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The IR 360 has color thermal image
Color thermal image
360 thermal imager & CCD camera payload
||High resolution, True 320 x
240 un cooled maintenance free focal plane array
with automatic gain and level.
||High Resolution high sensitivity
||13mm, 18mm, 25mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm,
150mm, Dual Field of View 50-150mm and 60-180mm
||environmentally hardened, shock
resistant, double enclosure
||Stainless Gears and Chains for
accurate positioning and low maintenance
||Variable speed Pan, Adjustable
auto pan, Gain-Level, Image Polarity, 2x zoom, Motor
Focus - Compatible
||PC control of all pan tilt and
||Intruder alarm and tracking module
available threshold or motion detection
||360 degree continuous rotation
||High speed (100 degree per second)
Human Sized Target Detection
Key Features & Benefits
||High resolution true 320x240
Thermal imagery with image Zoom, long range CCD
TV stabilized zoom live camera, rugged &
weatherproof military housing, Military Pan & Tilt
chassis, passive rangefinder, NUDGE image
stabilizer, multiple user functions, mobile,
fixed & stationary mounting options, fully wired or
WIRELESS with military frequency, low price, full
customer support, fast delivery, available on GSA
||Ultra long range, generation 3+
image intensified night vision sensor add-on module
with IR laser target designator/aimer/pointer and
long range IR illuminator. (Systems equipped with IR
lasers are available only to U.S. Law enforcement
and U.S. government customers)
site microwave and fiber / gsa integration available
IR 360 thermal imager shown with
stabilized CCD camera
IR360 system shown with Long Range Germanium hardened &
Coated optics & CCTV camera payload
The SPi Thermal imaging sensor has amazing capabilities
and can "see" through certain materials
IR 360 TRI Sensor
Thermal Infrared Imager / CCD system specifications
- Department Of
Defense (DOD) Compliance:
infrared imaging camera sensor along with CCD live
visual sensor (Tri sensor package) (daytime color ccd,
nighttime low light sensor, nighttime no light
Operates on input voltage of 9-28 volts
Supports a 100% duty cycle.
NUDGE image stabilization
Operating temperature -32º C to + 49ºC
Dual control system – operates via hand
controller or software-pc/laptop
Sand color complies with
MIL-C-46168-33301 Military Paint. White and black also
Numerous Lens Options – upgradeable
All Cabling must be aprox 12 feet in
length. Main system cable must be aprox. 20 feet in
All connectors must be Mil Spec (with
exclusion of video cables and db-9 for computer hookup)
Fully wired or WIRELESS operating on Military frequency
DOD Thermal Imager Certified Chamber
Extremely rugged double-wall housing /
double O ring seals
Hardened carbon/diamond coated germanium
On-board thermostatically controlled
temperature - mechanical and camera enclosure
On-board dryers and humidity monitoring
indicators that are designed to last the life of the
Designed such that any missing/loose
enclosure hardware cannot compromise the environmental
integrity of the enclosure.
FPA hybrid un-cooled
320x240 digital detector electronics. Must have a digital
sensor with 2x zoom feature set.
Detector must comply with image blemish
standards of 0-zone1 1-zone2 2-zone3, This specs both
covers FPA blemish and uncorrected pixels. Detector must
have auto imaging or manual settings (user selectable)
All electronics are to be fully contained
and sealed within 2 modules (camera and electronics) with
double housing O rings. No external electronics other than
these modules will be permitted due to stray voltage
failure, thus all electronics must be chassis grounded.
Long-wave 8-12 microns
Conforms to standards: EIA RS-170-57, EIA
RS-232 E, EIA-RS-422-A-78, EIA-STD-485
Integrated dual day/night color high-resolution ccd video
camera attachment mounted onto the thermal imager with
user selectable outputs.
.001 lux, minimum 480 tv lines std NTSC rs170. CCd camera
must have capable optical zoom capability non
distorted/bloom digital zoom & Internal Sensor switching
between both TI/CCD via controller/monitor platform.
Integrated modular option. Fully waterproof,
Chemical Agent resistant
of the ccd sensor complies with the specs of the thermal
Thermal image of suspect vehicles at total darkness
CCD TV Stabilized Zoom
Image Pickup Device
¼ type 2:1 interlace Super HAD CCD
Number of Effective Pixels
NTSC: 380,000 pixels [768(H) x 494(V)]
PAL: 440,000 pixels [752(H) x 582(V)]
NTSC: 15.734 KHz (H)/59.94 Hz (V)
PAL: 15.625 KHz (H)/50 Hz (V)
Internal / External (VD pulse lock)
Total 300X / Image stabilized with NUDGE super long
range image controls
F/1.6 Fast coated low light optics
1.0 meter to Infinity
Angle of View
51.8°~2.2° (H) 39.1°~1.6° (V)
VBS : 1.0Vp-p (75W),
NTSC : 470 TV Line (H) / PAL : 450 TV
Line (H) Minimum
1.0 lux (30IRE) : Day/Night mode Off
On 0.1 lux (30IRE) : Day/Night mode
0.01 lux : W/equipped FI
Auto/Off (1/50:PAL, 1/60:NTSC)/Manual
(1/50:PAL, 1/60:NTSC~1/10,000 28 steps)
Back Light Compensation
On / Off / Auto
High / Medium / Low / Auto
ATW / AWC / Indoor / Outdoor / MWB
RS232C / RS422 / RS485 (TTL is
DC12V ± 2V
/ Fully wired & sealed to work in conjunction with IR
360 protocol joystick and/or software
Max:7.5 (Motor active) / Max:4.5W
-40ºF ~ +140ºF
0ºF ~ +140ºF
External Environment integrity
Water Proof to 3’
Chemical Agent Resistance / Military Standard
Electromagnetic Interference / Military Standard
Deicing; radiant heated thermostatically controlled
and humidity monitored
Color TFT active matrix flat screen display
with dual sensor controller. Brackets for 2 ¼-20 mounting.
F1.0 Germanium – Std. 50mm / Optional
long range and extended range available
IR360 Must utilize Diamond coated
hardened carbon Germanium window. Window must be O-ring
sealed with threaded retainer for field replacement of
Meets Spec BISS-IMG-27551 A 18.104.22.168
Minimum resolvable temperature difference
(MRTD) 1.0 cycles per milliradian at 65º Celsius.
Excellent resolution in adverse
conditions (i.e. fog, rain and snow).
- The range of
thermal imager target performance meets specification
Upright man recognition at 500 meters
Optical (750 meters w/DZ) w/50 mm lens.
-Longer and extended range is available
optional 25 micron pitch FPA uncooled 320x240 pixel or
640x480 pixel detectors available for ultra high
sensitive & long range remote sensing and targeting
Small vehicle recognition of 1000
meters (1500 meters w/DZ) w/50 mm lens.
-Longer and extended range is available
total wireless operation
available long range I2 night vision
Gen3+ sensor camera
max range optics for vehicle detection of 10000 Meters
Pan Tilt System
Compliant with the performance
specification PRF BISS-IMG-27553
For use on military Deployable Fixed
Security Thermal Imaging
Compliant with TASS Tactical Automated
Security Systems & TMTI Tactical Mobile Thermal Imager
Position accuracy Pan and tilt in the
elevation and azimuth axis shall be within .5 degrees
repeatable command angular position
Must be for use on and compliant with
Military High Mobility Multi-Wheeled vehicle (HMMWV-M
1116) and upper armored (HMMWV/UA-HMMWV)
Compliant with HMMV mount drawing
The PT must be compatible with auxiliary
component use of the AN/USQ-139
Stainless steel gears and chains in the
- Zero back lash
single worm gear drive
Prohibits mechanical movement of the
camera head under rough terrain
1 to 1 tilt gear ratio and 30,000
pounds rated sealed yoke bearing
Eliminates use of plastic bushings
assures for the continued reliable use for extended
periods of time
Allows for exact control without
unwanted camera movement while in transit
Stationary mobile mounts and magnetic
quick on/off mounts.
Utilizes both black/white and color
thermal imaging. The 256 color capability of the IR360
aids in target discrimination.
On screen display (OSD)
High resolution encoders resolve a
continued minimally1º accuracy of pointing position and
displays this in the image
Picatinny rail-mount for position pointer
and illuminator for target designation to friendly night
vision scopes (optional).
Portable hand controller (see below for
Can interface with our standard software
and/or hand controllers or alternative pan & tilt
system. Comes standard with software controller and
portable joystick controller.
Can operate with various other
controllers and switchers with the use of X20 interface translators
Interfaces with IntrudeDetect Alert
plug-in module. The operator can expand control
capabilities to multiple set and stare points, motion
alarming, thermal change alarming with selectable
regions of interest with in the image, and system alarm
Fiber-Optically Linked Control System
with Multi Camera Control.
Portable Hand Controller Features;
Focus, Digital Zoom, B/W or multi-color thermal imagery,
reverse image polarity, pan left/right, tilt up/down via a
joystick controller, variable pan speed, selectable zero
point, selectable auto-pan regions, manual/auto image gain
and level, on-screen position display with repeatable
position accuracy to .5 degrees.
Portable Multi Camera Hand Controller
features described above with Multiple Camera Hook-Up
midnight 4 mile Thermal surveillance image of boats
in Lake Powell US National Park / Glen Canyon
4 mile distance Color thermal image of boats at
pitch darkness in the majestic Lake Powell US
Advantages of the IR 360 Systems
C Camera Systems
SPI-IR 360C Thermal 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.
enclosure features sealed hardware mounting so
that there are no bolt holes that extend from the
outer environment into the thermal sensor / lens
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.
IR 360 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 line of thermal
infrared camera systems.
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
IR 360 line of thermal camera systems has
completely sealed thermal sensor and lens
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
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 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.
The PT series
SPI-IR 360PTF and SPI-IRPTM thermal camera systems
combine the benefits of the rugged C camera and
housing with an equally robust integrated Pan Tilt
The Pan Tilt unit is environmentally hardened
and suited for a wide range of military and civilian
Our PT offers the following distinct
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
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.
(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
In other words the IR 360 thermal 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.
Centric capability allows the IR 360 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
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
The IR 360 pan tilt thermal camera is the
ideal sensor package for all Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance applications.
The IR360 is specified with this RFQ and
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.
2 humans in total darkness Thermal IR
Black hot thermal Image of human stalker
Color midnight thermal surveillance human image
White Hot IR 360 Thermal Image in
Black Hot IR 360 Thermal image in
Color IR 360 Thermal Image in
Midnight thermal image in
IRON color of aircraft carrier and boat. The IR360
is ideal for port, coastal and critical facility
security applications in low light or no light
conditions with custom configurations from short to
very long ranges.
IR 360 with Mid range optics
Thermal Infrared IR image of Human intruder
attempting facility break-in at pitch dark
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