Sierra-Olympic Technologies, a supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras and systems solutions for imaging applications, introduces the Vayu HD, an uncooled thermal camera with true high definition (1920 x 1200 pixels) and capable of 1080 p output. The new thermal imager replaces the recently introduced Viento HD and Viento HD IP67 cameras and features the same longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral response from 8 to 14 µm, making it suitable for security, border protection, military imaging, airborne recon and wide-area surveillance.
The Vayu HD uses a vanadium oxide microbolometer (VOx) sensor with a capacity of more than 2.3 million pixels on a 12-micron pixel pitch in a commercially designed, IP67-environmentally rated, stand-alone camera. Other features include an athermalized 24-mm F1.1 custom-designed optic, 30 Hz frame rate and three video formats: HD-SDI, h.264 IP-Video or 16-bit Camera Link output. Custom lenses are available upon request.
The Vayu HD, with its processor core, provides integrated image enhancement functions, electronic image stabilization, on-board image and video storage, and true Ethernet or RS-422 camera control capabilities. Like its predecessors, the uncooled microbolometer detector offers a long life for the camera system by eliminating the need for a cryocooler that would require periodic servicing and/or replacement.
Sierra-Olympic will be showcasing the new Vayu HD at ASIS Security Expo in Dallas, Texas (US), 26–28 September 2017 in booth #4167.