During the ExCam IPQ1765’s 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 components prior to the camera’s development 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. The housings’ certification comprises ATEX group I (mining) with a low risk of mechanical threat as well as ATEX group II for zone 1, 2 as well as 21 and 22 including the explosion group IIB. 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! Regarding 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.
Media resistance and seals
Due to the high-quality materials used for the T07 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.
As one of the first pressure-tight camera protection systems, ExCam IPQ1765 meets all requirements for mines (environments susceptible of fire damps) and is certified according to ATEX/IECEx for equipment group I M2 (Mb)I Mb. If the ExCam IPQ1765 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 IPQ1765 thus allows for the first time the safe use of portable and stationary surveillance equipment underground.
The allowed ambient temperature range of the ExCam IPQ1765 starts at -10°C and goes up to +50°C (without active cooling).
Portable & stationary use
In accordance with the requirements of the impact and free-fall tests (DIN EN 60079: 0 2012), the ExCam IPQ1765 is also approved as a portable device.
Reduced installation costs & Power over Ethernet (PoE)
A particularity of the ExCam IPQ1765 is that data as well as 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.
Small housing – great resolution (HD)
With its length of just 260 mm and a diameter of only 113 mm, the ExCam IPQ1765 is smaller than some camera models for safe areas – but with more powerful functions. With progressive scan, the ExCam IPQ1765 is capable of making high-resolution images of moving objects with up to 30 frames per second: Without motion blur! The ExCam IPQ1765 delivers sharp images in HD resolution.
Motor Zoom & Auto Focus, Auto Iris
The ExCam IPQ1765 provides a lens with 18x motor zoom, auto focus and auto iris. This reduces the installation efforts to a minimum which is especially important in hazardous areas. The pixel count of the camera mechanic can ensure that the pixel resolution of an object fulfills regulatory or customer requirements.
Day / Night function
The ExCam IPQ1765 is equipped with a day / night function making it particularly suitable for 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 IPQ1765 can recognize and use this light.
It is possible to flexibly equip the ExCam IPQ1765 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 IPQ1765 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 IPQ1765 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:
• 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 IPQ1765 s 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 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 easily and retrieve much easier 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 resolve 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 IPQ1765 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, the same wired or wireless network can be used for data exchange by many network cameras and video encoders as well as other types of applications.
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. In an analog video system a particularly provided coaxial cable must be wired directly from each camera to a display / recording station. In comparison, network video products can virtually be placed at any site and incorporated into any network. They can be open or strictly protected.
An IP-Surveillance system typically has a lower total operating cost 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 for analog CCTV systems. The administrative as well as equipment costs are lower as back-end storage applications that can be purchased off the shelve basically everywhere in the world.