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US photonics company SIONYX unveiled a new rugged low-light IP surveillance camera on 18 January 2024.

Called the NightScan, the system is designed for remote, covert, and 24/7 surveillance in the most challenging and harsh environments. It is available in full-colour or monochrome versions and delivers an HD resolution of 720p.

“Harnessing the power of SIONYX’s proprietary XQE-1350/1351 CMOS sensor technology, NightScan introduces advanced features that facilitate networked video capture in remote environments, both day and night,” the company stated in a press release. “Tailored to meet the needs of top law enforcement and military agencies, this innovative camera is a compelling alternative to existing surveillance capabilities in tactical environments. It also serves as a solution for monitoring critical infrastructure and commercial properties when the lights go out. Its versatile design ensures enhanced functionality, making it an invaluable asset for a range of security applications.”

The NightScan can be remote-controlled and connected via ethernet to IP networks with power over ethernet (PoE) or powered by a local battery for sustained operation. The system can also be fully integrated with military radios for wireless video feeds.

Designed with a minimal footprint for undetectability, the NightScan camera features motion detect and provides low-light imaging without the need for near-infrared light illumination – “even when the environment appears completely black to the human eye”, according to SIONYX.

The system also offers versatile mounting options for installation on various platforms, such as unmanned vehicles, and has a ruggedness that is IP67 rated with full environmental certifications for shock, vibration, EMI, thermal, and so on.

The NightScan camera, set to be available for order in Spring 2024, is being showcased at this year’s SHOT Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 23-26 January.

SIONYX’s NightScan camera is designed for remote, covert, and 24/7 surveillance in the most challenging and harsh environments. (Image: SIONYX)