Commercial Infrared Systems
P.O. Box 740188
Dallas, TX 75374
+1 855 230 2372
ARLINGTON, VA, APRIL 3, 2014 – DRS Technologies, Inc. a Finmeccanica Company, announces the availability of WatchMaster® thermal camera families on the Autodesk® Seek service, a leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) web application service accessible to Autodesk® Revit® users. The addition of WatchMaster® thermal cameras to the Autodesk application is consistent with DRS’ strategy to extend and strengthen its collaboration with Architects, Engineers and Security Consultants in the surveillance and facilities industries.
The Autodesk Seek tool allows users to access 3D models and critical camera specifications, aiding design and visualization of WatchMaster® camera performance in a variety of security applications from an early stage in project development. With access to the WatchMaster® thermal camera families, users can evaluate key specifications including, the spread of the camera’s field of view, range and depth of target detection, as well as mounting height and rotation specifications. WatchMaster® thermal camera families let security system designers insert camera models directly into CAD building plans and visualize the areas the cameras will cover. The camera CAD models allow for flexible configurations to enhance layout and reduce unexpected blind spots. A video highlighting the WatchMaster® Revit families and BIM content can be viewed at http://youtu.be/_utRsqQIn-I.
“Making WatchMaster® cameras available on Autodesk Seek provides Architects, Engineers and Security Consultants with information needed to more effectively specify our advanced thermal imaging products and is a direct example of our commitment to providing tools to complete projects on-time and under budget,” said Todd Brown, DRS senior director of worldwide sales and marketing for commercial infrared systems.
WatchMaster® cameras deliver a competitive edge by providing 24/7/365 affordable thermal camera solutions, with both IP and Analog connectivity and a variety of lens options for easy integration into existing surveillance and security infrastructure. The WatchMaster® product portfolio enhances the reliability of detection while delivering energy efficient solutions.
WatchMaster® thermal cameras from DRS Technologies will be on display at the 2014 ISC West exposition, April 2-4 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev and at PSA-TEC, May 7th at the Westin Westminster in Westminster, CO. For more information on WatchMaster® thermal camera systems, please visit www.drsinfrared.com/watchmaster or speak with a representative onsite at ISC West, booth number 22117. WatchMaster®thermal camera families for Autodesk Revit software are now live and can be viewed at the following Autodesk Seek link: http://seek.autodesk.com/manufacturer/DRS+Technologies?resetft=true&source=mfrbrws">http://seek.autodesk.com/manufacturer/DRS+Technologies?resetft=true&source=mfrbrws.
About DRS Technologies
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Within DRS, the Commercial Infrared Systems (CIS) line produces advanced electro-optical sensor systems to include thermal surveillance systems, cooled and uncooled infrared camera modules, and thermal detectors. The CIS line is developed in Dallas, Tex.; Melbourne, Fla. For more information, visit www.drsinfrared.com.
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