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By Stephen Elliott
Adapted from press release

Norway-based Imenco launched a new Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. The ODIN 0527-6010 External Compact Naval PTZ Camera is an ultra-rugged, naval 3MP IP colour CCTV camera with integrated pedestal assembly, local junction box and interface cable assembly. The rugged PTZ camera is ideally suited to both external monitoring and situational awareness above decks on naval ships, as well as the limited lighting conditions typical for the ship engineering spaces below decks.

The ODIN Naval PTZ Camera Station

The ODIN PTZ Naval Camera (ODIN) is uses the latest technology in intelligent imagingand video streaming, and an advanced 1/2.8” STARVIS CMOS sensor with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and exceptional low-light performance. ODIN produces three video streams up to 3MP (2048 x 1536 pixels) resolution at 30fps, in a choice of H.265, H.264 and MJPEG compression formats. ODIN is fully ONVIF compliant, ensuring seamless integration with other similarly compliant networks and Video Management Software.

ODIN has a 30x optical zoom, with 16x digital zoom and ultra-low light sensitivity of 0.01 Lux in colour day mode, as well as automatic ICR switching to night mode for extended ultra-low light (0.0001 Lux) sensitivity with monochrome imaging. Smart, auto adapting, white lights and a near-IR illuminator options are also available.

Moreover, a flat, optically-correct, toughened polycarbonate window is ensures image clarity. The ODIN camera benefits include an integrated window wiper with a long-life silicone wiper blade.

ODIN and its integrated pedestal are housed in 316L stainless steel to provide a large degree of protection from the ship environment in which it needs to operate. A five-metre interface cable and local stainless steel junction box are also included.

The qualified camera meete stringent US Navy requirements of MIL-S-901E ‘Hammer’ shock test, MIL-S-167-1A ship vibration, MIL-S-810G environmental & MIL-S-461G EMI for surface ships.

ODIN features the latest technology in intelligent imaging and video streaming and uses an advanced 1/2.8” STARVIS CMOS sensor with a Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and exceptional low light performance.

ODIN key specifications:

  • 30x optical zoom,
  • 16x digital zoom and ultra-low light sensitivity of 0.01 Lux in colour day mode
  • Auto ICR switching to night mode for extended ultra-low light 0.0001 Lux sensitivity with monochrome imaging
  • An ultra-rugged, naval 3MP IP colour Pan, Tilt & Zoom CCTV camera with integrated wiper, pedestal assembly, local junction box, and interface cable assembly.

“We have seen the need for a low-cost military PTZ for some time now,” aqccording to Marine & Naval Projects Group Manager for Imenco UK Ltd, David Fleming.

“ODIN has been in the making for two years, so we are extremely happy to bring it to the market. This rugged PTZ is the perfect camera for both external monitoring and situational awareness above decks on naval ships, and is particularly well suited for flight deck surveillance,” David Fleming explained.

Although Imenco was established in 1979 as an engineering company, it was engaged in a variety of subsea projects for its first 20 years. Imenco continues to grow as evidenced by the development of its own solutions and through the acquisition of other companies, working mainly in five main business areas:

  1. Offshore oil & gas
  2. Offshore renewables
  3. Aquaculture
  4. Marine & naval
  5. Industrial

According to its spokesman, IMENCO has a leading position within some areas that might be familiar: subsea camera, light, laser and electronics- technologies; retrofit systems for underwater corrosion protection; military and civil aviation refuelling systems; subsea and topside lifting and handling solutions; aquaculture camera technology; military and civillian visual surveillance CCTV systems; and, underwater acoustic communication and positioning systems. IMENCO is also a major player within diving systems, hydraulics systems, machining services, and EPC contracts.