Synectics unveils 4K camera for hazardous-area surveillance

Synectics COEX4KSynectics has unveiled 4K camera range delivers hazardous-area surveillance, first for oil and gas

The announcement is in line with Synectics' leading position as the first manufacturer to offer a hazardous-area 4K TriMode camera station (color, mono, and thermal imaging in one housing) certified to operate in temperatures up to +70°C and with enhanced cybersecurity.

“Our latest COEX 4K camera stations deliver exceptional image quality, which means users can zoom much further into an area of interest than ever before. This capability provides a greater level of interrogation of live and recorded footage with precise, crisp detail reducing the risk of missing vital information. Another benefit of the new 4K camera range is that it also delivers improved situational awareness across a more comprehensive coverage area than HD, providing sharp image quality for critical monitoring,” stated Darren Alder, divisional director for oil and gas at Synectics.

“We've served the oil and gas industry for over 30 years and appreciate the importance that product reliability, certification standards, and longevity have for our customers. That's why we test every product before despatch and offer factory acceptance testing as part of our project services.

Jamie Donald, product manager — COEX, at Synectics commented, “This announcement demonstrates our commitment to customer requirements and how we develop, test, and bring to market camera solutions that deliver the exceptional image quality, technology innovation, and specification flexibility we know the market demands.”

The new COEX camera range aims to deliver high image clarity, audio support, region of interest encoding, and cybersecurity essentials, including 802.1x port-based network access control, HTTPS web interface, and encrypted media streaming.

Synectics' COEX 4K cameras also offer advanced, simultaneous multi-streaming of footage in H.264 and H.265 encoding formats providing triple-stream for 4K and quad-stream for TriMode variants. This feature has some compelling benefits for customers seeking to maximise bandwidth and minimise storage costs.

All COEX camera stations, including the new 4K models, are manufactured from corrosion proof, electro-polished 316L stainless steel, and are performance tested before dispatch at Synectics' dedicated UK facilities. With a certification temperature range from -55°C to +70°C, they provide continuous, reliable image capture in all lighting, weather, and operational conditions.

Synectics' COEX camera stations are used in more than 50 countries to secure and safeguard oil and gas assets operating in extreme conditions — from refineries, plants, and pipelines to offshore marine vessels and platforms. Projects protected by COEX cameras include the world's largest gas-to-liquids plant and the most sizeable floating liquified natural gas facility ever built.

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