Clarity in thermal video with DRS Technologies’ WatchMaster® Thermal security cameras

Product Profile

Furnishing Systems Integrators with a competitive edge by providing 24/7 affordable thermal solutions that outperform conventional surveillance technologies, the WatchMaster® Family is the clear choice for all of your low light, no light and challenging environments.

WatchMaster® thermal camera systems are equipped with DRS’ proprietary Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE™) algorithm for unmatched thermal image quality. ICE™ works to deliver greater image detail by seamlessly integrating three separate processes: (1) Edge Enhancement, (2) Dynamic Contrast Thresholding and (3) Adaptive Rescaling. While Automatic Gain Control (AGC) serves as an extremely valuable function for rendering a viewable image, it is not the optimal solution in every scenario. Many of today’s applications demand greater image detail of the entire scene. With knowledge of these inherent gaps in AGC and fueled by market demand for greater image detail, DRS Technologies continued to refine its imaging technology. Today, DRS' Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE™) provides a more comprehensive and robust imaging solution for a variety of applications.

With lens options that range from a wide-angle 90° field of view (FOV) to a narrow 6° FOV and resolutions up to 640x480, WatchMaster® cameras are answering the call for more affordable, reliable detection solutions.

  • IP and Analog video formats
  • Fixed and Pan-and-Tilt Configurations
  • Resolutions of 320x240 or 640x480
  • Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE™) Download the white paper, Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE™): The Defining Feature, to learn more.
  • ONVIF™ Profile S conformant
  • 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
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Technical Specification

Make DRS
Manufacturer DRS Technologies
Model code 6937-P
Series WatchMaster® IP Elite 6000
Colour Type Colour / Monochrome
Resolution 640 x 480 resolution
Digital (DSP) Yes
Specialist Type Thermal
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 12 ~ 24 V DC
Power Consumption: < 12.95 W
Focal Length mm 16.7
Picture Elements HxV 640 x 480
Network Properties Image Frame Rate: 9 fps
Inclusion DVR/ Web Server: DVR
Interface: Ethernet (10/100 BaseT), RJ-45, RS-485
Network Protocols: ONVIF™ Conformant (v 2.0 / Profile S) RTP, RTSP, TCP, uDP, DHCP, FTP, HTTP and NTP, PeLCO-D
Software: DRS Web Interface
Auto Gain Control Yes
Signal Mode PAL
Zoom Yes
Compression Type H264 / MJPEG
Physical Specifications Weight g: < 1,500
Dimensions mm: 292 x 104 x 95
Environmental Specifications Protection: IP66
Operating Temperature oC: -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F)
Additional info DRS 6937-P is a 9 fps thermal IP camera with 16.7mm focal length and 4x digital zoom. The camera utilises DRS Technologies’ proprietary 640x480 Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled thermal detector technology. The Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE) provides additional contrast and edge enhancement to bring out all image details including distant objects. It is interoperable with several video management and analytics packages for easy integration into existing solutions and is easily integrated into existing systems and conforms to the ONVIF standard.
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