Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™ Reporting Software
An effective Airside System for mitigating the risk of Bird Strike
Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™ Reporting System is a highly effective data logging and analysis system that has been designed to provide all of the same functions of Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™, just without the ability to broadcast distress calls to disperse birds.
Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™ Reporting System is easy to use. The tablet can display a database of bird recognition information, including illustrations to aid bird identification. Although the software is not linked to the Scarecrow distress calls there is the ability to log a dispersal and the method used.
Using a rugged tablet touch-screen pc, a GPS receiver and data collection software, Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™ Reporting System creates a complete record of dispersal activity and wildlife observations. The system creates an audit trail featuring date, time, location, operator, species, flock size, attractant, dispersal direction, and method of dispersal utilised.
The Reporting options within the system are many – ranging from a simple high level Threat Report for a management initial overview perspective, drilling down to Reports by individual species, or areas of the airport – whatever the airport management want to look at in detail is available at a touch of a button.
Due to the growing difficulties airports face with birds and the growing requirement for accurate data to be easily logged by the Operators, Scarecrow developed the Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™ Software following the success of its predecessor Ultima.
B.I.R.D. Tab software is the next generation of bird dispersal and data logging – using the newly launched Panasonic Toughpad tablet PC – it has an integrated camera to enable photographic evidence to be included in reports
• Efficient data collection in line with ICAO recommendations
• Detailed reporting and easy data analysis for managing the risk at airports to mitigate bird strike
• Provide validated due diligence in the event of litigation by the airlines and/or their insurers for the cost of repair and inconvenience/loss of use when bird strikes occur
Reporting Software System Training
Given the nature of the software product, system training is strongly recommended. There are two separate parts to the software:
Tablet Software: This is not only the data logging software, but the software can also be used to trigger the broadcast of the bird call for a controlled dispersal of the birds where the full BIRD Tab System has been purchased.
Reporting/Analysis Software: Once the collected data as above is transferred into this Reporting Software, then reports can be run and on screen risk analysis undertaken.
The normal on site training over 2 days at the time of purchase covers not only initial system configuration, but also the day to day use in both parts of the software. The Tablet Software is designed in a way that the screen flow "manages" the user to ensure all items are logged as they should be; part of the training would include where possible going out on patrol with a system user to ensure that data is being logged correctly.
The Reporting/Analysis software is where the bulk of the training time is spent, given the many different features the software has to really assist in analysing and managing bird strike risk.
To view an example of training agenda please click here
In addition to the above initial on site training, Scarecrow also run, twice a year at a location very near to London, Gatwick Airport, a one day "Refresher" training course. This is mainly focused on the Reporting/Analysis software.
For each system purchase, the airport qualify for one free place at this training course, which can be taken at any stage during a valid warranty period (as standard is valid for 36 months). If the free place has been used, or if an airport wish to send more than one person, then other places can be booked subject to a fee, currently £250 per person. Costs of transport, accommodation and sustenance are the airport's responsibility, but guidance is provided regarding suitable hotels, of which there are plenty given the close proximity to London, Gatwick Airport.
Attendance at this course may be beneficial should an airport have a change in key staff personnel for example; another hidden benefit often reported is the ability to spend a day with like minded people from other airports and the exchange of best practices and ideas.
To view an example of refreshers training agenda please click here