Full HD Cameras with 3G-SDI and HD-SDI

High Definition Cameras Tauri3.1 - Versatile camera series for high-resolution realtime applications, standard video formats up to 1080p60, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, lowest latency, 24/7 adaptive control algorithm

Technical portfolio

Kappa Full HD cameras are available as HD-SDI and as 3G-SDI versions. The HD-SDI version can be switched between 25 and 30 fps, the 3G-SDI version between 50 and 60 fps. With 60, 50, 30, or 25 images per second nothing is lost, without compression or image lag! The 16:9 format enables maximum presence on all monitors. Equipped with 1/2"  CMOS sensors with high light sensitivity and Global Shutter, it’s particularly interesting for dynamic scenes and critical lighting situations.

Compact easy-to-use stand-alone system

The single-cable monitor connection, in drag chain compatible quality, is designed for distances of up to 100 meters. Furthermore, HD-SDI (3G SDI) enables the use of existing coaxial cables. Putting the HDC cameras into use is very simple; as with a video system, neither IP addresses nor network structures are necessary. The HD video signal, meeting standard 3G-SDI (SMPTE424M) and HD-SDI (SMPTE292M) guarantees compatibility with all peripherals. International standards are met internally as well. The small, compact design enables form adaptations for different OEM demands.


Rugged quality & development based on design assurance (DO 178, DO 254)

The robust full HD cameras for rough outdoor environments come with protection class IP 67 with high-level protection against frost, saline environments, and other environmental effects. The rugged design, with additional qualifications and screw-in C mount, expands the possibilities for use in the most extreme environments, even with high temperature fluctuations as well as vibration and shock.

Fields of application: from driver vision systems to industrial monitoring

Important fields of application for HDC-based full HD cameras: driver vision systems for vehicles, various aviation applications, and monitoring, e.g. industrial monitoring.

Additional scope for customer-specific solutions with HDC3 platform

The underlying HDC3 development platform offers maximum flexibility for further application-specific optimizations, e.g. additional sensors, global shutter options, format switching function, various settings and controls, SD-SDI, additional analog/NTSC output. 

Kappa G2G (glass-to-glass) with ultra-low latency in 30.7 ms (Tauri3.1)

  Delta [ms] Sum [ms]
Integration time 16.7 16.7
Processing 2.0 18.7
Display 12.0 30.7

Technical data and highlights

Full HD
Standard video formats 1080p, bandwidth up to 1080p/60 (e.g., 3 Gbit)
Transmission via 3G SDI (SMPTE424M), HD-SDI (SMPTE292M)
Lowest latency, synchronization
24/7 adaptive control algorithm
Configurable framerate
GenICam control with XML files
Design can be certified according to DO-254 / DO-178
Qualified according to DO-160
71 dB Dynamik
Lenses with different focal lengths
Iris control for 24/7 applications (customized)
System integration (lens, housing, adaptions)
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Lead Management

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President Kappa USA | North America

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