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PHOTONIS Digital Imaging introduces a new Color Low-Light CMOS camera, optimized for low-light conditions. The new camera model provides GigE Vision 2.0 compliance and color day/night imaging for the NOCTURN line of products. The model, NOCTURN-GP, along with other Digital Imaging solutions, was shown at the recent SPIE Photonics West show in San Francisco, CA February 10-12, 2015.

The new Nocturn GP offers power over Ethernet functionality with GigE Vision 2.0 connectivity, ideal for remote installations requiring passive surveillance or multicasting applications with up to 100m cable lengths supported. The Nocturn GP model is offered with either the Kameleon color or the Lynx monochrome imaging sensor, providing less than 4e- read noise, with SXGA (1280x1024) resolution at frame rates up to 60 Hz. The proprietary sensors provide large 9.72µm pixels with microlenses for optimum quantum efficiency in excess of 70%.

PHOTONIS Digital Imaging has partnered with Pleora Technologies to incorporate their iPort NTx-GigE Embedded Video Interface, enabling simple, standardized connectivity to a PC without the need for a separate frame grabber card. The Nocturn GP camera is also equipped with Pleora’s feature rich application toolkit, eBUS SDK, which offers support to Windows, Linux and Mac-OS X platforms.

The NOCTURN family of low light cameras provides lay-through-night imaging, capturing images in extreme lighting conditions from daylight through quarter-moon darkness. The cameras are ideal for surveillance, security, man-portable and mobile applications where low power and small size is essential such as for UAVs, rifle scopes, border patrol and remote monitoring.


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