DALLAS – March 13, 2013 – Schneider Electric today announced the availability of its Schneider Electric Pelco High-Resolution Sarix TI Series Thermal Imaging (TI) IP cameras. Adding to its popular line of existing thermal imaging surveillance technologies known for creating high-quality and affordable thermal imaging with infrared detection, the cameras were built on the Sarix technology platform, and provide a digital end-to-end IP solution that allows for easy integration into a wide variety of third-party systems. The camera has longer detection, recognition and identification ranges, that are up to twice as long as the mid-range model, making it ideal for the most demanding and critical security applications such as international borders, airports, seaways, dams, pipelines, power generation stations and military installations.
The High-Resolution Sarix TI Series IP cameras are available in fixed or pan/tilt enclosures designed for outdoor deployment and offer unprecedented protection beyond four miles when outfitted with a 100mm lens. In addition to the 100mm lens, the camera is also available with four other lens configurations: 6.25mm, 14.25mm, 35mm and 50mm focal lengths.
Key features of the new High-Resolution Sarix TI Series IP cameras include:
• Heightened image quality: Delivering up to 640x480 thermal video resolution, these positioning and fixed cameras provide outstanding sensitivity below 50 milliKelvins at f/1.0 and are capable of multiple display formats, including white hot, black hot and various color signatures. The Sarix TI uniquely maintains a full sensor dynamic range (16 bits) and keeps the signal in the digital domain for all image and analytics processing rather than converting to an analog signal. This series also allows up to two simultaneous video streams in IP installations.
• Industry-leading open integration: While thermal imaging has historically been deployed in closed, proprietary video management systems, the Sarix TI supports a wide variety of video management systems and is easily integrated into existing video networks.
• Wide-range of customizable analytics: The Sarix TI comes standard with integrated camera analytics at no additional charge, including adaptive motion, object counting, stopped vehicle, loitering detection and camera sabotage, which are customizable for a wide range of applications. In addition, alarms can be integrated into the system and users can be alerted via email with alerts, images and/or hardware alarms.
• Robust construction: The compact, lightweight aluminum camera is designed for maximum
environmental protection, complete with sun shroud and heater/defroster. The system has a sustained operating temperature range of minus 40 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. At its core is an uncooled, sun-safe microbolometer, long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) camera with an amorphous silicon detector, which provides a lower fixed pattern noise, while maintaining high resolution and sensitivity when exposed to the sun during daylight hours.
“The new Sarix Thermal Imaging Series High-Resolution IP Cameras offer unprecedented protection for high demand security installations, delivering the best thermal imaging value available, while allowing users to see beyond four miles,” said David Dorn, director of thermal imaging, Schneider Electric. “The Sarix TI line of cameras comes equipped with video analytics, allowing security directors instant access to information through an automatic alarm system based on pre-defined, user-provided rules and configurations. Alarms can be delivered via pop-ups, smart phones, email, etc.”
In addition to the high-resolution 640x480 camera, the Sarix TI Series is currently available in two other models: 240x184 (low-resolution camera) and 384x288 (mid-resolution camera).
With its Pelco video portfolio, Schneider Electric is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of video security systems. The Sarix TI Series was the winner of an IFSEC International Security Industry Award 2012. For more information, please visit: www.pelco.com/sarixti