Tundra Buggy Polar Bears

Churchill, Manitoba Canada

Live Polar Bear Cam - Remote Installation - Churchill, MB Canada

Remote

Overview Map of the Polar Bear Migration Live Camera Network

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

The network is made up of over 60 Miles of Fixed Wireless Links including 24 Radios.    Buggy One is able to roam the tundra and maintain a high speed internet connection allowing for uplink of 1080p Live HD Footage for broadcast purposes.

Re-Design of the outdoor ptz camera arm.

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Re-Designing the hydraulic camera arm to hold the new 1080p PTZ camera.

 

 

Installing the PTZ cam on the back of buggy one

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Polar Bear & Sunrise

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

The weather patterns along with the sunrises and sunsets is amazing in Churchill, Manitoba Canada

Lowering the fuel cell onto the Cape Churchill Tower.

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

A curious polar bear

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

A Bell 206L LongRanger

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Our transportation to and from Cape Churchill!

Almost lost my go pro to a curious polar bear

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Cape Churchill Tower at Sunset.

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

There are two 1080p Sony PTZ cams installed on the tower.  The system is powered by both solar and a methanol fuel cell.   

Solar & Remote Power Electronics

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Fine Tuning the wireless network

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Roaming the tundra and waiting for the ice to form.

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Aerial Photo of the Tundra Buggy Lodge

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

There are two cameras installed on the Tundra Buggy Lodge allowing for camera operators to remotely control the PTZ as they search the tundra for roaming bears.

Approaching the cape churchill tower from afar

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Buggy One ready to go with the new 1080p Sony PTZ cams installed

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

X|Rain - Self Wiping Smart Enclosure System

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Our X Stream Designs X|Rain Enclosure System with the X|Smart Power Supply.   From a web browser, remotely monitor and control accessory power ports and temperature.

The X|Smart Web Interface

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

The working conditions are more than just cold!

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

Tundra Buggy Lodge

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014

The Tundra Buggy Launch as seen from atop the Study Center Repeater tower

LIVE POLAR BEAR CAM - REMOTE INSTALLATION - CHURCHILL, MB CANADA - OCTOBER 2014