Telemetry system are those which remotely monitor and distribute information. Telemetry has its roots in tele (meaning remote) and metron (meaning measure). Telemetry systems are used in larger systems which need external data collection.Telemetry systems often relate to data transferring through wireless means, but it also refers to information sent through other networks such as computers or telephones. The advancements in global communications and the decreasing costs are being utilized by telemetry information systems.
This system has a wide variety of applications and span across many fields. In law enforcement, it is used for tracking individuals and various properties. A person wearing an ankle bracelet reporting information to authorities as to their location is an example of telemetry information. Telemetry systems are also used in law enforcement in “bugs” and tracking tools, such as when police create bait cars for stolen vehicle sting operations. The vehicle has cameras and tracking devices which allows authorities to monitor the car and driver. It is used when tracking suspects or wiretaps and surveillance as part of major crime investigations.
These systems can be used in warehouses and allow shippers and receivers in the warehouse to remotely scan product bar-codes and manually input information via hand-held devices and the information is automatically sent to a central system. This optimizes labor and time.Telemetry systems are heavily used in military and defense during reconnaissance and monitoring situations. As an example, and unmanned spy plane may fly above enemy territory and take pictures determining weapon building or storage or troop placement. This information can be remotely sent to a location, processed and analyzed.
Telemetry systems are used in vehicle impact tests and can monitor all data during these procedures. Such as speed versus impact damage on vehicles or test dummies – what injuries would have been sustained by a human to their head or torso in a simulated crash. Telemetry systems will allow manufacturers to analyze data and determine where to best place safety tools such as reinforcement beams and airbags.Telemetry system products will vary depending on the company delivering them and the needs of the client. It will range from software to hardware, interfaces and supported networks. It will be unique to the requirements and the data sought after.
Examples of telemetry equipment are, as also stated above, hand held bar code scanners used in inventory management; the unmanned spy planes remotely operated and used in reconnaissance missions; the impact measurement devices placed on test dummies in car crash simulations. Telemetry equipment is used in a vast array of everyday practices. Weather balloons gathering information to determine forecasts; in sporting events; cameras used to record play and be replayed for officiating needs; sensors placed in underground holding tanks, measuring levels and temperature and pressure of flammable liquid and gases.
Telemetry equipment is every information field processing vast amounts of data and then manipulating and analyzing the data in a central location. During a car race, speeds and velocity and turning performance and driver body temperatures are all collected and sent to a central location to be analyzed; vending machines selling chocolate bars and soft drinks can send sales data to the vendor, preventing the needs for unnecessary trips and allowing for proper inventory management.Telemetry systems are used in medical fields in hospitals and clinics; it is used in city infrastructure such was water delivery and traffic recording. It is not only used in business elements but in areas which affect our daily living and safety and protection. Telemetry systems tools remotely gather information and it is an important and key part of our daily existence.