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Photonis Digital Imaging has introduced a Gigabit Ethernet camera optimised for low-light conditions. The camera model provides GigE Vision functionality into its Nocturn line of products, offering new standard connectivity options for video management and dissemination in military ground vehicles and other localised surveillance networks. The model, Nocturn-GV, will be shown at the SPIE DSS show in Baltimore, USA from 5-9 May.

The Nocturn family of low light cameras provides day-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.

The Nocturn family of products, including the new GV model, are powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, a solid-state sensor that offers less than 4e- read noise, with SXGA (1,280 x 1,024 pixel) resolution at frame rates up to 100Hz.

The Nocturn-GV model is the result of a development partnership with Pleora Technologies to use its iPort camera interface with the Nocturn camera. The iPort products optimise video transmission due to their light-weight, off-the-shelf cabling, networking capabilities, and ability to support a range of different computing platforms.


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