Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. has released a night-vision camera that captures color surveillance video at 30 fps in starlight conditions. The IK-1000 has a Peltier-cooled electron-multiplying CCD and exhibits minimum light sensitivity of 0.00025 lx. Its 50-dB signal-to-noise ratio provides sharp imaging in all lighting conditions. Coupled with the camera’s 12-dB gain control function, the 1/2-in. sensor produces images with resolution of up to 658 × 496 pixels. Features include RS-232C camera control, 16-area selectable backlight compensation and adaptive recursive noise reduction. Applications include homeland security, military, aviation, public utility, coastal ports and border patrol surveillance.