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Adimec Expands TMX-DHD Series of Rugged COTS with Additional Interfaces, Image Sensors, and More

Rugged full HD cameras for increased detection, recognition, and identification in global security programs

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Adimec (www.adimec.com), a world leader in application-specific, leading-edge industrial camera solutions, introduces the expanded TMX-DHD series of rugged COTS cameras for the global security market. TMX-DHD cameras have been integrated in multiple new and upgrade programs in the US, Europe, and Israel for airborne payloads, situational awareness systems, and ground vehicle-based long-range observations systems, among others. These cameras increase the detection, recognition, and identification performance while meeting the minimal size, weight, power, and cost requirements.

The TMX-DHD series optimizes 2/3" CCD full HD image sensors in various configurations including remote sensor head design (TMX6-DHD), a cube outline (TMX7-DHD) and a board-level (TMX7-DHD BLC) for integration in airborne payloads and other sensor system architectures. In addition, 1/2" sensor versions (TMX8-DHD and TMX9-DHD) are now available for alternate optical formats.

The video interface options have been expanded, and now include HD-SDI, CoaXPress, Camera Link, and mini-Camera Link. Integrated optics and image processing can be added for better alignment of the imaging chain and reduced number of suppliers. Customization is possible, although the wide variety of standard combinations meet the requirements of most programs.

All of the TMX-DHD cameras are commercial products (COTS/R-COTS) and also qualified according to MIL-STD-810G to verify rugged performance. The qualification process includes vibration, acceleration, and shock testing. Humidity, altitude, salt & fog, and extended temperature range (-40 degrees C to +71 degrees C) performance is also included. Adimec's rugged cameras are subjected to a full acceptance test with options for thermal cycling, vibration stress, and environmental stress screening to guarantee products for the operational life.

Other key characteristics of the cameras include video enhancement, NIR sensitivity, light weight, and low power consumption. They are available in monochrome or color versions, which utilize Adimec proprietary color processing technology for unprecedented quality and clarity in real-time, changing outdoor conditions. Adimec's rugged cameras offer extremely low failure rates, configuration control, and comprehensive obsolescence mitigation for long-term programs.

Developments are in progress for additional image sensor options and more.

About Adimec

Adimec specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance cameras that meet the application-specific requirements of key market segments, including machine vision, medical imaging, and outdoor imaging. Founded in 1992, the company partners with major OEMs around the world to facilitate the creation of industry-leading cameras. Its products meet a wide range of performance, size, cost, interface and application requirements and its Adimec True Accurate Imaging® technology provides new levels of precision and accuracy to vision systems. Adimec has offices around the world focused on creating customer value and satisfaction through local, personalized support. For more information, go to www.adimec.com. For more information on imaging and vision topics, check our blog.

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