The Airport View weather camera system (AV Wx) delivers continuous weather images from your facility to the AirportView.net website. The site publishes your images, plus other airport weather data and airport information, to users worldwide. That visibility on Airport View increases awareness of your airport and can drive traffic to your own website.
Each AV Wx system includes four high-resolution color digital cameras that watch the skies all day long. Our website, AirportView.net, displays current snapshot and time-lapse weather images along with AWOS, weather radar, and satellite weather information. The cameras take large high-quality images using a wide-angle lens that maximizes sky coverage with minimal distortion. The system has been professionally designed for installation and operation outdoors, where it can withstand the harshest weather conditions. When mounted in stable, secure locations, the images delivered are of far higher quality than the typical DOT traffic cam.
We pre-configure the system to your network environment so that the components will operate as soon as they are installed, connected, and powered on. The cameras begin capturing images and sending them to our server immediately upon activation where they will be available to users worldwide. We can even make these same images available for use on your web site as well. Further details on this special feature available upon request.
|Cameras||4 each, 4 MP, 4mm lens. Each camera has appropriate mounting brackets|
|AV Edge Server||Small form factor computer pre-loaded with AirportView software|
|POE Network Switch||8-port GigE Network Switch with 4 POE ports|
|Remote Power Switch||Network-controlled remote power switch with 2 AC outlets|
|Network Cables||2x Patch cables (3 foot, Cat 5e), one from network switch to Edge server, and one from Edge server to internet|
Existing radio towers or beacon towers are ideal mounting platforms. Cameras can also be mounted on masts attached firmly to existing structures such as hangars or other buildings. Building walls also make good mounts for these cameras. We have the expertise and experience to consult with you to determine suitable mounting locations. Experienced network equipment installers deliver the best results. Contact local installers for quotes. Reference "Table 2" below for site requirements.
|Camera mounting||Accessible tower or building locations with appropriate views of the desired sky sectors.|
|Network gear||Secure indoor location for Edge Server network computer and associated gear (office or IT closet, for example)|
|Power||120/240 VAC, 5 Amp service|
|Internet||Reliable, continuous internet connection with a minimum speed of 500 kbps.|
|Network||Connection to any node in your network with internet access. By default we use the 192.168.6.X subnet. If that subnet exists in your local network, contact us to arrange a different configuration for your camera system.|
|Exterior network cabling||Cat5e, exterior grade, shielded cable recommended for exterior use between all cameras and the interior equipment (POE network switch). Building-mounted cameras can use an interior grade network cable.|
|Interior cabling||Cat5e premises cable|
|Cable length||Up to 300 feet for cables connecting each camera to the POE network switch.|
|Cable routing||Access to entire cable route from cameras to Edge Server network computer, and from Edge Server to local node with internet access.|
The price for a 4-camera system with all supporting hardware, fully pre-configured and ready for installation, is $4,995.00 plus shipping. This includes all the items listed in Table 1 above.
To order your system or for more information, please contact us today:
Jerry Stooksbury, President, Avionics Specialists, LLC
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