Scarecrow launch Ultima Thursday 01 February 2007
Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic Systems Ltd, based in Sussex, England, chose Inter-Airport to release Ultima, a unique tablet computer controlled development of their long established vehicle based SCARECROW PREMIER bird dispersal system. PREMIER is already in use at Delhi International Airport.
Scarecrows Group Commercial Manager explains:With Ultima we wanted to solve an age-old problem with new-age technology. The industry is well aware of the shortcomings of various dispersal techniques and bio-acoustics is cited as a reliable method. ICAO regulations add the demand on airfield staff of logging activity. We wanted to supply a solution that exceeds both demands.
Ultima is a complete system, including roof mounting loudspeakers, tablet mounting brackets, microphone for live announcements and a back-up remote control unit. Hot-pluggable USB flash drives enable data captured to be transferred from the host vehicle to the airfield analysis system for which audit software is provided to prove due diligence and to provide long term analysis of bird behavioural patterns.Ultima establishes proof of dispersal procedures completed in real time, logging Operator, species, time and date details; its inbuilt GPS function logs the vehicle's airside position from which dispersal took place.
Operation is simplified by Operator selectable languages of English, French, German, Italian and Spanish; others can be programmed to special order.Ultima self learning software adjusts to suit the Operators needs. Over time it streamlines to the airport of use, remembering which species are in the majority in specific locations.
The software never removes control from the Operator; each function is readily accessed on screen and provides an airfield bio-acoustic bird dispersal solution with data logging and analysis tools which meet and exceed current regulatory requirements.The 21cm (8.4) touch screen can display a database of bird recognition information, including full screen illustrations to aid identification. Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic Systems' with Indian Representation, Oriental Airport Systems, will be demonstrating Ultima, alongside Scarecrows full product range in the UK Pavilion.
Scarecrow equipment is installed all over the world, from airports where birdstrike can be fatal to both passengers and aircraft, to urban and rural environments. The companys philosophy is to keep nuisance birds at bay using only humane and inoffensive methods.
Established in 1985, Scarecrow Bio-Acoustic Systems Ltd is the world leader in bird dispersal technology, designing and manufacturing an innovative range of high technology products that deny birds the comfort zone where their presence would raise a public health and safety issue.
By exploiting natural bird behaviour, Scarecrow products create a hostile environment and they fly off, almost instantly.
Oriental Airport Systems
B-91 Mayapuri Industrial Area
New Delhi 110064
Telephone: +91 11 28115346
Fax: +91 11 51833212
Contact: Aman Bhatia, Director