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. Additionally we can offer system certification according to SIL 2 / SIL 3.
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. The highly robust outdoor cameras are designed for extreme environmental conditions under fast changing pressure conditions (e.g. tunnel entrance).
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, protection up to IP 69 K, de-icing and nitrogen rinsing, Kappa cameras fulfill all requirements.
Kappa's portfolio encompasses state-of-the-art solutions from VIS to LWIR / infrared (thermal imaging) . Thus we can provide safe rail vision solutions even for use under extreme low light conditions.
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.:
Ethernet IP cameras
State-of-the-art CMOS technology
Core expertise ruged cameras
IR illumination (NIR)
|Coming next: thermal cameras (LWIR), SWIR (fog penetration)|
Cargo: mobile camera solution as video assistent for shunting tasks
Rearview cameras for platform surveillance
Mobile solutions (4G)
Track monitoring (incl. track bed)
Railway switch monitoring
Railway wheel monitoring / railway brake monitoring (service)
Rail coach / wagon monitoring (e.g. counter)
Tunnel monitoring / bridge monitoring / Obstacle detection (e.g. trees)
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Cameras for integration into customer systems
Complete systems with recorder/monitor