Larson Electronics LLC has announced a new explosion proof camera with a CMOS image sensor, which is operated remotely from a centralized control room, and provides live feed from inside tanks, reactors and other vessels, making it ideal for remote inspection in hazardous locations. This network camera features a 108° wide angle fixed lens and an integrated IR LED array providing low light and nighttime visibility up to 120 feet.
The EXPCMR-IP-POE-2MP-IR-108D network explosion proof camera features a built-in 1/2.5” progressive scan CMOS image sensor, which delivers up to 1.0MP resolution at 30 fps. An IR LED array integrated into this network camera provides low light and nighttime visibility up to 120 feet, and a wide angle fixed lens covers large areas offering crisp clear imagery. This live remote inspection camera switches automatically from full colour to IR mode when light falls below a certain level. The EXPCMR-IP-POE-2MP-IR-108D utilizes a variety of impressive technologies including: STARVIS Infrared Technology, 120dB true Wide Dynamic Range, 3D Digital Noise Reduction, and a true day/night IR-Cut Filter Removal.
Camera power is delivered via the same Ethernet cable using Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. This not only increases flexibility in deployment, but also provides time and cost savings as well. This 4K network camera is live-view capable without an NVR system, though an NVR is required for recording. It features three streams configurable for different frame rates and resolutions – one for recording, and two additional steams for live viewing and other resources. Additionally, this remote inspection camera is extremely well-built to withstand demanding conditions in explosive environments. A certified copper-free aluminum body and an adjustable rear-mounted stainless-steel mounting bracket protect this network security camera from environmental abuse. To increase the reliability of this camera, a pressurized air nozzle has been added to continually blow dust and debris away from the lens and lessen the accumulation of particles.
“This network camera makes remote inspection much more streamlined, saving both time and money, and contributing to workplace safety,” said Rob Bresnahan, CEO of Larson Electronics LLC. “This explosion proof camera produces crisp and clear imagery and mounts directly inside tanks and vessels for real-time feed.”