G5IR long-range electro-optical target-detection system introduced by Sierra-Olympic

HOOD RIVER, Ore., 20 June 2016. Sierra-Olympic Technologies in Hood River, Ore., is introducing the G5IR 550CZ-18 electro-optical long-range target-detection and surveillance system designed for all-weather security applications.

Jun 20th, 2016
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

HOOD RIVER, Ore., 20 June 2016. Sierra-Olympic Technologies in Hood River, Ore., is introducing the G5IR 550CZ-18 electro-optical long-range target-detection and surveillance system designed for all-weather security applications.

The 550CZ-18 is an advanced midwave infrared (MWIR) imaging system featuring long-range target detection with recognition capabilities. The 18X continuous zoom lens provides 18 degrees of horizontal field of view (HFOV) at wide angle and 1-degree horizontal field of view at narrow angle.

The thermal camera system can detect human-sized targets at 18 ranges farther than 11 miles in good conditions.

The 640-by-512-pixel indium antimonide detector with a 15-micron pitch is optimized to operate in the 3-to-5-micron medium-wave infrared spectrum, commonly considered the best waveband for imaging in marine and high-humidity environments.

Other all-weather applications for the 550CZ-18 camera system include border protection, vessel traffic monitoring, critical infrastructure protection, and airport perimeter surveillance.

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G5IR's new camera system produces analog or digital video and can be remotely controlled via a serial interface and an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI).

Environmentally sealed, the unit has a dry nitrogen backfilled enclosure that is rated IP67 and a front element defroster. The long-life, cooled photodetector ensures reliable imagery over the life of the camera system.

The 550CZ-18 is built for reliability and stability over a wide temperature range and diverse weather conditions, and comes with an industry-leading 25-month manufacturer's warranty.

For more information contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies online at www.sierraolympic.com.

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