ASPires-GEO is based on already available hardware and software components on the market.

The visualization of the system was made by the Bulgarian company PONTECH. The system works in real time. Scanned areas and corresponding properties are visualized. Normal states, signals and alarms can be monitored.

Real-time data from the weather station is also shown. These data are important for the correct interpretation of the information transmitted to the ASPires platform.

The cameras and the respective software equipment are produced by the Bulgarian company OPTIX.

The used weather station is made by REINHARDT System- und Messelectronic GmbH, Germany.

The main objectives are:

❑ To build a real model of a stationed monitoring system for early warning of forest fires, based on cameras

❑ The model is used to prove the opportunities of the platform ASPires

Studies have shown that the main components of such a module are:

❑ HD CCD/CMOS and Thermographic cameras

❑ Pan/Tilt device

❑ Laser pointer (optional)

❑ IR Software for fire detection

❑ Weather station

The communication between ASPires-GEO and the ASPires platform is implemented through an intermediary, called ASPires-GEO-Gateway. The Gateway allows the provision of normalised data to the ASPires platform. Data normalisation allows their universal use, both individually and in conjunction with data from other types of sensors. Pan tilt device on which the cameras are attached is manageable. This allows the pre-defining of points of the forest area of the scanning area. Each point (PRESET) has a fixed area depending on the distance of the cameras to the scanned area. The Intelligent software defines the warmest point within each PRESET. If the warmest element has a temperature higher than the predefined, then an alarm signal is generated.