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Humanitarian

Maser’s Humanitarian solutions are rugged, portable and easy to set-up by untrained staff. Often based on military equipment, these solutions are designed to withstand transport over any terrain in almost any type of vehicle and still be operational on arrival.

Solutions and Applications

Remote Medicine

Being able to determine the correct course of action is essential in the first few hours after a medical incident. This ensures the best patient outcome and avoids unnecessary and costly evacuations.
Providing the appropriate medical care to people living and working in remote environments is vitally important and Scotty’s live video streaming systems can be used over almost any communications infrastructure.

Medical Care

Determining the correct course of action is essential in the first few hours after a medical incident. This ensures the best patient outcome and avoids unnecessary and costly evacuations. Providing the appropriate medical care to people living and working in remote environments is vitally important and SCOTTY’s live video streaming systems can be used over almost any communications infrastructure. This allows specialists located anywhere in the world to diagnose medical problems and ensure the appropriate action is taken, and at a price far below the cost of a single evacuation (typically $150,000). Operating costs can be minimised without risk to personnel or patients.

 

In particular, remote medicine involves:

  • Vital signs monitoring Tele-radiology (transmission of an X-ray)
  • Tele-dermatology (transmission of a close-up picture of a patch of diseased skin)
  • Tele-endoscopy (used for the visual inspection of internal organs)
  • Tele-consultation
  • Tele-pathology
  • Access to medical information
  • Tele-education
  • Remote archiving
  • Cooperative support

 

Additional Medical Equipment

Additional equipment can be added to the SCOTTY system to provide tailored solutions. In addition to the equipment listed below, Maser has demonstrated dedicated medical equipment including the ProPaq MD from Zoll.

 

Wolfvision Document Camera

WolfVision’s portable Visualizers can be set up in seconds. A gentle tug lifts the arm and light into the working position, then turn the camera head to the desired viewing angle. Just as easily, it folds back into its compact size with just one pull on the centre ring, to be neatly stored during or after use.

All WolfVision Visualizers have a special crystalline white working surface for perfect reproduction of transparencies. The quality of a transparency on this surface is even better than with a bottom light, because there is more contrast and the colours are not “washed out”.

By removing the external lens, the camera can switch from a document camera to a full HD camera. Still images of the patient can be taken (e.g. close-ups of a damaged area) and annotated with important patient information before being transmitted to a remote viewer, or stored on the SCOTTY system.

The Visualizer alone weighs only 4.5kg (10lbs). Together with its carrying case, remote control and power pack it is still only 7.3kg (16lbs). WolfVision’s portable Visualizers come in a high quality carrying case, with pockets for all the needed accessories. The soft case has an expandable side pocket for a small LCD projector or notebook.

SONY PTZ Camera EVI-D100 PAL

This high quality CCD camera combines a high-speed, quiet pan/tilt with a wide- angle view and 40x zoom (10x optical + 4x digital), all in a compact, easy-to-use package. This camera’s small size makes it easy to position where it can provide the use useful viewpoint. When driven remotely by the SCOTTY system, several camera positions and zoom settings can be stored, and the camera can be rapidly switched between each stored position by the remote user (e.g. patient close-up view, patient wide view, and vital signs display on other medical equipment). This allows the remote viewer to look at the relevant view as needed while allowing the medic on the scene to concentrate on the patient.

The EVI- D100 camera features auto focus, auto white balance and automatic exposure control that provide fast and stable hands free operation when the camera changes pan/tilt positions.

First Response

Replacing vital infrastructure is one of the highest priorities for first responders. By providing portable solutions which are rugged and quick and easy to set up, Maser is able to provide solutions which enable first responders to be effective very quickly.

Communications

Communications is part of the fundamental infrastructure needed to be made operational as quickly as possible after a catastrophic event. There are several possibilities available:

 

MIMO NETWORK

Silvus Technologies leads the Mobile Networked MIMO (MN-MIMO) waveform revolution with a product line specifically designed to address the growing demand for distributing video and other high bandwidth data in demanding environments. MIMO is the breakthrough technology that is ushering in the 4G revolution in commercial wireless data communications and WLANs support of high definition video.

StreamCaster radios, featuring MN-MIMO at the core, join together to form a self-healing, self-forming fluid mesh network. These small, portable and very efficient radios can be used for any application which requires a rapid radio setup. The ‘self-healing’ nature of a mesh network means that radios can be fixed or mobile and are automatically joined to the network. Applications include newsgathering, security and surveillance, public safety, mining and air to ground.

The SC3800 is ruggedized for military and public safety applications has a band flexible RF section which provides dual band capability across a wide range of frequencies. A lower band is provided within the range 400 MHz to 2.7 GHz, and an upper band falls between 4 and 6 GHz.

The SC3800 transceiver, a stand-alone IP based packet MIMO radio, will surpass the capabilities of traditional SISO (single antenna) solutions. It provides connectivity in extreme NLOS (non-line-of-sight) multipath rich environments such as urban canyons and within buildings, connectivity under highly mobile conditions on the ground, water, and in the air, high data throughput rates, and GPS and Multicast Support.

The SC3822 is the smallest MIMO enabled radio specifically designed for mesh networking in harsh environments. It automatically self-adapts to deliver data rates as Cobham’s COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) IP Mesh radio system can combine up to 12 nodes to form a fluid, self-forming, self-healing mesh. Where nodes (which can be radios, cameras, etc) are placed in a mobile situation, such as a convoy, the mesh will reconfigure the routing between nodes to compensate for any obstacles which block line of site transmission between any two nodes. By combining different types of node and locating them in fixed and mobile positions, the IP Mesh can be configured for a wide range of surveillance and security applications.

Mission Commander Tactical (MISCDRTAC) is an advanced software suite that runs on a desktop or tablet computer. It allows manual and automated configuration, management and integration of Cobham video and IP transmission equipment and networked intelligent sensors.

Silvus StreamCaster 3800 datasheet

Silvus Streamcaster 3822 Datasheet

Silvus Network Management Utility

Silvus Tunnel Tests

DEPLOYABLE SATELLITE TERMINALS

The Microsat Tactical X-Band Mobile Satcom Terminal is a portable VSAT terminal, designed to enable high data rate communications over any X-band military satellite network. The terminal is contained within a single case, small enough to be taken on board a commercial aircraft. The terminal employs a dual folded printed flat panel array antenna, designed to allow ease of pointing and at the same time avoid interference with adjacent satellites. The terminal’s side-lobe performance is equivalent to that of a 1.2 m reflector flyaway system.

SITUATION AWARENESS

SCOTTY’s live video streaming system can be used to stream video over a variety of bearers including 3G/4G, Internet, ISDN, INMARSAT BGAN, Ku-band and Ka-Band services. High definition stills can be piggy backed over the video stream without interruption of the video signal. Where operators need to be on the ground, live video from helmet mounted cameras can be streamed back to control centres so that the appropriate information can be fed to the operator. Two-way audio communications is available throughout.

Remote Medicine

Determining the correct course of action is essential in the first few hours after a medical incident. This ensures the best patient outcome and avoids unnecessary and costly evacuations. Providing the appropriate medical care to people living and working in remote environments is vitally important and SCOTTY’s live video streaming systems can be used over almost any communications infrastructure. This allows specialists located anywhere in the world to diagnose medical problems and ensure the appropriate action is taken, and at a price far below the cost of a single evacuation (typically $150,000). Operating costs can be minimised without risk to personnel or patients.

 

In particular, remote medicine involves:

  • Vital signs monitoring Tele-radiology (transmission of an X-ray)
  • Tele-dermatology (transmission of a close-up picture of a patch of diseased skin)
  • Tele-endoscopy (used for the visual inspection of internal organs)
  • Tele-consultation
  • Tele-pathology
  • Access to medical information
  • Tele-education
  • Remote archiving
  • Cooperative support

  

Security

Site safety and security is an important consideration. Maser Defence offers solutions ranging from complete systems down to specific system elements. The latter elements include thermal cameras from Liteye, both standard and discrete.

 

MEDUSA II from Cobham is designed to provide security in both urban and rural environments and may be set up in the aftermath of a disaster to help prevent looting, and to protect important assets and installations.

MEDUSA II has been specifically designed for persistent continuous monitoring of critical areas, providing surveillance, VIP and asset protection and security. Simple to configure and operate, secure and designed for tough environments, it uses a range of Unattended Ground Sensors to monitor and protect crucial assets and areas. To save power, Sensors remain in sleep mode until activated either by an event or by a bi-directional signal from one of the Command Nodes. They can then notify Trigger Nuggets to start covert combined electro-optical and thermal image cameras recording.

MEDUSA II enables single or multiple Unattended Ground Sensors to trigger Primary or Secondary Sensor Nodes to survey a target area. The Primary Sensor Node camera solution features a lux-level switchable dual lens camera which incorporates a low lux Electro Optic camera and a thermal core for medium range coverage. The Secondary Sensor Node camera solution is scalable to suit a wide range of deployment options at shorter range. Cobham has the expertise and capacity to integrate any third party cameras in order to further enhance the solution.

The combination of Plextek’s Blighter B202 Mk 2 portable electronic scanning ground surveillance radar and Liteye’s Aquila PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) thermal imaging surveillance system provides a truly portable, battery powered surveillance solution that delivers a fortress-like ring of security over an area of many hundreds of square kilometres. This mobile solution allows the ring of security to follow the VIP. The Liteye’s high-performance, rugged multi-sensor system is designed to MIL-STD for day and night operations in the harshest weather and environmental conditions. The three cameras -thermal imager microbolometer (640 × 480 17 Dm), visible camera with zoom lens, and situational awareness WFoV low-light camera – and its 360° continuous rotation at 100° per second, makes it particularly well suited for VIP protection. The Blighter/Aquila solution is also well suited to numerous other fixed and mobile surveillance applications including military camp protection, airport security and checkpoint security.

The new Aquila range of uncooled thermal imagers from Liteye Systems builds on the strong reputation of Liteye’s tactical products. Extremely rugged, low power, lightweight, compact solutions with great image quality. The Aquila RUGG 320 is an ultra RUGGED, low power “discrete” short range thermal imager, utilizing a 17μm VOx uncooled 320 x 240 microbolometer, resistant to solar damage.

The housing is constructed of machined Aluminium parts, giving great protection against the harshest conditions. It can be deployed into the smallest, hard to get to places and yet is unobtrusive and almost hidden.

As part of a surveillance system this thermal imager can give you the edge that is needed to provide total protection day and night.

Contact Maser Defence

Sydney Office

Our Australian Sydney office is located in Frenchs Forest on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. To contact the office please use our contact form or phone number as listed below.

Sydney: +61 2 9452 6062 | Fax : +61 2 9452 6340

Address: Unit 9, 15B Rodborough Road, PO Box 6298, Frenchs Forest, DC NSW 2086 Australia

Email: defence@maser.com.au