The Radar Screensaver is a modern and outstanding screen saving software which is able to turn your video display into a screen of the fabulous radar watching the skies and seas. It will detect any flying object, identify its type, speed and course, and will track its movement across the whole controlled airspace. You will see this process in real time on your screen as if you were the air traffic control operator. If you have two or more monitors connected to your PC, you will be able to configure it to show same or different situations on different displays. This will turn your workplace into something like real airspace observation post. You also will be able to choose display resolution and color quality for each of your monitors and choose which of them should be black while the animation is running.
- Main radar display:
It is at center of display and shows a situation around the radar site. There is a rotating line Â– radar beam, reflected from flying objects, clouds and terrain around the site. You can choose traffic intensity.
- Coordinate scale grids:
These are placed over the main and sector radar displays and might be used for precise flying objects coordinate determination. You can choose a grid color and one of five grid sets or disable them.
- Bi-directional antenna:
In this mode the radar antenna emits two radio beams instead of one. Therefore, you will see two opposing rotating beams. Such fantastic behaviour will double object detection rate.
- Variable colors:
You can choose the colors to paint all the elements of the animation. Moreover, to avoid display phosphour burnout because of static elements, these colors might be made variable.
- Sector displays:
These are the displays at screen corners. Each sector paints a radar beam sweep in corresponding quadrant when antenna passes over it. There will be splashes from flying objects exposed by beam.
- AWACS mode:
In this mode, the radar antenna located aboard of the "Airborne Warning And Control System" aircraft. It flies around the controlled area and you can see all the effects caused by this on radar display.
- Detection log:
There are two columns located at left and right display sides. When radar beam passes over object and it is recognized, the detection log will be supplemented with information regarding the object.
- Satellite-powered object identification:
You will see an operation of identification system: it will take satellite photo of the object, recognize the type of object and will show its picture with name. There are more than fifty aircraft types.
- Terrain contour map:
To simplify to the operator a task of determining where one or the other flying object flies at present time, you can enable terrain contour map projection to the main radar display.
- Terrain/clouds noise:
In reality, the radar beam reflects not only from flying objects, but from clouds and terrain too. You can enable this option to reflect this effect on your radar display and increase the realism.
- Object markers:
These are animated overlaid rectangles with information about detected flying objects: azimuth, distance, course and speed. You may choose the color of markers or to disable them at all.
- Geometric distortions:
This will approach the look of object marks to real ones: actually, object marks does not look like exact circles, rather they are circles smashed across radar display tangent.
- Path tracking marks:
Among with object markers you will find these broken lines which indicates previously determined positions of the flying objects. This might be useful for operator to track the object paths.
- On-screen message:
You can prepare a text message to display it to someone who will try to close your screensaver when you are away from your computer. You can create shortcuts for this mode of operation.
If you will find your Radar Screensaver too silent, enable sounds of two kinds. First will occur each time antenna beam exposes flying object, and second will occur when object marker flashes.
- Multi-monitor support:
Choose to have same or different situation modeled on your video displays and which of them should be black while running animation. Choose resolution and color depth for each display.
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