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E-Series Pan Tilt Units offer Built-in Ethernet Interface

Directed Perception : 01 April, 2010  (New Product)
Computer controlled pan-tilt units from FLIR Motion Control Systems handle payloads of up to 70lbs (31.8kg) with high motion control fidelity using 32-bit microcontroller
E-Series Pan Tilt Units offer Built-in Ethernet Interface
FLIR Motion Control Systems (formerly Directed Perception), a manufacturer of advanced products for the control and positioning of sensors, has announced the launch of its E-Series families of computer controlled pan/tilt units. The E-Series pan/tilt models incorporate an integrated 32-bit microcontroller providing improved motion control fidelity including higher command rates, lower jitter, built-in Ethernet interface for IP and web control, and expandable payload I/O. The E-Series models also include integrated digital encoders providing user-configurable ranges of motion and more robust operation in unpredictable environments.

The following E-Series models are available:

* PTU-D48 E-Series - payloads to 15lbs (6.8kg); integrated slip-ring, compact, rugged
* PTU-D100 E-Series - payloads to 25lbs (11.3kg); IP67, suitable for fixed and mobile applications
* PTU-D300 E-Series - heavy duty payloads to 70lbs (31.8kg); high-duty cycles; multiple wiring options

The E-Series models build on FLIR Motion Control Systems' proven and powerful pan-tilt families to deliver improved performance and increased flexibility. The E-Series architecture includes:

* Increased torque, speed and acceleration (depending on model/configuration)
* Advanced microstep control (up to 1/8th)
* Digital encoders for closed-loop control
* User-programmable ranges of motion
* Integrated Ethernet and Web interfaces
* Expanded I/O for payload control
* Increased command rate and reduced jitter
* On-board stabilization (with ISM option)
* On-board geo-pointing (with GPM option)

The E-Series provides several benefits to OEMs and systems integrators including:

* Reduced system cost due to elimination of components (eg, network interfaces)
* Increased reliability in unpredictable environments
* Simplified configuration and control using IP/Web interfaces

The durability and flexibility of FLIR MCS pan/tilt units, combined with the new E-Series performance improvements provide a superior pointing solution for a wide range of applications and environments including: tower mounted surveillance cameras, police and military ground vehicles, antenna tracking systems, border and perimeter surveillance, military force protection systems, night-vision applications, and more.

The E-Series pan/tilts incorporate a patent-pending mechanical design using a worm gear design for superior dynamics and rigidity - no belts or pulleys. Specific performance features include:

* Payload capacities from < 15 lbs (6.8kg) to over 90lbs (40.8kg) (depending on model)
* Fully controllable pan and tilt speeds ranging from below 0.006?/second to 120?/second (depending on model)
* Multiple built-in control interfaces: RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, and Ethernet
* Fine-grained control of speed, position, acceleration and power consumption
* On-the-fly command changes to support dynamic tracking and stabilization applications
* Rugged all-weather design (IP67)
* Wide-range operating temperature (-30C to +70C) (no heaters required)
* Single DC power input, low power consumption
* Single MIL-style connector for all pan/tilt and payload signals.

The E-Series units are designed specifically for rapid customization to meet a wide range of OEM requirements. The E-Series electronics include serial and discrete I/O as well as a high-speed serial expansion bus to meet payload I/O and control requirements.

The E-Series models are designed for simple migration of applications from existing pan-tilt models. The existing ASCII and binary command interfaces for the DP command set are fully supported for E-Series units (with higher command rates; and new semantics for user-programmed motion limits).

The following features facilitate migration and integration to E-Series pan-tilt models:

* Same application command interface (ASCII and binary)
* Larger base connector (32-pin) providing universal base wiring configuration
- Adapter cable 19-32 pin available to support migration
- 32-pin breakout cable available
* Dimensions - taller, larger base
- Same mounting pattern
* Same payload connector/pin outs (PL01, PL02)
* Overlapped availability of E-Series and current models

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