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UK-surveillance technology creator launches three-mode cameras

24th April 2014

The new range is designed to be adapted to the varying environments found within the oil and gas industry

A UK-surveillance technology creator launches three-mode cameras
The TriMode is designed to protect onshore or offshore oil and gas assets - such as FPSOs, drilling stations/platforms, pipelines or LNG carriers - where weather, light conditions and overall visibility can fluctuate rapidly between extremes.

Synectics has launched a new range of COEX TriMode camera stations which offer three light-condition operating modes in one unit, for greater operational flexibility and image clarity in all possible light conditions.

Synectics supplies advanced surveillance solutions to the global oil, gas and marine sectors, and has designed the new low voltage, lightweight and compact units to be more adaptive to specific conditions by enabling seamless switching between colour, mono and thermal imaging.

The TriMode is designed to protect onshore or offshore oil and gas assets - such as FPSOs, drilling stations/platforms, pipelines or LNG carriers - where weather, light conditions and overall visibility can fluctuate rapidly between extremes. Day or night, the technology means that exceptional image quality is guaranteed through smoke, solar glare, ice, mist, torrential rain, fog or even complete darkness.

The COEX TriMode camera stations are corrosion resistant and suitable for IP or fibre applications.

Certified to international standards and tested to withstand shock, vibration and explosion impact, they also offer absolute positioning integration. This facility enables operators to capture high quality images, with accurate position data, of approaching vehicles, vessels or human intruders up to 10km away, even in difficult visual conditions and - in the case of at-sea applications - irrespective of ship pitch.

Darren Alder, engineering director at Synectics, said: "As a leading manufacturer of end-to-end surveillance control systems we continuously invest in the development of new technologies.

"From navigating through dense fog or detecting hazardous ice flow at-sea, through to monitoring environmental impact or identifying potential security/site safety threats onshore, the COEX TriMode guarantees dependable and meaningful image capture."

The lightweight and durable camera stations, with continuous rotation pan and tilt capabilities and continuous zoom, feature a pre-heat mode for safe start-up in sub-zero conditions, but can also operate in temperatures up to 60 degrees celsius.

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