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Dione 1280 CAM

Xenics has released their new high-resolution uncooled LWIR SWaP core, the DIONE S 1280!

The Dione S 1280 is a SXGA LWIR camera core optimized to meet today's increased demand for smaller size, lower weight, higher resolution and lower power (SWaP) with the higher performance. It is the cutting-edge LWIR core for the safety and security market and industrial applications. Dione S 1280 is the final member of the Dione family of uncooled LWIR solutions which completes the LWIR high-resolution offer from Xenics.

“Dione S 1280 completes Xenics’ high-resolution uncooled LWIR family” explains Raf Vandermissen, Head of Product Management at Xenics. “It offers customers a real SWaP optimised product with additional range capability thanks to the high-resolution, and eye-blinking adaptation to fast-changing environment due to an optimized mechanical shutter. Moreover, as with the whole Dione family products, latency is reduced to a minimum (only 150µs for Dione S 1280), making image-fusion or image-based decisions simpler”.

As a member of a global family, Dione S 1280 shares the same architecture and electrical interface with the other Dione cameras. Customers can thereby switch conveniently from one type of Dione to another and adapt their products to specific requirements.

Dione 1280 OEM

In order to fulfil customer requirements, the optimized mechanical shutter can be controlled manually, but can also be automatically activated when temperature changes or according to a pre-set timing. The SAMTEC ST5 connector supports the 16-bit digital output (compatible with CameraLink protocol), the command and control (including triggering capabilities) and the power supply. Thanks to the similarities with the previous Dione family members and a GenICam compliant SDK, Dione S 1280 integration in systems is straightforward.

Dione S 1280 comes with two possible optical interfaces: M34 (Dione S 1280 CAM M34) and M45 (Dione S 1280 CAM M45), depending on the type of optics to be mounted.

Dione S 1280 is the solution whenever there is a need for the highest electro-optical performance with SWaP requirements and fast adaptation to a changing environment:

  • for high-end hand-held thermal imagers (HHTI) and thermal weapon sights (TWS) where the need is to see at longer range, in a very complex environment but where size and weight is critical.
  • for drone observation where customers will benefit from very accurate pictures and will be able to detect at more extended range wherever the drone is looking at.
  • for Driver Vision Enhancements and Situation Awareness where resolution is requested to improve accuracy, enlarge the field of view and simplify image fusion. Moreover, thanks to the extremely small latency and due to the optimized fast-operation shutter, customers will benefit from a real-time perception and always optimized pictures.
  • for remote-controlled weapon stations with enhanced detection recognition and identification range with a fast changing environment as battlefield can be. Moreover, the ultrashort latency ensures accurate targeting and simplify target tracking.

Dione S 1280 demonstrates that long-range, SWaP and high optical performance are compatible. It is the ultimate solution for safety and security systems and drone applications.

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