DSEI 2017

True scene observation [DSEI17D2]

13 September 2017

Adimec Advanced Image Systems of the Netherlands (Stand N9-110) is displaying a number of its camera systems designed for the security market, including the TMX series of rugged full-HD and 4K resolution systems that are used to provide daylight full-motion video in airborne payloads and long-range observation systems.

One example is the TMX55 global shutter CMOS 4K camera, which provides imaging from low to high light level; scenes with ‘‘optimal contrast reproduction and excellent colour processing’’, according to the company.

‘‘All of the TMX cameras are designed for operational use in environmentally challenged systems with focus on small size, low weight and low power.’’

At full resolution of 4096 x 2160, the TMX55 maintains a frame rate of 30fps at a maximum of one frame latency with the CoaXPress interface, Adimec noted. ‘‘In the TMX cameras, the implementations of colour processing, auto exposure control, automatic white balance and auto contrast enhancement secure reliable true scene observation under ever-changing outdoor conditions,’’ the company said.

Other cameras in the range include the TMX50 and the TMX52, the former of which provides 2464 x 2056 resolution at 40fps with the 2/3in IMX250 image sensor, and the latter offering 2064 x 1544 resolution at 60fps with the 1/1.8in IMX252 image sensor. Interface options for these include CoaXPress, Camera Link and 3G-SDI.

The company claims that its Adaptive Resolution feature eliminates concerns with the smaller pixel size of CMOS image sensors and the need to change optics, and involves interpolation algorithms in the camera adapting CMOS pixels to provide equivalent or better image quality as CCD at the same field of view.

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