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 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.
Table 1 - System Components
4 each, 4 MP, 4mm lens. Each camera has appropriate mounting brackets
AV Edge Server
Small form factor computer pre-loaded with AirportView software
8-port GigE Network Switch
8-port POE injector with power supply
2x Patch cables (3 foot, Cat 5e), one from network switch to Edge server, and one from Edge server to internet
Network Cables 4x Patch cables, (1.5 foot, Cat 5e) from PoE injector to network switch
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 and to help you throughout the installation process. If you prefer, installation services are available at the rate of $700 per day plus expenses for complete, on-site, custom installation of this system. Reference "Table 2" below for site requirements.
Table 2 - Requirements
Accessible tower or building locations with appropriate views of the desired sky sectors.
Secure indoor location for Edge Server network computer, PoE injector, and network switch (office or IT closet, for example)
120/240 VAC, 5 Amp service
Reliable, continuous internet connection with a minimum speed of 500 kbps.
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.
Cat5e, exterior grade, shielded cable recommended for exterior use between all cameras and the interior equipment (PoE injector and network switch).
Cat5e premises cable
Up to 300 feet for cables connecting each camera to the POE injector and network switch.
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 $2500 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