Prominent on Copenhagen Sensor Technology’s stand at Eurosatory 2016 was the Spectrel PTZI-1000, a long distance camera with a boresighted laser illuminator.
The high precision pan/tilt/zoom camera (with a 33x zoom facility) and the 808nm semiconductor laser use the same optics, thus illuminating the camera field of view optimally at all zoom settings. Offering true day/night operation across a temperature range of -40°C to +70°C, the unit also provides digital video output in the form of streaming IP.
Boresighting the camera and laser means operators are provided with optimal scene illumination regardless of target distance. The company claims this makes it an ideal solution for applications such as border surveillance, forward operating base protection and protection of critical infrastructure.
Picture shows: PTZI-1000 output at 200m in pitch black conditions