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  • Fixed and mobile border surveillance
  • Coastal surveillance
  • Port and shipping control
  • Customs and coastguard applications
  • Vehicle mounted applications
  • Maritime applications
  • Security & perimeter defence
  • Auto tracking applications
  • Line of sight stabilisation

Wasp is Instro's medium capacity high performance motorised pan and tilt. Available in 'U' and compact 'L' shaped configurations with slipring available as standard, Wasp can be configured to handle an impressive range of sensors and sensor suits for medium to long range surveillance tasks.

Instro's Wasp excels in homeland security applications in both fixed installations and light vehicle applications where a high degree of controllability and positional accuracy is required with good price/performance. With the addition of a tripod mount adapter, the Wasp is equally suited to ground deployment using a suitable tripod.

In the 'U' configuration the support arm, with optional spacers tailored to payload width, enables payload capacity to be increased, as well as balanced for better performance.

The capabilities of Wasp can be further extended with the addition of factory configured options such marinisation, gyro stabilisation, automatic video tracking and digital image stabilisation.

Key Specifications

  • Weight, 12kg (14.5kg with support arm) add 1kg for slip ring option
  • Output torque, 15Nm
  • Mean velocity, between 0.0056° and 60°/sec
  • Accuracy, 0.056° 1σ
  • Repeatability, 0.056° 1σ
  • Elevation range, +/-90°*
  • Azimuth range, continuous 360° with slip ring
  • RS-422 control
  • Operating voltage, limit 20 to 32V DC
  • Operating temperature, –32° to +71°C

*User programmable soft stops allow for limited arcs of travel within these ranges.


Starter kits consisting of power/comms cable and basic PC based controller application.


  • Gyro stabilisation
  • Auto tracking
  • Maritime colour and sealing
  • Slip ring for continuous rotation in azimuth
  • Customer tailored remote control consoles and system cabling
  • Customer specific mounting brackets
  • Customer specific paint colour
  • Support arm spacers 

At a Glance

  • Modular unit, adaptable to suit a wide range of payload configurations and mid / long range applications
    • Gyro stabilisation (option)
    • Auto tracking (option)
    • Marine environment (option)
  • Very rugged and compact design
  • Environmentally sealed
  • High accuracy
  • Azimuth slip ring versions available
  • RS-422 communications
  • Precise speed control
  • High axis speed (60°/s)
  • Highly resistant to shock and vibration


Motorised Pan and Tilt

Instro's motorised pan and tilt units are characterised by high performance designs with milliradian accuracy and repeatability for precise remote control of camera and sensor payloads. With payload capacities up to 100Kg and variants suitable for land, sea and vehicle use, Instro's platforms offer an economic solution for a wide range of security, surveillance and positioning applications.

For systems requiring additional capability, factory fitted configuration options include:

•Gyro Stabilisation, to automatically maintain sensor line of sight in the presence of disturbances

•Digital Image Stabilisation, to electronically remove high frequency video jitter

•Auto Tracking, to automatically follow moving objects in the field of view

•Marinisation, to protect the pan and tilt from the harsh environment of marine and coastal applications

When observing on the move, Instro's latest D2 platform has the dynamic performance to suit integration on fast patrol boats and vehicles and equip them with HD quality streaming digital video at gigabit speeds.

Control of Instro's motorised platforms is either by using Instro's standard serial RS-422 interface, or on selected models via Ethernet.