Redvision, a manufacturer of high-performance, rugged, CCTV cameras and housings, has launched the VOLANT Duo, a combined thermal and IP, rugged PTZ camera. It is the fastest, quietest and most accurate, rugged thermal/IP PTZ camera available in the security industry.
Stephen Lightfoot, Technical Director at Redvision, explains, “The VOLANT™ Duo offers both thermal and IP sensors in the same rugged, PTZ camera body. The thermal sensor is a 640x512 pixel, 17µm, Uncooled Vox Microbolometer with fixed lens options of 9, 13, 19, 25, 35 and 50mm, for wide angle through to long distance viewing. The CCTV camera has a 2MP, Sony STARVIS, CMOS sensor with exceptional, low-light performance and 30x optical zoom.”
“The VOLANT Duo PTZ is designed for tough, hazardous and corrosive, outdoor surveillance applications. Like our acclaimed X-SERIES rugged PTZ cameras, the VOLANT has a die-cast, aluminium body and flat, optically-correct, toughened glass, camera window with a silicon wiper option to keep off dust and moisture.”
“The VOLANT Duo has an integrated, Dual-Adaptive IR and white light LED illuminator option. The LEDs are mounted in a ring surrounding the camera window to provide optimal lighting for the STARVIS sensor, at up to 150m in complete darkness.”
Infinity drive for silent operation
“Lastly, the VOLANT Duo uses Infinity direct drive, brushless DC motors for its fast, accurate and silent operation. These give continuous rotation in both the pan and tilt axis, at up to 360°/second to a preset, but can also move extremely slowly to track a target or person in the distance.”
“The Infinity motors deliver military-level, positional accuracy, and if knocked out of position, will recover to their correct position.”