CohuHD Costar launches new range of ruggedized ITS-ready cameras


California-based CCTV video surveillance systems manufacturer CohuHD Costar has introduced the new OCTIMA product family of ruggedized fixed position IP cameras that use a variety of technologies to serve the needs of critical transportation and infrastructure applications.  

CohuHD Costar’s USA-made OCTIMA Series cameras are ideal for mission-critical applications around the world, such as border crossing or parking facility surveillance, traffic intersection or toll road/plaza monitoring, tunnels and bridges, smart city and transit/freight hubs, and thermal night vision applications at those locations.

Suitable for many types of intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications, the new OCTIMA series includes three families of fixed position camera technologies, including: 8MP 360° multi-sensor imaging, LWIR (long-wavelength infrared) thermal night-vision, and long range 30x 1080p visible spectrum solutions.

The OCTIMA series cameras are remotely configurable over standard web browser interfaces, and stream video using bandwidth efficient H264 video compression. All OCTIMA series cameras are enclosed in weather resistant IP66 enclosures and include an assortment of accessory options to simplify installations.

OCTIMA’s 3440HD series is a multi-sensor, multi-megapixel and multi-direction camera platform providing an all-in-one solution for capturing wide area, multi-direction video surveillance while maximizing the field-of-view and reducing the total number of camera installations required.

The 3440HD series platform includes four full HD CMOS sensors with motorized 2.8x auto focus/iris zoom lens mounted on a motorized pan/tilt protected by an IK-10 impact-resistant, IP66 environmentally rated dome enclosure. The 3440HD platform delivers superior image quality and reduces overall system cost by covering large areas with fewer cameras with outstanding clarity. Traffic intersections requiring multiple cameras can now be covered with a single 3440HD series camera.

OCTIMA’s 3490HD series of cameras is a broad portfolio of high performance outdoor rated cameras for 24/7 surveillance, observation and monitoring of critical infrastructure. Equipped with thermal and visible-light channels for day and night surveillance, the 3490HD series supports ONVIF standards to ensure interoperability of hardware and software products for easy integration to both existing and new infrastructures, regardless of manufacturer.

The 3490HD series is designed for supporting embedded video analytics, enabling enhanced security and surveillance solutions by providing an all-in-one camera. Activating the analytics functionality provides real-time alerts based on user defined rules. The 3490HD series Video Analytics are accurate and capable of monitoring and analyzing human, vehicle or a pre-learned object per view.

OCTIMA’s 3430HD series fixed camera system combines crystal clear HD image quality, bandwidth efficient H.264 compression, and IP67 protection. The 3430HD provides full 1080p imaging with 30x optical zoom, delivering full frame rate HD images over the entire zoom range for cost-effective surveillance applications.

True day/night technology using a removable IR cut filter produces exceptional low-light sensitivity down to 0.00025fc. The 3430HD includes advanced imaging processing capabilities such as 3D noise reduction, flexible exposure mode settings, wide dynamic range, and white balance along with defog/dehaze image processing, which enhances video performance in foggy and hazy conditions encountered in surveillance and traffic monitoring applications.

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