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Z-500 Long Range Thermal Imaging Camera

With outstanding long-range target detection and recognition, the Z-500 continuous zoom thermal camera is the system of choice for force protection and surveillance. The Z-500 combines exceptional performance with unmatched reliability and ease-of-use.

  • 5x Continuous Optical Zoom
  • Up to 10 User-Defined Zoom Presets
  • Cooled 3-5μm Infrared Sensor
  • High Sensitivity Mode
  • Dry Nitrogen Backfilled

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Product Details

User-defined preset field-of-view options offer the user unprecedented mission flexibility. The camera is easily integrated into any command and control system and provides easy-to-use push button interaction. With its ruggedized design and cooled infrared detector technology, this camera allows for maximum threat detection with lower total cost of ownership.

• 5x Continuous Optical Zoom
• Up to 10 User-Defined Zoom Presets
• Cooled 3-5μm Infrared Sensor
• High Sensitivity Mode
• Dry Nitrogen Backfilled
• Remote Control Capability
• Auto and Manual Focus
• Digital Video Output (Optional)

Z-500 Camera Datasheet

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Video Format NTSC, PAL, or optional digital output
Serial 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

Environmental Unit sealed and dry nitrogen backfilledFront Element Defroster 

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

Non-Operating Temperature Range: -40°C to +70°C

Controls Available on a hand held pendant or through a PC via an RS-232/422 link Mounting ¼–20 Tripod Interface
Weight <20 lbs. (9.1kg)
Length <24” (61cm)
Detector Option 1: 320 x 256 InSb FPA 

Option 2: 640 x 512 InSb FPA

Spectral Range 3–5μm
Lens Type Continuous Zoom, 100-500mm, with up to 10 user-defined presets
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Lens Features Motorized remote operation Auto and manual focus adjust Zoom Field of View
Field of View 5.5° x 4.1° (Wide) to 1.1° x 0.8° (Narrow)

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.