- Centennial Airport to install new surveillance system that combines Liteye and Blighter systems to enhance facility security
Centennial, Colorado, May 20th, 2013 – Centennial Airport, (Centennial, Colorado, USA), announced today that it will be deploying a new facility security system that combines the Aquila thermal pan & tilt camera system, from Liteye Systems Inc., (Centennial, Colorado, USA), and the Blighter B400 series electronic -scanning ground radar system from Blighter Surveillance Systems, (Cambridge, UK), to deliver a fortress-like ring of security over their facility.
The combination of the two systems will utilize the radar to scan and detect moving vehicles, persons, (Including “Crawlers”), and wildlife over a wide area, slewing the thermal camera system to track those intrusions and allow fast identification of any possible threat or safety issue.
“After seeing firsthand the capabilities of these two systems, I knew they would be valuable to the security of our airport,” said Robert Olislagers, director of Centennial Airport. “We like the Liteye/Blighter system and when installed it will greatly enhance our security ability at the airport for years to come.”
Tom Scott, president of Liteye, said: “We are delighted to be installing our security solution at one of the busiest modern general aviation airports in the world. Centennial Airport is growing and our systems will help ensure the security and safety of all those businesses that call it home.”
The combination surveillance system consists of two systems working together — Liteye’s high-performance, rugged, multi-sensor thermal camera system designed for day-night operations in the harshest weather, and Blighter Surveillance Systems’ electronic scanning, advanced frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing radar that features 24-hour, all weather capability, virtually maintenance free.
Mark Radford, CEO of Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com), said: “Blighter and Liteye together provide a compelling and cost-effective solution for airport security as operators seek to prevent perimeter incursions as well as effectively monitoring movement between different security zones. We are delighted to see yet another busy international airport adopting our solution following the recent success at Heathrow Airport.”
The Aquila system from Liteye consist of 3 cameras; a high resolution thermal imager with zoom, a daylight visible camera with zoom, and a daylight/low-light wide field-of- view situational awareness camera, all packaged in a rugged 360° continuous rotation pan & tilt housing.
The Blighter B400 series radar features modular scanning from 90° to 360° in a single radar. This fully electronic scanning, or E-scan technology, is unsurpassed in ground clutter suppression with low false alarm rate. The radar’s ultra-slow movement detection is made possible using Blighter’s patented low power Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology. The BlighterView HMI sensor and control software allows easy integration of multiple sensors into a control panel and links seamlessly to existing security systems, including site-wide physical security information management (PSIM) software packages.
The new surveillance system will be installed and operational in early 2014.
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About Centennial Airport (www.centennialairport.com)
Centennial Airport is owned and operated by the Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority, a political subdivision of the State of Colorado. The Airport is conveniently located in the center of The Denver Tech Center, surrounded by 23 individual business parks, and only 13 miles from downtown Denver. The airport opened on May 13, 1967 and has grown steadily since that time to become the 3rd busiest General Aviation airport and among the top 25 busiest of all types of airports. Centennial Airport is an international facility with 24 hour US Customs, and a 24/7 Federal Aviation Administration control tower, and all weather capability.
About Liteye Systems (www.liteye.com)
Since 2000, Liteye Systems, Inc. is a world leader in rugged head-mounted-displays (HMD), micro imaging viewfinders, and now its new ‘Aquila’ line of thermal surveillance systems. All of its cutting edge solutions feature revolutionary designs in optics, electronics, ergonomics, and form factors that enable a broad range of military and commercial applications. Liteye’s research and development team delivers sophisticated custom packages to some of the world’s largest companies, government agencies, and military organizations. Headquartered in Centennial Colorado, with offices in the UK, and representatives worldwide, Liteye truly is “Enhancing Human Vision” on a global level.
About Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com)
Blighter Surveillance Systems is an electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider delivering an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter electronic-scanning radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronic Scanning Array (PESA) technology with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability and an unmatched combination of high reliability, accuracy and performance with a low cost of ownership. Blighter Surveillance Systems is a Plextek Group company, a leading British design house and technology innovator, and is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.
Tel: +1 303 218 2907
Email: Robert Olislagers
Liteye Systems, Inc
Tel: +1 720 974 1766, ext. 155
Email: Kenneth Geyer
Blighter Surveillance Systems
Tel: +44 1223 491122
Email: Nick Booth