The modular design of the M15 system platform ensures maximum flexibility for the MOBOTIX thermal camera. The M15-Thermal comes standard with a thermagraphic image sensor and a dummy module (to remain weatherproof to IP66).
In addition, it is possible to use any MOBOTIX sensor modules (6 MP, color or black and white, telephoto to Hemispheric, with or without long-pass filter/LPF) in the M15 for identification. Camera software is then used to activate the dual image display on one of the two image sensors (thermal or standard) or both simultaneously.
TR technology is used less for measuring the exact surface temperature of an object (simple temperature sensors can do this in a much more cost-effective way), but rather serves to recognize potential dangers from sudden increases or decreases in temperature and react without delay. These dangers may include smoldering fires invisible to the naked eye or sudden gas leaks. These type of events change the ambient temperature immediately, and MOBOTIX TR technology is able to detect and locate them so that they can be dealt with before any further damage is done. Another important advantage of MOBOTIX thermal imaging technology is that detection and measurement can take place at a distance of up to several hundred meters, meaning it can also monitor large areas and those difficult to access.
Smoldering fire in a garbage dump: The dangerous rise in temperature is clearly visible in the thermal image on the right. A MOBOTIX camera with TR technology detects and measures temperature ranges within the entire image (or in up to 20 different measurement windows) and can send an alarm instantly if the temperature reaches a limit set by the user (for example, 60°C/140°F).