Solutions and Applications
Commercial Communications Solutions
Maser’s communications solutions can be used in locations ranging from shopping malls, to mines and remote communities.Technologies include
VSAT and INMARSAT BGAN for satellite communications, and WLAN, WiMax, Wi-Fi, DAS, Cellular, PMR, TETRA and RFID for terrestrial applications.
Antennas are currently in use with applications which include DAS, WLAN, Electronic News Gathering, WiMAX, LTE, MIMO, RFID, Wi-Fi, PMR and TETRA.
Satellite Communication Solutions
When deploying into an area without any useable infrastructure, setting up reliable communication links to the outside world is one of the highest priorities. Traditionally this required heavy equipment to be transported by vehicle or airlift and had to be set to work by highly skilled satellite operators. Maser Defence offers highly portable SatCom terminals (which include BGAN and VSAT) that can be carried into theatre and quickly set-up and operating in a matter of minutes.
High performance filters and LNA’s can be used to maximise system performance whether installed as fixed or temporary solutions on almost any platform. Complete satcom solutions are available for land, air and sea applications.
SatCom Antennas and Portable SatCom Terminals
Cobham TracStar provides a variety of antenna solutions. These include Vehicle Mount; designed to suit any roof/roof rack configuration, Fly-away; complete systems requiring no assembly or multi-case solutions, Manual Fly-Away; for highly portable and light-weight solutions, and Fly and Drive Antennas; where the same antenna can be used either on a vehicle or on the ground.
Antennas are VSAT based and cater for Ka, Ku, X and C band. A new Explorer VSAT range includes the INMARSAT GX (Global Express) antenna range.
Airborne Inmarsat SATCOM allows users to remain connected wherever they may be. Cobham can provide airborne environments which support voice and data communications using the Inmarsat satellite network. These solutions are suitable for Commercial, Business Jet and Military operators and are available in 1, 2 and 4 Channel configurations. By creating a hot-spot on an aircraft, wi-fi enabled smart phones and tablet devices can be used on board.
Maser Defence are pleased to offer BGAN SCAP packages and are happy to discuss the most appropriate package for your needs.
Portable Satcom Terminals
Scotty Group are a solutions provider and manufacturer specialising in the beyond line-of-sight audio, video and data for communications and surveillance purposes. Scotty equipment can be deployed in the field, on vehicles, ships and in the air. Applications include tele-medicine, tele-engineering, command and control and surveillance among many others.
Anti-jam GPS systems based on Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA) technology have been demonstrated on US and UK helicopters. The system also overcomes the mitigation issues due to rotor modulation.
The live video streaming system from SCOTTY is available in aircraft fit configurations. This proven system allows live video to be streamed directly from an aircraft to, for example, a control centre. Applications include first response and disaster recovery, surveillance, situation awareness, search and rescue, and news broadcasts among many others. High definition stills can be piggy-backed over the video signal without interrupting the video itself.
The sustainable development of Australia’s wealth of natural resources is essential to our economy. Maser’s solutions fit two areas; exploration and mining.
Exploration solutions use rugged, reliable equipment from our defence range of equipment. Defence grade equipment can handle the tough environment encountered in the resources sector and still give reliable performance.
Mine solutions include hybrid power equipment which can significantly reduce the cost of fuel for generators, and reduce the amount of fuel to be tanked in. Tough VoIP phones and PoE equipment bring all the advantages of IP telephony equipment to industrial environments.
The difference between the Field Phone and Desktop Phone is that the Desktop Phone does not incorporate SHDSL (field wire) interfaces.
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..
The 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.
Maser’s partners are established leaders in the provision of RFID solutions. Applications include manufacturing, resources, transport and logistics, retail and healthcare. Our innovative solutions include hardware, software and integrated, bespoke solutions.
Kathrein-RFID is the leading manufacturer of professional identification solutions in the field of UHF technology. Building on many years of expertise in high frequency technology, Kathrein-RFID creates innovative, high capacity system components for professional use. For example, Kathrein’s innovative © KRAI antennas increase reading rates by 33% compared to simple circular antennas.
Kathrein-RFID works closely with system integrators and resellers such as noFilis. OEM specific solutions can be delivered as complete or branch solutions.
Solutions include: Warehousing and Supply Chain Automation, Object tracking at warehouse and dealers, Container Management, Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) and Object Tracking, Content verification
Solutions include: Warehousing and Supply Chain Automation, Pipeline Inspection/Maintenance, RTLS and Object/Asset Tracking, Equipment Maintenance /Asset Management, Personnel Tracking/Safety
Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI)
Solutions include: Parking management, Vehicle access controls, Tolls
Solutions include: Patented False Positive Read Filtering, Direction detection without sensors, Leading Device Management for huge decentralized RFID installations, Innovative hardware solutions for RFID roll-cage-tracking, Warehouse logistics and Procurement
Solutions include: Warehousing and Supply Chain Automation, Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), Automated Inventory taking, Electronic Point Of Sale (POS), Backstore, Frontstore article tracking, Logistics
RFID Journal Links
The German auto parts manufacturer is tracking its work-in-progress at eight plants worldwide, ensuring the automotive bumpers it produces are accurately made to order.
By Claire Swedberg
Porsche Uses RFID to Track Prototype Testing, Improve Security (component tracking)
The car manufacturer is tracking which components are installed in its prototype vehicles, and is monitoring the cars’ locations to reduce their chances of being seen by unauthorized parties.
By Claire Swedberg
Audi Launches RFID Deployment for Tracking Assembled Vehicles Worldwide (distribution)
The carmaker has already installed the system at its Hungarian facility, enabling management to view where each car is in the finishing, storage and shipping processes, and reducing labor for drivers who locate and transport the vehicles.
By Claire Swedberg
“In the automotive environment, highly flexible RFID solutions are required”
Interview With Nofilis