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.
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
POE Network Switch
8-port GigE Network Switch with 4 POE ports
Remote Power Switch
Network-controlled remote power switch with 2 AC outlets
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.
Table 2 - Requirements
Accessible tower or building locations with appropriate views of the desired sky sectors.
Secure indoor location for Edge Server network computer and associated gear
(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.
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.
Cat5e premises cable
Up to 300 feet for cables connecting each camera to the POE 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 $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