches New Camera Robotics Automatic Tracking System at NAB 2014
Press release date: April 7, 2014
Telemetrics Auto Tracking System
Las Vegas, NV –Telemetrics Inc. debuted its new camera robotics Auto Tracking System (ATS) here at NAB today. Designed for educational and conference room applications, Telemetrics ATS automatically follows one or more speakers as they move about the room. A lightweight wireless hub worn by the speaker sends the information via simple radio frequency links to the server, and a Telemetrics autofocusing PTZ camera to maintain camera tracking.
“The marriage of powerful software and intelligent camera robotics technology has transformed auto tracking systems from a great idea into a powerful production and presentation tool,” said Anthony Cuomo, President, Telemetrics, Inc. “Our new Auto Tracking System takes the concept even further with the ability to accurately track multiple speakers using multiple cameras with remote system set-up. It’s a fresh take on integrating presentation technology for mainstream business and educational applications.”
The ATS package consists of a Dell PC Server with Telemetrics tracking software, a wireless hub with embedded hardware and positional software, a source cube for sensor measurements, and the Telemetrics HDSC-1 auto-focus HD camera integrated with a compact Telemetrics PT-CP-S4 pan and tilt head. The hub’s rechargeable battery has an approximate 10 hour capacity.
Each source cube provides 12 foot sphere coverage, with the entire coverage area scalable with up to 8 cubes for large venues. Telemetrics ATS offers drift-free, solid state performance for user-friendly operation. It allows you to quickly set up the system, turn the system on, and start tracking. The system re-acquires signal as a tracked person walks in and out of the tracking range without the need for recalibration. The sensors do not require line of site, allowing for continuous tracking when the user is obscured from the camera. Accuracy is specified at less than 5 inches, dependent on the range from the source, the number of sources, and proximity to magnetic distortion. Telemetrics ATS is compatible with the company’s RCCP-1-STS robotic camera control panel for networked remote set up and control.
Compact and lightweight, Telemetrics’ HDSC-1 camera features a Sony 3.27-megapixel CMOS image sensor (Exmor IMX036) with a Canon 20X zoom lens for extraordinary video image quality, color reproduction and focal range. The Telemetrics PT-CP-S4 is a precision pan/tilt head with smooth variable operating speed. Heavy duty cross roller bearings and servo motors with isolation mounts provide quiet operation.
For more information on Telemetrics’ camera control systems call 201-848-9818, fax 201-848-9819, or visit www.telemetricsinc.com.
About Telemetrics, Inc.
Telemetrics, Inc. offers a comprehensive line of camera control components and systems for broadcast, industrial, educational, medical and military applications. The company’s highly specialized line includes: camera robotics systems including programmable computer controlled pan/tilt mechanisms, weatherproof camera robotic systems, motorized camera trolley systems, advanced control software, and a wide variety of programmable controllers. Additional products include camera control systems through triax/coax/fiber cable, RF and fiber links and teleconferencing and distance learning systems.