CCTV NEWS, MEL release their Thermal CCTV camera Unit!

MEL Secure Systems have launched an innovative new PTZ Thermal Rapid Deployment unit called the ThunderHawk Thermal…..

Incorporating the previously blogged 360 Vision Predator Thermal IR PTZ camera unit, MEL have added their incredible RF and battery capabilities to launch the World’s first, dual camera, IR and Thermal Rapid Deployable.

Inside is the tried and tested FLIR technology, offering lens choices to 35mm, which in turn delivers up to 750m of movement detection in zero light!

According to their MD, Peter  Druzyc, Domehawk IR Thermal employs a continuous rotation, ruggedised PTZ security camera in combination with a thermal imaging module from FLIR and IR and Sony WDR Day/Night camera modules. It offers exceptional quality and reliability and it has virtually silent operation. Equipped with a Sony WDR 36:1 optical zoom and a 35mm Germanium lens for the thermal, Domehawk can deliver high quality thermal pictures with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels alongside high performance IR LEDs which give night vision to the Sony module at ranges of up to 90 metres.

Peter Druzyc, Managing Director of MEL Secure Systems: “Domehawk IR Thermal is a powerful camera system that integrates all the technologies needed to deliver total protection around the clock in a wide range of high security applications.”

The optically flat glass windows of the Domehawk are distortion free, which give brighter and clearer images at higher zoom ranges, detecting human movement at over 750m when in thermal mode, and allowing greater installation flexibility. The camera also has  fitted wiper and washer options, to clear any atmospheric dirt and water enabling effective operation in even the most adverse weather conditions.

Mel Secure Systems’ new camera has very low power consumption and can even operate from a 12 volt battery giving an operational life in excess of 200 hours before needing to replace or recharge the battery. It can be operated from within a control room environment, separate control case or even a hand held unit allowing for easy on-site setup and operation. With full multi-protocol integration, it is compatible with most leading DVR’s, Matrices and IP Systems. Transmission is via a MEL COFDM Video and UHF Telemetry system, enabling high quality, interference-free images to be received at distances of up to 4km without the need for line of sight. This also ensures low end-to-end latency making it faster than IP-based systems and easier for operators to follow specific events with a PTZ joystick.

The use of ultra-narrowband also provides exceptional range and video quality in high multipath environments regardless of line of sight as well as enabling users to co-locate more channels in the increasingly crowded RF spectrum. The MEL Dual Thermal Domehawk camera is currently available in a wide range of frequencies including 1.0 MHz ultra-narrowband, 1.3, 2.4 and 5.8 GHz as well as 300-400 MHz UHF. It can also be used with IP based networks and has a 3G/GPRS HSDPA/HSUPA option enabling the camera to be monitored or images downloaded from any computer with Internet access or mobile phone.

Domehawk IR Thermal is IP67 compliant with a housing cast from hard anodised aluminium and epoxy powder coated to provide protection from damage such as scratching, oxidation or attack from solvents making it vandal resistant and suitable for use in most environments.

Looks like an extremely interesting take on an established quality product from 360 Vision, well done MEL……. We like to see clever companies join forces and produce exciting and unique products!

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