Monitoring, Navigation and Control | Surveillance
and Monitoring Systems | Custom Developments | Forest Telesurveillance
- Ciclope |
CICLOPE is a telesurveillance system
desiged by a team of INOV researchers, highly experienced
in development of monitoring and remote control systems.
The CICLOPE system currently
covers about 1,300,000 hectares of Continental Portugal.
Due to characteristics
of its equipment, CICLOPE enables large areas to be monitored
remotely, at a reduced cost per hectare. The simultaneous
or individual use of video and IR cameras, as well as a
special lidar (laser radar) sensor, allows round-the-clock
observations, practically regardless of the weather conditions.
With completely autonomous power supply and communications
units, the CICLOPE system is designed to operate in any
The cameras and all the associated equipment, including
the positioning and control systems are installed in the
special observation towers called SDATs (Surveillance and
Data Acquisition Towers).
Covering of the national territory by the
The CICLOPE installation is formed
by several SDATs and a Control and Management Centre (GCC).
It is GCC that controls all SDATs and receives all the images
taken by cameras. GCC runs a powerful control application,
with some innovative features patented by INOV. These innovations
allow a practical and intuitive use of the system.
whole system operates over IP, from the capture of images
to their viewing and processing, which ensures exceptional
performance as well as expandable and unlimited use of any
means of digital communications (Microwave, GPRS/UMTS, fibre-optics,
To increase the range of provided options, the CICLOPE installation
may be supplied with meteorological stations and with systems
providing equipment & facilities security, people and
vehicle location and/or automatic target detection, all
integrated into a single software package.
CICLOPE surveillance and data acquisition tower (SDAT).
Its client/server design concept
enables SDATs to be controlled from different places: firemen
headquarter, Civil Protection unit, police station, etc.
Strongly supporting the developments
in the telesurveillance area, INOV has been developing new
brand new concepts, such as systems for traffic control
and automatic fire, intrusion and suspicious behaviour detection.
In order to guarantee proper dimensioning and design of
the CICLOPE installation, INOV has developed specific planning
tools that provide operational simulations and test solutions,
thus allowing to choose the best sites and equipment for
and Management Centre.
- Forest Surveillance
- Urban Surveillance
- Border Surveillance
- Coastal Surveillance
- Access and Intrusion Control
- Traffic Control
- Accident Prevention
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