Thermal Network Camera

Detection in complete darkness

Thermal Network Camera is a perfect complement to any network video system that needs to secure an area 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The camera uses thermal imaging, which allows users to detect people, objects and incidents in complete darkness and difficult conditions such as smoke, haze, dust and light fog.

H.264 video compression

Thermal Network Camera supports H.264 video compression, which reduces bandwidth usage and storage needs by up to 80% compared to Motion JPEG. The camera provides multiple, individually configurable video streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG. Each stream can have its own color palette setting.

Two-way audio support

Thermal Network Camera is the first thermal camera on the market with two-way audio support, which allows the user to communicate with visitors and intruders.

Intelligent video capabilities


Since thermal cameras are immune to problems with light conditions and normal shadows, they can achieve higher accuracy than conventional cameras in most intelligent video applications.

Thermal Network Camera offers motion detection, audio detection, and detection of tampering attempts. The camera also provides capacity for third-party analytics modules, including support for Camera Application Platform.


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Thermal Imaging Cores

It is a shutterless, compact, lightweight and low power thermal imaging core with outstanding sensitivity and excellent image quality. It is smaller than 25x25mm and weights only 40g.

shutterless uncooled thermal imager with advanced thermal image processing, it provides crisp thermal images at high frame-rates. It is a high-fidelity uncooled thermal imaging module meant for critical safety and security applications.


Featuring a resistive Amorphous Silicon based 384 x 288 or 640×480 micro-bolometer array on a 17-micron pitch, it offers unprecedented thermal imaging for military, security, aviation and marine safety applications at cost-effective prices. It finds applications across a range of deployments ranging from long range surveillance at critical infrastructures and enhanced vision systems for safety to thermal sights and scopes for military vehicles.

The module is available as unpackaged OEM modules and as a fully integrated camera system that can be deployed at the most demanding of conditions. For security applications, it comes packaged in a IP67/68 rated rugged stainless steel housing mounted on a variable speed Pan Tilt head.

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Thermal Night Vision Can See Through Walls, Skin

In the unfiltered world there are no secrets. A wall or cloak blocks observation only by virtue of the limitations of vision, whether it’s those of the naked human eye or mechanical seeing devices designed around the parameters of a naked eye. If somehow humans could see light waves at all frequencies (and make sense of it), we could see everything.

We’ve developed an impressive array of tools with which it’s become possible to view the world at different frequencies of light, whether that involves the X-ray wavelengths used in radiography or the millimeter wave scanners (the sort that see through clothing) used now in many airports. While humans evolved to see a certain range of wavelengths for very good reasons—that’s where most of the useful information about our physical, terrestrial world can be found—technology has made much more available to us.

As impressive and creepy as a millimeter wave scanner may seem, it’s still just scratching the surface. Above these extremely high frequencies is another realm: Thermal Night Vision. It’s possible to probe the invisible world even deeper, going beneath not just clothing but skin, plastics, cardboard, and other opaque materials. Getting at these waves has historically been prohibitively challenging in the engineering sense, but a team of researchers based at the University of Maryland claims to have solved one of the fundamental problems with T-ray detection: temperature.


Thermal Night Vision is what’s known as non-ionizing—when an atom gets bombed with a T-ray its response is not to get rid of a newly energized electron, as what might occur in the photovoltaic effect (what’s behind solar power), but to keep that excited electron within its orbit. With nowhere to go, these increasingly energized (“excited”) electrons may generate lots and lots of destructive heat and radiation.

This non-ionizing feature is shared by much of the electromagnetism we interact with, including visible light. But it’s at the high energies of terahertz waves or microwaves that we find the becoming destructive. This is the fundamental barrier to using T-rays for imaging applications, and the researchers behind today’s paper describe a novel way of using graphene, the one carbon atom-thick wondermaterial, to solve the problem.

Graphene behaves a bit strangely when used within a T-ray detector. When those high-frequency waves (particles) are absorbed by electrons within a graphene lattice, instead of heating the lattice up, the energized electrons refuse to release any of their new energy.

Eventually, those increasingly energized electrons decide to bolt from their atomic homes. Usually, when exposed to T-rays, the electrons in a material acquire energy slow enough that they’re able to release the excess via photons (photons being the force-carrying particles of electrons), but here they’re able to save it up until they have enough to escape entirely. This is called the “hot-electron photothermoelectric effect.” These escaping electrons are then collected as electrical current.

T-rays can see through most everything, but just enough to get at the desired layer. They don’t penetrate as far as microwaves, for example. They’re also generally less destructive to biological tissue than X-rays. With regular old hemp poised to step in as a cheap graphene analog, the widely-deployed terahertz future may be quite close.

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Thermal night vision seeing through walls

I have a sniper in my game who’s always trying to find a way to find a perch, find a way to acquire targets through a wall, and take them out by sending a bullet through said wall. He has cybereyes with thermal night vision, which I generally deem unable to actually see through walls (subject to change due to circumstances – a troll leaning against a cold sheet metal wall for example).

He’s stated that he wants to get the ultrasound sensor inplant since “sound can travel through walls.” Pretty much the same as above, I told him it really doesn’t work like that, the sound waves will just bounce off of surfaces and back to you, which will let you see the physical form of anything (including a mage sustaining invisibility, or concealed by a spirit for example). However, I do suppose ultrasound might pick up someone talking in the next room, in which case he would at least be able to tell that someone is in there. But that’s a question of what frequency the device is actually able to read. Judging by the desciption on p.446 it only picks up ultrasound, so I guess I answered my own question on that one lol.

I was curious how you guys might rule this? Should thermal night vision give him more ability to see through walls, or is more for spotting gangers trying to hide in the bushes? How powerful would you rule thermal night vision to be? Could you pick up the heat signatures of fresh footsteps, or maybe just the feet that made them once you’ve found whoever you’re after? As for ultrasound, does it pick up any sound in the area or only the ultrasonic “ping” it (and devices like it) emits?

In writing this up I double checked some things in the book and think I mostly answered my own questions, but I’m still curious what you guys think, especially with thermal night vision.

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How the latest thermal imagers offer a huge advantage in the field over traditional night vision

2016525 A thermal imager is the ideal companion for wildlife observation, foxing at night, or for wildlife surveys.

Picture a wildlife cameraman on a remote woodland area at night, looking to spot a fox on a ridge which he can hear calling. With a traditional night vision device, at range he will only know the fox is there if he happens to pick up eye shine, so in fact could spend a long time scanning the ridge to try and pic out a shadowy shape against the background.

With a thermal imager, you can instantly scan the field and see any heat source whether it be a rabbit, a fox, or a vehicle.

Adding a hand held thermal imager to your equipment portfolio not only saves time in the field, but will bring a whole new perspective to watching wildlife at night.

Mike Powell from Sporting Rifle summed this up perfectly “Out foxing at night i could hear a fox calling yet i couldnt see anything apart from some rabbits in the valley when viewing through my Archer, turning on the Pulsar Quantum Thermal HD38S i was surprised to see two foxes a hundred yards in front of me, that i didnt even know where there!”

How does a Thermal Imager work?

20160525A thermal imager consists of a germanium lens, microbolometer detector and an electronic processing system.T

The germanium lens focuses infrared light which is emitted by objects in the field of view, whether it be an animal, a human hiding in bushes, or a vehicle with an engine and exhaust heat signature.

This focused light is then scanned by the microbolometer and the varying heat levels detected change its electrical resistance, which is then interpolated into a signal measured and processed into an image which appears on the OLED screen.

Whether you are looking to check the heat loss from a vehicle roof, or track the movements of a fox moving across a valley, the thermal imager will detect the infrared heat source and transmit it to your eye as a viewed image.

Thermal Imager vs Traditional Night Vision

In completely dark conditions a traditional night vision device relies on a infrared LED light source to illuminate a subject, whether it be from moonlight or a infrared flashlight such as the Nightmaster NM800.

Traditional night vision devices, although operating in infrared, have a red glow from the emitters, and in the case of the Nite Site Spotter, the IR array is so powerful it can often be seen clearly by animals in front of the device.

The thermal imager however can detect heat sources from extreme distance, or from close up, and allow you to view wildlife without being undetected, which is also ideal for covert surveillance.

Traditional night vision is of course less expensive than thermal imagers, however if you compare the Pulsar Quantum HD38S with a detection range of 900m, costing £2899, with a Gen 3 Starlight Archer with a detection range of 400m costing £2499.99, then you can see the difference in price is becoming less significant.

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Infrared Lens

We design and produce a full range of high performance optical elements and infrared lenses for the Defense, Security and Commercial markets. We are capable of producing high-volume quantities of optics both quickly and cost-effectively. All manufacturing is done in-house, using automated CNC and patented Diamond Turning technologies along with advanced automated coating processes, to produce the highest quality IR optical products that our industry demands.

Our innovative engineering and design configurations result in increased optical performance, fewer parts, better manufacturing efficiency and lighter-weight infrared lenses. Our unwavering commitment to customer specifications helps us to maintain “a higher quality standard” that has come to be expected by very demanding industry applications.

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Introduces 17 Micron Into Thermal Imaging Cores

The new core now supports Pelco D protocol, which makes it easier for OEMs to integrate the thermal imaging module into their systems – and improves usability for the end user. And the use of 17um pixel pitch detectors lowers the cost of the modules over previous generations of detectors.

This combination opens the door for OEMs to utilize our industry-leading thermal solutions as part of their security applications in more efficient, cost-effective manners.

Thermal imaging cores offer consistent, outstanding performance across a variety of systems and devices,” says Andrew Rimmer, Our Divisional Director of thermal imaging. “The introduction of micron-17 into the cores gives even more opportunities to take new innovation to the market while remaining cost-competitive.”

Featuring a compact enclosure and range of interfaces that include standard composite video, the series provides with an easy-to-integrate thermal core. Usable either in default mode or with external control, the unit affords flexibility in control of the camera features.

Its applications include night vision, security surveillance, CCTV systems, marine, security vehicles, handheld viewing systems and more. Thermal modules are highly effective in zero-light conditions and, with the option of compact enclosure and screw-fit lenses, are designed to appeal to systems integrators.

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Long Range Thermal Imaging Binocular

The Thermal Binoculars from designed for the Law Enforcement Professional and Security Specialists. Developed for Surveillance, Search & Rescue, Perimeter Control, and Vehicle ID, the Thermal Binoculars are lightweight and rugged units with intuitive controls that offer an ease-of-use not seen in many thermal imagers on the market.

20160520Ease of use is important in devices like the Thermal Binoculars because they are often shared among several officers or team members and the ability to pick up a unit and operate it effectively with minimal training is an invaluable asset. The controls are well-placed and easy to manipulate, even with gloves. The Thermal Binoculars are uncooled thermal imaging binoculars that can be used as hand held or tripod mounted. The unit is powered by just 2 pcs AA Lithium batteries with up to 8 hours continuous operation. The Thermal Binoculars also features the ability to be connected to an external video monitor, recorder or Head Mounted Display.

Regardless of the ambient conditions, the Thermal Binoculars performs well, providing clear focus and high resolution. The Thermal Binoculars is a handy and intuitive thermal imager. If your mission revolves around surveillance and perimeter security, the Thermal Binoculars can meet your needs.

Thermal Binoculars can be supplied with various high quality, fast germanium lenses featuring optical magnification from 1X and up to 6X and F-number as low as F:1.0. Along with the GSCI’s proprietary video signal processing software allows to achieve impressive Long Range detection, recognition and Identification capabilities.

High-Performance 384×288 FPA or Top Notch 640×480, 17 µm FPA
High Refresh Rate: up to 60 Hz
High Quality, Fast Optical Lenses
Convenient Biocular Eyepiece
Shutterless and Soundless
Manual/Automatic Gain Control
Manual Brightness Control
Ultra-Long Battery Life
Light Weight
Video Out
Tripod Mountable
Hassle-free Export

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New Infrared iPhone 5 Case Lets You See Behind Walls

The smartphone case industry is beginning to move away from bling-encrusted cheap tat and into the realms of ‘useful accessory’.

The device works by combining the heat signature information it gets from the infrared camera with the live camera image from the iPhone. This then delivers a composite thermal heat image. The result is a negative-type image of the various heat levels in an array of different colours – bright red and white being hottest.

What is it used for? It will be useful for pinpointing the position of pipes in walls, finding weak spots in your home’s insulation, finding hidden animals in bushes and identifying leaks before they cause serious damage.


Users will be able to take time lapse and panoramic thermal images, whilst being able to edit and share what they’ve captured. The case has its own battery pack, which holds a two hour charge, and weighs about the same as the phone.

Rise of the smart-case

Smart cases are in vogue. Sure, there’s still the odd 24-carat gold case floating around, but there’s also a new trend in high-tech case accessories.

The team at Vysk Communications have developed a phone case that, according to its inventor Victor Cocchia, makes your iPhone “unhackable”. Called the QS1, the $230 case has its own circuitry, its own battery pack, microphone and shutters that physically block the front and rear facing cameras.

The idea is that your calls and texts can’t be monitored because the encryption happens outside the phone, and not on the “compromised” software installed on the phone.

“The encryption is happening on the hardware chip. The communication then goes through the phone, so this way there’s no way for someone who’s got control of the phone to hear what you’re saying,” he says.

“And then we decided just in case any of those were compromised, we would put a mechanical device on the phone that physically jams the microphones.”

Security experts haven’t been able to point out a flaw in the QS1, yet. But doubts have been raised about the lack of open source code. Egemen Tas, vice president of engineering at security specialist Comodo, told me: “In order to gain the confidence of private, anonymous or sensitive users and have a wide spread adoption, they should make their core technologies open source and open to an independent audit.”

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Thermal Network Camera with Zipstream Technology

The global leader in network video surveillance, today announced a strong addition to its Q-line of fixed thermal cameras, Thermal Network Camera. The affordable and bullet-style IP camera is designed for 24/7 detection in challenging conditions. The camera is outdoor-ready out-of-the-box and is ideal for perimeter protection of facilities where early detection of an intrusion attempt is critical.

It offers 384×288 thermal resolution and outstanding image contrast for reliable detection and quick verification. Thanks to a selection of five different lens alternatives (7 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 35 mm and 60 mm) that optimize detection performance, customers can be sure the camera will meet their requirements.

The camera can easily be integrated with other existing IP security equipment and with third party applications via the Camera Application Platform.

Electronic Image Stabilization provides smooth live viewing even when the camera is mounted on an unstable surface, where vibration can be an issue.

Zipstream technology analyzes and optimizes the video stream in real time to preserve interesting details and motion with full image quality and resolution, while compressing other areas, such as white walls or vegetation, harder. This significantly reduces the bandwidth and storage required.

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