Synectics has developed a new breed of camera stations for use in “hazardous areas and extreme environments"
The global surveillance technology group said the HD IP COEX C3000 units were specifically designed for application in extreme temperatures such as those found in Africa and the Middle East, with the ability to stream high quality 1080p video signals in temperatures of up to 70°C and as low as -55°C.
The camera stations come with high definition image capture and built-in H.264 AVC high profile (MPEG4 part 10) compression technology, allowing the C3000 HD IP to deliver a native IP output directly from the station, which eliminates the need for separate encoder units.
Certified to ATEX and IECEx international standards, Synectics said the C3000s are ideal for protecting oil and gas, marine, and CNI facilities such as processing plants, production platforms, FPSOs, pipelines, power networks, and LNG carriers.
“Oil and gas, CNI and marine assets pose a unique set of challenges when it comes to surveillance,” said Synectics’ engineering director Darren Alder. “High quality image capture in extreme temperatures and harsh weather conditions is vital, as is access to the system wherever cameras are located.
“High definition image capture, integrated IP and remote access all work to ensure operators can view live or recorded footage of the highest quality in any environment.”