IP67 rugged camera and camera kit for industrial applications

08-09-2020 | e-con Systems | Test & Measurement

e-con Systems Inc has announced the launch of its STURDeCAM20 industrial-grade GMSL camera and STURDeCAM20_CUXVR camera kit employing the powerful capabilities of the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform. The new products expedite time to market for customers developing and deploying ruggedised applications for industrial and outdoor situations such as AMR, delivery robots, sidewalk robots, blind spot cameras for large vehicles, forklifts, mining vehicles, surround-view systems, and more.

The STURDeCAM20 is based on a Full HD CMOS sensor with well-tuned ISP enclosed in an IP67 rated enclosure with an operating temperature of -40C to 85C. The device is supplied with a 15m coaxial cable, facilitating seamless, high-quality video streaming with very low latency. The camera’s single frame 3um dual conversion gain pixel technology and 96dB HDR provides stunning images even in harsh outdoor conditions and low lighting environments.

“STURDeCAM20 is our first product of a family of IP67 rated ruggedised cameras targeted for use in harsh outdoor environments, particularly for new age edge-AI powered applications. Working with an edge-AI leader like NVIDIA on their leading-edge AI platform like Jetson, not only complements our STURDeCAM family of rugged cameras but also helps our customers to speed up their product development instead of spending time on camera selection or ISP tuning or ruggedising the cameras for their industrial/outdoor use cases” said Ashok Babu, president of econ Systems. “Being a Preferred Partner of Jetson Ecosystem since 2018, this marks a major milestone in our partnership and enables our customers to come up with innovative AMR and vision-based applications by leveraging the ready-to-deploy STURDeCAM cameras and Jetson platforms”, he added.

To speed up the development process for developers, the company also provides the fully integrated STURDeCAM20_CUXVR Camera Kit, incorporating one STURDeCAM20 camera and a deserialiser board that plugs into the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit. This enables developers to connect up to six of the cameras and facilitates synchronised Full HD streaming at 30fps simultaneously.

“With the e-Con camera kit for the Jetson AGX Xavier, developers get an integrated, easy to use ruggedised solution for vision-based embedded applications in harsh environments like robotics, industrial IoT and more,” said Murali Gopalakrishna, head of product management, Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA and General Manager for Robotics at NVIDIA. “e-con’s support for the Jetson platform brings valuable experience in industrial cameras into our partner ecosystem.”

By Natasha Shek