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ULIS’ Pico640 Gen2 simplifies thermal imaging for professional cameras

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 marzo 2015

Veurey-VoroizeVeurey-voroize, near Grenoble, France, ULIS, a leading manufacturer of thermal image sensors for commercial and military applications, today announces the availability of Pico640 Gen2.Pico640 Gen2 is a VGA format 17-micron thermal image sensor for 24/7 security night vision, a market where makers of surveillance cameras are demanding significantly improved thermal imaging capabilities with seamless integration.For decades, the complexity and cost of thermal imaging technologies originally designed for military applications precluded them from commercial use. Newer thermal technologies based on microbolometers, a MEMS (microelectromechnical systems) technology that ULIS develops, have changed the landscape by making thermal imaging more accessible.In addition to security and surveillance systems, ULIS’s new sensor can also be used in cameras for outdoor leisure, such as nature observation or hunting.“ULIS has designed Pico640 Gen2 to match increasing requirements from fixed and portable camera makers for high standard thermal imaging technologies that are easier to install,” said Jean-François Delepau. “We have stripped away the complexity by closely aligning our thermal image sensor with all-important commercial standards. Customers can now have easier access to top-notch thermal image resolution at longer detection ranges with enduring performance at an affordable cost. We are eager to show security and surveillance professionals the benefits of our Pico brand products.”Pico640 Gen2 is quick and easy to install because it uses Hync/VSync clocking and an I2C standard communication protocol that are compatible with commercial camera standards. In addition, Pico640 Gen2 is easy to calibrate, even in shutterless mode, due to the predictability of the sensor’s behavioral patterns over varying operating temperatures.Other significant improvements include better image quality through higher image resolution (>300kpixels). This means that users can capture the most minute details up to a distance of several hundred meters. The product offers faster frame rates from 30Hz to 120Hz that provide more fluid images. No matter how fast an object is moving, captured images remain unblurred.Another parameter, the NEDT (Noise Equivalent Differential Temperature), has also been upgraded. NEDT enables a longer detection range and crisper images; the lower the NEDT, the sharper the image. Dipping far below 50mK means that this model has achieved a more than 15% improvement over earlier generations, without any trade-off in power consumption. It operates at less than 130mW with a 60Hz frame rate. This is in contrast to other thermal imaging sensors in this category, which tend to consume more power, typically >200 to 350mW at an equivalent frame rate. All Pico640 Gen2 features are housed in ceramic packaging, a cost-saving production technique ULIS first introduced to the market ten years ago. It has shown its value and vacuum integrity in the 500,000 ULIS thermal image sensors already in the field. ULIS’ Gen2 products will be displayed at SECON, an international security conference and exhibition taking place March 18 – 20, 2015 in South Korea, at booth #E39. SECON draws close to 38,000 visitors annually.
ULIS, a subsidiary of Sofradir, specializes in the design and manufacture of high quality thermal image sensors for commercial and military applications. It enables makers of consumer electronics and infrared equipment to produce low weight, low power consumption and cost-effective thermal cameras for everyday use.
ULIS is the second largest producer of thermal image sensors (microbolometers). It offers a targeted range of microbolometers that are the key component of many top brands in thermal imaging equipment sold across Europe, Asia and North America. ULIS is active in security and surveillance, energy management and in the thermography, defense and automotive markets. Hundreds of thousands of its products are used to detect threats and thereby protect property, industrial sites, national borders and commuter systems as well as military personnel in combat zones. Many other professionals are increasingly choosing thermal imaging devices equipped with ULIS’ products due to the excellent performance of ULIS’ technology and its affordability for mainstream commercial applications. Size, weight, low power consumption and lower cost reductions drive ULIS innovations enabling the company to address new trends in energy efficiency for building automation and advanced driving assistance systems for vehicles. ULIS is located in Veurey-Voroize, near Grenoble.

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A new line of thermal imaging cameras

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 28 settembre 2011

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Veurey-Voroize, France, ULIS, a manufacturer of high-quality infrared (IR) imaging sensors for thermography, security, automotive and military applications, announced today that it has signed a contract with Schneider Electric, the developer and manufacturer of world leading Pelco video and security systems, to supply infrared (IR) sensors for Pelco’s new product line, the Sarix thermal imaging cameras. This is ULIS’ first major contract win in North America. It marks a growing trend in infrared technology among makers of visible cameras, who produce an estimated 20 – 25 million units per year, globally, according to industry insiders. IR technology is used to visualize objects in total darkness and through smoke, fog and rain. Pelco chose ULIS’ IR sensors for their performance, resistance to sun exposure, sensitivity and compatibility with Pelco and third party analytics (security algorithms that detect, locate and monitor intrusions). This is a much sought after feature since it improves the ability to assess threats.
Under the agreement, ULIS will deliver off-the-shelf TV 640×480 and 1/4 TV 384×288 format IR sensors. ULIS’ IR sensors will be used to provide round-the-clock surveillance in all weather conditions for a variety of applications, including port installations, public utilities, and critical infrastructure surveillance.
ULIS, a subsidiary of Sofradir, specializes in the design and manufacture of high quality infrared imaging sensors for thermography, security & surveillance, automotive and military applications. It enables makers of consumer electronics and infrared equipment to produce low weight, low power consumption and cost-effective thermal cameras in large volume. ULIS is located in Veurey-Voroize, near Grenoble, and employs 130 people. For more information, visit: http://www.ulis-ir.com (Lucie Nguyen)

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Svolta nello sviluppo del solare termico in Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 aprile 2009

La tavola rotonda è stata organizzata da Assolterm, a Roma il 20 aprile a soli due giorni dal G8 Ambiente, con le più alte cariche di Governo, Enti Locali e associazioni di categoria che operano nel settore. Obiettivo: fare fronte comune per la liberalizzazione del solare termico. Moderati da Antonio Cianciullo, giornalista de La Repubblica, hanno preso parte alla tavola rotonda il Direttore Generale del Ministero dell’Ambiente Corrado Clini e Fabrizio Penna, Capo segreteria del Sottosegretario di Stato dello stesso Ministero, e Luciano Barra, Capo della Segreteria Tecnica DGERM del Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico. Assieme a loro, hanno contribuito al dibattito i delegati di Estif (European Solar Thermal industry Federation), Enea (Ente per le Nuove tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente), dell’Agenzia delle Entrate, supportati dal giornalista di Radio Rai Elio Cadelo e da alcuni rappresentanti delle amministrazioni regionali italiane maggiormente solarizzate. Sono 3 milioni gli impianti che Assolterm si propone di installare in Italia da qui al 2020, obiettivo per il quale, ricorda il presidente dell’associazione Sergio D’Alessandris, «il ruolo del Governo è fondamentale, in quanto organo in grado di tradurre in concreto le politiche ambientali europee e nazionali. La tecnologia del solare termico – continua – trova inspiegabilmente ancora scarsa applicazione nel nostro paese, rispetto ad altre nazioni europee. Fanno scuola Germania e Austria, paesi meno soleggiati, ma con un numero di sistemi solari di gran lunga superiore all’Italia».  Dai Ministeri dell’Ambiente e dello Sviluppo Economico giunge una volontà di apertura nei confronti del solare termico, nella sua duplice funzione di fattore di crescita dell’economia nazionale e di strumento idoneo al raggiungimento degli obiettivi UE previsti dal pacchetto clima ed energia 20-20-20. L’installazione di un impianto consente infatti di ridurre dell’80% la quantità di metano impiegato per il riscaldamento dell’acqua, elemento che si traduce in un abbattimento delle emissioni di CO2 (circa 1,4 ton/anno di CO2, per una famiglia media di 4 persone). Sul piano dell’occupazione, il settore può dare nuovo impulso ad una situazione stagnante: con una previsione di crescita del 30% nei prossimi cinque anni, il solare termico si conferma come una delle realtà più promettenti per il superamento della crisi.

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