Three new explosion-protected temperature alarm and thermal network cameras allow operators to monitor remote, inaccessible, and sensitive areas, allowing for rapid incident response. Based on industry standards and open protocols the new cameras can seamlessly integrate with existing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) architectures.
Expanding its product portfolio further, Axis Communications has announced three new explosion-protected cameras for use in sensitive industrial areas: XF40-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Camera, XF60-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Camera, and XP40-Q1942 Explosion-Protected PT Thermal Network Camera.
“Industrial plant operators have a difficult task as they need to ensure efficiency and continuity in large-scale, critical industrial processes, while meeting all health, safety and environmental regulations, across multiple locations and, often times, across large areas,” says Anthony Incorvati, Business Development Manager, Critical Infrastructure & Transportation, Axis Communications, Inc. “Axis’ new explosion-protected cameras can deliver critical real-time information that allows for immediate incident response which can be life-saving.”
Typical industrial applications for the fixed XF40-Q2901/XF60-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Cameras include control and detection of temperatures of equipment and leaks in pipes, fire detection, monitoring of equipment and perimeter protection. They also help visually inspect and verify functions and processes are running correctly, and even providing remote assistance with planned maintenance.
Typical applications for the pan/tilt XP40-Q1942 Explosion-Protected PT Thermal Network Camera include detection of people in restricted areas and safety of personnel in hazardous areas. In addition, XP40-Q1942 supports Axis’ Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) and Zipstream technologies. EIS improves video quality in situations where a camera is subject to vibrations, providing smooth and comfortable live viewing while Axis’ Zipstream lowers the bandwidth and storage requirements.
Axis explosion-protected thermal cameras and temperature alarm cameras offer worldwide certifications, meaning that the cameras are compliant with specific country regulations across the globe. The new explosion-protected cameras will be available through Axis’ standard distribution channels in May 2017 at a suggested retail price ranging from $18,999 – $29,999 depending on model.