Affordable GSA pricing & versatility made the IR 360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera a fantastic choice. Thermal images are displayed in black & white or color. The 360 was available in a wide range of COTS configurations including mobile, marine, pan-tilt-zoom and fixed mount scenarios . Coupled with available stabilized high resolution CCD live color camera, I2 Next generation 3+ Night Vision Intensified camera, long range Infrared military laser IR illuminator and designator (target painter), and wireless components.
The IR 360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera is no longer in production, but it's platform has been improved upon immensely in the forms of the M1-D, M5 and M7 families of pan tilt zoom thermal security cameras. These newer models are ideal systems for robust layered situational awareness & quick deployment with absolutely no maintenance & ease of operation.
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The IR 360 full range remote surveillance pan tilt zoom thermal security camera system uses only fully qualified mil-spec connectors and internal components. The solid construction of the unit extends from the power head to the control box. These systems are battle tested and can be mounted on buildings, booms, humvees, boats UAV/UAS drones and maritime vessels.
IR 360 Pan Tilt Zoom Thermal Security Camera Features:
Be sure to check out our M1D, M5 and M7 families of pan tilt zoom thermal security camera models that have far surpassed the capability of this system.
|Detector 1||High resolution, True 320 x 240 uncooled maintenance free focal plane array with automatic gain and level|
|Detector 2||High Resolution high sensitivity InSb core|
|Lens Options||13mm, 18mm, 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, Dual Field of View 50-150mm and 60-180mm Germanium Optics|
|Housing||Environmentally hardened, shock resistant, double enclosure|
|Controller||Variable speed pan, adjustable auto pan, gain-Level, image polarity, 2x zoom, motor focus - compatible|
|Max human detection||4,500 Meters|
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4 mile distance color thermal image of boats at pitch darkness in the majestic Lake Powell US National Park
Midnight 4 mile thermal surveillance image of boats in Lake Powell US National Park / Glen Canyon
The SPI-IR 360C pan tilt zoom thermal security camera system is one of the basic building blocks of our rugged military grade family of environmentally hardened double enclosure thermal surveillance designs. The enclosure is the same one that is used in our mobile and fixed mount pan tilt systems (minus the pan tilt of course) and can be mounted in a variety of fixed positions. The IR 360 double enclosure has several distinct advantages over competing models.
The enclosure features sealed hardware mounting so that there are no bolt holes that extend from the outer environment into the thermal sensor / lens cavity. Due to this engineered design the unit is able to maintain its environmental hardness even with loose or completely missing bolts. Competing units that use through bolts with backing nuts will loose complete environmental integrity if just one bolt becomes loose or is missing.
The IR 360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera environmental housing comes standard with a carbon hardened germanium window. Competing brands may offer low-grade non-hardened germanium or inferior silicone type windows in an effort to cut costs. We have found that non-hardened germanium windows are completely unsuited to military grade applications and systems installed with this technology will notice a steady decline in image quality as the window becomes scratched and pitted from ordinary environmental stresses. This is especially critical in mobile applications where we have seen systems with non-hardened windows become completely unusable in a matter of months. Additionally, low cost silicone windows have lower transmission values and durability than premium carbon hardened germanium pieces and are never used in the IR-360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera line.
Internal thermostatically controlled heating elements provide you with maximum usability in the widest range of environmental extremes. Many companies offer a variety of systems to claim extreme weather readiness including wipers, heat sinks and simple insulation. We have found that wipers are a neat item to look at but in the real world they offer little if no usable benefit to icing problems. In addition wipers are a costly item (in terms of initial system design and maintenance) that must be regularly replaced. In a fixed pole or building mount scenario this would require man power to climb the pole and either replace the wiper at the top of the pole or un-mount the entire camera assembly and bring it to the ground for repair. Neither solution lends to maximum uptime for the unit. Heat sink devices and insulation solutions can only offer a limited amount of time until they become overwhelmed by the constant stress of environmental extremes. The only reliable long-term solution we have found is our rock solid thermostatically controlled heater elements. The heater element will provide you with continuous operation of internal thermal imaging electronics and maintain a consistent lens temperature that is critical to accurate thermal imager performance.
The IR 360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera line has completely sealed thermal sensor and lens packages. This might seem like a no-brainer but it is in fact not an industry standard. Competing systems in effort to cut costs have left the lens exposed to the elements or at least the front face of the lens. Some may even claim that it is a carbon hardened germanium lens and it sealed around the side for protection from the elements. This design strategy has several glaring flaws in it. First and foremost a thermal infrared lens system (especially long range versions) are very costly and generally make up a good portion of the cost to acquire the system. Even carbon hardened germanium optics will wear out eventually when exposed to the elements. When this happens it is time to scrape the most expensive single piece of the system and replace it. Next we have the issue of the lens and detector being in two different environments and possibly a wide range of temperature extremes. This type of scenario does not lend it self to accurate imaging performance. The IR 360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera never comes with an exposed lens surface and it is our opinion that you should not even consider such a design for any military grade applications.
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The SPI-IR 360PTF and SPI-IRPTM pan tilt zoom thermal security camera systems combine the benefits of the rugged C camera and housing with an equally robust integrated Pan Tilt unit. The Pan Tilt unit is environmentally hardened and suited for a wide range of military and civilian applications. Our PT offers the following distinct advantages:
Internal stainless steel gears and chains offer long-term stability and resist breakage under hard loading such as in a mobile mounted scenario. Other models can employ belt drives, aluminum or even plastic internal components that we feel will fail under military loading conditions. If a drive belt slips or plastic gears crack while the unit is mounted on an HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle) then the system would become useless until it was disassembled and repaired. We feel that a steel drive train offers the user the most durable rock solid solution to high demand thermal imaging applications.
TASS (Tactical Automated Security System) sometimes referred to as Tactical Automated Sensor System means that the IR 360 has meet or exceeded certain parameters set for by the US Air Force TASS program. In other words the IR 360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera sensors “play” well with other intrusion and surveillance sensor systems and can be easily tied into a new or existing security system for full time network centric security.
Network Centric capability allows the IR 360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera systems to be tied into other systems via analog, digital or Ethernet configurations allowing for a free flow of security information among battlefield and security systems. The systems can easily integrate into C4ISR system architecture providing the sensor in sensor to shooter configurations. Our Pan Tilt sensors can provide invaluable information to troops involved in MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) situations were airborne sensor data (even from low flying UAV’s) may not be able to show the soldier crucial elements of his surroundings. Our pan tilt systems allow direct access of sensor to shooter during military operations in urban terrain. The easy integration of our vehicle mounted pan tilt thermal systems allows the information gathered on the ground to be passed up the system of systems architecture to enhance the overall aerial picture of a complex urban battlefield. The IR 360 pan tilt thermal camera is the ideal sensor package for all Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance applications.
The IR360 pan tilt zoom thermal security camera is specified with this RFQ. No alternates to the above specifications that describe the IR360 are acceptable and the obligation of compliance must be detailed within your submittal of any non pre-approved alternate offerings. The IR360 is a turn-key system able to be assembled and fully operated upon it’s delivery without the requirement of additional components.
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