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Imperx - Industrial Cameras

The Defense and Security industry is a perfect match for the Imperx camera portfolio. From UAV imaging high in the sky, ruggedized cameras for armored combat support vehicles in extreme environments and bomb detection robotics, Imperx Military and Defense cameras are the serious choice. Imperx is a proud MADE IN THE USA manufacturer and supports the US military through the offering of our reliable, tough and competitively priced Military and Defense imaging camera models. By adhering to strict quality protocols, Imperx’s rugged Military and Defense cameras are made to last and meet the demand our worldwide customers have come to rely on.

Imperx products include a wide spectrum of cameras from VGA to 47 megapixels. Our small resolution cameras are optimized for the most demanding of Military and Defense imaging needs. Don't let our cameras’ tiny design fool you! Imperx cameras are available in  Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision®) with Power over Ethernet (PoE) as the latest in common standards providing up to 100 meters of distance and Camera Link® with Power over Camera Link® (PoCL) for larger bandwidth needs. Both of the standards provide power and data over a single cable.

Imperx’s Tiger, Cheetah and Bobcat 2.0 are advanced, rugged and extremely programmable camera lines manufactured with the military and defense markets in mind. Imperx CCD cameras are fully programmable using the easy-to-use Imperx camera configuration software. The Imperx Military cameras provide many ways to trigger the camera and synchronize it to external lighting, events or other cameras. The remarkable Tiger cameras use larger, faster sensors (4/3” to 57mm optical formats) and advanced processing technology to meet ever more demanding applications. Camera resolutions include 47, 29, 16, 8.6, 8, and 4 megapixels and offer a broad range of frame rates. Ruggedized and Industrial versions assure performance and value.

Imperx CMOS Cheetah cameras give you control over your imaging with a wide range of models, features, and programming options, perfect for Military and Defense imaging needs.  Advanced CMOS technology and Imperx engineering expertise provision cameras with excellent uniformity for the highest levels of image quality, unique features like wide dynamic range, flexible trigger/strobe options, and a choice of Camera Link™, USB3 Vision™, GigE Vision™, and 3G-SDI interfaces.

Imperx’s Military and Defense cameras feature a thermally optimized design, 14-bit internal data processing, 8, 10, 12 or 14-bit selectable output, low noise and greater than 60dB dynamic range.  Imperx uses interline transfer CCD sensors and are available in color, monochrome and TRUESENSE Sparse CFA options.

All Imperx cameras use industrial grade components assuring dependable use with an extended temperature range of -40˚C to +85˚C and shock/vibration performance of >1000G/100G.  The Imperx design is a MIL SPEC 810F product and has a certification of MTBF of > 660,000 hours @ 40˚C (Telcordia SR-332).  The extremely low power and small design is effective in small spaces.  Imperx offers selectable mount options to support almost any lens in the market.

Image Control – See what you have been missing….

Imperx Military and Defense camera lines includes features such as analog gain control from 0 to 36 dB (1024 steps), pre-amplifier gain control, digital gain control and digital bit shift.  With the use of look up tables, programmable knee corrections or image enhancement, the user can see what was originally not visible. These features provide the user the ability to create the optimal image intensity and optimize noise performance. The camera will handle color adjustments and real time auto-white balance, auto-tap balance, defective and hot pixel correction, dynamic noise correction and flat field correction for an even image intensity.

Auto Exposure/Gain

The Automatic Gain and Exposure Controls allow the camera image to normalize in dynamically changing lighting conditions including bright sunlight, dusk, dawn, water and cloud glare. Imperx provides a fast convergence with histogram for a smooth transition, but extremely accurate exposure/gain control. The user can program the minimum and maximum limit of exposure so the camera can properly throttle the gain for optimal average intensity without motion smear.

Lens Control

The Imperx Military and Defense cameras offered by Imperx are compatible with a variety of lenses and lens mounts (CS, C, T, M42, F, Canon EOS, Rodenstock or any custom).  Whether the application requires: fixed focus, fixed iris, an auto-iris, auto-focus or a full 3 motor (focus, zoom and iris) lens, the camera is equipped to handle any of these options.  The lens is fully controllable through the camera GUI or SDK.

Extended Temperature Range/Lifespan

Imperx Military cameras are manufactured with industrial grade components, which provide confidence that the cameras will always be running. Many military and defense applications require rugged components that can withstand extreme temperatures and environments. Imperx cameras have an MTBF > 660,000 hours @ 40˚C. This certification provides the security that a production line will not stop due to the camera failing. In addition, OEMs can be reassured that support will not be required due to the camera whether around the block or on the other side of the world.

Camera Features:

  • 8, 10, 12 or 14-bit selectable output, 24-bit RGB
  • Programmable exposure with 1 µs precision
  • Auto Exposure/Auto Gain
  • 7 programmable Regions of Interest
  • Auto-iris
  • Iris, Focus, Zoom motorized lens control
  • Multiple triggering modes, PIV support
  • 12-bit LUTs
  • Auto White Balance
  • MTBF > 660,000 hours @ 40˚C
  • Up to 4 inputs, 2 outputs
  • Up to 8x horizontal & vertical binning
  • Operating temperature -40˚C to +85˚C
  • Shock > 1000g, Vibration > 100g
  • Auto Tap Balance & Pixel Correction

Imperx Line Of Military Cameras

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Imperx: A Global Manufacturer & Supplier Of Military Cameras

Our Military Cameras are used throughout the world, including North America, Asia (China, Korea, Japan) Europe and India. Our Military Cameras are globally recognized for their rugged quality, high-resolution, high-speed and numerous programmable features. With 14 different output modes and numerous triggering choices, Imperx Military Cameras are the leading global choice for the most demanding commercial applications.

Imperx manufacturers rugged, heavy-duty Military Cameras for a variety of industrial, manufacturing & business applications, including optical inspection, LCD inspection (Dead Pixel cameras), Line scan, medical imaging (endoscopy, microscopes), military, aerial mapping. Our high resolution CCD cameras are available with resolutions up to 29 mega-pixel, and are available with a variety of interfaces, including CameraLink, Gige, and CoaXPress. Our bult-in imaging processing, built-in programmable corrections, auto-exposure, auto-gain, auto-Iris control, and programmable exposure with precision up to one microsecond make Imperx high speed CCD Industrial Cameras the global choice for commercial, industrial, and military applications.