Uncooled Short- to Mid-Range Camera System

The VU-80 is a dual-field-of-view, short- to mid-range thermal imaging system ideal for surveillance applications demanding high reliability and low cost of ownership. With an integrated thermal imager, continuous zoom visible camera and precision 360° positioning system, this system is ready out of the box for plug-and-play operation.

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • 21.3° & 5.4° Fields-of-View
  • 26x Zoom Visible Camera

Product Details

The VU-80 is sealed in a ruggedized housing and protected with an environmental coating to offer reliable imaging in the harshest conditions. The optical system is equipped with an automatically controlled defroster and a proprietary diamond-like hard carbon coating. Additional features include:

  • Uncooled 8-14μm Infrared Sensor
  • 21.3° & 5.4° Fields-of-View
  • 26x Zoom Visible Camera
  • Multiple Color Palettes
  • Environmentally Sealed Ruggedized Design
  • Integrated Pan-Tilt System
  • 2-Axis Gyro-Stabilization (Optional)
  • Auto and Manual Focus
  • Remote Controlled
  • Controller and Joystick (Optional)

You may contact our customer service center by email, phone or fax.

Email:  ircamerasupport@gd-ms.com
Phone: 603-864-6294
Fax: 603-864-6250

24 Simon Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Our fundamental mission is to ensure the continued precision performance of your cameras in the field.

Our products and solutions play mission critical roles in some of the harshest environments across all domains. Customers depend on these maintenance services for their rugged reliability and performance in the field.

Our Customer Service operation works closely with users to maximize the, performance, reliability and up time of our mission critical imaging systems. We have established long term relationships with defense, homeland, commercial and international communities for logistics, support and depot.


VU-80 Thermal Imaging System Datasheet



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Video Format NTSC/PAL/Differential
Serial Interface RS-422
Power Requirements 18-28VDC (direct to P/T)
100-240VAC or 12VDC (with DCU)
Environmental Unit sealed and dry nitrogen backfilled
Front Element Defroster
Operating Temperature Range:
-30°C to +60°C
Non-Operating Temperature Range:
-40°C to +71°C
Controls Controls available on a hand held joystick, on a tabletop display and control unit, or through a PC via an RS-232/422 link
Proportional Pan and Tilt speed controls
Focus (Auto/Manual)
Autoscan with 10 tables of 10 user-defined presets, variable speed, dwell, and camera selection
Weight 25lbs. (11.3kg) (Pan-tilt & sensor)