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EVIDIR alpha thermal imaging camera and infrared modules – one size for all variants

Make heat visible to precisely measure and evaluate temperature data. With the EVIDIR alpha thermal imaging camera, you can take thermal images and thermograms with outstanding image quality.

Thermal imaging camera and infrared modules EVIDIR alpha - one size for all variants

Visualization and analysis of temperature distributions

The new family of EVIDIR alpha thermal imaging cameras feature outstanding thermal image quality and optimized size, weight and performance. Infrared camera modules for system integration.

Based on modern 12-μm uncooled microbolometer technology, EVIDIR alpha thermal imaging camera modules deliver sharp and detailed thermal images with a thermal sensitivity of less than 40 mK (NETD).

The modular design gives customers maximum flexibility

With the modular approach, EVIDIR gives the user the greatest flexibility possible so dimensions, interface and software won't change, regardless of how it is used:

  • Viewer or radiometer,
  • without shutter, with internal mechanical shutter or both,
  • VGA (640x480) or QVGA (320x240) resolution,
  • <9 Hz or 60 Hz.

Jenoptik thermal imaging camera: Outstanding image quality and precision radiometry acquired from experience

EVIDIR alpha infrared camera modules provide thermal images showing all details. This first-class quality is based on more than 40 years of Jenoptik's experience in the design, development and production of high-end infrared technology solutions.

Ultra high thermal sensitivity (lowest NETD) with up to

*under special conditions

Our objective: our thermal imaging camera offers the best possible precision for specific applications.

  • ultra high thermal sensitivity to view the tiniest differences in temperature – what is “high end” for our competitors is standard for us, so we always offer our customers the best product on the market.
  • Precise optical alignment of the sensor, housing and lens ensures excellent sharpness across the entire image
  • Internal camera image correction for superior image quality, unrivaled in the market in this class
  • The extremely reliable mechanical lock guarantees that it will operate even in the toughest conditions
  • Long-term stable shutterless operation allows uninterrupted observation from the very beginning, and is completely silent
  • The combination of mechanical shutter and shutterless operation results in an extremely high Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

Features and benefits of the EVIDIR alpha thermal imaging camera module

  • European Detector Technology
  • The modular approach gives the customer access to:
    • all variants without making any additional changes
    • various options for detector resolution, field of view, interfaces, radiation-based or viewer application, and choice of shutter mode
  • standard interfaces for easy integration into a wide range of applications
  • standard optics, but additional options available upon customer request – allowing the customer to choose the perfect field of view
  • the programmable video interface uses FPGA technology so customer-specific adaptations can be made to the interface

Outstanding features and technical data of EVIDIR alpha infrared cameras

The viewer produces a very detailed image (8-bit b/w or 16/24-bit false colors) with a non-linear gradation to view high contrast for every little detail. In this case, there is no obvious relationship between temperature and pixel value.
For viewer cameras, we have a visualization range of -40°C to 120°C (optionally up to 600°C) as standard.

The radiometic-based devices are designed to provide additional temperature information.

The radiometric calibrated device has two standard measuring ranges.
Zone 1: -40°C to 120°C and range 2: 0°C to 600°C.
Both zones are always active. You can switch between these two zones automatically or manually.

Three radiometric-based modes are available.

  1. The camera generates temperature data from each pixel (16 bit), allwowing for subsequent temperature evaluation. Please note that these images are not suitable for creating an image! If an appropriate image has to be created for viewing, an external gradation process is required. This is not supported by the EVIDIR core. This grading process may include, for example, the creation of a false color image as well as level and range implementation.
  2. Non-linear viewer image (8-bit B/W or 16/24-bit false colors) with additional temperature information in the form of up to 8 isothermals mixed into the viewer image and/or from three user-defined rectangular ROIs (Region of Interest) via the interface.
    For an isotherm, as shown in the image below, the defined temperature range is colored. In the example, a temperature range has been colored yellow and anything hotter than this range has been colored orange. The commands can be used to define where the ROIs are located and how big they are. Please note that there is no OSD overlay in the output video to see this ROI frame!
    The serial command interface allows the minimum, maximum, and average temperature to be retrieved from each ROI.
  3. Both modes together are available on request. A non-linear viewer image (8-bit B/W) and a parallel output of temperature linear data (16-bit).

Best accuracy on the market with up to 

*under special conditions

Thermal imaging camera: Different interfaces for distinct requirements

EVIDIR alpha infrared camera modules are perfect for mobile applications. Thanks to their small size, low weight and low power consumption, EVIDIR alpha infrared camera modules can be easily integrated into all types of vehicles as well as portable, hand-held or highly mobile devices, such as unmanned aircraft, or automated ground vehicles (UAV or AGV), police and fire brigade bodycams.

Development support

To test and verify the outstanding quality of our modules, we support our customers in the development process with USB samples and an extremely competent team of developers and application engineers. OEM interfaces (parallel CMOS or CameraLink) – infrared cores, and
customer-specific OEM solutions

Adaptation to customer needs

If no standard configuration meets your needs, the platform approach allows for easy customization to meet specific customer needs. Talk to us, and we will find a solution for your needs.

Datasheet OEM Module

Thermal imaging camera: Different interfaces for different requirements

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Use right after purchase

Thermal imaging cameras with GigE interface can be operated directly with additional software. To this end, we work with a partner with an excellent reputation that operates globally. The software developed by this partner has proven itself over many years, supported by an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and is continuously adapted to the current system requirements.

We also support our customers with a Software Development Kit (SDK) so the camera can be incorporated directly into the customer system.

Use over long distances

In contrast to USB, it is easier to connect the camera with a GigE interface to control devices such as a PC or tablet over long distances. This gives the user great flexibility in the measurement location and the evaluation location.

Datasheet GigE Interface

Radiometer technical specifications

Detector unit Uncooled microbolometer with 12-μm pixel spacing
Spectral range [μm] LWIR 8 ... 14
Measuring range [°C] -40 ... +600
Thermal sensitivity NETD ≤ 20 mK*
Dynamic range 16 bit
Measurement accuracy± 3 K or ± 3%
Frame rate options [Hz] < 9 | 60
Non uniformity correction (NUC)
Mechanical shutter
Image data 8-bit BW/16-bit YCbCr 4:2:2/24-bit RGB/16-bit temp data

*under special conditions

Specifications

CMOS (radiometer)
CameraLink (radiometer)

GigE (radiometer plus)


Video interface Parallel CMOS/CameraLink GigE vision
Control interface UART Register access or command interface
according to GigE-vision standard/UART
Power supply unit 3.3 12 - 30 V/PoE
Dimensions (W x H x L) [mm] 30 x 30 x <20 30 x 30 x 50
Weight (without lens) [g] ≤ 30 ≤ 80

Specifications

CMOS (radiometer)
CameraLink (radiometer)

GigE (radiometer plus)


Core320640640
Energy savings [mW]≤ 950 ≤ 1100 ≤ 2100
Lens options as standard; other options available on customer request


[Focal length; f number;
HFOV x VFOV]
25 mm; f/1.0; 8.8° x 6.6°
14 mm; f/1.0; 15.9° x 11.9°
7.2 mm; f/1.0; 30° x 23°
6.2 mm; f/1.0; 36° x 27°
3.9 mm; f/1.1; 60° x 44°
25 mm; f/1.0; 17.6° x 13.2°
14 mm; f/1.0; 31° x 24°
6.2 mm; f/1.0; 75° x 55°
25 mm; f/1.0; 17.6° x 13.2°
14 mm; f/1.0; 31° x 24°
6.2 mm; f/1.0; 75° x 55°

Technical Specifications Viewer

Detector unit Uncooled microbolometer with 12-μm pixel spacing
Spectral range [μm] LWIR 8 ... 14
Viewing range [°C] -40 ... +120, optional +600
Thermal sensitivity NETD ≤ 20 mK*
Dynamic range 16 bit
Frame rate options [Hz] <9 | 60
Non uniformity correction (NUC) Mechanical shutter or long-term stable shutterless
Video interface Parallel CMOS/CameraLink
Control interfaceUART/CameraLink standard
Image data 8-bit BW/16-bit YCbCr 4:2:2/24-bit RGB
Dimensions (W x H x L) [mm]
shutterless
with shutter
30 x 30 x <20 or as an option 25 x 25 x <20
30 x 30 x <20
Weight (without lens) [g] ≤ 30
Power supply [V] 3.3
*under special conditions

CMOS
CameraLink

Core320 (shutterless)
320 (with shutter)
640 (shutterless)
640 (with shutter)
Resolution [pixels]320 x 240 IR649 x 480 IR
Energy savings [mW]≤ 950 ≤ 1100
Lens options as standard; others available
on customer request
[Focal length; f-number; HFOV x VFOV]
25 mm; f/1.0; 8.8° x 6.6°
14 mm; f/1.0; 15.9° x 11.9°
7.2 mm; f/1.0; 30° x 23°
6.2 mm; f/1.0; 36° x 27°
3.9 mm; f/1.1; 60° x 44°
25 mm; f/1.0; 17.6° x 13.2°
14 mm; f/1.0; 31° x 24°
6.2 mm; f/1.0; 75° x 55°

Markets and applications for EVIDIR alpha thermal imaging cameras

Industrial applications

Thermal image of a rotary kiln
  • Process monitoring and control
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Quality control and material testing
  • Safety and occupational health and safety in production and logistics
  • Material processing and laser cutting
  • Production and process optimization
  • Energy industry, e.g. solar and power plants
  • Logistics and transport systems

Safety and security

Burglar protection
  • Monitoring temperature-sensitive processes and systems
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Monitoring critical infrastructure and facilities
  • Monitoring of public places and buildings
  • Intrusion protection, access control, building and system protection
  • Fire protection, fire detection, fire monitoring
  • Tracing injured or missing persons and animals
  • Rescue services, disaster response, THW
  • Border protection and surveillance
  • Police and private security services
  • Fire brigade
  • Drones and Unmanned Aircraft (UAV)

Mobility:

Drones with sensors
  • Drones and Unmanned Aircraft (UAV)
  • Railway technology and safety, for example collision avoidance and overheating protection
  • Autonomous guided vehicles (AGV)
  • Automated transport vehicles (ATV)
  • Capture environmental data, take aerial photographs
  • Monitor airspace and landing sites
  • Anti-collision

EVIDIR alpha – tech inside

We are pleased to present the EVIDIR starter kit. The box contains all the necessary components to get off to a good start with EVIDIR.

01 – EVIDIR camera with lens and tripod adapter

02 – Flash drive with the software for installing the EVIDIR app and the user guide

03 – USB connection cable

04 – Adjustment ring*

05 – Mini tripod

A Quick Start Guide is also included in the packaging.

*only included if a 3.9 mm/7.2 mm/14 mm lens has been ordered.

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