Cambridge Pixel delivers RadarWatch software for UK firing ranges

21 November 2018 (Last Updated November 21st, 2018 11:56)

UK-based radar systems developer Cambridge Pixel has delivered its RadarWatch coastal surveillance software and advanced target trackers to national military firing ranges.

UK-based radar systems developer Cambridge Pixel has delivered its RadarWatch coastal surveillance software and advanced target trackers to national military firing ranges.

The RadarWatch surveillance and target tracking software will be used by Maritime Information Systems (Maris) to upgrade safety systems installed at the ranges.

The new system is currently operational at the first firing range on the UK south coast.

RadarWatch is designed to provide an integrated radar video and automatic identification system (AIS) track display.

In addition, it provides an advanced alarm capability for targets entering user-defined danger zones, enhancing safety at the firing range.

“Our aim with this product is to provide the integrator with a modern, multi-screen, multi-window display solution.”

Cambridge Pixel CEO David Johnson said: “We are delighted to have secured our first contract win for our RadarWatch display software since its launch in the summer.

“Our aim with this product is to provide the integrator, in this case Maris, with a modern, multi-screen, multi-window display solution that fuses information from radar sensors, transponders and cameras to present a consolidated view of maritime information.”

The software application is designed for integrators developing coastal surveillance, small port and harbour security applications. It allows alarms to be configured specifically to support specific areas, target activity or target behaviour.

Cambridge Pixel’s technology accepts open data formats such as ASTERIX and NMEA-0183 and also works with the company-developed software modules such as SPx Fusion, SPx Camera Manager and SPx Radar Data Recorder.

In May, the company unveiled the RadarWatch, its new radar and sensor-agnostic display software application to enhance coastal surveillance, as well as small port and harbour security.