Power Distribution

Rugged Cameras for Isolation Gap Monitoring in High and Medium-Voltage Distribution Systems

GIS Switchgear Cameras

Visual Monitoring of Switches & Breakers for Medium and High Voltage Systems

Safe solutions with specialized camera systems. Minimizing risk to  human operators is key! Our clients need to install appropriate cameras, fitted with adapters and LEDs, at all viewports in order to fully visualize the isolation gap. In every case, the foundation of Kappa’s solutions is an extremely compact robust camera, in a housing developed especially for adaptation to viewports, with client-defined mechanical interfaces and extremely shock and EMC resistant design as well as high temperature resistance. 


Minimizing risk to human operators is key.

Our specialized rugged cameras for safe monitoring provide visual assurance of positions and thus contribute to minimizing risks to personnel. With the field-proven camera systems for all substation viewports, medium- and high-voltage, in gas- and air-insulated. Kappa is your most experienced partner.


Your benefits at a glance: Extremely rugged design ♦ Maximum safety (e.g. IEC 61850) ♦ High integration capability ♦ Complete systems for your requirements ♦ Long-term availability & functional warranty over the life cycle of the higher level system

Camera fits into narrow spaces and obviates the need for personnel to access hard-to-reach spaces for a direct visual view.

Switchgear camera for power distribution applications

Kappa’s solutions is an extremely compact robust camera.

Software for switches and breakers

Software for switches and breakers

One centralized system | Software adapted to client’s needs | Matching and pre-installation ex works

Safe & Field-Proven

Rugged High-End Easy-to-Use
Cameras fit all viewports in gas- and air-insulated substations, for switches and breakers Conforms to IEC 61850 Easy installation and operation: system configuration with preset cameras and installation plans
One for all client’s needs, for new substations and upgrading Proven in high voltage and medium-voltage use Optimally matched configuration on the basis of the individual substation´s specifications
Outstanding reliability Extremely resistant to shock and vibration  Software adapted to substation client´s needs
Precondition for insurance coverage in numerous countries CMOS sensor Labeled cameras matched with software mimic of the real system
Safety for the staff on site GigE Vision Proven QA procedures, complete system set-up is thoroughly tested ex works
Verified live view with live image indicator Glare-free high power white LEDs illuminate switches and breakers Easy operation, no room for user errors
Prevention of eye damage Reflection-free optic with variable field of view  
Accident prevention: no need for climbing on ladders  Indoor/outdoor with waterproof protection IP 65/NEMA 4X  
Safe installation, all is preset and matched Small size Ø 90 mm, length 70 mm, weight approx. 300 g  
  Pluggable connector cable for very easy refit, no bending or twisting, minimum maintenance effort  
  Cable for long distance (300 ft. ), single connector (PoE)  
Scalable network solution

Network solution for greenfield projects, retrofit or upgrade.  Cameras can be networked to provide views from multiple switches or breakers  in a substation so that an observer at a central location, can see all views. For this purpose they are integrated in a complete system consisting of various cameras,
PoE-switches and a PC running user-friendly application software.

"Digital Camera for all gas- and air-insulated substations > Product GIS Cam"

Scalable local solution

Local solution for upgrading an existing plant. When a network system is not necessary the solution can be used stand-alone for monitoring of individual power connections. The only equipment required for this is a small PoE-adapter, a patch panel and a laptop running the stand-alone application software.

"Camera for all gas- and air-insulated substations, but network-independent > Product Analog GIS Cam"


Scalable mobile solution

Mobile solution or on demand for technicians with camera (no PC/laptop), adapter and direct display connection -Plug & Play.

"Portable unit for analog cameras - network-independent > Product Portable Video Unit"

Portable Video Unit

Portable mobile Solution


Dr. Claus Romano

Tel.: +49.5508.974.187


Contact USA

Maurice Knapp

Kappa USA

Tel.: +1.626.256.4343