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Bosch's extreme environment CCTV camera passes with flying colours at the Antarctic volcano

Published on 15 March, 2010

Bosch’s extreme environment CCTV camera survives even the Antarctic volcano
The EX14 CCTV series is particularly suited for harsh weather applications
From fire to ice, the Bosch EX14 extreme environment camera has proven time and time again that it has what it takes to stand up to the elements. The EX14 series is particularly suited for harsh weather applications - capturing extraordinary images under extraordinary circumstances. It is made of an injection-moulded ABS/nylon resin and engineered specifically to withstand heat, cold, and humidity. And its IP67, NEMA 6 and 6P-rated design survives extreme weather, corrosion, dust, and even water submersion. 
The EX14 has an operational range of -76°F to 140°F (-60°C to +60°C), making it ideal for extreme environments around the globe, including:

  • Offshore oil exploration
  • Industrial freezers
  • Cruise ships
  • Underground mining
  • Navy combat ships
  • Food processing plants

One of the harshest applications has to be the Mt. Erebus Antarctic Volcano Crater where the EX14's performance has exceeded everyone's expectations.

The CCTV camera's compact design, plug-and-play installation, and low voltage requirements make it ideal for difficult applications 

The camera has been exposed to intense cold (-25° to -60° C), frequent blizzards, and corrosive volcanic gas for nearly five years. It is currently recording the now passive convection of the lava lake but is ready to capture the next transition to explosive activity. 
William C. McIntosh, Associate Professor of Geochemistry, Volcanologist, Geochronologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources and Co-director of the New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory recently wrote: "The equipment has been performing very well - the camera is the same one that we installed in December 2005. If only all our other equipment on Erebus worked this well!"
In this environment - and many others - the EX14 delivers a clear picture for effective monitoring, with up to 540 TVL colour images and outstanding IR sensitivity for low-noise images in dark conditions. The camera's compact design, plug-and-play installation, and low voltage requirements make it ideal for difficult applications.
For more on the Bosch EX14 extreme environment camera, click here.

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