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ARGUS4 Firefighting Thermal Camera

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Features and What's Included
ARGUS-4 FEATURES

 

  • Weight: 1.2kg (2.6lbs) without battery and handle
  • Size without handle: 130mm x 185mm x 185mm (5.1 x 7.2 x 7.2 inch) (nominal)
  • Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery with 4 hour battery life
  • Fast 5 second start up time
  • Sensor Type - Uncooled Microbolometer
  • Dynamic Scene Colorisation (DSC) Colorises the thermal image to allow the firefighter to pinpoint the hottest areas within the fire scene.
  • Direct Temperature Measurement (DTM) Displays the temperature of objects within a defined area of the thermal scene.
  • SceneSaveTM Digital Image Capture The Argus4 can capture and store up to 100 images. These can then be viewed or deleted using the remote control supplied. Using the software provided, the captured images can be downloaded to a suitable laptop/PC and exported in *.bmp format.
  • Tri-Mode Sensitivity Microbolometer cameras have two modes of sensitivity, high and low, ArgusTM4 now has a third level of sensitivity for very high scene temperatures to enable clear imagery at all temperatures.
  • Customisable Start-up Screen Brigade logos or station names can be added to the start-up screen for asset tracking and/or personalization of the camera.
  • Ambient Temperature Measurement A sensor fitted to the front of the camera, which measures the ambient temperature of the local environment. The temperature is displayed on the viewing screen.
  • x2 Zoom Allows the user to zoom in on the scene, from a distance, for improved investigation and identification of hot spots and dangers
  • Time and Date The time and date is displayed at the top of the viewing screen.
  • Remote Control The Argus4 is supplied with a remote control that allows the end user to adjust LCD settings, set the dynamic scene colorisation and set the time and date. Stored images can be reviewed and deleted. Power for the Argus4 is provided by an integral battery pack located on the top of the camera. The camera has a single on/off button with a delayed off operation to prevent accidental power-down during use. The camera will display a start-up screen until a useable thermal image is produced.
  • All Argus4 cameras are constructed from high quality Radel®R- 5100, which has been chosen for its strength, resistance to heat, water and impact. Protection from shock is provided by a combination of rugged components, optimum mechanical design and protective bumpers. The camera is sealed to allow short-term total immersion in water (IP67).
  • The camera is supplied with side straps and a removable handle, which provides flexible operation and transfer between users.
  • No end-user maintenance is required other than recharging of batteries and post-use external cleaning with a soft cloth.
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STANDARD ACCESSORIES



The Argus4 comes with the following standard accessories:
  • Handle
  • Soft carry case
  • Side straps
  • Remote Control
  • Two rechargeable battery packs
  • Battery charger with mains plug (US, UK, Europe)
  • Neck strap
  • USB Connection Lead for PC/laptop
  • User manual
  • End-user software

Tri-Mode Sensitivity


Temperature sensitivity modes are used to expand the dynamic temperature range of the thermal imaging cameras. Argus4 cameras are unique in having 3 modes, rather than the standard 2, which further increases the viewable temperature range up to 10000C. The Argus4 camera automatically selects the most suitable mode for creating the clearest and most detailed image possible. The cameras mode change is seamless to the user, all colour schemes remain the same and without the loss of detail “whiteout”, which is common in other firefighting cameras.

High sensitivity

A green M on the camera’s LCD screen indicates that the Argus camera is in the high sensitivity mode. The LCD screen displays a clear and detailed image. The camera selects this mode when the temperature of objects in the camera field of view is between -40°C and +150°C.

Low sensitivity

An orange M on the camera’s LCD screen indicates that the Argus camera is in the low sensitivity mode. The LCD screen displays an image that is slightly less detailed than that when the camera is in the high sensitivity mode. The camera selects this mode when a significant area of the scene has an average temperature above +150°C but below +400°C.

Extra low sensitivity

A red M on the camera’s LCD screen indicates that the Argus camera is in the extra low sensitivity mode. The camera selects this mode when a significant area of the scene has an average temperature above +400°C. This enables the viewing of very high temperatures of up to 1000°C (800°C for the Argus4 and Argus4 Lite).

argus4 firefighting thermal image

Dynamic Scene Colourisation (DSC)

The Argus4 provides the end user with a selection of colour palettes that colourise and helps to interpret the thermal image, these allow the user to pin-point the hottest parts of the scene. There are 13 different colour palettes on the Argus4. For the Argus4, colour palettes are selectable by either the remote control or the supplied customer software.. Once set, the camera will always start up in the selected colour scheme. The Argus4 provides the firefighter with two colourisation modes that provide an immediate indication of temperature. Colour is gradually introduced into an otherwise monochrome image when the scene temperature goes above 150°C saturating at 660°C. The user has a choice of either red or soft red, the latter introducing yellow at 150°C saturating at 400°C where red is then introduced saturating at 660°C. Unlike other cameras, the relationship between the displayed colour and scene temperature is fixed and remains the same in all camera sensitivity modes.
The Argus camera DSC colour palettes include

Argus cameras are equipped with a x2 zoom as standard, with some models featuring a x 4 zoom.

argus4 zoom standard option

scenesave argus4 thermal imaging camera

SceneSave feature allows the user to download images and colour change pallet.

 

WARRANTY AND SUPPORT

 

  • 24 month warranty as standard
  • Warranty can be extended by 3 years at the time of purchase
  • A wide range of parts is available to support end-users.These include external components such as bumpers, handle, neck strap and battery accessories
  • e2v has repair/service centres worldwide
APPLICATIONS FOR ARGUS CAMERAS

 

  • Assessing the fire scene
  • Search and rescue
  • Capturing vital forensic detail before it is destroyed
  • Identifying the source and spread of fire
  • Detecting hidden fires in cavity walls, floor and ceiling voids
  • Training and assessing firefighting techniques
  • Navigating through smoke-filled areas
  • Fire prevention surveys
  • Examining containers storing hazardous or flammable materials
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The Argus4 is a simple-to-operate, robust, self-contained camera, with fully automatic operation; no control or adjustment is required in use. The camera has been specifically designed to help firefighters to see through smoke, identify and rescue casualties and locate hot spots or the seat and spread of the fire. It has many further applications where temperatures require monitoring, such as preventative maintenance and condition monitoring of equipment. It also provides vision where light is unavailable.

Power for the Argus4 is provided by an integral battery pack located on the top of the camera. The camera has a single on/off button with a delayed off operation to prevent accidental power-down during use. The camera will display a start-up screen until a usable thermal image is produced. The Argus4 is constructed from high quality Radel®R-5100, which has been chosen for its strength, resistance to heat, water and impact. Protection from shock is provided by a combination of rugged components, optimum mechanical design and protective bumpers. The camera is sealed to allow short-term total immersion in water (IP67).

The camera is supplied with side straps and a removable handle, which provides flexible operation and transfer between users. No end-user maintenance is required other than recharging of batteries and post-use external cleaning with a soft cloth.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS




COMPLIANCE DATA


RFI/EMC Conducted Emissions - BS EN 61000-6-3:2001 Class B FCC CFR-47 Part 15
Radiated Emissions - BS EN 61000-6-3:2001 Class B FCC CFR-47 Part 15
Electrostatic Discharge - BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 Class B Safety IEC 60950-1 and related national standards Vibration/Shock BS EN 60721-3-2 Class 2M3.

Restriction of the use of Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS)
All parts of the system are compliant with EU directive 2002/95/EC

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA


Thermal conditions - The camera has been designed to operate for:

45 minutes at 80 °C (176 °F)
15 minutes at 150 °C (300 °F)
7 minutes at 260 °C (500 °F)
Minimum operating temperature is –10 °C (14 °F)
Sealing - The camera is sealed to allow short-term immersion in water (IP67)
Impact - The camera has been designed to withstand a drop from a height of 2 metres (78 inches)
Vibration - The camera has been design to withstand transportation vibration defined by BS EN 60721-3-2 Class 2M3
Storage - The camera can be stored for extended periods. It is recommended that for maximum effective operational life, the storage temperature is kept between –10 °C and +40 °C (14 °F and 104 °F) and the camera is retained in its carry case when not in use.

OPTICAL DATA

Detector

Sensor type - Uncooled Microbolometer
Sensor material - Amorphous Silicon (ASi)
Resolution - 160 x 120
Spectral response - 8 – 14 μm
MDTD - (Minimum Discernable Temp Difference) < 0.1 °C
Dynamic range - -40 °C to 800 °C (-40 °F to 1480 °F) using 3 ranges with auto-switching between ranges.
Refresh rate - 30 Hz
Spot temperature range - -40 °C to 800 °C (-40 °F to 1480 °F)
Ambient temperature range - -15 °C to 150 °C (5 °F to 300 °F)

Lens

Lens material - Germanium
Focal length - 6 mm
Focal distance - 1 m to infinity, optimised at 4 m
(3 feet to infinity, optimised at 13 feet)
Horizontal aperture - f/1.0
Field of view - 50° horizontal

Viewing

Display type - Transflective, active matrix colour TFT
Display size - 90 mm (3.5 inches)
Backlight - White LED

MECHANICAL DATA


Overall dimensions (H x W x D) - 130 mm x 185 mm x 185 mm (5.1 x 7.2 x 7.2 inch) (nominal)

including handle (H x W x D) - 295 mm x 185 mm x 185 mm (11.5 x 7.2 x 7.2 inch) (nominal)

Weight without battery - < 1.2 kg (2.6 pounds)
with battery - < 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds)
with battery and handle - < 1.7 kg (3.7 pounds)

Materials

Outer camera case - Radel®R-5100
Rear bumper - Multiflex®
Front bumper - Multiflex®
Neck strap - Nomex®
Side straps - Nomex®
Handle - Radel® R-5100 overmoulded in Santoprene®
ELECTRICAL DATA


Power supply Power consumption - 3 W typical
Start-up time - 5 seconds typical
Rechargable Battery Charger Specification
Battery
Type - Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery
Capacity - 2300 mAH
Battery life - 4 hours @ ambient temperature
(22 °C, 72 °F)
Charge time - 2 hours nominal
Recharge cycles - 500 @ 80% capacity
Length - 125 mm (4.8 inches) nominal
Width - 55 mm (2.2 inches) nominal
Height - 50 mm (2 inches) nominal
Net weight - 220 g (0.1 pounds) nominal
Charging temperature - 0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
65 °C (150 °F) can be tolerated
Sealing - IP56
Charger
Power requirements - 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1 A max
Length - 105 mm (4 inches) nominal
Width - 65 mm (2.5 inches) nominal
Height - 35 mm (1.4 inches) nominal
Net weight - 220 g (0.1 pounds) nominal
Operating temperature - 0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Protection - Over-voltage and overtemperature protection built into the charger and battery.
Compliance - EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
BS EN60335 Part 1 and Part 2-29
RoHS - All parts of the system are
compliant with EU directive
2002/95/EC
Sealing - IP20
Charging Shoe
Length - 150 mm (5.8 inches) nominal
Width - 70 mm (2.75 inches) nominal
Height - 50 mm (2 inches) nominal
Net weight - 200 g (0.1 pounds)
Operating temperature - 0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Sealing - IP20