Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™
The Industry Standard for Bird Strike Avoidance
Scarecrow’s flagship Airside product is the Scarecrow B.I.R.D. Tab™ - this is two systems in one, in that it provides not only a Bird Dispersal method as a vehicle-mounted system solution, but also provides Data Logging/Analysis/Reporting Software for helping airports to make and take informed choices on action to mitigate future bird strike risk – whether that be by deploying resources in a more informed way at key times, or taking steps to reduce the bird numbers seen in the first instance.
B.I.R.D. Tab can be installed in any airport vehicle, and consists of a tablet computer, a GPS satellite navigation unit, a pair of loudspeakers, a processor and a touchscreen control interface for the operation, which includes bird dispersal via the broadcast of digitally cleansed natural bird distress calls – the calls are available from within the extensive Scarecrow library, and the system is built to the bespoke needs of each individual airport.
Scarecrow’s digitally cleansed natural bird distress calls have been the backbone of success in Airfield Wildlife Management for 32 years
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 is the next generation of bird dispersal and data logging using the Panasonic Toughpad tablet PC, which has an integrated camera to enable photographic evidence to be included in reports for improved due diligence.
Some features of B.I.R.D. Tab include:
• Up to 20 calls as required, programmed from the Scarecrow well established Bird Distress Call library
• Efficient data collection in line with ICAO recommended best practices
• Ability to define the information collected in line with individual airport requirements
• Detailed regular reporting available at the press of a button
• Easy data analysis for managing areas of concern at airports, to then take steps to mitigate the risk of future bird strikes
• Provide validated due diligence/evidence in the event of litigation by the airlines and/or their insurers, against the cost of repair and inconvenience/loss of aircraft use when bird strikes occur
• Runway Inspection module