BAE Systems Launches New Uncooled Infrared Camera
LEXINGTON, Mass.– BAE Systems is introducing a new product – the Pole Mounted Camera (PMC) 300 – an uncooled infrared (IR) camera for long-range day and night surveillance and vision enhancement.
The PMC300TM camera, developed by BAE Systems in Lexington, Mass., is the first environmentally qualified, uncooled 640×480 infrared camera designed for day and night surveillance and general imaging applications. Based on the company’s advanced 640×480 MicroIR® technology, the PMC300 generates high-resolution thermal imagery capable of meeting mission detection requirements at distances once limited to cooled IR cameras.
Dave Smialek, BAE Systems’ business development manager at Lexington, said, “The IR camera provides four times the resolution of 320×240 based cameras, resulting in more pixels being placed on target for enhanced detection and recognition performance.” Smialek added that increased resolution also proves beneficial when interfacing with third-party automated video surveillance systems for the same reason — more pixels on target.
” The PMC300 generates unparalleled day and night thermal imagery for the most demanding surveillance and vision enhancement applications,” said Dennis Long, BAE Systems’ commercial MicroIR® camera product manager.
Based on a modular design, the PMC300 sets a new standard for configuration flexibility and low cost of ownership. A family of lenses, ranging from 18 millimeters wide to 100/300 millimeters dual field of view, lets users match lenses to their needs with the flexibility of changing lenses in the field to meet new mission requirements. This unique capability, coupled with the unit’s versatile mounting bracket and standard RS-422 control interface, provides a system designed for rapid, mission-specific deployment.
About BAE SYSTEMS:
BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. The company designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, fighting vehicles, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defense systems.
BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately $20 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations.
BAE Systems North America is one of America’s foremost national security, aerospace and information systems companies. It is a leading provider of electronic and information-based systems and knowledge-based solutions that meet our customers’ mission effectiveness and operational safety needs. BAE Systems North America employs more than 30,000 people at sites across the United States and the United Kingdom and generates more than $5 billion in annual sales.
BAE Systems’ Information & Electronic Systems Integration Sector (IESI) is a leader in situational awareness, electronic attack and defensive systems solutions for the U.S. battle space market. It provides and supports innovative capabilities-based solutions for U.S. Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security customers. IESI’s 9,500 employees are located in eight states and several overseas locations. The Information & Electronic Warfare Systems business unit is headquartered in Nashua, N.H.
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