System Design & Manufacture - Electronic Design (OrCAD), Mehcanical Design (Inventor Product Design Suite), Embedded Control System Design & Programming (PSoC & others)
DMI was established in 1997 following the completion of the 3 Axis stabilised Libra III design, which won an AMPTAS Technical Oscar in 2000. Since then, we have designed & manufactured camera systems available in all 5 continents.
Our primary product is the Mega III 3-axis remote head, which we have designed & manufactured in-house - See credits page for videos & credits list.
We have recently released the DynaStick- A linear/rotary motor control stick with 4 position memories, intelligent soft-stops, and up to 30A output from the compact 82 x 68 x 35mm drive unit (see DynaStick page) - Used on FIFA World Cup Football (TV - BBC Russia) and "Life" (film)
Other systems include a 3-axis stabilised "plug 'n' play" system, which was originally designed for the Bourne Ultimatum motorbike chase, then used for the Panama harbour motorbike jump on Quantum of Solace. It has been used on extensive sporting events in collaboration with the Vortex telescopic mast (TM - Cammotion).
In the last few years, we have undertaken various consultancy design & manufacture projects, involving remote head control systems, SLR stills camera complete solutions, and various motor control systems, including a hydraulic record/replay system used on the Peter Pan film - Please visit the "Other Projects & Consultancy" section for more information.
We have developed various control systems (camera lifting rigs - 1 for VW Toureg (National Treasure 2) 1 for Quad-bike use (via remote Preston FIZ control).
We made/programmed the motor control system for the roof opening system used in the Batman Tumbler Batmobile (Batman Begins).
We also currently produce our power readout modules for helicopter power control systems.
We supplied our Preston-FIZ interface for the London 2012 Olympics to convert the "Preston" protocol into a standard protocol for sending to an ethernet link, and converting it back again so the Preston lens motors etc would operate as normal. The same system is also used for interfacing to standard industrial motor drives.