Range to suit most CCTV applications

June 2002 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Jupiter, Orbiter and Regent Microspheres from Video Controls offer a range to suit almost all CCTV applications. Available through TeqTrader, the Microsphere range includes functionality, practicality and 'plug-and-play' installation.

TeqTrader's Clint Odendaal says the Orbiter Microsphere is a fully functional camera system, while the Jupiter Microsphere is a revolutionary camera system born out of customer demand for a leaner specification at the most competitive end of the market.

The 8" Regent External Microsphere is the latest addition to the Microsphere range. Designed to fit into heritage installations it has all the functionality of the Orbiter Microsphere in an unobtrusive housing sympathetic to traditional building architecture.

Full colour surveillance

The Orbiter and Regent colour/mono changeover cameras offer full colour surveillance during the day down to 0,4 lux with an automatic changeover to mono at night when the light levels are lower. The night-time operation is fully IR responsive.

128 preset positions are available on the 3" Microsphere, the Orbiter and Regent Microspheres and 64 presets on the Jupiter. All are easily set up and recalled by the operator from a MaxCom keyboard controller or triggered directly from an alarm activation or event. The 3" Microsphere, the Orbiter and Regent Microspheres have four separate 'Patrols' and the Jupiter has three. These are again set via the MaxCom keyboard contoller defining position, speed and dwell times.

Alarm override is controlled from the matrix with additional alarm capability achieved by adding alarm expansion units, each with 16 extra inputs and six relay outputs. The alarm expansion units are normally positioned at the Microsphere end of a system and transmit alarm information via the RS485, twisted pair, control cable to the MaxCom control system. This allows alarm settings to be stored outside the Microsphere so they may be swapped and function in the same way as the unit replaced.

The Jupiter Microsphere system enables alarms in the vicinity of the Microsphere to be connected to the Microsphere. The alarm signal is then transmitted through the twisted pair cable to the matrix. Fast installation is facilitated by the 'plug-and-play' approach, fitting like a light bulb to its mount.

Advanced telemetry control

Advanced telemetry control electronics featuring 'gain and lift' on the Orbiter and Regent Microspheres mean that cable runs of up to 1 km are possible with RG59 grade coax (200 m with the Jupiter) or further with higher grade coax cable. The isolated power input reduces the possibility of 'earth loops' and full opto-isolation built in for the RS485 data comms makes for trouble-free operation.

The Microsphere range operates using the industry standard RS485 control signals ensuring compatibility with most CCTV transmission systems.

For further details contact Clint Odendaal, TeqTrader on tel: 011 403 3002.

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