Photon 160

Good image quality 

The Photon 160 incorporates an uncooled Vanadium Oxide (VOx) focal plane array consisting of 160 x 120 pixels. This maintenance free system delivers crisp video images which can be displayed on virtually any monitor that accepts composite video. It is well suited for those applications that do not need the high resolution of a 320 x 240 pixels detector. 

Accessory Kit 

The accessory kit provides an easy way to operate the Photon 160 core until a more direct interface to the 30-pin SAMTEC connector on the back of the unit is developed by the end user. 

Choice of lenses 

The Photon 160 is available with a 6.3 mm or 19mm lens. A version without lens is also available. 

Compact, easy to integrate

The Photon 160 is a very compact and lightweight package. The core weight is only 97 grams, not including rear cover or lens. It can easily be integrated in small locations. 

Advanced video processing

A choice of 8- or 14-bit digital video is output simultaneously with the analog format. The digital data protocol is serial LVDS. Video processing features include multiple automatic, dynamic image optimization algorithms, as well as polarity control (white-hot/black-hot), image orientation control (invert / revert), and freeze-frame capability. 

Wide operating temperature range

The Photon 160 surpasses the requirements of the most demanding ambient temperature requirements with an operating temperature range between -40°C to +80°C. 

Software Developers Kit (SDK) to create applications for camera control and/or acquiring digital data

The Photon SDK enables customers to create their own applications for camera control as well as data acquisition using one of several interfaces. Languages supported include VB6,, C#, and C++ (MFC). The Photon SDK also works on Linux. 

Advanced image processing

The Photon 160 contains an advanced Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) video processing algorithm. This is a sharpening filter which aids in making edges and other image details more distinct in both night or daytime conditions. 

No Thermo-Electric Cooler (TEC)

The Photon 160 employs a novel combination of on-FPA circuitry and non-uniformity compensation (NUC) processing to eliminate the thermo-electric cooler (TEC). FLIR’s patented approach to TEC-less operation enables the camera to operate over a wide temperature range while maintaining excellent dynamic range and image uniformity.