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Telemetrics Awarded NASA Contract For Operational Television
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Mahwah, NJ (January 03, 2007) – An established leader in camera robotics and control technology, Telemetrics Inc. announces that they have been awarded the contract to provide NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center with an Operational Television (OTV) Camera Control System. The system is designed to act as a television acquisition and distribution system for viewing space vehicles and launches at Launch Complex 39 of the space center.

OTV provides surveillance of facilities, space vehicles and payloads associated with checkout, countdown, launch, and landing operations at KSC. Video feeds from OTV cameras are normally available for KSC wide-area distribution via the OTV switching systems. OTV video is also used as source video during launch or landing activities to NASA TV and local and worldwide broadcast operations by routing through the Kennedy Space Center News Facility (KSCNF).

The new camera control system (OTV Control System), which replaces a system that has been in operation for 20 years, is capable of controlling 256 infrared (IR), standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) cameras as well as other types of equipment with expansion capabilities. In addition, the camera control system will be capable of emulating the existing camera control protocol. This will allow users to control both legacy analog end-items and new analog or digital end items with complete control transparency to the user.

The main components of the system include a new ergonomic Touchscreen Remote Control Panel, multiple Camera Station Controllers, Camera Station Interfaces, and Maintenance Workstations for full system administration and control. Telemetrics cameras and equipment are also in operation at NASA’s

Houston Launch Center site.

For more information on Telemetrics’ camera control systems call 201-848-9818.