A 5-megapixel CMOS sensor comes standard with the HiPerCam E. It can deliver up to 14 frames/sec. along with a maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels or 31 frames/sec. combined with full HDTV resolution. Other resolution settings are available. The sensor is located on a separate board, which enables users to set up the optical axis independently from the orientation of the HiPerCam E board.
The HiPerCam E platform is based on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC featuring an ARM CPU boasting a cycle of 1000 MHz as well as powerful co-processors such as GPU, IPU, VPU and video codecs for H.264 video data encoding. A DDR3 memory boasting up to 2 GB of storage space enables embedded video recording and replay.The real-time video stream may be interrupted at any time and replaced with a new replay of the recorded data, making the HiPerCam E an optimum tool for security applications. The CPU function is provided by a tailor-made Linux operating system, which delivers the foundation for a variety of image processing applications and network logs, such as GigE Vision and TCP/IP. As an OEM option, the CPU is also available in dual-core and quad-core versions to handle even more sophisticated image processing algorithms. The gigabit Ethernet interface ensures that the camera reaches sufficient transmission speeds for real-time video data streaming.
The HiPerCam E also has the capability to support an optional LED to provide ambient lighting.
The unit’s sturdy hardware is designed for industrial and mobile environments reaching temperature ranges from -30 to +70 °C. It does not contain any components that require a lot of maintenance, such as batteries or fans. The HiPerCam E is extremely tough and made for rough environments where it is exposed to considerable shock and vibrations stress according to common DIN, EN or IEC standards.
The HiPerCam E firmware provides a convenient web-based management interface. Not only are users able to set up the general parameters but also to configure camera parameters such as resolution, frame rate, area of interest, etc. The standard version utilizes GigE Vision for image transfers and for the configuration. ELTEC does offer a PC test application for the depiction of GigE images. The camera does have the capability to use H.264 compression and TCP/IP transfers (GStreamer) as options.