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  • IR Revolution 360° Camera
Jun 2008
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 13, 2008 -- HGH Infrared Systems said its IR Revolution 360 is the industry’s first 360° line-scan panoramic infrared (IR) camera and marks HGH's entry into the US security and surveillance market.

The IR Revolution 360 is a panoramic infrared camera designed to replace multicamera perimeter security systems that have traditionally required several single or dual-head cameras set to pan, tilt, or zoom within a fixed field of view. The IR Revolution 360 creates 3- to 12-MP panoramic thermal images of a surveillance area at a rate of one full image per second for automatic, real-time intrusion detection and tracking. The camera operates passively, emitting no light, and can detect a human from a distance of 1 to 3 km. Users control the IR Revolution 360 remotely through a point-and-click interface on a Windows operating system, and can deploy the camera in seven to eight minutes via a simple Ethernet connection.

The expansion of HGH, which is based in Igny, France, into security and surveillance has meant the appointment of a new US office in Cambridge, Mass., sales and technical support staff -- starting with new US Director of Business Development Ron Austin -- and a distribution agreement with Walpole, Mass.-based IRCameras.

"The technology in this camera is unique -- panoramic thermal imaging has been attempted before, but never with such superb image quality and long-range capture capabilities. This camera has the potential to significantly simplify the way perimeter security professionals do their job," said Austin, who has worked in the thermal imaging sector for the past eight years at Raytheon Commercial Infrared and Hurley IR.

“This product is the first viable one of its kind,” said Mike Larson, vice president of IRCameras, which will sell and install the camera in the US. “The image quality, sophisticated target detection capability, and comprehensive dashboard interface represent a large step forward in effectiveness versus existing multicamera systems -- I expect that the IR Revolution 360 will be ideally suited to airport and port security scenarios, as well as military and government groups planning mobile deployments.”

HGH is holding demonstrations of the camera's capabilities June 13-27 at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass.

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HGH Systèmes Infrarouges
ZAC de la Sablière
10 Rue Maryse Bastié
91430 Igny
Phone:+33 1-69-35-47-70
Fax : +33 1-69-35-47-80


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