Radiometric Thermal Cameras
By increasing the processing capacity, the CG series cameras have more detailed features in the alarm setting and ROI settings. The CG series radiometric thermal cameras are fully controlled by the thermal imaging analyser on the PC.
All of the CG Series radiometric models have the latest version of thermal detectors from ULIS. They are, QVGA Gen2 detectors and VGA Gen2 detectors, respectively.
These detectors have better NETD than the former detectors in the CX series models, The NUCis operated several times a day, which is good enough because they are shutter-less compatible. Even though the NUC is executed every 5 minutes or 1 minute, the image quality is much better than former CX series models.
PC Software for CG Series Radiometric Cameras
Thermal Imaging Analyser
The CG320 (384x288 resolution) and the CG640 (640x480 resolution) models have two different outputs. CVBS analogue video data from a BNC port and temperature raw data of each pixel from the Ethernet port.
All of the CG series thermography models are supplied with PC software. For easy analysis with temperature raw data from the thermal camera via the Ethernet.
The thermal imaging analyser on the PC receives temperature raw data of all pixels via the Ethernet. It analyses temperature data in various ways as the user requires. The user can set the ROI (Region of Interest) in different patterns to analyse just in the ROI or to exclude specific area in the scene. The thermal imaging analyser creates an alarm signal and play wave file or the frame of the image is glittering as set. There are two alarm relay-outs available from the camera in addition to the alarms on the PC, when the alarm conditions are met.
The Multi-connection thermal imaging analyser that allows the user to connect multi-cameras simultaneously, will be released early 2017. COX provides its customers who develop their own thermal imaging analyser with a SDK sample program, working in Windows, prepared in C++ program language with technical support.
Using the thermal report program, the user can load radiometric jpeg files generated by the thermal imaging analyser. Add descriptions to each file, making a thermal report quickly and effortlessly.
COX provides users who want to develop their own thermal imaging analyser with a SDK and a sample program developed in C++ language.
With the camera controller, the user has access to the camera via the Ethernet, to change different settings.
Radiometric Thermal Network Cameras
Thermal network cameras of measuring temperature in up to 10 ROIs
Thermal Network Cameras
The CG320-IP and CG640-IP are thermal network cameras transmitting video data and temperature data simultaneously. The cores of these thermal network cameras are exactly the same as the CG320 and CG640. With normal temperature detection mode (measure up to 120℃) or high temperature detection mode (measure up to 650℃), respectively. These thermal network cameras are a new concept of thermal network cameras, and fundamentally different from other thermal network cameras already on the market.
CG320-IP and CG640-IP are very unique thermal network cameras transmitting compressed video data and temperature raw data, of each rectangular shape of the ROIs in the image, including temperature alarm data simultaneously via IP network. The user can set the alarm temperature in each ROIs in the image (user can set up to 10 rectangular shape ROIs) in min., max., or average temperature. If the temperature of any ROI exceeds the set temperature, the corresponding camera sends temperature raw data of the alarm data in addition to the compressed video data to the alarm management software.
Alarm Management Software
The alarm management software then starts to record for set period of time (alarm recording). It will pop up the corresponding channel to show an image in bigger size with the ROI showing with a different frame colour where the measured temperature exceeds the set temperature. At the same time, as the measured temperature exceeded the set temperature, it is displayed at the location in the ROI. In addition to the alarm signal and related activities in the alarm management software on the PC, the corresponding camera can also issue an alarm signal, and the user must then take action when the alarm signal is issued, for example, a warning lamp flashing with a certain alarm sound.
As show in the above configuration, the customer can use a mix of CCTV network cameras and CG320-IP/CG640-IP thermal network cameras, as many as required in the project. VuRix VMS is in operation in many sites in Korea with up to several thousands of network cameras.
Regions of Interest (ROI)
Setting max., min., or average temperatures in each ROI, is done in the temperature setting window in the web viewer of CG320-IP or CG640-IP, while the user can see the image as following picture. After entering the settings of the temperatures in each ROI, the user transmits the setting value to the corresponding camera. To make the camera ready to issue a temperature alarm when the measured temperature in the specific ROI exceeds its set value.
Size and number of ROIs user can be set in the web viewer for the CG320-IP or CG640-IP:
1) Total number of rectangular shape of ROIs is 10
2) No limitation in the size of rectangular ROIs
CG320-IP and CG640-IP thermal network cameras are very suitable for the following applications:
1) Fire prevention (detection) covering wide areas (wild fire, waste management, sugar cane waste, other)
2) Preventative maintenance in industrial plants
3) Intrusion detection (human, animal) in wide areas
4) Fire and intrusion detection in yacht basin. Alarm management software has the same structure of VMS which is very popular in the CCTV field. The alarm management software is fully based on VuRix which is developed by Innodep Inc. who is well-known in Korea and East Asian market and competing with Genetec or Milestone in the world market.
Multi Channels and/or Sites
COX will supply a 16 channel and a single site version of the alarm management software (VuRix VMS) free of charge for customers getting CG320-IP and CG640-IP thermal network cameras.
Alarm management software for more than 16 channels or for multi-sites shall be charged and policy for alarm management software based on VuRix including rate per channel or rate per site shall be proposed by the time CG320-IP and CG640-IP released.
Alarm management software is based on the VuRix VMS which is the best and well-known VMS in Korea, and installing alarm management software on stable PC with a certain capacity of HDD means users have a reliable NVR to which the user can connect CCTV network cameras and COX thermal network cameras, which are, CG300-IP, CG600-IP, CX1000-IP, CG320-IP, and CG640-IP. Customers can save time and money on their projects.
The recommended specification of the PC system to run the alarm management software (VuRix VMS) is, 1) OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 64bit 2) H/W: Intel i7 series CPU recommended for performance requirements Memory 8GB VGA 2GB equivalent(DirectX 9 support)