Thermal imaging cameras for ultra long range surveillance applications with cooled InSb detector
The HRC-U and HRC-S offer extreme long range detection and excellent image quality, in the darkest of nights, through smoke and dust. With the HRC-U you can detect a man-size target several kilometers away.
Both thermal imaging cameras are extremely suited for border and coastal surveillance but also for mid-range threat detection. Both versions are also available as a multi-sensor. They can be equipped with a daylight camera, a GPS unit, a Digital Magnetic Compass and optionally a laser rangefinder.
Cooled InSb detector
Both the HRC-U and HRC-S are equipped with a mid-wave, cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector. A thermal imaging camera with a cooled detector gives you the advantage that you can see and detect potential threats much further away than with an uncooled detector.
But there is more. Objects which are at a close distance can be seen with much more detail. You can see what people are carrying. There is no need anymore to send someone out in the field to check things out since small details can clearly be seen on the thermal image.
|Crisp, high resolution thermal images: 640 x 480 pixels
The HRC-U and HRC-S are equipped with an InSb detector that produces ultra-sharp thermal images of 640 x 480 pixels. This will satisfy users that want to see the smallest of detail and are demanding the best possible image quality. It allows the user to see more detail and detect more and smaller objects from a farther distance. Coupled with the high sensitivity the HRC-U and HR -40 x 90 offer extreme long range performance and excellent image quality.
|Two different versions available
The HRC S is equipped with a 40x490 mm le s It zooms between a 18.8 ° field of view and a 1.5° field of view . For even longer range performance, the user can choose for the HRC-59x795, equipped with a 59x735 mm lens. It zooms between a 9.4 ° field of view and a 0.75 field of view.
|Optical and digital zoom on the thermal image
The HRC-U and HRC-S are both equipped with powerful optical zoom capability on the thermal image. It offers excellent situational awareness but also the possibility to zoom-in, and see more detail, once a target has been detected. This way operators can see further recognize more detail and react more quickly to security threats. The advantage of zooming compared to other systems that are using a rotating lens system is that there is no switch or swapping between the different images. You can gradually zoom in while keeping your focus all the time. Both systems are also equipped with an up to 4x digital zoom.
|Advanced image processing
Advanced Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) assures clear, properly contrasted thermal images. DDE delivers a high contrast image even in extremely dynamic thermal scenes. It provides high quality thermal imaging in any night- or daytime environmental conditions.
Both the HRC-S and HRC-U contain an exclusive auto focus feature which delivers crisp, clear images at the press of a button. Focus is kept while zooming in or out. The system allows you to experience better situational awareness in the wide field of view, while maintaining detailed recognition capabilities in the narrow field of view.
|Easy and fast to install
Both cameras incorporate easily with common power and video interfaces found in existing and new security systems. They can be easily integrated into any existing infrastructure providing early detection and visibility 24/7 all the year round. The images from the 640 x 480 pixels detector can be displayed on virtually any existing display that accepts composite video.
Both systems are configured to be either fixed mounted or field transportable for fast deployment. They can be mounted on a standard tripod. A single operator can set up the system in minutes, making it ideal for mobile operations and quick deployments.
|Designed for use in harsh environments
The HRC-U and HRC-S are extremely rugged systems. Their vital core is well protected against humidity and water. They both operate between -32°C and +55°C.
|Easy-to-use, fast, precision “Pan/Tilt”
The HRC-U and HRC-S can optionally be mounted on a rugged Pan/Tilt system. Intuitive joystick operation allows the operator to see 360° horizontal and +/- 35° vertically, offering superb situational awareness.
|Radar Connection – “Slew to cue”
If installed on a Pan/Tilt mechanism, the HRC-U and HRC-S can be connected to a radar system. If the radar detects an object, the camera will automatically turn in the right direction and give you a visual image so that you can instantly see what the blip on the radar screen really means. The precision, fast, Pan/Tilt system, allows for easy tracking and following of fast moving objects.
|Multiple installation options
Various options exist to connect the HRC-U and HRC-S and integrate them in your existing systems. Both cameras can be configured for stand alone use, as part of a network or in a hybrid configuration with local and network based control:
- Analog configuration: Simply connect the HRC-U or HRC-S over RS-232 or RS-422 to the remote control panel. A video cable can be connected to any existing display that accepts composite video.
- TCP/IP configuration: both cameras can be integrated in any existing TCP/IP network and controlled over a PC. No need to put extra cables. Using this configuration, you can monitor all activity in a protected area over the internet. Even when you are thousands of kilometers away.
|Powerful daylight imaging camera
The multi-sensors feature a powerful, sensitive daylight camera with excellent zoom and color quality for additional target identification when conditions permit. Displaying both the thermal image and the daylight image at the same time is also possible.
|Advanced Global Positioning System (GPS)
The multi-sensors are equipped with and advanced GPS. This way the systems will know where they are located. This can be extremely important when the multi-sensors are installed on moving equipment or when they are used as portable systems.
|Digital Magnetic compass
A built-in digital magnetic compass, allows to determine in which direction the HRC-U or HRC-S multi-sensors are pointing.
|Laser range finder
Optionally, the multi-sensor versions of the HRC-U and HRC-S can be equipped with an eye safe laser range finder. Combined with the GPS systems and the electromagnetic compass, it will allow you to exactly determine where a suspected object is located and how for it is away.
Optionally, the multi-sensors can be mounted on a rugged Pan/Tilt mechanism. They can be connected to a RADAR in a “slew to cue” configuration.
The multi-sensors can be programmed to scan an entire area automatically. Different spots that need to be monitored periodically can be preset. The system will scan the predefined areas automatically. This not only ensures that the entire area is being monitored but also reduces operator workload.
|Tailored to all needs
Although the multi-sensor are available with a standard daylight imaging camera, GPS, compass and eventually a laser range finder, the user has the possibility to define his preferred equipment to be included in the system.