Distributing scan converted radar images to display clientsThe SPx Radar Image Server (SPx-RIS) from Cambridge Pixel provides a cost-effective single licence solution for point to multipoint radar display applications.
It can distribute up to four scan converted images to multiple display clients including standard web browsers or custom-written applications in Linux or Windows. No client license is required to see the radar video.
The SPx Radar Image Server is designed for use in cost-sensitive security and traffic management applications, where, as a consequence of commodity pricing of radars, there is growing interest in integrating radar sensor data as part of any monitoring system.
The SPx-RIS is a basic radar input card and its use with the company's SPx Radar Image Server software, provides a flexible way of integrating radar video into view-only monitoring applications such as CCTV systems. The flexibility of this software-based approach that different views of the radar coverage can be monitored at multiple locations on anything from a low-cost laptop to a high-resolution video wall.”
The Radar Image Server works by receiving the radar video in a server application and then creating up to four scan converted images for the radar coverage. This can be used to provide one image for full coverage of the radar and up to three additional images representing zoom views of selected areas.
The Radar Image Server is fully configurable through a server-side configuration tool to define the frequency of update of the images, the radar colour and the zoom. In addition, and to reduce network load, the system can be configured to send images at a frequency to match operational requirements.
Related textual information may be distributed with the images and automatically used to annotate the client display, for example to label the image with the sensor and location being observed. The Radar Image Server also provides a record and replay capability, allowing simultaneous distribution of the radar images and recording of the original data in the server.
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