Published on 25 July, 2008
Forward Vision, a member of the Bosch Group, reports its MIC1 series of cameras, also known as "Metal Mickey's", are being used in an increasing number of rapid deployment applications worldwide. They have recently been used in solutions as diverse as Presidential protection command vehicles, Police surveillance vans, Highways Agency vehicles, RNLI lifeboats and temporary wireless surveillance installations.
James Smith, general manager at Forward Vision, says: "The compact size, vandal proof design and unrivalled Pan, Tilt & Zoom (PTZ) capabilities of the MIC1 series make them the camera of choice for a multitude of rapid deployment applications. These types of solutions call for extremely tough and reliable product as the constant cycle of deployment, transportation and re-deployment can take its toll, but MIC1 series cameras have proved in the field that they are more than up to the challenge - even in some of the world's harshest environments. What's more all cameras come with a fully comprehensive three-year warranty for added piece of mind."
Certified to IP68, MIC1 series cameras have an industry leading resistance to water and dust ingress, making them ideal for the unpredictable nature of rapid deployment. The use of brushless motor technology not only offers ultra-reliable, whisper quiet operation, but also means that the camera head does not spin around freely when powered down - this makes them suitable for permanent mounting on vehicles without risk of damage while being transported from site to site.
Thanks to multiple communication protocol capability, all of Forward Vision's MIC1s are easily integrated into all leading control systems and an optional compact control keyboard is available to give full camera functionality where space is a consideration.