Controp launches fully digital smart system for long-range ground surveillance

According to the company, the Speed-LR offers market-leading capabilities in its class, including multispectral sensors, image stabilization, and advanced artificial intelligence

The Speed-LR system. Photo: Controp

Controp Precision Technologies, an Israeli company specializing in the field of electro-optics IR defense and homeland security solutions, has launched its newest long-range ground observation system known as the Speed-LR, a fully-digital and stabilized multispectral system that according the company represents a new standard in the land surveillance market.

The Speed-LR is the latest addition to Controp’s Speed family, considered the most advanced EOIR systems available to the market for land applications. The Speed-LR is said to offer market-leading capabilities in its class, including multispectral sensors, image stabilization, and advanced artificial intelligence.

The company claims the Speed-LR will significantly increase surveillance capabilities for defense and homeland security forces around the world, particularly when it comes to rapidly detecting and identifying potential threats from increased distances. The new system incorporates many of the features of the top-of-the-range Speed-ER, including cutting-edge sensor technologies for day, night and low visibility surveillance. Controp says the expanded Speed family gives more choice for existing or potential customers and allows them to select a system that meets their requirements and budget. "This smart system has multi-tasking capabilities and there is nothing quite like it in the market right now," said Guy Oren, Vice President of International Marketing and Sales at Controp.

The Speed-LR incorporates a high definition (HD) cooled mid-wave infrared sensor and HD day camera, as well as a short-wave infrared camera. The latter sensor allows users to see effectively through obscurants such as mist humidity, fog, dust, or smoke, ensuring that threats are not missed, according to the company.

Controp added that the new system incorporates high-quality line-of-sight stabilization to ensure a sharp image for operators, at the narrowest field of view even when fully zoomed in. “We see this as a persistent surveillance tool, where the Speed-LR will be able to act like a passive radar sensor, scanning the environment and automatically detecting multiple targets,” senior executive Oren said.