On the occasion of this year's Intergeo, SOMAG AG Jena presents its newly revised software features. SOMAG AG Jena offers a number of software features that help customers to adapt their Gyro Stabilization Mounts to their individual needs and requirements. These features have been intensively evaluated and adapted over the past months and will be available from the beginning of October.
CTO Sebastian Schreiber comments: "We have completely revised our software features to align them even more closely with customer needs. They include new functionalities and have been bundled into attractive packages.”
For GSM 4000 customers, SOMAG launches a new feature called Collision Avoidance.
Which application issue is solved?
If the Mount and the sensor have to be installed close to the board wall inside the aircraft or if the hatch in the fuselage is narrow, the sensor system may collide with an obstacle. This may happen during the initialization phase of the Mount or while it is using its full angular range during stabilization. In the past, customers needed several individual software features (End Stop Limits, RTP off and Pump Direction) to avoid collision.
This problem is now solved with only one combined feature - Collision Avoidance. It includes the following functions:
Adjustment of the Mount's working height
"We have also addressed customer feedback on the Range Test Phase, as well as the time of the entire initialization phase. We basically nailed it down to the minimum the Mount needs. The complete initialization phase takes now only 15 seconds which shortens the time until the Mount is fully functional tremendously”, Schreiber explains.
End Stop Limits including Block Axis
End Stop Limits including the option of axis blocking is still available as a single software feature for all Gyro Mounts. This software feature is particularly interesting for customers who need the movement range limitation for use cases other than collision avoidance. For example, if the hatch is too small and the sensor is located too close to the fuselage of the aircraft, this can lead to vignetting problems and thus to dark image corners. To solve this problem, it can be helpful to limit the sensor's range of movement by activating the End Stop Limits feature.
How do I get the software features?
The software features can be ordered along with a new Mount. When customers receive the device, the features are already activated and ready to be used.
If you already own one or more Mounts, you can order each software feature separately later at any time. In the meantime, the Mount remains fully operational as it does not need to be sent in. Once the feature was ordered, SOMAG provides an activation file on the same day without long lead times.
Where can I adjust the software feature settings?
To activate and use the features you only need the SOMAG Mount Control App. SOMAG provides this in-house developed app for every Gyro Stabilization Mount free of charge. The app allows you to manually control your Mount, to update the firmware and it provides access to documents like Mount manuals.
Customers will also find an overview of all optional features. These are greyed out at the beginning. After activating the respective feature, it will be colored and can be controlled.
Is the use of the software features limited in time?
There is no expiration of a license period and no need for reactivation. Once purchased, the feature can be used at any time. Each software feature activation is directly linked to the serial number of a Mount and can only be used with the respective Mount. If the same feature is to be used on multiple Gyro Mounts, the feature must be ordered separately for each device. If you are interested in more than one feature, we are happy to offer special conditions for software packages.
For questions and pricing information please contact SOMAG Sales Manager Mr. Sören Lieske at firstname.lastname@example.org