Thermal imaging cameras for ultra long range surveillance applications with cooled InSb detector
The HRC-Series are equipped with a highly reliable, mid-wave, cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector which offers extremely long range detection in all weather conditions. The cameras offer a continuous zoom. This offers excellent situational awareness while also giving the possibility to zoom in at suspect activities, and have a closer look, once they are detected. The HRC-series can be integrated into existing networks or used portably.
The HRC-S and HRC-U 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.
Crisp, high resolution thermal images: 640 x 480 pixels
All thermal imaging cameras 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 further distance. Coupled with high sensitivity, the HRC-Series offer extremely long range performance and excellent image quality.
Four different versions available
- HRC-E: Equipped with a 22 x 275 mm lens. It zooms between a 25° field of view and a 2° field of view.
- HRC-S: Equipped with a 39 x 490 mm lens. It zooms between a 14.1° field of view and a 1.1° field of view.
- HRC-U: Equipped with a 59 x 735 mm lens. It zooms between a 9.4° field of view and a 0.75° field of view.
- HRC-X: Equipped with a 88 x 1100 mm lens. It zooms between a 6.3° field of view and a 0.5° field of view.
Optical and digital zoom on the thermal image
The HRC-Series are 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. All systems are also equipped with an up to 16x continuous digital zoom.
Advanced image processing
FLIR Systems has developed a powerful algorithm that helps to overcome the problem of finding low contrast targets in high dynamic range scenes.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.
The HRC-Series 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
All 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 standard composite video.
All 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
All systems are extremely rugged. Their vital core is well protected against humidity and water. They all operate between -32°C and +55°C.
Easy-to-use, fast, accurate “Pan & Tilt”
The thermal imaging cameras 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 thermal imaging cameras 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 accurate, fast, Pan & Tilt system, allows for easy tracking and following of fast moving objects.
Multiple installation options
Various options exist to connect the HRC-Series and integrate them in your existing systems. All 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-Series 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: all 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.