Camera & Video Interface for Deep Sea & Underwater

Cameras that should be used in deep-sea environments must be attached to video transmission standards that can bridge vast distances, sometimes some kilometres. Very often block cameras are used in those markets since they have flexible zoom lenses, autofocus capabilities and a compact form factor.

Depending on the system architecture of the underwater system the camera control will be executed by satellite computing systems that are placed near the camera but in some cases the camera control system is some kilometres away, close to the monitor.

For both applications, we do have fiber transmission solutions. The TL7070 allow to connect block cameras to a fiber cable. On the receiver site, any fiber receiver can be used. We offer the TL7071 as a receiver to build a complete system.

Once the camera should be controlled over a large distance our TL7075/76 solutions offer using a single fiber cable for video transmission and offer a bidirectional camera communication channel.

Optical Fibre Interfaces

TL7070 | optical fiber (Transmitter)
+ Digital LVDS video input from camera+ 1080i, 1080p and 720p output standard support+ 25Hz, 29.97Hz, 30Hz, 50Hz, 59.94Hz and 60Hz frame rates+ Automatic camera and video standard detection+ Optical 3G/HD-SDI output based on SFP compatible transmitter+ Optical transmitter 1310nm/10km/LC for SMF included+ BNC + MCX coax 3G/HD-SDI outputs+ HD-SDI outputs compliant to SMPTE425M/424M/292M/274M/296M+ DVI (HDMI connector) video output+ Native digital signal processing chain for best image quality (no scaling)+ Breakout of camera analog HDTV YPbPr and CVBS video+ Dual serial control interface (RS232 or 3.3V TTL)+ Supply voltage: 7V to 12V DC regulated (5V only when used with FCB-SE600)

Price on request

TL7071 | optical fiber (Receiver)
+ Optical 3G/HD-SDI input based on SFP compatible receiver+ Optical SFP receiver 1260nm-1620nm/10km/LC for SMF included+ Input compliant to SMPTE297M-2006 serial optical 3G/HD video standards + Automatic video standard detection+ Input signal jitter removal+ Format conversion for DVI(HDMI) RGB output+ Reclocked 3G/HD-SDI BNC + MCX coax outputs+ 3G/HD-SDI outputs compliant to SMPTE425M/424M/292M/274M/296M+ SMPTE425M level A, mapping structure 1+ Selectable serial control interface (RS232 or 3.3V TTL)+ Supply voltage: 5V to 12V DC regulated

Price on request

TL7075-TL7076 | one fiber line solution for camera control and video, transmit
TL7076+ Optical receiver compliant to SMPTE297M-2006 serial optical 3G/HD video standard + Automatic video standard detection+ Input signal jitter removal+ SFP transceiver λTX=1550nm, SMF/LC included+ Reclocked 3G/HD-SDI BNC + MCX coax outputs, format conversion for DVI(HDMI) RGB output + Dual serial control interface (RS232 or 3.3V TTL)+ Supply voltage: 7V to 12V DC regulatedTL7075+ Supports all Sony FCB-EV, all FCB-EH and FCB-SE600 camera models + Digital LVDS video input from camera+ Optical 3G/HD-SDI output compliant to SMPTE297M-2006+ SFP transceiver λTX=1310nm, SMF/LC included+ Local BNC coax, MCX coax and DVI (HDMI connector) 3G/HD-SDI outputs

Price on request

Cameras ideal for optical fibre

Sony FCB-EV7520
The FCB-EV7520 camera block incorporates a 1/2.8-type Exmor RTM CMOS sensor, providing Full-HD video with extraordinary sensitivity. In addition, the Sony block camera includes STARVISTM technology to realize high picture quality in visible light and near-infrared light. With 30x optical zoom and either HD or Full-HD capability, the camera inherits a multitude of Sony’s FCB features, including Auto ICR, Spherical Privacy Zone Masking, and Defog. Sony FCB-EV7520 Features  30x Enhanced Optical Zoom Digital Zoom 12x (360x with optical zoom) Full HD (1080p/60) Image Sensor 1/2.8-type Exmor R CMOS Minimum illumination Colour: 0.01 lx (F1.6,AGC on, 1/30 s) Defog · High Light Compensation · Wide Dynamic Range Super Image Stabilizer Auto IR-cut Filter Removal Spehrical privacy zone masking Noise reduction Slow AE response Datasheet Sony FCB-7520 Series Overview Features FCB-EV7520 Capture crisp, clear Full-HD (1080/60p) Even in low-light environments, the high-performance 1/2.8-type Exmor CMOS image sensor achieves outstanding Full-HD (1920 x 1080) picture quality. Progressive scanning assures smoother pictures with reduced blur – ideal for capturing the detail in moving images. Get a steadier picture with the image stabilizer. The camera's built-in image stabilizer function counters the effect of blurred, shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration. It is helpful for outdoor surveillance and traffic monitoring applications, mainly if the camera is used on a bridge or mounting pole where it is subjected to wind or mechanical vibration. Stable Zoom Image stabilizer and optical/digital zoom are combined to improve image quality while maintaining the original horizontal viewing angle. This does not affect the image size and reduces blu. 2D/3D noise reduction Advanced noise reduction technology filters noise from the image for clearer results, especially in low-light conditions. Noise reduction can be selected from five levels to suit a wide range of operating environments. Wide dynamic range Wide-D image processing technology allows one to see clear, detailed images in high-contrast or backlit environments. Models now support an extensive 130 dB dynamic range activated via the VISCA command. De-fog The de-fog feature allows more precise and natural viewing in foggy or misty scenes. The camera detects the haze level and automatically applies the required effects when this feature is activated. Depending on user requirements, the level of these effects can be adjusted via the VISCA command. HLC (High Light Compensation) HLC technology helps to improve, for example, the visibility of license plates when bright headlights are shot under low-light conditions. The bright parts in the image are masked and compensated automatically to achieve better visibility. Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal) In low-light conditions, the camera automatically switches from Day to Night mode, removing the IR-cut filter to boost sensitivity for clear pictures in near-darkness. The spherical privacy zone masking feature enables areas of view to be selectively masked for privacy. Masked areas are automatically interlocked with the camera’s pan/tilt/zoom movements. Privacy Zone Masking Privacy Zone Masking protects private objects and areas such as house windows, entrances, and exits within the camera’s range of vision but is not subject to surveillance. Privacy zones can be masked on the monitor to protect privacy. Wide range of features for versatile operation Versatile operation is ensured by a wide range of functions and adjustments, including White Balance modes; Picture effects (E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Colour Enhancement); Motion Detection/Alarm; Picture freeze; Temperature readout; Slow AE response; Electronic shutter/ slow shutter; and Title display/Camera mode display (English). Sony FCB-EV7520 Specifications Feature Sony FCB-EV7520 Image sensor 1/2.8-type Exmor R CMOS Image sensor (Number of effective pixels) Approx.2.13 Megapixels Signal system 1080p/59.94,1080p/50, 1080p/60, 1080p/30, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080i/60, 1080i/30, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/60, 720p/30, 720p/29.97, 720p/25, NTSC, PAL Minimum illumination (50%) High sensitivity mode Colour: 0.01 lx (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30s) Minimum illumination (50%) Normal mode Colour: 0.1 lx (F1.6, AGC on, 1/30s) S/N ratio More than 50 dB Gain Auto/Manual Auto/Manual 0 dB to 50.0dB (0 to 28 steps +2 step/ total 15 steps) Gain Max. Gain Limit Max. Gain Limit 10.7 dB to 50.0 dB (6 to 28 steps +2 tep/ total 12 steps) Shutter speed 1/1 s to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps Sync system Internal Exposure control Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE Backlight compensation Yes Aperture control 16 steps White balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto), One-push, Manual Lens 30x optical zoom f = 4.3 mm (wide) to 129.0 mm (tele) F1.6 to F4.7 Digital zoom 12x (360x with optical zoom) Focusing system Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus compensation in ICR on Horizontal viewing angle 1080p mode 63.7° (wide end) to 2.3° (tele end) Horizontal viewing angle 720p mode 63.7° (wide end) to 2.3° (tele end) Horizontal viewing angle SD 47.8° (wide end) to 1.7° (tele end) Minimum object distance 10 mm (wide end) to 1200 mm (tele end) (Default: 300 mm) Auto ICR Yes Wide-D Yes (120 dB) Visibility Enhancer Yes De-fog Yes HLC Yes Noise reduction Yes (6 steps) Image stabilization Yes StableZoom Yes Spherical privacy zone masking Yes Motion detection Yes Alarm Yes Slow AE response Yes Picture effects E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror image, Colour enhancement Picture freeze Yes Slow shutter Yes Temperature readout Yes Title display Yes Camera mode display 20 characters/line, max. 11 lines Key switch control Yes Camera operation switch Yes Video output HD Analog N/A Video output HD Digital Digital:Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 via LVDS (Signal format conforms to SMPTE 274/SMPTE 296.) Video output SD VBS Camera control interface VISCA (CMOS 5 V level) Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit Power requirements 6.0 V to 12.0 V DC Power consumption - Focus inactive 3.2 W (zoom/focus inactive) Power consumption - Focus active 4.0 W (zoom/focus active) Operating temperature -5°C to +60°C (23°F to 140°F) Storage temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140 °F) Operating humidity 20% to 80%, Absolute humidity: 36 g/m3 Storage humidity 20% to 95%, Absolute humidity: 36 g/m3 Dimensions (W x H x D) 50.0 x 60.0 x 89.7 mm (2 x 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches) Mass 255 g (9.0 oz) Sony FCB-7520 Dimensions Sony FCB-EV7520 Front Sony FCB-EV7520 Rear Sony FCB-EV7520 Top Sony FCB-EV7520 Bottom Sony FCB-EV7520 Left Sony FCB-EV7520 Right

Price on request

Sony FCB-EV9500L
Compact size block camera with 30x enhanced optical zoom and a 1/1.8 sensor. This Full HD model with LVDS output is optimal for environments with harsh conditions. The new super image stabilizer has greatly improved blur suppression compared to conventional models. Sony FCB-EV9500L Features  Full HD (1080p/60) LVDS 30x Enhanced Optical Zoom High Sensitivity Super Image Stabilizer Flare reduction with the new iris Color image acquisition during ICR ON Spot Focus · Spot AE · Spot AWB Wide Dynamic Range (Wide-D) Visibility Enhancer (VE) Datasheet Sony FCB-9500 Series Overview Features FCB-EV9500L High Resolution Utilizing a 4M sensor and sharp lens achieve superior resolution and accurate image representation with the evolved AF/AE/ AWB functions even in low light environments. Combined with enhanced optical zoom achieve a high image quality from the Wide end to the Tele end.  High Sensitivity Through introduction of new cell structures and circuit technology, the series efficiently uses light, achieving twice the sensitivity compared to conventional image sensors. Consequently, clear images can be captured even during the night and in dark environments. Super Image Stabilizer Enables capturing of highly precise video with reduced blurring even in harsh environments with strong vibrations by greatly improving blur suppression and image stabilizer. The camera is during full HD or HD output equipped with the Super and Super modes. Applying a wide correction area using 4M pixels the camera series suppresses blurs from strong vibrations and rotational vibrations compared to conventional models. Super Suppresses strong vibrations with a wider correction area compared to conventional electronic vibration suppressors. Super + By employing a wider correction area than “Super,” “Super+” suppresses intense vibrations that cannot be suppressed with “Super.” Potential application: Shipboard, attachments for ITS surveillance, on bridges, drones, vehicles, etc. Starvis 1/1.8-type CMOS sensor The Sony FCB-EV9500L Sony blockcamera is equipped with an approximately 417 million- effective-pixel, 1/1.8-type high sensitive, AR-coated (anti-reflective coating) CMOS sensor. With a high spectral sensitivity value in near infrared to infrared, it is especially effective for security uses. Furthermore, the AR coating minimizes the ghost phenomenon and enables capturing of images without missing crucial information even during the night and in dark environments. 30x Enhanced Optical Zoom Using a compact lens designed for resolutions up to 8M the camera maximizes the coverage of the 4M sensor. The newly designed lens provides high resolution and low aberration, making it capable of capturing high resolution images that span from the Tele end from the screen center to the surrounding edges. There is no image deterioration using the 30x enhanced optical zoom. Experience full sharpness and dramatically reduced chromatic aberration in full HD output and also achieve images with sharp resolution during 4M output. Flare reduction with the new iris Diamond flares and ghosts that occur on lenses disrupts focusing and deteriorates the image quality. The new lens adopts 7 blades compared to the conventional 2 blades, improving this phenomenon by generating fine circular flares, and thus greatly improving image quality. Color image acquisition during ICR ON On conventional models, only black and white images are achieved while the IR cut filter was removed. The new ICR ON COLOR function enables the camera to capture shots with color even when the IR cut filter is removed. It is effective for color visibility in dark environments. The precision of color reproduction varies depending on the light source and brightness. Spot Focus · Spot AE · Spot AWB Enables functioning of AF, AE, and AWB only in specified areas within the screen. Enables independent specification of any rectangle of the entire screen divided in 6 x 8. For example, if the subject location is specified with Spot AE, enables capturing of images with Exposure effects reduced even if brightness changes occur outside the specified frame. Adjustable ROIs Screen divided in 6 x 8 Wide Dynamic Range (Wide-D) Wide-D mode is a function for dividing an image into several blocks for correcting blocked-up shadows and blown-out highlights in accordance with the intensity difference. It enables image acquisition in which portions ranging from dark to light can be recognized, even when capturing a subject with a large intensity difference that is backlit or includes extremely light regions of interest. Wide Dynamic Range Off Wide Dynamic Range On Sony FCB-EV9500L Specifications Specification FCB-EV9500L (Full HD· LVDS) Basic Features Image Sensor (Number of effective pixels) 1/1.8-type STARVISTM CMOS Sensor (Approx. 4.17M pixels)    Output Image Size (H x V) 1920x1080, 1280x720   Signal System 1080p/60, 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080p/30, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080i/60, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/60, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/30, 720p/29.97, 720p/25   Minimum Illumination (50%, High Sensitivity Mode ON) ICR-Off mode: 0.009 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/30 s), 0.0012 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/4 s or 1/3 s) ICR-On mode: 0.00008 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/30 s), 0.000005 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/4 s or 1/3 s, 30%)   Minimum Illumination (50%, High Sensitivity Mode OFF) ICR-Off mode: 0.09 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/30 s), 0.012 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/4 s or 1/3 s) ICR-On mode: 0.00063 lx (Shutter Speed: 1/30 s)   Recommended Illumination 100 lx to 100,000 lx   Image S/N  Wide end to Tele end - 4.8 s (Focus Tracking ON), 2.9 s (Focus Tracking OFF) Wide end to Digital 12x tele - 6.1 s (29.97p/59.94p), 6.4 s(25p/50p)      Gain Auto/Manual (0 dB to 50.0 dB), 0 to 28 steps   Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/10000 s, 22 steps   Sync System Internal   Exposure Control 0 dB to ± 10.5 dB, 15 steps   Backlight Compensation Yes   Gamma Standard / Straight gamma   Aperture Control 16 steps   White Balance Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, One Push WB, Manual WB, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto), Spot AWB   AE (Auto Exposure Mode) Full Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter/iris), EV compensation, Spot AE, Slow AE   Zoom 30x Enhanced Optical Zoom 36x StableZoom and 12x Digital Zoom  - StableZoom increases the magnification by combining optical zoom and digital zoom  - FCB-EW9500H: For 1080p, 1080i, and 720p only.   Lens (wide to tele) f = 6.5 mm to 162.5 mm, F1.6 to 4.8   Zoom Mode Standard Mode / Variable Mode / Direct Mode   Zoom Movement Speed Wide end to Tele end - 4.8 s (Focus Tracking ON), 2.9 s (Focus Tracking OFF) Wide end to Digital 12x tele - 6.1 s (29.97p/59.94p), 6.4 s(25p/50p) Digital wide to Digital 12x tele - 1.4 s (29.97p/59.94p), 1.6 s (25p/50p)   Focusing System Auto Focus (Normal AF, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF [Sensitivity: normal, low]), Manual (Standard, Variable, Direct), One Push Trigger, Full Scan One Push Trigger, Near Limit, ICR-on Correction, Spot Focus   Focus Movement Time ∞ to Near: 1.4 s   Horizontal Viewing Angle 58.1° to 2.3°   Minimum Object Distance (wide end to tele end) 100 mm to 1200mm Camera Features Auto ICR Yes   Wide Dynamic Range (Wide-D) Yes   Visibility Enhancer Yes   Defog Yes (low/mid/high)   Noise Reduction Yes (3D + 2D / Independent setting (3D, 2D))   Progressive Scan Mode Yes   Image Stabilization Yes: Super image stabilizer (Super / Super+ FCB-EW9500H: For 1080p, 1080i, and 720p only.)   Spot Light Avoidance Yes   Motion Detection Yes   Privacy Zone Masking Yes   Alarm Yes   Slow AE Response Yes   Picture Effects Black White (Monochrome Image)   Picture Freeze Yes   Electronic-Flip (E-FLIP) Yes   Mirror Image Yes   Slow Shutter Yes   Temperature Readout Yes   Title Display Yes (20 characters / line, max. 11lines)   Camera Mode Display Yes (English) Interface Video Output Digital : Y/Pb/Pr 4:2:2 (LVDS) (Y: 8 bit, C: 8 bit, Vsync, Hsync, Field, Clock) (SMPTE274M/SMPTE296M)   Camera Control Interface VISCA protocol (CMOS 3.3V Level, 5.5V tolerance); Baud Rate : 9.6 kbps, 19.2 kbps, 38.4 kbps, 115.2 kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit General Power Requirements 7.0 V to 12.0 V DC   Power Consumption 6.1 W (When motor operates: 7.8W)   Operating Temperature "-5 °C to +60 °C (23 °F to +140 °F)"   Storage Temperature "-20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)"   Operating Humidity 20% to 80% (Absolute humidity: 36 g/m3)   Storage Humidity 20% to 95% (Absolute humidity: 36 g/m3)   Dimensions (W x H x D) 56.0 x 64.0 x 125 mm (2 1/4 × 2 5/8 × 5 in.)   Mass Approx. 439 g (15 oz.)

Price on request