Whether installed on the outside of the train in harsh environmental conditions or inside for cabin surveillance, cameras improve safety at all levels in rail traffic.
For your specialized project, we will modify our platform cameras exactly to your particular requirements for integration into the CCTV system. Housing design, special PCB design, modified algorithms, mechanical modifications and special mountings are all part of the performance scope.
Whether overgrown vegetation, garbage on the tracks or anything else, exterior cameras assume responsibility for safe obstacle recognition in rail traffic. Vibration-resistant Kappa cameras provide reliable, latency-free image data streams for real-time processing.
Cameras in the interior for cabin surveillance are just as highly vibration resistant. Here, cameras are discretely integrated into the interior design, as dome or box cameras for example, or even concealed in the walls. Added to this, Kappa offers maximum flexibility in mechanical modifications and housing designs. Based on the interior lighting in the train, daylight cameras are usually sufficient; however, cameras with LED illumination are available as well for use in weakly lit areas such as control rooms.
Typical vibrations in railway applications make high demands on the system’s stability. Kappa uses a specific PCB design to protect camera technology against vibration fatigue.
Cameras’ operational safety must be guaranteed at any time of year, in any type of weather. With a temperature range of -55 to +75°C (-67 to +185?F), protection up to IP 69 K, de-icing and nitrogen rinsing, Kappa cameras fulfill all requirements.
Light conditions along the rail are difficult. Around the clock, rapid changes in light conditions, from glistening brightness to the darkness of a tunnel must be mastered while maintaining consistent image quality. At night, too, the camera must provide usable images. Using specially modified algorithms, Kappa HDR camera solutions reliably meet these requirements.
H.264-compressed HD streams are ideal for real-time monitoring and on-board recording.
Processes in hardware and software and software development as well as in manufacturing according to the strict requirements of the rail industry, e.g.: