OTONOMY AVIATION presents its first prototype of an onboard 4K camera

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OTONOMY AVIATION, specialist in optronic equipment and systems (cameras, calculators, sensors, etc.) for business aviation, presents the first proof of concept of a 4K camera purpose built for this sector at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) an essential European meeting.
Innovation is second nature to OTONOMY AVIATION
The company develops equipment (cameras, video management boxes, control panels, sensors and batteries) and systems to offer its customers ground control services (services Parabellum* and Sentinel*) and in-flight comfort (service Visionomy*). The company has international certifications (AS9100, PART 21 and PART 145), and it has found a place in the surveillance and security market as well as entertainment thanks to 360° images retransmitted inside the craft (in avionics in the cockpit and in the passenger cabin).


After being the first to develop a FULL HD 1080 aeronautical onboard camera, the company and its integrated design office are presenting a new prototype for a 4K camera with multiple objectives: to support customers in their innovation to provide the best possible performance, but also to increase the camera’s functionality (viewing angle, resolution, speed, quality, etc.), to expand its usage modes (better resolution improves analysis and performance).

The challenger on the way to become the leader?
Tier 1 supplier in aeronautics, the company created in 2007 near Bordeaux and established in France and the United States is in full development: fundraising 2.35 million euros last April and entering two French investment funds – OUEST Croissance and Expanso Capital – alongside the historic partner Sofimac Régions; 5th framework contract with an aircraft manufacturer is to be announced in June; construction of a new production site near Bordeaux to be completed in early 2020, doubling staff numbers within 2-3 years. With more than 500 in-flight cameras to date, OTONOMY AVIATION has an annual turnover of €4 million (multiplied by 2 in 2 years), 100% in export (United States 70% of turnover, Germany 15% and Switzerland 15%), with 4 major customers (Gulfstream, DASSAULT, Lufthansa and Comlux). The company currently holds 36% of the market share, and it aims to become the leader of the sector by 2025 – on a market where 700 business jets are delivered each year.


*Parabellum: onboard security system for intrusion prevention and remote control for business jets (reactive alarm with real-time analysis with automatic transmission of data to a dedicated security centre). Sentinel: flexible system for detecting potential ground collision both while moving and when stationary on the parking area. Visionomy: high-definition and ultra-high definition onboard cameras enabling real-time streaming with coverage “beyond 360°” of the flight.

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