SightLogix white paper offers new approach to achieve clearest thermal video

Image processing enhances thermal cameras for best images 24-hours a day in all weather conditions


Princeton, NJ (November 1, 2011) – SightLogix, Inc., the market leader in intelligent outdoor video, has published a white paper highlighting the environmental factors that can degrade thermal camera performance and explains a new approach to achieving clear, high-contrast images in these outdoor conditions, day or night.

“A New Perspective on Thermal Imaging,” available at www.sightlogix.com/clear24thermal, explains how environmental factors of rain, humidity and bright sun create difficulties for some thermal cameras, leading to white, blurry images that lack important scene details. This white paper demystifies the effect of environmental issues that degrade video quality and how it explains can be achieved for 24-hour use in all environments.

“Thermal cameras have been known for nighttime applications, but are unable to provide important scene details during the day and in poor weather,” said John Romanowich, President and CEO, SightLogix. “Security depends upon clear images for actionable response. This white paper explains how new technology is making thermal cameras suitable for the highest security needs, 24-hours per day, in all operating conditions.”

Readers will learn about the role that image processing plays to produce sharp clear images, day or night, approaching black-and-white photograph quality which reduces operator fatigue. They will also learn how image processing can reveal objects that blend into the background; eliminate “white-out” from the sun that conceals targets; automatically adapt to low-contrast situations such as fog, rain and humidity; and obtain clearer details at greater ranges.

SightLogix’ new thermal imaging camera, Clear24, offers these capabilities as a cost-effective solution that produces better images than the market’s leading thermal camera. Recognized as a leader in intelligent video surveillance systems that provide the highest security at the lowest cost, SightLogix' outdoor video system has been deployed around the world to meet the critical security needs of the transportation, energy, utility, chemical, information technology, public safety and defense industries. For more information on SightLogix perimeter security and outdoor surveillance solutions, call (609) 951-0008, email info@sightlogix.com or visit www.sightlogix.com.