CM123 Gimbal


Flexibility for Every Mission


3-Axis, Weather-hardened, Stable

The CM202U 3-Axis Stabilized Gimbal with Pan, Tilt, and Roll

Three Payloads: HD Electro Optics, Infrared, and Laser Pointers



The CM123 is a 3-axis gyro stabilized gimbal that includes pan, tilt and roll functionality. It can carry three different payloads: HD Electro Optics (HD EO) sensors, Infrared (IR) systems and laser pointers. Other key features include enhanced gimbal user interface, physical stabilization and software stabilization. The IP66 weather rating enables operations in adverse weather conditions, maintaining its effectiveness in a variety of environments.


Its enhanced performance capabilities, coupled with its light weight and size, make the CM123 well-suited to a variety of missions in many different market segments. The gimbal system is a simple plug and play installation, and is easily integrated and mounted into almost any platform.


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Gimbal Capabilities


  • Mechanical Axes: 3 (Pan,Tilt and Roll)
  • Position Accuracy: 0.0046° (80 μrad)
  • Elevation: ±120°
  • Azimuth: 360° Continuous
  • Slew Rate: 300° / sec
  • Power: Start Up 20W / Av. Rating 12W
  • Voltage: 9 - 36V
  • Modes: Rate/ Scene/ Track/ GEO-Lock
  • Communication Link: Ethernet / RS232 (Communication Libraries Available)

Video Specifications


  • Analogue Output: Composite
  • Digital Output:
    • h.264 MPEG2 TS / (RTP)
    • MPEG4 MPEG2 TS / (RTP)
  • Snapshots: 1280x720 (Stored On Board)
  • Standards: MISB (0102.10, 0601.7, 0603.2, 0604.3, and 0903.3) & STANAG (4609 ) Compliant


Internal Video Processor Features


  • Recording on Board
  • Encoding
  • Object Tracking
  • E-Stabilization
  • Scene Steering



  • Weight: 1000g
  • Diameter: 120mm
  • Height: 200mm
  • Temperature: -10°C to +50°C
  • Environment: IP66
  • MTBF: > 1000 hours
  • Shock Limit: 20 G
  • Peripherals: 1x GPIO, 1x SMA
  • GPIO Functions: Power, Ethernet, RS232, AHRS, Composite Video

Internal INS


  • Horizontal Position Accuracy: 2.0m
  • Vertical Position Accuracy: 3.0m
  • Heading Accuracy: 0.8°
  • Accelerometer Range: Up to 16g
  • Supported Systems:
    • GPS L1 / GLONASS L1
    • GALILEO E1 / BeiDou L1
  • Timing Accuracy: 30ns

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Sensor Applications


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Manned Aircraft


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Belgrade, Montana 59714


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