Release date: 2008-01-25

Forward Vision Sees Double with the Launch of the MIC1-412 Thermal

(Newswire Today) —  Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom, 2008-01-25 - Forward Vision’s new dual spectra fully functional PTZ camera is now available, incorporating a 50mm thermal imager from FLIR.


Forward Vision’s new dual spectra fully functional PTZ camera is now available, incorporating a 50mm thermal imager from FLIR. The new “Metal Mickey” MIC1-412 Thermal is able to give an optical overview of a scene thanks to its integrated day/night camera then, at the flick of a switch in the control room, the camera delivers thermal images with a detection range of over 780 metres. A number of thermal modes are afforded to the user including white hot, black hot and fire and ice displays.

The MIC1-412 Thermal is machined from 6mm aluminium and rated to IP67 making it the most ruggedised optical and thermal CCTV solution currently available.

It is the latest in Forward Vision’s industry-leading MIC1 series to feature brushless motor technology as standard. The brushless motors deliver unrivalled silent pan-tilt-zoom operation while groundbreaking ‘resolver’ technology provides the camera operator with a full 360° continuous rotation pan and an unprecedented 320° tilt control – all with pin-point accuracy.

Peter Dobson, one of Forward Vision’s founding engineers, states “A pre-production MIC1-412 was unveiled at the Extreme Group’s recent Open Days in Manchester and London, generating a number of orders. Buyers told us they liked its ability to cover all aspects of detection and surveillance in one extremely flexible unit, regardless of the installed environment and conditions.”
The new thermal camera range is able to capture the highest possible quality images all year around thanks to its integrated wiper and is available with either an 18x or 36x optical camera, while the FLIR thermal imager has built-in sun protection that allows the camera to self-heal if it is accidently pointed directly at the sun.

The MIC1-412 Thermal is aimed at a wide range of applications, from perimeter security (including military and border patrol) to rescue services (in particular fire departments) through to law enforcement. Like all cameras in the MIC1 series, the thermal unit is suitable for both permanent and rapid deployment applications. Two MIC1-412s have already been added to the security array protecting the country estate of one household-name celebrity.

Further information is available from Sales contact number 08700 113 131.

About Forward Vision
Hampshire based Forward Vision is acknowledged as the UK’s leading fully functional Pan Tilt & Zoom (PTZ) camera manufacturer. Proven over a five-year successful track record, the Forward Vision product range is specified by top security consultants for its ease of use, leading design and ability to deliver outstanding imaging results for virtually any application - including some of the harshest environments in the world.
Forward Vision’s capability for meeting the exacting requirements of today’s security professionals has led to the development of the company’s MIC1, or “Metal Mickey” series of cameras. Available in a variety of versions including aluminium, stainless steel, underwater, ATEX certified (explosion proof), static, infrared, public address and thermal; they form the most comprehensive range of best-fit PTZ cameras available on the market today.

On July 31, 2006 Forward Vision was acquired by Canadian based Extreme CCTV, a world-renowned manufacturer of high quality security solutions used in a wide range of markets. This move has allowed accelerated product research and development, which is still driven by Forward Visions three founding engineers who are dedicated to ensuring the needs of today’s security professionals are met without compromise.
Forward Vision’s UK-based manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2000, and are affiliated with Derwent Systems Limited of Newcastle, UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Extreme CCTV Inc.

Key Markets:
• Defence: army and navy
• High security: police HQ, embassies, airports, nuclear, critical infrastructure, government buildings
• Hostile environments: problem housing estates, high crime areas
• Marine environments: ports, seafronts, harbours
• Extreme environments: coastal surveillance, wet and rainy outdoor surveillance, corrosive environments
• Architectural: stainless steel, modern buildings
• Traditional CCTV: town centres, car parks, traffic and highways monitoring, shopping malls, schools
• Rapid deployment: police vehicles, building site security, perimeter security
• Prestigious developments: museums, visitor centres, science parks, heritage town centres
• System upgrades: replacing traditional CCTV cameras.

About Extreme CCTV
Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, Extreme CCTV Inc. specialises in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced infrared illuminators and precision engineered video surveillance products. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol EXC.

Forward Vision CCTV Ltd, Unit 4, Fleet Business Park, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Hampshire, GU52 8BF. England.
Tel: 0870 011 3131
Company Registration Number: 4132083. Registered Address: 1 St James Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne


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