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The company SET-1 has provided special forces with new means of covert surveillance.

The company SET-1 has provided special forces with new means of covert surveillance.The company SET-1 has developed new covert surveillance tools designed for use by special forces soldiers. As reported by the correspondent. ARMS-TASS, General Director of the company Sergey Efremenkov, currently SET-1 is marketing two main models to the market - the Scarab set and the Sphere ball.

As the head of the company explained, the Skarab surveillance and intelligence system is designed to collect audio and video data in high-risk areas. It transmits data using a radio channel to the control panel into which the 7-inch (17,78 cm) display is integrated.

The Scarab kit consists of a wheeled platform with built-in high-resolution cameras, a thermal imager, a microphone, and audio and video transmission media. Video data is transmitted using a wireless communication system that ensures reliable operation even in poor signal conditions. The Scarab uses Cordon receivers and transmitters (CORDON) with orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (COFDM), which are manufactured by SET-1.

According to experts in the field of special operations, the main features of the Scarab platform are: high traffic, all-wheel drive, high-definition video cameras, powerful white and infrared LED lights, automatic image rotation on the control panel display if the platform overturns when movement, the presence of various radio frequency channels, built-in microphone.

The source of energy is a rechargeable lithium-polymer (Li-Pol) battery, which provides at least 45-minute use of the Scarab platform.

The control system allows you to receive and show video data at a distance of up to 300 m, listen to the sound using the built-in speakers or connected headphones. A special curtain is built into the control panel to neutralize the sun glare on the screen.

The platform is controlled by a dual-axis joystick powered by an integrated lithium-polymer battery. The frequency of the control panel is 917 MHz, data transmission channel - 1010-1230 MHz. The weight of the platform "Scarab" is 4,65 kg, dimensions - 330 x291 x58 mm. The weight of the control panel 1,3 kg, dimensions - 271 x150 x77 mm. The system operates in the temperature range from -20 to + 45 degrees Celsius and at a humidity level of 98 percent. The warranty period of the display of the control panel is 5 years.

As S. Efremenkov explained, the whole system is transferred to the Pelikan case (PELICAN), which provides a high level of protection against sand and water ingress.

The Sphere device, also intended for observation, is a ball with the ability to transmit video from 4 embedded cameras. A distinctive feature of this device is a high level of impact resistance, which allows you to throw the ball on the level of the 2-th floor and at the same time it does not break when hit.

"Sphere" is controlled remotely and transmits the image at a distance of 100 m. The kit includes a control panel and two balls. The operation of the cameras is fully controlled from the control panel.

According to Sergey Efremenkov, the main customers of the company's products are Russian law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Security Service and the State Drug Control Service. At the initial design stage, the aforementioned developments were created with the participation of specialists from MSTU. N.E. Bauman.

Currently, the company exports SET-1 products to countries in Europe and Southeast Asia. One of the main customers of this product is China. However, export is not a priority for the company. Previously, the ratio of products that were not sold to foreign and domestic market was, respectively, 30-40 percent and 60-70 percent. Currently, it has changed in the direction of reducing exports and increasing sales to Russian security forces. Currently, to satisfy incoming requests, the company is working to increase export volumes.

Photo: Set "Scarab" (left), a sphere "Sphere" and a portable control panel developed by SET-1 / Photo by ARMS-TASS
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  1. mirag2
    mirag2 9 December 2013 08: 46 New
    Good thing. Useful after all.
  2. makarov
    makarov 9 December 2013 08: 59 New
    For a good start, the main thing is to develop and keep up with competitors.
  3. alex56
    alex56 9 December 2013 09: 03 New
    Great gadgets for special parts!
    They would have developed a flying mini-drone, they would not have a price)
  4. tchoni
    tchoni 9 December 2013 09: 54 New
    Why immediately only for special parts? But aren't all kinds of motorized infantry tankers all right?
    Look at Syria or Chechnya remember. The use of tanks for assault operations in the city or for clearing: in front of three or four groups of scouts, 2-3 people each, and behind a pair of tanks. the wolfhound boys from the reconnaissance group give a tip, and the tanks then work on this information. So why not replace fighters from intelligence groups with mobile platforms with video cameras? or not to mount an AGS on the armor that fires off "Spheres"? The autonomy of the tank in this case will increase significantly.
    1. Brother77
      Brother77 9 December 2013 10: 33 New
      Before equipping a dvd, it is necessary to propose the same dweller with the same dln — for what when and how and where — I will describe the case — we’ll sit in the south roller coaster, we’ve calculated the UAV to them — why are we sitting — answer-wire to the computer from the UAV there’s no Well, they sent for the wire, again they sit where we sit, there’s no answer ... but the answer was simple, but they don’t know how to start it and manage, so we caught the devils on the hills. then the developer arrived, well, it went, we gasped from the results. damn it, but time has passed .. and our hares scattered across the bushes and villages. Before you create and work out why they need gadgets, then create a new staffing table and then train and then deliver, something is crumpled with us with novya supplies
  5. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 9 December 2013 09: 58 New
    The guys are moving in the right direction. Not that idiotic "walking robots" and other cybernization of the battlefield ... The sphere needs to be brought up. Ideally - about the size of a thumbnail and the cost is such that you can scatter them in handfuls.
  6. DuraLexSedLex.
    DuraLexSedLex. 9 December 2013 10: 17 New
    I don’t want to make unnecessary polemics, but these devices were invented for a long time. And presented by this company))) Even the notorious ball) Previously, when it was first released, it had only one camera, really) And all this pleasure could be seen about 6 years ago by Discovery channel))) In my opinion, it was a weapon transmission cycle of the future (there was no current without a bald guy).
    Here is another version of the ball robot, it "drives" itself and can move like a ball or a crab)))
    True, it's just a robot without military use)
    1. Brother77
      Brother77 9 December 2013 10: 26 New
      I watched the video on the link and was stunned
      1. DuraLexSedLex.
        DuraLexSedLex. 9 December 2013 10: 50 New
        At my very eyes, they got on my forehead from the idea of ​​the concept. And the fact that it is in iron and finally works super)))
  7. Scorpio
    Scorpio 9 December 2013 10: 19 New
    One to one Frontlines fuel of war. And in the year the toy was released, all this was fantastic.
  8. svp67
    svp67 9 December 2013 10: 47 New
    Interesting machine. But this company can create normal surveillance cameras for a promising tank and to upgrade existing ...
  9. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 9 December 2013 11: 52 New
    Painfully familiar devices ...

  10. APASUS
    APASUS 9 December 2013 19: 38 New
    He could have dragged 200 gr of TNT behind him - there was no price at all! laughing
    1. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 9 December 2013 20: 47 New
      EyeDrive can carry half a kilogram, its Russian counterpart is most likely too, because the engine on both is the same - made in China laughing
  11. mountain
    mountain 9 December 2013 19: 42 New
    Of course the thing is not necessary. And on its basis new technologies will appear, for many military branches.
  12. studentmati
    studentmati 10 December 2013 01: 10 New
    Whose element base? ... The opera school cannot be closed, the "manual mode" cannot be canceled.
  13. Leonid Har
    Leonid Har 10 December 2013 06: 55 New
    Install the DVR on a radio-controlled toy, it will turn out almost the same