CEDAR Audio launches two portable audio surveillance solutions for police, security and anti-terrorism forces

CEDAR Surveillance System CSS1500 CSS3000

1 November 2009

CEDAR Audio has launched two new products for live audio surveillance and for speech enhancement of existing audio. With the company's acclaimed real-time dialogue noise suppressors at their cores, these reduce background noise including traffic, wind and rain, reduce the level of unwanted interference such as air conditioning noise, and reduce reverberation to make audio signals clearer and more listenable when monitoring in difficult environments.

The CEDAR CSS-1500 is a light, portable solution for everyone involved in covert surveillance. Based upon CEDAR's acclaimed DNS1500 dialogue noise suppressor, it also contains a CEDAR ADA analogue/digital converter, a CEDAR HDA 6-channel digital headphone amplifier, and two pairs of high quality closed-back headphones. With just a single mains lead, everything pre-wired for immediate use, and additional audio outputs for a surveillance recorder, it contains everything necessary to monitor a microphone or probe in real-time, to reduce background noise for improved listenability, and to allow users to attach recorders for future laboratory investigation and court use of the audio.

The CSS-3000 is identical except that a CEDAR DNS3000 lies at its heart. With scene memories and sophisticated timecode facilities, this allows users to create pre-configured setups for specific listening environments and, for sophisticated audio/video installations, its operation can also be synchronised with video surveillance.

Uses for both models include:

  • improving signal quality at live listening posts
  • increasing the chance of successful terrorism counter-measures
  • aiding in hostage negotiations
  • enhancing interviews and other audio for transcription and court room presentation

Gordon Reid, Managing Director of CEDAR Audio says, "Our DNS dialogue noise suppressors were widely adopted by police and security forces immediately after we launched them but, until now, there has been no simple solution that allows someone with minimal audio experience to install a fully configured system, plug it in, and start listening. The CSS-1500 and CSS-3000 address this requirement perfectly, and tests have shown that it can be set up in just a couple of minutes, making it uniquely quick, simple and effective to use. Away from the listening post, CEDAR Surveillance Systems can make transcription a more pleasant process, and they offer collateral benefits such as being able to rescue noisy interview tapes so that there is no need to re-interview nervous or vulnerable witnesses."

The CSS-1500 and CSS-3000 are supplied in rugged flightcases designed and built specifically for the task. Everything is pre-configured, and you need only remove the lid, plug in the power and plug in the audio feed, and the unit is ready for immediate use.

As always, there are no annual maintenance contracts, and free hotline support is provided by the company during UK business hours.

Both CEDAR CSS models are immediately available from stock.

For further information:

CEDAR Audio Limited, 20 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5BS, United Kingdom.
t: +44 1223 881771
f: +44 1223 881778
e: info@cedaraudio.com