Product News: PHOTONIS Introduces NOCTURN Gigabit Ethernet Low Light Camera New Model Provides GigE Vision® Functionality

06 May 2014

PHOTONIS Digital Imaging introduces a new Gigabit Ethernet camera optimized for low-light conditions. The new camera model provides GigE Vision® functionality into its NOCTURN line of products, offering new standard connectivity options for video management and dissemination in military ground vehicles and other localized surveillance networks. The model, NOCTURN-GV, will be shown at the PHOTONIS booth (#1213) at the upcoming SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing show in Baltimore, MD (USA) in early May.

The NOCTURN family of low light cameras provides day-through-night imaging, capturing images in extreme lighting conditions from daylight through quarter-moon darkness. The cameras are ideal for surveillance, security, man-portable and mobile applications where low power and small size is essential such as for UAVs, rifle scopes, border patrol and remote monitoring.

The NOCTURN family of products, including the new GV model, are powered by the Lynx CMOS imaging sensor, a solid-state sensor that offers less than 4e- read noise, with SXGA (1280x1024) resolution at frame rates up to 100 Hz.

PHOTONIS USA President and CEO, Gregory Bell commented, “Our camera customers are increasingly asking for a variety of connectivity options using standard interfaces. The new NOCTURN-GV camera fulfills that requirement while still offering our unique low-light capabilities.”

The NOCTURN-GV model is the result of a previously-announced development partnership with Pleora Technologies to utilize its iPORT™ camera interface with the NOCTURN camera. The Pleora iPORT™ products optimize video transmission due to their light-weight, off-the-shelf cabling, networking capabilities, and ability to support a range of different computing platforms.

PHOTONIS Digital Imaging is a new business unit of PHOTONIS Technologies, exclusively concentrating on the research, design, development and manufacture of digital low-light imaging technologies. PHOTONIS is a multinational high-technology group, with more than 40 years experience in manufacture, sales and innovation, specializing in photo sensor technology. The Group operates internationally in the Night Vision, Industrial, Scientific and Medical Imaging and Nuclear Instrumentation markets. PHOTONIS USA designs and manufactures a wide range of custom and standard components and assemblies for mass spectroscopy and power tubes as well as other medical, bio-medical and scientific instruments and holds several patents in these fields.