AN-S (Absolute Navigation System)
AN-S is a Shotoku supplied system based on a simplified Mosys Star Tracker system, used ONLY to give SmartPed absolute navigation data. AN-S includes hardware in the form of a small camera and separate processor and requires reflective markers to be installed on the ceiling. This removes the need for reference floor tiles and allows the Smartped to be continuously referenced.
SmartPed has proven itself to offer exceptional performance day after day for live news and sports broadcasts. Its navigation system is based on precision encoded sensors monitoring every minute turn of the wheels to calculate the new XY position, relative to the home tile.
Depending on the style of the production, and environmental factors such as the floor, the pedestal will occasionally require re-referencing, and always after power-on. Re-referencing is done by returning to the home tile.
This homing process may not be convenient in all cases and broadcasters may wish to avoid any type of home tile on the studio floor.
In these cases SmartPed’s Absolute Navigation System option is ideal. AN-S uses ceiling mounted reflective markers and a small reference camera to constantly plot the SmartPed’s position in the studio providing maximum accuracy for shot repetition.
- Completely eliminates 'home' tile and manual referencing
- Fully integrated optical navigation
- Accurate, drift-free, On-Air shot positioning
- Industry standard tracking system (StarTracker)