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Rugged Video, LLC Releases the RV-sFOUR Airborne Video Recorder Designed Specifically for Flight Tours

The RV-sFOUR is the only system to offer a completely automated record, and inflight editing process. Helicopter tours can expect to increase revenues substantially by raising per caps by $17.50.
    MILWAUKEE, WI, July 30, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Rugged Video of Mequon, WI is proud to announce the release the new RV-sFOUR video recorder, designed specifically for flight tours. The RV-sFOUR airborne recorder is the centerpiece of a complete system for capturing video onboard flight tours and distributing the video experience to customers. The RV-sFOUR is designed to increase operator revenues with a low cost to own and high sell-through rates. Systems are configurable for nearly any operation with manual or completely automatic operation.

The RV-sFOUR is a high definition video recorder that accepts up to four high definition cameras and seamlessly switches between cameras to create a professional, edited video while in flight. Systems offer a variety of airborne HD cameras to be mounted in the cockpit or on exterior of the aircraft. The RV-sFOUR can be connected to the Commander Controller to control cameras switching based on a timer, GPS waypoints, and manual control. The Commander Controller also adds the ability to play audio files on the recording and/or through passenger headsets based on manual control or GPS waypoint. Recording can be automatically started and finished upon takeoff and landing, resulting in less pilot distraction.

Video is recorded to a USB flash drive in a universal format that can be sold directly to customers. Systems have optional USB duplicators that can create multiple copies within a couple minutes of landing. Research has shown that 80% of customers prefer a digital copy format over a DVD, resulting in typical sell-through rates of 70-80%. With an average sales price between $30-60, operators typically see a pre-cap increase of $17.50. Increased revenues from video sales range from $44,000/yr for operators with attendance around 2500/yr, up to $350,000/yr for larger operators that see 20,000/yr in attendance.

Rugged Video LLC, was founded to develop and manufacture high-end video solutions for professional rotorcraft, aviation, and other applications that require robust solutions. Rugged Video was founded by Roy Dietsch and James Crawford of Milwaukee, WI who've helped evolve and shape the rotorcraft video market space over the past decade with innovative, high value solutions.

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Roy Dietsch
Rugged Video LLC

Mequon, WI
United States
Voice: 414-399-3370
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