Remote GeoSystems and Due North Aviation integrate DVRs for helicopter utility inspections

December 11, 2015  - By 0 Comments
geoDVR configured for multi-sensor gyro-stabilized gimbal cameras.

The geoDVR has been configured for multi-sensor gyro-stabilized gimbal cameras.

Remote GeoSystems Inc. and Due North Aviation have successfully implemented the geoDVR Gen2 with a SWESystem 300 gimbal video camera on a Bell Helicopter for airborne utility line inspections, according to a news release from Remote GeoSystems.

“The geoDVR is a purpose-built geospatial DVR for the airborne utility and pipeline patrol industry and it shows” said Nathan Kayes, managing member of Due North Aviation. “Being able to record all three HD and SD video channels to a single drive, along with the Live Moving Maps and Waypoint Keyword modules, offers significant advantages both in the air and for the final inspection deliverables we provide our clients.”

The geoDVR Gen2 is an advanced mil-spec DVR for recording multiple channels of geo-referenced high-definition full motion video in airborne and mobile mapping environments. It is ideally suited for professional utility/pipeline inspection, electronic news gathering and airborne law enforcement applications that utilize multi-sensor gyro-stabilized gimbal video cameras, Remote Geo says.

geoDVR monitor and interface with optional Live Moving Maps module installed

The geoDVR monitor and interface with optional Live Moving Maps module were installed.

Due North Aviation will use the geoDVR with their SWESystem 300 gimbal to perform helicopter-based electric utility inspections with HD color, infrared and corona (UV) video. Using LineVision software, Due North will combine the geoDVR videos as well as high-resolution oblique still photos to create geoProjects for their clients.

Videos, photos, points of interest and audio notes collected with the geoDVR are compatible with Remote GeoSystems’ LineVision suite of GIS project mapping and reporting software. LineVision allows for simple desktop and browser-based playback, analysis and project reporting utilizing the Esri ArcGIS for Desktop, Server and Cloud platforms, as well as Bing Maps and PLS-CADD.

Tracy Cozzens

About the Author:

Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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