Opgal Optronic launches new thermal imaging algorithm for surveillance and security


Opgal Optronic Industries has expanded its thermal imaging product range with the introduction of Opgal Eye-Q, a new image processing algorithm.

The Opgal Eye-Q, which delivers high-quality thermal image, can be used in a wide range of applications ranging from surveillance through to optical gas imaging.

The system has been designed to detect small objects such as drones and visualise gas leaks in the air, Opgal stated.

Opgal Optronic Industries president and CEO Amit Mattatia said: "With the proprietary Opgal Eye-Q processing, image sharpness resembles that of a daylight black & white video so much, that it is hard to believe that the image is thermal.”

The image processing methods used by Opgal EYE-Q make it consistently superior to existing thermal imaging at all target temperatures, according to the statement.

The Opgal EYE-Q is already built into the new Sii OP dual-channel thermal camera system and is also available as an optional feature with other Opgal systems.

“With the proprietary Opgal Eye-Q processing, image sharpness resembles that of a daylight black & white video so much, that it is hard to believe that the image is thermal."

The Sii OP is said to be the first open source security thermal camera and features both HD day and VGA thermal night channels.

Furthermore, its dedicated software development kit (SDK) enables full seamless third party integration, the company said in a statement.

Based in Israel, Opgal Optronic Industries provides infrared thermal imaging systems and advanced vision and surveillance solutions for a variety of markets.

The company's products use thermal and active-imaging technologies for use in security and safety, commercial aviation, defence and oil and gas sectors.


Image: Sii OP is the first open source thermal camera. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto / Opgal Optronic Industries.