Scout S Camera System
EMI HARDENED COLOUR CAMERA SYSTEM
The Scout S Camera is a comprehensive, fibre optically coupled and electro-magnetically shielded camera system.
It offers full remote control facilities for Zoom/Focus/Pan & Tilt operation. The high performance camera also has
extensive manual control via the BTC Motronics HS-1 handset over all aspects of the camera/lens ensuring excellent
picture clarity, colour rendition and low light capability in all conditions..
The Scout S is the smaller member of the Scout family of cameras. The Scout camera system is the industry
recognised standard for EM Shielded cameras and adds value to any EMC testing environment by improving both
efficiency and safety.
- EMC Test Chambers, TEM and GTEM Cells.
- EUT monitoring in electrically noisy environments.
- Visual monitoring of automotive and aeromotive displays.
- Safety monitoring of equipment for catastrophic failure.
- Situations with space limitations.
- Safe Monitoring of “Personnel Hazard” in high RF fields.
- Applications where space is critical.
- High Res 550 TV line Colour Camera, PAL or NTSC.
- Times 28 zoom lens 3.5mm(wide) to 98.0mm(tele)
- Remote Control Zoom/Focus/Pan & Tilt.
- Fibre Optically Coupled Video and Control.
- Extensive Manual control of Camera and Lens.
- Battery or Mains Powered Camera options.
- RF Immunity >200V/m up to 18Ghz
The Scout S Camera Head contains a state of the art CCD camera with an integrated Zoom and Focus lens.
The Zoom and Focus functions can be remotely controlled via fibre optic cable by the Scout S Receiver
Controller (note: the camera can be set to auto focus if required). The Camera can be programmed to
automatically compensate for variations in light. The cameras wide dynamic range function allows the
camera to obtain optimal images ranging from dark areas of the subject to the light areas and combine
them to give best picture possible for the conditions.
RF Immunity is provided by an enclosure design which features conductive gaskets and specifically
coated glass. As a result the Camera head can withstand fields in excess of 200V/m at frequencies up
to and beyond 1Ghz with no degradation of picture quality. Scout S systems have been used in fields in
excess of 1000V/m at up to 18Ghz.
When required total manual control of the camera functions are available via the BTC Motronics HS-1
handset, this includes Zoom, Focus, Auto focus on/off, Variable shutter, Iris control, Wide dynamic
range on/off, On Screen Display of functions and custom preset of setup. These functions are typically
used when viewing vehicle instrument panels and LCD displays.
Pan and Tilt Head
The Camera head maybe mounted on the Shielded Pan and tilt head, which allows the camera to be moved
in the horizontal and vertical axis.
The Receiver unit decodes the optical signal from the Camera head and provides two composite video
The Receiver unit also provides control facilities for the camera system via joystick controls.
The Shielded Battery Pack is connected to the Scout S Camera Head via a screened filtered cable, and
provides continual operation for more than 14 hours. Additional packs maybe used to continue operation
whilst the spare pack is being re-charged. Alternatively a Shielded Mains Power Supply maybe specified,
usually used in wall mounted applications.
Fibre Optic Cable
The Scout S uses a Duplex Multi Mode Fibre Optic Cable terminated with ST Connectors. One Fibre is
used for the Video signal and the other for the Control signal. The Fibre Optic Cable may be supplied
on a Cable Management Reel for ease of deployment and rewinding.