ATEX, IECEx and EAC-Ex certified Housing and Camera
The ExCam series is certified according to European regulations (ATEX) as well as international ones (IECEx). The housings’ certification comprises ATEX group I (mining) with a low risk of mechanical threat and ATEX group II for zone 1, 2 as well as 21 and 22 including the explosion groups IIC / IIIC with a high risk of mechanical threat. In accordance with the requirements of the impact and free-fall tests (DIN EN 60079: 0 2012), the housings are suitable for fix and mobile applications! Furthermore it also disposes of EAC-Ex certification.
During the ExCam IPM114x series development stage, the focus was clearly laid on security aspects as well as mechanical precision and high-quality stainless steels. In addition, the modular design of the housing concept allows a free combination of the individual housing components such as different flanges in combination with the housing body – without any limitations regarding explosion protection.
Concerning the technical parameters we have pushed the limits of what is feasible: In all areas, such as the media resistance, ambient temperature, impact resistance, and even the possibility of applications in mining environments, we set standards with the ExCam series.
Comparison of the different ExCam IPM114x cameras
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Media resistance and seals
Due to the high-quality materials used for the ExCam Series, it meets the requirements of a comprehensive media resistance list! It is also possible to freely select different stainless steel alloys to reflect the best execution for your application. Even a coating or powder coating of the housing is feasible to realize individual media resistance requirements.
The particularly designed GYLON (PTFE) flat sealing does not only ensure the housing to be watertight (IP68) but also supports the resistance towards several chemicals (a media resistance list is available upon request). The extremely robust and scratch-proof as well as high-impact resistant borosilicate glass fits perfectly into the high-quality materials of the housing body.
Camera for use in Mining
As one of the first pressure-tight camera protection systems, ExCam Series meets all requirements for mines (environments susceptible of fire damps) and is certified according to ATEX/IECEx and EAC-Ex for equipment group I Mb. If the ExCam Series is used in mining environments with a low risk of mechanical damages, it is even not necessary to equip the housing with an additional device in order to protect the borosilicate glass! The ExCam series thus allows for the first time the safe use of portable and stationary surveillance equipment underground
Also with regard to the allowed ambient temperature, the Ex IPM1145-L sets new standards. The temperature range starts at -60° C and goes up to +40° C (without active cooling). In order to remain free of frost at -60° C, we use a two PTC ceramics for heating (please refer to model code).
Portable & stationary use
In accordance with the requirements of the impact and free-fall tests (DIN EN 60079: 0 2012); the ExCam Series is also approved as a portable device.
Reduced installation costs & Power over Ethernet (PoE)
A particularity of the ExCam IPM1145-L is that the data streams as well as the power is transmitted via a single cable which means that for the installation within the safe area, only a PoE-Switch or a PoE-Midspan is required.
As the power supply of the camera is executed via Power over Ethernet (PoE according to IEEE 802.3af) via the network, no costly installation of a separate power supply is required.
Small ex-proof housing – great resolution (HD)
With its length of just 210 mm and a diameter of only 113 mm, the ExCam IPM114x series is smaller than some camera models for safe areas – but with more powerful functions.
Thanks to its progressive scan function, the ExCam IPM114x series is capable of making high-resolution images of moving objects with up to 30 frames per second: Without motion blur! The ExCam IPM114x series also delivers sharp images in HD resolution.
Integrated IR-LED with OptimizedIR
The ExCam IPM1144-L as well as the ExCam IPM1145-L dispose of Axis OptimizedIR, an nergy efficient LED technology with adjustable IR illumination angle and discreet IR-LED integration. This allows the camera to illuminate automatically a scene in complete darkness in case of an event or if required by the user. The IR-LED illumination is invisible to the human eye and perfectly suitable to discover objects in distances of up to 15 meters.
Remote Zoom and Remote Focus
Thanks to the fact that Zoom and Focus are remotely controllable, also no fine-tuning at site is necessary anymore for the ExCam IPM1145-L / IPM1145. In addition, it always provides the best viewing angle for the area to be observed.
Blast Proof Camera with Day / Night function
The ExCam IPM114x series is equipped with a day / night function making it particularly suitable for the use in outdoor or indoor areas with poor lighting. When the brightness drops below a certain value, the camera automatically switches to night mode to produce high-quality black and white images using near-infrared light.
Near-infrared light, with a wavelength between 780 and about 1000 nanometers, cannot be perceived by the human eye, however, the image sensor of the ExCam IPM114x series can recognize and use this light.
It is possible to flexibly equip the ExCam IPM114x series with additional lines which can link external digital auxiliary contacts with the camera logic. For example, the external contacts can be used to start or terminate a video recording or to clean the camera’s optical flange via a relay with compressed air or water spray. Via the video operation software SAMCONtrol® this can be done remotely.
Local record stores & Edge Storage
The ExCam IPM114x series has a microSD / microSDHC slot for a memory card of up to 64 GB (card not included delivery scope) so that each camera disposes of an integrated recording device. In addition, the camera supports the active recording of streams into a central network directory (network storage or file server). The ExCam IPM1145-L stores data independently without the control of external computers.
Benefits of digital network video surveillance
An IP network video surveillance system offers numerous advantages and special features.
Among other things, benefits include remote access, high image quality, event management, intelligent video capabilities, easy integration possibilities, better scalability, flexibility, and cost efficiency.
• Remote access
• High image quality
• Event management and intelligent video
• Easy, safe and sustainable integration
• Scalability and flexibility
• Cost efficiency
Network cameras and video encoders can be accessed and configured remotely so that via our browser-based video management software SAMCONtrol®, multiple authorized users can watch live video images and video recordings at any time and from any networked location worldwide. This is an advantage in case you want to grant users of other companies, e.g. of a security company, access to the video images as well.
High image quality
For video surveillance applications, a high image quality is essential in order to be able to clearly identify involved persons or objects. With its progressive scan and megapixel technology, the ExCam IPM114s series offers a much better image quality as well as a higher resolution than any analog CCTV camera. In addition, it is much easier to ensure the image quality in an IP network than in an analog system.
For the current analog systems using a DVR as a recording device, numerous data conversions from analog to digital and vice versa take place: First the camera converts the analog signals into digital data, afterwards they are re-converted to analog signals to allow transmission. Subsequently, the analog signals are re-digitalized again for recording. Each conversion procedure as well as the cable’s signal attenuation influences the image quality. The greater the transmission distance of these analog signals is, the weaker the signal becomes. In a fully digital IP-Surveillance system, images from a network camera are digitized only once and they then remain in the digital format.
As a result, not only unnecessary conversions are avoided but also image degradation due to long transmission distances in a network will not occur. In addition, digital images can be stored and retrieved more easily than it is possible with analog videotapes.
Event management and intelligent video
Often, an excessive amount of video data is recorded and there is not enough time available to analyze it properly. Advanced network cameras and video encoders with integrated intelligence or analysis functions solve this problem by reducing irrelevant video recordings as well as by initiating pre-programmed actions. Such functions are not available for analog systems.
The ExCam IPM114x series offers integrated functions such as video motion detection, active tampering alarm, and alarm and event management functions. Using these features makes the network cameras and video encoders capable of continuously analyzing the input data in order to detect events and to respond automatically – e.g. by starting a video recording and sending alarm notifications.
Event management functions can be set via the user interface or the network video software. Users can define the alarms or events by the used trigger and specify the time period in which the event has to be active. Furthermore, the actions can be configured (e.g. recording of one or more locations, locally and / or at remote locations, activation of external devices such as sirens, lights and door opener, sending notifications to users).
Easy, safe and sustainable integration
Network video products based on open standards can be integrated simply in combination with video management and application software.
Scalability and flexibility
A network video system can grow with the needs of its users. For IP-based systems, many network cameras and video encoders as well as other types of applications can use the same wired or wireless network for data exchange.
Therefore a variable number of network video products can be added to the system without the need for extensive or expensive changes to the network infrastructure. In an analog system this is not possible as for such systems a particularly designed coaxial cable must be wired directly from each camera to a display / recording station. In comparison, network video products can be virtually placed in any location and incorporated into any network; being more or less open or even strictly protected.
An IP-Surveillance system typically has lower total operating costs than a conventional analog CCTV system. In most cases, an IP network infrastructure does already exist so that a network video application can be easily integrated into the existing infrastructure. Wired or wireless networking solutions are also much cheaper than coaxial and fiber optic cable used for analog CCTV systems. The administrative as well as the equipment costs are lower as back-end storage applications as well as storage systems can be carried out on non- proprietary standard server as supposed to manufacture specific hardware such as a DVR.