Quickset Defense Technologies Overview


Whether designing new products for challenging markets or customizing current products to help solve a specific problem, the Quickset team is uniquely qualified to deliver solutions that will meet your needs. Our motivation goes beyond the commitments we make to quality, technology, operational excellence, and customer service. Our team is purposefully focused on equipping, protecting, and enabling those who depend on us.

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Camera Positioners


Mercury Positioner

Quickset’s latest release of the Mercury Positioner brings Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and dual HD-SDI capabilities for expanded performance. The positioner is certified to hold payloads up to 50 lb mobile and 75 lb fixed and withstands MIL-STD-810G Composite Wheeled Vehicle vibration exposure, making it ideal for applications in harsh environments and rugged terrain. The Mercury Positioner can manage speeds up to 100 deg/ sec and is ideal for fixed and vehicle mounted applications.

MPT Long and Medium Range Camera Series

The MPT Positioner Series leverages the strength and reliability of Quickset legacy products and is improved with an enhanced electronics package offering new advantages to mission critical applications.

MPT Positioners are equipped with an integrated HUMS. This provides intelligence to users regarding the condition of payloads, allowing for preventative maintenance to extend the life of critical equipment. An embedded web server enables easy discovery and control of all positioners and integrated components on a network, eliminating the need for 3rd party software. Expanded velocity control offers the MPT finer resolution of speed and acceleration, ultimately improving scaling applications. Users will enjoy the capacity of multiple configurable communication ports for convenient payload integration and communication.

QPT Series

The legacy QPT Series of Pan and Tilt positioners are designed for a wide variety of applications. They are rugged and durable enough for virtually any environment. Capable of handling payloads ranging from 8 to 500 lb-ft of torque, the QPT series is suitable for a wide range of sensors.

MPT – RF Series

The RF benefits have now been added to our MPT-50 and 90 RF family of positioners. The MPT RF Series employs rotary joint technology providing continuous rotation capability while maintaining the signal integrity of radio frequency for communications and high bandwidth applications. Available in one or two channel models.

Camera Systems


Quickset offers a wide range of camera systems including:

  • PTZ network camera systems
  • Single or dual PTZ analog systems
  • Customized visible and thermal systems

MPT Single Camera Systems

Quickset offers Medium and Long Range Day Camera Systems using the latest MPT postioners and HD CMOS sensor technology to deliver excellent low-light capabilities. The systems are paired with a true HD lens and provide HD-SDI or IP outputs, yielding a crisp picture that takes full advantage of the latest camera technology. Options for the Long Range system include image stabilization and heat haze mitigation.

Mercury Camera System

Quickset’s Mercury Based Medium Range Camera System is a robust package with a continuous zoom mid-wave IR 550 mm optic and a 500 mm continuous zoom day/ night camera. The continuous zoom NIR sensitive day/night camera offers enhanced features that support fog mitigation algorithms, black glass, and fast autofocus. The Mercury Medium Range Camera System is offered with tracking as an option. Multi-Algorithm Video Tracking is located within the system, ensuring maximum target coverage without the need for external hardware or adapters. Ideal applications include c-UAS/drone tracking, border security, and perimeter intrusion detection.

EXO Gemineye OGI Camera

The IP-based EXO GeminEye High Definition (HD) Network Thermal and HD Visible Imaging Camera System is the professional’s choice for capturing brilliant, 1080P full HD video in maritime, transportation, and other high risk applications. The EXO GeminEye modular pan and tilt imaging system meets the growing demand for high performance surveillance solutions. Completely customizable, the EXO GeminEye consists of a modular system of imager blocks that can be easily adjusted to accommodate multiple configurations. Available with midwave, long wave, and near IR options, the EXO GeminEye family provides a good solution for short to medium range surveillance applications.


Military Grade Tripods


Optimal for Counter Unmanned Aerial or Aircraft Systems (CUAS) Systems


Samson Tripod

The Samson Series focuses on precision manufacturing, detailed assembly, and quality parts. Its lightweight design allows for a completely man-portable platform, without compromising the incredible durability required for mission-critical applications. With payload capabilities up to 90 lb (41 kg) and anodized tubular construction, the Samson tripod is designed to be the perfect fit for any tough job requiring quick, one man deployment.

Hercules Tripod

When your mission depends upon the performance of a tripod, the Hercules has proven itself reliable in thousands of critical applications. This track record of applications requiring 100% reliability assures Quickset loyalty and repeat business from major industrial firms and governments around the globe. The superb torsional stability of the Hercules Series is matched by its support strength (up to 150 lb., 68 kg). A rack and pinion driven center column allows vertical height adjustments of 18 in (46 cm). Robust, thick-walled anodized tubular construction guarantees years of reliable performance, regardless of environment.

Gibraltar Tripod

Functional, durable and fully reliable; these are the common denominators for the basic demands on industrial and military support systems. Conditions for use have become increasingly demanding over the life of our products. Heavier and more accurate instrumentation, use in hostile situations and minimizing maintenance requirements are all factors that went into the design of our tripod products. The Gibraltar Series is purpose built for the heaviest and most sensitive payloads. These tripods sustain loads of up to 400 lb. (182 kg). Thick-walled tubing along with cast aluminum components allow years of exceptional performance. Models with the optional rack and pinion driven column have a vertical height variability of 18 in (46 cm).

Ultra Stable Tripod Heads

To increase the capability of our tripods, Quickset developed a bevy of geared, sprung and calibrated heads for precise positioning of a wide array of sensors and instruments. For increased product support, Quickset tripods and their associated heads and adapters are designed with ease of use and minimal maintenance in mind. In the most difficult conditions existing today for the military and industrial user, reliability of function and ease of operation continues to be a goal for all Quickset products.


Camera Enclosures and Surveillance Gear for Harsh Environments


Corrosion Resistant Enclosure for PTZ Cameras

The Fusion Stainless Steel Dome is a rugged, corrosion resistant camera enclosure engineered to protect PTZ cameras and lenses in the harshest environments, while supporting crystal clear video capture. Corrosive marine and coastline applications, as well as heavilysaturated chemical environments, are no match for the robust 316 SS housing and sunshield. The specially-engineered, optically-clear lower dome is equally ideal for harsh applications.

ThermIQ Camera Cooling Technology for Extreme Heat

The flagship of our fixed camera enclosures features innovative Thermiq™ Cooling Technology which is ideal for surveillance applications in cities, on highways, or in any extreme heat environment. Thermiq Technology keeps cameras closer to ambient temperature by flowing warm internal air and cool external air across a heat sink designed for maximum efficiency. Through this functionality, heat generated by leading IP cameras and sun radiation is evacuated from the housing allowing sensitive IP camera electronics to operate more reliably in harsh environments.

Polevator Camera Lowering Device

The PolEvator™ is a patented and fully integrated pole and camera lowering device designed for schools, maritime applications, transportation, railway platforms, power generation plants, and corporate campuses. The black extruded aluminum pole utilizes an internal mechanism to raise and lower a variety of surveillance systems for maintenance, service, and replacement. For over 20 years, PolEvators have supported security in a plethora of applications offering unmatched serviceability for cameras and related equipment.

Power Over Ethernet (POE)

Quickset offers numerous Power Over Ethernet (PoE) products, including this vandal-resistant enclosure, that provide simple and quick installation in an effort to reduce project cost. The advanced technology engineered into the PoE Ready line allows full advantage of the benefits of PoE wiring for outdoor camera systems. One PoE cable is all you need to connect the Quickset Dynamic Power Allocation™ (DPA) system. DPA technology intelligently distributes power between the camera and the heater/blower (H&B); prioritizing the incoming power so that camera operation is guaranteed across the full range of the camera’s conditions.

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    What makes up a CUAS System?


    A counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) is a system that is designed to detect, track, and ultimately disrupt and destroy unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs). CUAS systems typically consist of the following components:

    • Sensors: CUAS systems use a variety of sensors to detect and track UAVs, including radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) cameras, and acoustic sensors.
    • Command and control (C2): The C2 system is responsible for collecting data from the sensors, fusing it together, and making decisions about how to respond to a UAV threat.
    • Effectors: CUAS systems use a variety of effectors to disrupt and destroy UAVs, including jammers, nets, and interceptor missiles.

    The specific components of a CUAS system will vary depending on the application. For example, a CUAS system that is designed to protect a critical infrastructure site will have different requirements than a CUAS system that is designed to be used by law enforcement.

    Here are some of the most common types of CUAS systems:

    • Radar based CUAS systems: These systems use radar to detect and track UAVs. Radar-based CUAS systems are typically used in open areas, such as airports and military bases.
    • Electro Optical / Infra Red ( EO/IR ) based CUAS systems: These systems use EO/IR cameras to detect and track UAVs. EO/IR-based CUAS systems are typically used in urban areas, where radar is not as effective.
    • Acoustic-based CUAS systems: These systems use acoustic sensors to detect and track UAVs. Acoustic-based CUAS systems are typically used in indoor areas, where radar and EO/IR cameras are not as effective.

    CUAS systems are becoming increasingly important as the use of UAVs becomes more widespread. UAVs can be used for a variety of malicious purposes, such as carrying out surveillance, delivering explosives, or disrupting critical infrastructure. CUAS systems can help to protect against these threats by detecting and disrupting UAVs before they can cause harm.

    What is the difference between an EO and an IR Camera?


    Electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) cameras are both used to capture images, but they do so in different ways. EO cameras capture images using visible light, while IR cameras capture images using infrared light.

    Visible light is the light that we can see with our eyes. It has wavelengths that range from about 380 to 700 nanometers. IR light has wavelengths that are longer than visible light, ranging from about 700 to 1000 nanometers.

    EO cameras are typically used in daylight conditions, while IR cameras can be used in both daylight and night conditions. This is because IR light can penetrate smoke, fog, and other obscurants that can block visible light.

    EO cameras are also typically used for high-resolution imaging, while IR cameras are typically used for thermal imaging. Thermal imaging is the process of detecting and measuring the heat emitted by an object. This can be used to identify objects that are hidden from view or that are not visible in visible light.

    A comparison of EO and IR Cameras:

    Feature EO Camera IR Camera
    Light spectrum Visible light Infrared light
    Applications Daytime imaging, high-resolution imaging Night imaging, thermal imaging
    Advantages High-resolution imaging, good in daylight conditions Can see through obscurants, can see heat
    Disadvantages Not as good in night conditions, can be blocked by obscurants Not as high-resolution as EO cameras, not as good in daylight conditions

    What military mission critical applications do UAVs have?


    The use of UAVs by the military has grown rapidly in recent years. UAVs offer a number of advantages over manned aircraft, including:

    • They are less expensive to operate.
    • They are less risky to pilots.
    • They can be operated in dangerous or hostile environments.
    • They can provide real-time surveillance and reconnaissance.

    UAVs have become an essential tool for the military in a variety of missions, including:

    • Counter-terrorism
    • Counter-insurgency
    • Border security
    • Disaster relief
    • Search and rescue
    • Intelligence gathering


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