How to protect your borders

How to protect your borders

Portable border security

Sensitive areas such as borders require more than ever heightened perimeter security. They are increasingly subject of illegal immigration, unwanted intrusion and other organised crime. A portable infrared imaging system, based on the XenicsCores, is an efficient solution for rapid surveillance operation under the most unfavorable environmental conditions.

Xenics can make the difference

The XenicsCores is a series of durable infrared OEM modules that are capable to offer increased situational awareness with active and passive day/night vision. Our advanced short-wave infrared (SWIR) modules can see through fog, haze, smoke and identify humans or objects during night and day, whereas thermal imaging modules can detect at very long distance and at pitch dark.

To shorten and simplify the demanding design of surveillance systems, the XenicsCores are built on a modular platform. System designers can pick and choose from a broad variety of compatible specifications and functionalities according to their application.

Portable thermal imagers for security & safety market

Audio-Video Trend (AVT) is a company that develops solutions and products on user request. One example has been the development of the DRAGON ATS, a stationary and mobile night vision system for border control, which was initiated by the Croatian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Since a part of Croatia is situated at the external frontier of the European Union, they have greater responsibility for more thorough border control.

“As an agile and innovative company, AVT looked for a partner with whom we could realize the project. Xenics agreed to be our partner in this project. Besides high quality detectors, Xenics also has extremely fast technical support. The answers to our questions sometimes arrived within an hour, which helped us with the development of this project. It was a challenge to produce a mobile system for border control in less than 6 months”, said CEO of AVT Ivica Mijić, “but with Xenics as a partner we could apply for this project.”

The DRAGON ATS system consists of a mobile thermal camera, a remote control system and a pan-tilt head tripod. When combined together, the user has the ability to set up the equipment in a blink of an eye in various environments. The control case offers a monitor, DVR, video and data link – wired or wireless connection with optional 3G. The handheld camera has a built-in thermal detector, optics, LRF, GPS, DCM and control logic board. “Among the most important features of the camera head is the image quality of the built-in XTM module. With this image quality we can proudly compare us with competitors in the world market”, says CEO of AVT Ivica Mijić.

With XenicsCores, system integrators can develop systems much faster and provide innovative solutions for better public safety.

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  • "Audio-Video Trend was able to develop the Dragon ATS in less than 6 months, thanks to the Xenics' - ready-to-integrate - XTM-640"

Extreme compact size and low weight

Given the extremely compact size and low weight of the Xenics XS-1.7-320 SWIR camera it was extremely easy to integrate it into our existing optical setup.

University of Strathclyde