Closed Hatch Driving: Driver Vision Enhancer for Military Vehicles

Vision Enhancer Systems (DVE) Latency-Free 360° Surround View 24/7 and Mutispectral Situational Awareness Solutions (SAS)

Kappa optronics Driver Vision Enhancer Systems and SAS: Safety for your crews, improved efficiency of your missions

Driver Vision Enhancer System (DVE)

Driver Vision Enhancer System for Military Ground Vehicles (ADAS)

Scalable solutions for your fleet: From basic camera/monitor systems up to Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) and situational awareness solutions (SAS):

We will advise you, comprehensively and specific to your needs; responsible for system integration, we will stand at your side long term.

Your Partner!

Responsibility for system integration
Scalable solutions from one single source (with adapted illumination)
Modular architecture based on standard components
Perfect integration into existing fleets
Long-term support
Kappa is the pioneer in the area of vision systems with road traffic certification



Retrofit & Upgrade of Vehicles & Fleets: Increase your proven fleets performance capacity and life expectancy!

Fit for new challenges with advanced vision systems and SAS systems
Compatible with analog infrastructures
FFF drop-in solutions
SD/HD hybrids
Perfectly adapted design for smooth Integration
Latency-free panoramic view

Latency-free panoramic view

Portfolio DVE and SAS Solutions

Latency-free 360° surround view for simulate direct-sight conditions 
Scalable system solutions (covert illumination, cameras, video management and monitors)
SDI or Ethernet architecture
Advanced day & night vision capabilities (e.g. sensor fusion VIS, LWIR, SWIR)
Covert mode with passive imaging and/or SWIR illumination
DRI object detection and classification
Embedded Vision
4K eZoom for easy switching between near and long distances
Road traffic homologation possible (ASIL B)
All MIL-STD qualifications


Military ground vehicle, armoured recovery vehicle (ARV), WiSENT 2 equipped with Kappa ADAS vision system.

Military ground vehicle, armoured recovery vehicle (ARV), WiSENT 2 equipped with Kappa ADAS vision system.

Entry Level

Camera / Monitor Systems

Proven camera / monitor solutions capture every blind spot on armored vehicles, thus enabling safe operation and maneuvering.

Basic for all levels:

CMOS Camera (SDI or Ethernet architecture)
Day & low light level (VIS / NIR)
Latency-free imaging
SDI monitor


Camera/monitor system for military ground vehicles

Camera/monitor system

Mid Level

Switchable DVE System with Multiple Cameras and Video Management Unit

The DVE System consists of several high-performance cameras and monitors, combined via a video management unit. The operator switches between camera views, thus acquiring a safe panoramic view.

And more in Mid Level:

180° front view and/or rear view covered with 3 switchable cameras plus 2 mirror cameras
Economic video management unit
Multiple SDI monitors
Illumination for covert missions


Switchable DVE System

Mid-Level DVE

High Level

Surround View DVE System with Intelligent Video Management Unit

The complex DVE system comes with an intelligent video management unit, which combines multiple camera views to a comfortable latency-free surround view. The system provides ample performance for an extension with SAS functions.

And more in High Level:

Advanced surround view combined from multiple cameras
Intelligent video management unit
Multiple DVE & SAS monitors possible
Sensor fusion day & night vision
Compressed H.264 streams
Integrated recording
Embedded vision
Surround View DVE System

Surround View DVE System

SAS solutions | Situational Awareness Systems

The High-Level DVE Surround View System is perfectly prepared for situational awareness capabilities. An intelligent video management unit combines different cameras on the vehicle and plays the latency-free streams on monitors in the vehicle for various operators. Applications for object identification and tracking (DRI – Detection-Recognition- Identification) can likewise be integrated, such as a 4K eZoom for comfortable switching between close and long range with just one camera.

360° Situational Awareness 24/7
Additional cameras, e.g. long range and 4K for 4K eZoom
Sensor fusion day & night vision
Embedded vision
DRI with tracking and prediction
Additional monitors
H.264 mission recording


Kappa G2G (glass-to-glass) with ultra low latency in 47.4 ms, based onHDC3 camera platform:

  Delta [ms] Sum [ms]
Integration time 16.7 16.7
Frame memory 16.7 33.4
Processing 2.0 35.4
Display 12.0 47.4



40 Years!

Kappa has over 40 years of experience with highly robust, specialized cameras for all rugged uses. With our vision systems for military ground vehicles, we provide a decisive information advantage for crews in the field to make rapid, safe decisions in critical situations. We service your needs not only technically, but also by fulfilling all apecific requirements on design assureance, qualification and certification.


Technology portfolio, related links
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Your Expert

Tim Scharf

Tel.: +49.5508.974.122