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Rugged PTZ camera for vehicle mounting

Melsecure International : 09 June, 2008  (New Product)
VM Thermal Hawk provides day/night functionality with thermal imaging for roof mounting on vehicles
Rugged PTZ camera for vehicle mounting
MEL Secure Systems has launched the VM Thermal Hawk, a new dual thermal camera for roof mounting on vehicles. It has been designed for deployment in harsh and challenging environments where the camera unit may be liable to experience physical abuse.

VM Thermal Hawk is a continuous rotation, rugged PTZ camera that is IP67 compliant and fitted with both Day/Night and Thermal Imaging camera modules for operation around the clock. It has a 36:1 optical zoom and a 50mm Germanium lens to deliver high quality thermal pictures with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The camera housing is cast from hard anodised aluminium and powder coated to provide protection from damage such as scratching, oxidation or attack from solvents. This makes the camera vandal resistant and suitable for use in most environments.

The optically flat glass window is distortion free, giving brighter and clearer images at higher zoom ranges, detecting human presence at over 300 metres in thermal mode, and allows greater installation flexibility. The window has a fitted wiper to clear any accumulated dirt and water enabling effective operation in the most adverse weather conditions.

VM Thermal Hawk can be operated from a control room environment, control case or hand held unit allowing for easy on-site setup and operation. Transmission is via COFDM Video and UHF Telemetry used enabling high quality, interference-free images to be received at distances of up to 4km without requiring line of sight. VM Thermal Hawk is available in 1.3GHz, 2.4GHz, and 5.8GHz bands and multiple cameras can be deployed within a single frequency. PAL and NTSC options are also available.

According to Peter Druzyc, Managing Director of MEL Secure Systems: "VM Thermal Hawk provides a resilient and reliable solution that will deliver evidential quality images in the most challenging physical environments."

MEL Secure Systems Ltd is one of the UK's leading specialists in the field of video transmission and encryption products. It offers a range of standard products as well as a bespoke design and build service to suit individual applications. An in-house design and development philosophy provides MEL with an unprecedented lead in new product design and very short turnaround time to market. MEL solutions are used by CCTV installers and are available through many of the major CCTV distributors, whilst the more specialised equipment is used by government agencies throughout the world.
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