TACTICAL REMOTES

Tactical Operator Control Units - OCU

There are many different methods to control a robot. This page is a general overview of the most popular methods SuperDroid Robots offers. We currently offer the control methods described below. We specialize in customizing the control packages to meet your needs and budget. Most of these controls are standard on our Tactical Robots, but we do offer custom packages. Wireless control and video monitoring are tricky and several factors can affect them. That includes walls, electrical interference, landscape, other RF interference, and more. We also offer many tethered (wired) options where RF is not possible.

The most basic type of radio is our Analog RC offerings. They tend to be cheaper and quite resilient to line-of-sight issues such as walls, trees, and hills. The downside to using an analog system is the limited data transmission. You have a defined amount of analog channels to send data. They're also not compatible with repeater/mesh networks and only offer one-way communication. Digital remotes are available in Wi-Fi, Digital, and High Bandwidth Smart Radio. The digital systems can provide two-way communication and work with repeater/mesh networks. While Wi-Fi and Digital Radio have comparable pricing, Digital offers a greater range. Our High Bandwidth Smart Radios provide the best range and capabilities.

Installation of High Gain antennas on the robot and/or the remote can extend the range.

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Encryption

Digital systems use a secure wireless connection to prevent data feed interception.

Data Transfer

Data transfer is Two-Way (Bi-directional). The data travels to the robot, the robot then responds back to the remote. This method confirms data transmission and can provide robot voltages and other details. Audio from the robot to the computer is possible with an optional microphone added. An optional PA speaker allows for audio from the remote to the robot for negotiations.

TYPES OF TRANSMISSION

Wi-Fi

Our base transmission type. Wi-Fi has been around for a long time now and is an easy and cost-effective way of controlling a robot. Our Wi-Fi control system is compatible with all available remote options. This is a versatile, low cost, and low power option that can function on most platforms. The Wi-Fi system works best in areas with minimal obstruction between the OCU and the robot.


Range

Standard 300ft.

Digital Radio System

Digital Radios are our most popular system and offer excellent performance. These radios offer the range and signal integrity of our analog systems. They are able to maintain stable network communication over long ranges. The digital system also allows for the easy setup of a mesh network for your robot. All these features mean that you can extend your operating range even further!


Range

Typical range of 1000 feet to a 1/2 mile.

High Bandwidth Smart Radios

The High Bandwidth Smart Radio is our ultimate tactical communication solution. It combines the range of our Digital Radio with the ability to deliver a clear HD video feed. Optimized channels allow for excellent control, audio, and video transmission. Smart firmware even sets priorities for control, ensuring your robots smooth operation.


Range

Typical range of 1000 ft. to 1/2 mile.

OCU OPTIONS

Standard Enclosed Remote System

Standard Enclosed System

The best option for your tactical support robot! Our Standard Enclosed Remote uses powerful radios to maintain a secure long-range connection. A durable heavy-duty case protects the system while providing space for larger batteries. Multi-axis joysticks offer precise control of the cameras, arms, and movement!

Features

  • Touchscreen tablet display
  • Rugged protective enclosure
  • Precision control thumb joysticks
  • Supports multi-axis joysticks for camera and arm control
  • Snapshot and Video Recording
  • High power 10,000 mAHr batteries
  • External power support for extended deployments

Supported Transmission

  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital
  • High Bandwidth Smart Radio

Compatible Robots

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Wi-Fi Tablet

Our standard Wi-Fi control system. This OCU has a 12-inch HD touchscreen and one-way audio. Two-way audio is available on request. Control your robot with dynamic virtual joysticks!


Features

  • Dynamic virtual joysticks for drive and camera control
  • Integrated voice recording
  • HD touchscreen with full tablet functionality

Supported Transmission

  • Wi-Fi

Compatible Robots

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Handheld Controller

This is our upgraded handheld control system. This controller is a combination of virtual and physical controls. The ergonomic shell houses a touchscreen, powerful radio, battery bank, and physical controls. This OCU is ideal for our compact systems and fast deployment!

Features

  • Precision control thumb joysticks
  • Snapshot and Video Recording
  • Touchscreen tablet display
  • High power 5,000 mAHr batteries
  • External power support for extended deployments

Supported Transmission

  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital

Compatible Robots

ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES

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Repeater and Secondary Monitoring Stations

Need to increase your operating range? Want to provide "eyes and ears" to more operators? Our repeaters and secondary monitoring stations allow you to expand your operation! These compact systems are compatible with all SuperDroid Tactical Digital Radio systems! Our secondary monitoring station displays the camera feed for other teams to view. These stations also double as signal repeaters. These are excellent if you have several entry teams or for investigating large areas. Custom repeaters are available on request.

Features

  • Rugged protective enclosure
  • Multiple LCD displays available
  • Video and Audio outputs for external monitors

Supported Transmission

  • Wi-Fi
  • Digital
  • High Bandwidth Smart Radio