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Camera & Audio Systems

 

HV TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. is proud to be partnered with PONTIS EMC offering the highest quality EMC hardened camera/audio systems and fiber-optic converters. These systems are used for optical and acoustic monitoring of devices under test (DUT) as well as interference-free data transmission of various types of signals.

EMC shielded housing, specially filtered power supplies and signal transmission via fiber optics are common to all our products. For that reason the emissions are way below the standard limits and the immunity above the usual requirements. Only the highest quality components find the way into our products. This ensures that the mechanical and even more important, the optical features, of all camera systems are outstanding. The quality of the lens and the CCD chip in the camera module are crucial for a good surveillance system. Where suitable we use Pentax® lenses and 1/3" CCD cameras to gain the best possible resolution and light sensitivity.

PONTIS EMC products come with a standard 2 year factory warranty covered by HV TECHNOLOGIES in North America. Field proven quality and extremely low defect rates result from consequent quality management and intensive testing. 

Pontis EMC Camera & Audio System

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EMC Hardened Audio and Video System

When performing EMC emissions testing, it is important to monitor the device under test (DUT) without interfering with the measurement. During EMC immunity testing, the monitoring system has to withstand the high field strengths generated during testing.

All devices containing electronic components of any kind - from a small electric shaver to automobiles - are subject to EMC compliance testing. PONTIS EMC hardened audio and video products cover a whole range of applications from small pre-compliance chambers to huge military and automotive test sites. 

HD CAMERAS

Modern mobile devices, PC's and TV's use displays with very high resolution. In this case analog video may not offer enough resolution. The HDCam6 and HDCam7 cameras offer full-HD, uncompressed format (HD-SDI) with resolutions up to 1920*1080 pixels from sensor to display. In order to control and handle the massive data streams these HD cameras need to be connected to HD controllers. We can configure these controllers to drive up to 4 cameras including audio interfaces. HIRF option (up to 3000V/m, independently certified) available on select cameras. 

HDCam6

  • HD camera for basic demands
  • HD-SDI video signal (1080p, no data reduction)
  • 1920*1080 / Full HD resolution
  • 18x optical zoom / 12x digital zoom
  • Motorized pan/tilt
  • Automatic Iris Control available for low light conditions
  • Immunity ISO11452-1/2/5 - 200 V/m up to 18GHz
  • Emissions CISPR 25 - Class 5

HDCam7

  • Top of the line HD camera for high demands. Extended features available. 
  • HD-SDI video signal (1080p, no data reduction)
  • 1920*1080 / Full HD resolution
  • 30x optical zoom / 12x digital zoom
  • Motorized pan/tilt
  • Automatic and manual Iris Control available for low light conditions
  • Immunity ISO11452-1/2/5 - Standard model 200 V/m up to 18GHz. HIRF model 1000 V/m (PM) up to 18GHz
  • Emissions CISPR 25 - Class 5 - 20dB
HDCam7

SD CAMERAS

Standard definition cameras with excellent video performance and compact size. The right choice for applications which require cameras with good optical resolution at an economic cost. 

Cam5

  • Small, stand alone economic camera ideal for pre-compliance applications, GTEM cells and inside vehicles
  • NTSC color video signal
  • 550 TV lines resolution
  • 12x optical zoom / 18x digital zoom
  • Motorized pan/tilt or economic version with manual control
  • Immunity ISO11452-1/2/5 - 200 V/m up to 18GHz / 600 V/m stripline
  • Emission CISPR 25 - Class 5 - 10dB
Cam5

Cam8

  • High performance SD camera for large chambers
  • NTSC color video signal
  • 670 TV lines resolution
  • 40x optical zoom / 12x digital zoom
  • Motorized pan/tilt
  • Automatic and manual Iris Control available for low light conditions
  • Immunity ISO11452-1/2/5 - Standard model 200 V/m up to 40GHz. HIRF model 3000 V/m (PM) up to 18GHz
  • Emissions CISPR 25 - Class 5 - 20dB from 150kHz - 4GHz
Cam8

SPECIAL APPLICATION CAMERAS

PONTIS EMC also specializes in the design and development of custom application hardened camera systems:

(N)EMP Camera

  • Designed to withstand intentional electromagnetic interference and nuclear attacks on critical infrastructure such as military and government buildings. 
  • E1 & E2 (short and intermediate) pulse protection
  • MIL-STD 188-125 compliant
  • IP65 weather protection housing (dust and water ingress protection)
  • Ethernet data communication through fiber optics
  • 1920*1080p Full HD resolution
EMP Camera

IPCam7

  • Field proven IP camera
  • Designed for substation and power network monitoring
  • Controlled by IP network
  • Motion detection
  • 1920*1080p Full HD resolution

IR Thermal Camera

  • Designed to monitor heat buildup in anechoic chamber absorber walls to protect against fires
  • EMC shielded housing as with all PONTIS EMC cameras
  • Contact HV TECHNOLOGIES for additional information
IR Thermocam

AUDIO INTERCOM

Besides optical surveillance it is often required to be able to communicate with the engineers and/or listen to the device under test. We offer various solutions for audio communication and surveillance. The audio intercom can be added to the camera systems or offered as a stand alone solution. 

The EMC hardened audio intercom consists of an EMC shielded satellite, which holds the microphone accompanied by a speaker or headset and a transceiver in the control room. It can be either a separate audio controller or the audio functionality can be included in a camera controller.The audio satellites are equipped with automatic gain control, ensuring a constant sound level independent of the distance and the level of the sound source. 

In complex testing facilities it is sometimes required to have multiple communication points within the test site (e.g. chamber, amplifier room, control room etc.). Our multi-point intercom system allows you to speak to any of the locations connected. 

  • Compatible with all controllers with audio option
  • RF-Immunity 200V/m up to 18GHz
  • EMC compliant to CISPR 22 Class B
  • Automatic gain control
  • Up to 6 channels in one controller
  • Digital audio transmission
Audio Intercom System

CONTROLLERS

The controllers convert the optical signals from the camera and/or audio system to electrical signals. For most controllers there is the option to integrate an Ethernet interface. Most controllers can be equipped with an option for shielded intercom. The microphone is either integrated into the housing or an external microphone can be used.

If more than one camera is in use (e.g. one fixed camera mounted to the chamber wall and one mobile camera mounted on a tripod) multi controllers allow you to control several cameras with one device. Up to 4 cameras can be connected to one multi controller. Each camera can be connected to a separate monitor or a single monitor using split screen allowing the user to have an excellent visual overview of the test area. 

High definition (HD) cameras require controllers that can handle the high speed digital signals needed to transfer the high resolution videos in an uncompressed format (HD-SDI), which is displayed on the local monitor. The controllers convert the optical signals coming from the cameras to electrical signals and allow control of all functions of the cameras such as Pan/Tilt, Zoom, Focus, etc. Each controller has an output for an HDMI monitor for each camera and also an output of the HD-Signal as received from the camera. 

The controllers offer a range of options that include manual Iris Control and LAN interface. All controllers with LAN interface are equipped with an industrial grade PC and can be controlled from any PC in the network using a web browser. PONTIS EMC has developed a special software for this application (PECOS). PECOS software is especially useful for documentation. It utilizes an integrated video recorder to take snapshots or videos, store and playback data. Another useful feature of the PECOS software is the ability to set event detection in a user defined area on the screen. The software will trigger the video recording if an event occurs in that defined area. This is especially useful to monitor displays and LED's during EMC testing among other applications. The software also provides a bidirectional interface to commercially available EMC Test Software. 

EMC Camera Controller

Please contact us to discuss your requirements so we can propose a solution tailored to your application. Datasheets available upon request.