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Vinden LR and Vinden 75 thermal cameras

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Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will demonstrate the new Vinden LR series of long-range thermal cameras and the Vinden 75 uncooled thermal imaging engine at ISC West, April 11-13, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Vinden LR OEM camera modules have several zoom lens options that provide a narrow horizontal field-of-view (HFOV) as small as 1.5° without compromising image quality, optical speed, or sensitivity. It also features a highly-tuned, one-touch autofocus that is easy-to-use, with dependable operation throughout the zoom range.

The Vinden LR camera series features pixel resolution of 640 x 480 x 12-microns, high sensitivity up to 60 Hz frame rate (max.), and three, athermalized and parfocal continuous-zoom lens options between 17.5° - 1.5° HFOV. On-board functions include advanced image processing, video recording and storage (32GB), H.264 IP encoding, and Ethernet control connectivity. The OEM-friendly camera series is an ideal choice for integrators who design thermal and multi-sensor imaging systems for security, surveillance, military/defense imaging, and border, port, and base security applications.

Sierra-Olympic’s new longwave infrared (LWIR) long-range zoom cameras are non-ITAR controlled, and are available with a 25-150 mm, 25-225 mm, or 40-300 mm continuous zoom lens.

The new Vinden 75 uses a LWIR, vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor and novel zoom optics to offer the highest LWIR imaging performance per unit, per gram and volume.

This uniquely small camera engine offers a 5x continuous zoom lens with EFL from  15 - 75 mm, 640 x 480 pixel resolution and 12 µm pixel pitch, and a 60 Hz frame rate for on-board recording and 32 GB of memory, snapshot and video. The camera control is achieved via Ethernet or RS422/RS232. Video outputs supported are analog video NTSC/PAL, 16-bit digital via Camera Link® and compressed IP video, H.264/MJPEG.  The system features an advanced vision processor supporting industry-leading video enhancement algorithms such as local area processing (LAP), balanced histogram equalization, image sharpening, and image de-noise with registration.

The company will also introduce the Tenum640, a thermal imager with a 640 x 512 array and 10-micron pixel pitch, at SPIE’s DCS in Orlando, Florida.
 
The affordable Tenum 640 thermal camera module combines ultra-small pixel structure with its ultra-sensitive, vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor. It provides unprecedented longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging quality and detection up to 60 frames per second (fps). The high-resolution LWIR camera core features image contrast enhancement (ICE), 24-bit RGB and YUV (4,2,2), plus exceptional sensitivity (less than 50 mK NETD). As the most advanced, uncooled infrared sensor design available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) today, it is ideal for a wide variety of OEM applications.
 
The thermal camera is available with or without optics.  The optional lenses include 7.7mm, 15mm, and 20mm.  Each sealed lens and lens mount is environmentally-rated IP67; the camera enclosure is designed for rugged and extreme temperatures, operating from -40 °C to +80 °C.