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Optical Design & Engineering

High-definition thermography cameras


The new VarioCAM® HD from Jenoptik records radiometric images and images sequences of 1024 x 768 pixel resolution at a frame rate of up to 30 Hz. Additionally, Jenoptik's opto-mechanical Resolution Enhancement technology boosts the XGA resolution to a maximum real-time resolution of 3.1 megapixel - which is unique for thermography cameras.

The VarioCAM® HD features an eye-safe Jenoptik laser rangefinder for object distance measurement. The distance information is used for thermal image correction - thus increasing measurement accuracy - and also supports the camera's integrated auto-focus function. A GPS module enables tagging of geo-information to image data. Additional VIS still-image or video data is acquired by an integrated 8 Megapixel CMOS camera.

The VarioCAM® HD features an extra-large and tough 5.6'' TFT display and tiltable LCoS viewfinder for image display and camera control. The bright display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution is suitable for use under daylight conditions and allows for on-site temperature analysis either in real-time live-view or of recorded thermograms. With its IP54 proof tough industrial quality housing, the camera is handy and allows for easy, ergonomic one-hand operation. For easy and reliable remote camera control and image transfer. a variety of industrial standard interfaces are available, including GigE-Vision and wireless interfaces such as WLAN or Bluetooth.

Matching a broad variety of thermal imaging applications, a great choice of high quality infrared optics is available, ranging from wide angle to telephoto lenses. Designed and manufactured by Jenoptik's Optical Systems division, the lenses are perfectly adapted to the new VarioCAM® HD.

The new VarioCAM® HD debut in North America at the SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing symposium in Baltimore, 23-27 April, 2012.