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The Hornet is Instro’s lightest and most compact motorised pan and tilt. Designed to be the same size as a goniometer, the Hornet features a standard tripod mounting interface to provide a truly man portable solution for remote surveillance tasks where the use of hand held sensors is impractical or dangerous to the user. A selectively illuminated level bubble is
provided as an aid to deployment.

The Hornet is capable of axis speeds of up to 2.25° per second for standard versions and 10° per second for high speed versions. Accurate line of sight position reporting is made possible by internal encoders in both azimuth and elevation. However for simple ‘point only’ applications the Hornet is available without encoders.

All versions feature an innovative anti-backlash and wear compensation mechanism plus a friction clutch in each axis to maintain accuracy. A low magnetic signature makes the Hornet suitable for use with payloads featuring Digital Magnetic Compasses. The Hornet is ideal for homeland security and surveillance tasks on the move where a high degree of mobility is required.

Main Advantages & Features

  • Ideally suited to man portable
    surveillance applications
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Rugged design
  • Level bubble to aid deployment
  • Environmentally sealed (IP67)
  • High pointing accuracy
  • RS422 communications
  • Precise speed control
  • Fast axis speed (10°/s) version available
  • Highly resistant to shock and vibration
  • Quick release payload interface
  • Built-in tripod interface



  • Mobile border surveillance
  • Tripod mounted observation posts
  • Customs and border police
  • Industrial security
  • Security & perimeter surveillance







  • Customer tailored remote control
    consoles and system cabling
  • High speed option
  • Line of sight position reporting option
  • Customer specific payload mounting
  • Customer specific paint colour



  • PC based control software and cables
  • Hardware controller with monitor and
    digital video recorder
  • Carry bag
  • Matching tripod
  • Quick release payload adaptors


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