Un-cooled, continuous zoom

May 2011 Surveillance, Products & Solutions

A new thermal camera that does not need cooling has hit the market.

Opgal Optronics Industries has announced the launch of its latest Eyesec un-cooled, continuous zoom thermal camera. The new Eyesec is now available in South Africa through Opgal’s’ business partners, C3 Shared Services.

C3 has been installing Opgal’s thermal cameras combined with intelligent video analytics as part of their security offering for the last four years. Brendon Cowley, C3 director, says, “Previously the continuous zoom capabilities were only available in the expensive cooled thermal cameras, but now, thanks to Opgal’s R&D, they are now offering this same technology but in a more affordable un-cooled camera. This continuous zoom function with auto focus allows for ease of use by the control room operators combined with superior detection capabilities.”

Yoav Gross, director of security sales for Opgal, explains the motivation behind the development of such a thermal camera, “We wanted to give the control room operators the same feel and convenience as that of conventional CCTV high-speed domes and PTZ devices, but with thermal capabilities. Not only have we succeeded in achieving this but we have surpassed all expectations with the development of this new Eyesec camera.”

C3 technical director, Nick Grange explains further, “This camera allows the operator to zoom from 15 to 100 mm optic without having to switch optics as done in the past, and is available in an array of options to suit all applications. The top of the range unit is based on a detector of 640 x 480, with a sensitivity of 17 μm pitch. This sensitivity allows for detection and recognition of objects at a further distance. One needs to see the quality of image as well as ease of use to understand the effectiveness of this technology both day and night.”

The new Eyesec offers night and day, civilian and paramilitary surveillance for sites such as; nuclear plants, mines, petrochemical installations, warehouses, national borders, airports, railroads, pipelines, oil terminals, electrical power-plants, communication transmitters and prisons. The camera provides a clear thermal video image in total darkness, light fog or smoke.

Some of the additional benefits of the camera include:

* Superb performance using advanced image enhancement algorithms.

* Remote controlled focus on demand.

* Zoom capabilities, continuous digital zoom.

* Rugged design, sealed against water, sand and dust.

* Easy integration using Pelco-D.

* Continuous optical zoom, from 40° field of view down to 6,2°.

* High resolution up to 640X480 – 17 μm pitch.

* IP66.

For more information contact C3 Shared Services, +27 (0)11 312 2041, [email protected], www.c3ss.com



Credit(s)




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Pentagon appointed as Milestone distributor
Elvey Security Technologies News & Events Surveillance
Milestone Systems appointed Pentagon Distribution (an Elvey Group company within the Hudaco Group of Companies) as a distributor. XProtect’s open architecture means no lock-in and the ability to customise the connected video solution that will accomplish the job.

Read more...
Horn speakers from Sunell
Forbatt SA Products & Solutions Surveillance Residential Estate (Industry)
Horn speakers are an effective tool for actively deterring intruders from entering estates. By emitting loud, clear audio warnings, horn speakers can alert trespassers that they have been detected and are being monitored.

Read more...
Sunell’s range of thermal cameras
Forbatt SA Products & Solutions Surveillance Residential Estate (Industry)
Thermal cameras offer significant value to estate security. Their ability to provide reliable surveillance in all lighting and weather conditions ensures continuous monitoring, providing a constant sense of security and reducing the likelihood of security breaches.

Read more...
Integrating radar and surveillance
Forbatt SA Products & Solutions Surveillance Residential Estate (Industry)
Integrating radar with CCTV video systems significantly enhances estate security by providing long-range threat detection and comprehensive monitoring capabilities. This combination leverages the strengths of both technologies, offering several key benefits.

Read more...
Sunell anti-corrosion cameras
Forbatt SA Products & Solutions Surveillance Residential Estate (Industry)
With Sunell’s anti-corrosion range of cameras, the initial investment in anti-corrosion CCTV cameras may be higher than standard cameras, but the long-term benefits outweigh the upfront costs.

Read more...
Latest AI solution to manage guards
DeepAlert Products & Solutions Surveillance AI & Data Analytics
No guard at the guardhouse? Guard under duress? Guard asleep? DeepAlert’s AI technology delivers real-time alerts to mobile phones and video management systems, helping you manage your guards more effectively.

Read more...
Axis advanced radar system
Axis Communications SA Products & Solutions Surveillance Residential Estate (Industry)
The Axis D2210-VE also offers a radar-video fusion model, combining the strengths of both technologies to provide comprehensive monitoring and enhanced situational awareness.

Read more...
ONVIF launches new working groups for cloud, metadata and audio
News & Events Surveillance
ONVIF, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the formation of three new working groups to tackle standardisation work in cloud connectivity, audio, and advanced metadata.

Read more...
Dallmeier receives ISO 27001 certification
Dallmeier Electronic Southern Africa Surveillance News & Events
Dallmeier has received ISO 27001 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS). The international standard for information security management ensures that companies meet the highest standards of data protection and data security.

Read more...
AI camera for all-around AI solutions
Surveillance Products & Solutions
VIVOTEK has expanded its AI security business with the AI entry-tier 9383-Series network camera, a cost-effective solution that allows users to easily recognise attributes of people and cars, thereby enhancing operation and management efficiencies.

Read more...