Published on 28 December, 2015
FLIR Systems, Inc. recently launched the FLIR TCX PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom), the first thermal PTZ camera that is both compatible with the industry’s top video standards and includes onboard Video Motion Detection (VMD) analytics.
The FLIR TCX PTZ outperforms standard visible light cameras by using a thermal camera to provide the industry’s most accurate alarm assessment and visual verification. Using thermal, security professionals can see clearly in complete darkness, in challenging lighting conditions, low-contrast scenes, inclement weather, or heavily landscaped areas to help determine the correct response strategy.
ONVIF Profile S compliant
The TCX PTZ is compatible with existing security systems, including FLIR’s MPX, or HDCVI, IP, and analogue. It is also ONVIF Profile S compliant to easily integrate with legacy intrusion detection technology like shaker fences, trip wires, and motion detectors. The TCX PTZ combines VMD analytics and FLIR’s proprietary Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) thermal video technology to display high-contrast foreground and background details that improves video analytics performance.
“The new FLIR TCX Thermal PTZ is a major advancement in security as it provides best-in-class alarm assessment and visual verification capabilities,” said John Distelzweig, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR’s Security segment. “FLIR’s thermal imaging technology provides security professionals with the technology they trust and information they need to respond appropriately.”
Available in either 640x480 resolution with a 32 degree lens or 320x240 resolution with a 25 degree lens, both with 4x continuous eZoom and continuous 360 degree panning, the TCX PTZ captures video footage at multiple angles and perspectives.