Bad Wolf Technologies is a leading provider of high-definition (HD) digital video recording systems for a wide range of airforce applications, including flight training, mission recording and debriefing.
The innovative Datatoys Video Systems™ brand comprises of an extensive catalogue of technically advanced audio and digital video recorder (DVR) devices that have been developed to ensure an optimised recording capability in harsh military environments.
Digital video recorders (DVRs) for Aerial Warfare applications
Bad Wolf Technologies supplies a wide range of cutting-edge and high-performance digital video recorders that are designed for aerial military applications.
Our newest DVR, RedHawk HD, is equipped with an advanced MILSPEC solid-state video recording chipset to deliver high-resolution video and audio recording in full HD at 1080p30/60. The RedHawk HD is able to record four multiplexed inputs and is fully qualified to the latest MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-810G standards.
We also offer a powerful single-channel commercial solution with our AirKnight HD Base DVR, which is able to record in standard HD-SDI, 3G-SDI or CVBS (NTSC and PAL) formats. The AirKnight HD also features GPS data overlay / recording capability for added versatility.
Furthermore, our range includes the AirKnight HD2 Dual Channel DVR, which has been specially optimized for professional aircraft operations. The versatile system can record two HDMI or HD-SDI inputs simultaneously to either a USB flash drive or SD card.
The AirKnight HD series also includes the AirKnight HD4S, which was specifically developed for the flight tour industry. The AirKnight HD4S offers full HD video recording in 1080p30 / 1080p60 and is able to save all audio communications during operation directly to users’ USB or SD devices for maximum efficiency.
Rugged camera systems for the aviation industry
Bad Wolf Technologies offers an extensive line of premium-quality cameras for extreme environments. Included are HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and CVBS (PAL or NTSC) versions to address a wide range of client specifications.
These versatile cameras output in full HD in 1080p resolution and are intended for integration with AirKnight and / or RedHawk HD systems. They can also be used for real-time viewing or integration with other systems / operations.
Our 19mm HD Nano Bullet Camera is the smallest bullet style camera available on the market, delivering high-definition video in a compact and resilient IP67 package. Our HD Mini Cube Camera provides excellent video clarity and resolution in a portable and easily mountable 29mm x 29mm enclosure.
Additionally, Bad Wolf Technologies offers an array of small-scale, standard definition camera, including the lightweight and durable E600 and WDR 600 Bullet Cameras, which feature the equivalent resolution of 600 television lines (600TVL) and has a superior low-light performance in low lux environments.
We plan to expand our range of cameras by middle of 2018 with the addition of a new DO160-qualified model.
Bad Wolf Technologies also develops custom solutions upon request to address clients’ specific operational needs. Bad Wolf Technologies has recently designed a high-performance cockpit and LED-panel cargo cameras for a large government defence contractor.
Video processors and switches for military aircraft
Bad Wolf Technologies’ Power Control Module (PCM) has been specially designed as a power management system for the AirKnight HD and RedHawk HD video recorders.
The PCM provides a dependable and clean backup power supply in the event of power failure, to prevent file corruption or other data loss, allowing the DVR to act as a black-box recorder without the need of an operator.
Our Multi-View HD system is designed for advanced flight training activities and enables operators to create multiple customisable camera views on a single monitor or screen while recording or viewing.
The system is able to connect up to four Bad Wolf Technologies / Datatoys HD-SDI bullet cameras to show the pilot, instructor and instrument panel simultaneously, as well as providing a tail view to facilitate more efficient debriefings.
In addition, our DoubleVision™ dual channel switching video processor allows users to connect two video sources and alternate between them. This will enable operators to select the source being displayed on the monitor and / or recorded onto the DVR at any time.
The Multi-View HD processor is intended for use with our AirKnight HD, AirKnight HD2 and RedHawk systems and supports SD, HD-SDI and 3G SDI video inputs.
Cables, mounts and accessories for airforce video cameras
Bad Wolf Technologies offers a portfolio of accessories for its camera systems, designed to provide assistance during operation and install.
Bad Wolf Technologies features a range of mounts to facilitate easy installation and structural stability, including pro, clamp, suction and custom variants depending on the users’ intended application.
We also provide easy-to-use key fob devices to enable remote recording operation, as well as robust audio patch cables to allow integration with customers’ existing audio panel or headset.
All our cables, including custom designs, have been extensively burn tested to ensure safe and rugged operation.
About Bad Wolf Technologies
Originally established in 2006, the Datatoys Video Systems brand was acquired by HD video recording specialist Bad Wolf Technologies LLC in 2013.
We are committed to providing clients with cutting-edge technologies that combine high-resolution recording capabilities with rugged designs to ensure long service-life.
Bad Wolf Technologies stocks an extensive range of premium-quality standard units and can develop custom systems in accordance with customers’ unique specifications.
Our advanced solutions have been used by a number of high-profile organisations, including Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Nasa, Elbit Systems and the US Navy.