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SightLogix new thermal video imaging - clearer images, better surveillance

Published on 19 September, 2011

SightLogix Thermal24 camera, the camera provides clear surveillance both day and night 
The Clear24™ thermal camera is integrated with physical security information management
SightLogix, the leading supplier of outdoor area and perimeter security video systems, announces Clear24™- a new benchmark in thermal video imaging. Introduced at ASIS 2011 (booth #3557), the new camera uses powerful image processing to provide the most detailed thermal image possible, 24 hours a day, including conditions of rain, snow, fog, wind, or humidity. Clear24 delivers another critical aspect of outdoor video surveillance, the need for a value-priced thermal camera that provides clear images both night and day.

Thermal imagery has been known for nighttime applications under low or zero lighting conditions. However, during the day, thermal cameras often suffer from degraded performance due to "whiteout" that occurs when targets are close to the same temperature as background scene. Thermal images are often blurry, displaying items as indiscernible shapes. Clear24 adapts to conditions to provide discriminating detail throughout the field of view, both at night and during the day.

See for an example of Clear24's crisp thermal images compared to market-leading thermal cameras.

"SightLogix is raising the bar for reliable outdoor thermal video with a cost-effective thermal camera that provides clear images at all times," said John Romanowich, President and CEO, SightLogix. "Clear24 leverages SightLogix' heritage of video processing to provide sharp images for better security."

Clear24 is an all-in-one, outdoor thermal camera that includes an imager complete with lens optics, on-board video processing and image-contrast technology. Clear24 is ruggedised for outdoor environments inside a NEMA 4X (IP66 compliant) nitrogen-purged housing. Multiple lens field-of-view options are available from 48 degrees to 4.6 degrees to support various distance ranges from 670 feet to 6,800 feet (205 meters to 2,075 meters).

"Our goal as an integrator is to exceed our customers' security expectations," said Mark Mills, President of Communication Concepts, a Florida-based systems integrator. "After testing the Clear24 at real-world customer sites, we have found that the SightLogix camera produces excellent thermal images both night and day, and under the most challenging thermal conditions."

Other Clear24 camera features include flexible and secure 10/100 Ethernet communications with support for broadband, wireless (802.11a), cellular, and satellite. The camera's open-system design is pre-integrated with third-party video management or physical security information management (PSIM) system environments.

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