Extreme Long-Range Thermal Imaging Camera

Capable of resolving man-sized targets at over 20 kilometers, the Z-1000 is an ideal extreme long-range targeting solution in border protection and perimeter surveillance missions. The Z-1000 offers four fields-of-view options for long-range detection and identification.

  • Tri- or Quad-Field-of-View Options
  • Cooled 3-5μm Infrared Sensor
  • Auto and Manual Focus

Product Details

The Z-1000 provides the ability to alternate rapidly among up to four focal lengths. The camera features a cooled infrared sensor with a ruggedized design to ensure performance in harsh desert and mountainous environments. The camera is easily integrated into any command and control system and provides easy-to-use push button interaction.

• Tri- or Quad-Field-of-View Options
• Cooled 3-5μm Infrared Sensor
• Focal Plane Array Choices:

  • 320 x 256
  • 640 x 512
  • 640 x 480 (High Reliability Cooler Option)

• Auto and Manual Focus
• High Sensitivity Mode
• Dry Nitrogen Backfilled
• Remote Control Capability
• Digital Video Output (Optional)

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Z-1000 Camera Datasheet



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System Specifications Video Format: NTSC, PAL, or optional digital outputSerial Interface: RS-232/RS-422 


Power Requirements:
Option 1: 11–16 VDC, 18 Watts typical @ 25°C steady state
Option 2: 10.5–36 VDC, 30 Watts typical @ 25°C steady state
Option 3: 10.5–36 VDC, 30 Watts typical @ 25°C steady state

Environmental: Unit sealed and dry nitrogen backfilled, rated IP67

Front Element Defroster

Operating Temperature Range: -32°C to +60°C

Non-Operating Temperature Range: -40C° to +71C°

Controls: Controls available on a hand held pendant or through a PC via an RS-232/422 link

Mounting: ¼-20 Interface

Weight: ~42 lbs. (19.1kg)

Length: ~29.5” (75cm)

Height: ~12.1” (30.8cm)

Width: ~14” (35.6cm)


Sensor Specifications Detector:
Option 1: 320 x 256
Option 2: 640 x 512
Option 3: 640 x 480Spectral Band: 3–5μm 



Optical Characteristics Spectral Range: 3-5μm
Lens Type: Tri-Field of View - 250mm/500mm/1000mm or Quad-Field of View - 95mm/250mm/500mm/1000mmf/#: 4Lens Features: Motorized Remote Operation Auto and Manual Focus, Tri-or Quad-Field of View


Field of View:
Option 1 & 2:
5.8° x 4.3° (Extra Wide – optional Quad-Field)
2.2° x 1.7° (Wide)
1.1° x 0.8° (Mid)
0.55° x 0.41° (Narrow)
Option 3:
4.6° x 3.5° (Extra Wide – optional Quad-Field)
1.8° x 1.3° (Wide)
0.88° x 0.66° (Mid)
0.44° x 0.33° (Narrow)