360 Degree Thermal PTZ Camera – Drone, UAV, UAS, and Vehicle Surveillance

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The M1-D Thermal PTZ Camera For Drone, UAV, UAS, and Vehicle Mounted Surveillance

The M1-D UAV Thermal Camera PTZ is a versatile, military-grade, all-weather imaging system designed for various applications like tactical vehicles, marine vehicles, drones, and more.

It is a multi-sensor system that integrates thermal imaging (FLIR), CCTV camera, and laser designator in an ultra-compact rugged housing.

The M1-D is lightweight (around 2 lbs.) and offers high-resolution thermal imaging sensors. It is ideal for commercial, industrial, law enforcement, and military applications.

The unit also offers various mounting options and is designed for durability and efficiency, consuming nominal power. Starting at $3,995.

Technical Specifications

IR Camera

  • Image Sensor: Maintenance-free LWIR Uncooled Microbolometer FPA
  • Working Band: 7μm~14μm
  • Spectral Resolutions: 640×512

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  • Lens: F:1 hardened, coated, anti-glare Germanium
  • NETD: ≤40mk
  • Zoom: Variable
  • Lens Effective: 15mm, 25mm, 35mm, 65mm, 90mm
  • FOV: Variable, depending on IR lens selection
  • Color Palettes: 14 color plus mono styles
  • Detecting Range: Vehicle up to 5500m, Man up to 2500m

EO Camera

  • EO Imager: HD BSI CMOS VIS/NIR 400-1100Nm broadband, Low Light Level LLL with coated Black glass filtration
  • Window: Protective, anti-glare Fused Silica 99%
  • Zoom: 500 X to 750 X

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  • Video Format: PAL/NTSC
  • Penetration: Anti-haze, anti-fog, anti-glare, turbulence mitigation
  • Horizontal Field of View: Standard 63-2 degree, up to 0.5 degree ultra-long-range NFOV
  • Lens: Sapphire
  • Laser Rangefinder: Optional, up to 3.5 kilometers
  • IR Illuminator: Yes, up to 1000 meters
  • Gyro Stabilization: Optional, Dual axis
  • Focus: Auto
  • Wiper: Optional
  • Image Stabilization: Yes

Measurement (Optional)

  • Temperature Measurement: Yes, -20℃ ~ +550℃
  • Accuracy: ± 2℃ or ± 2% of reading
  • Measurement Modes: Global, spot, area, isotherm, line profile, alarm for temperature above or below

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Network IP

  • System: Available in either serial analog with BNC/HD SDI or optional IP Ethernet
  • Image Resolution: 1920*1080@60fps
  • Image Compression: H.264, H.265
  • Image Code Stream: Dual streams output
  • Protocols: HTTP, RTSP, TCP, UDP, ONVIF
  • Ethernet Interface: 10 / 100M


  • Pan Range: 360° Continuous
  • Pan Speed: 0.1° ~ 80°/s
  • Tilt Range: -20° ~ 90°
  • Tilt Speed: 0.1° ~ 60°/s

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  • Video Output: 1 Channel Thermal Imaging Video or 1 Channel Visual Imaging Video; BNC
  • Comm Interface: RS485


  • Communications: Pelco-D / Pelco-P Protocol
  • Baud Rate: 2400/4800/9600/19200 self-Adaptive
  • Address: 0-255 (soft address)

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  • IR Illuminators: For penetrating glass and pitch darkness viewing
  • Environmental: IP67 Marine rated
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2kg-9kg, minimum Φ147mm x 205mm Height, variable depending on configuration
  • Power Supply: 10V-24V 35W Max (Motor Drive & Illumination On)
  • Operating Temperature: -25℃ ~ +60℃

M1-D Gimbal PTZ Thermal imaging IR Camera for Ground, marine, airborne UAV / All Weather payload Low cost EO-IR FLIR system

The M1-D is an affordable, rugged military grade all weather gimbal PTZ system ideal for UAV, Airborne, ground, land, marine, sea, border, fixed, specialty integration and custom applications. The unit offers unparalleled high performance gimbal turret at a fraction of the cost of other systems available ANYWHERE!

The M1-D UAV thermal camera for drones platform is available with the latest in high resolution HD thermal imaging sensors to give you an unrivaled view of the world around you. You have a choice of high resolution standard sensor or super High Res HD thermal sensors to fit your application and budget. Either way, the Micro M1-D is an impressive solution.

Gyro Stabilization

The M1-D Offers optional multi-axis gyro stabilization.

What is Multi Axis Gyro Stabilization?

Multi-axis gyro stabilization refers to the use of gyroscopes to stabilize the camera on multiple axes (usually pitch, yaw, and sometimes roll). This ensures that the camera remains steady, providing clear and stable images even when the platform it’s mounted on is in motion or experiencing vibrations.

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The M1-D thermal imaging gyrostabilized camera mounted on a drone/multicopter

Importance Of Gyro Stabilization For The M1-D

  • Image Clarity: One of the primary benefits is the significant improvement in image clarity. When a camera is in motion, the resulting video can be shaky or blurry. Gyro stabilization compensates for this, ensuring that the image remains clear and focused.
  • Enhanced Performance: The M1-D’s gyro stabilization is particularly useful for long-range imaging. At high zoom levels, even minor vibrations can result in significant image disruption. Gyro stabilization minimizes this effect.
  • Versatility: Given that the M1-D is designed for multiple platforms like UAVs, marine vehicles, and tactical vehicles, gyro stabilization ensures that the camera performs optimally across different operating conditions.
  • Precision: In military or surveillance applications, the accuracy of the captured images can be mission-critical. Gyro stabilization ensures that the camera can capture minute details without the interference of motion blur.

Technical Aspects Of Gyro Stabilization

Dual-Axis Stabilization:

The M1-D offers optional dual-axis gyro stabilization, which means it stabilizes the camera both horizontally and vertically.

Enhanced Imagery

Angular Precision:

The gyro stabilization in the M1-D offers high angular precision, sometimes as precise as 0.04°, ensuring that the camera remains steady for accurate imaging.

Anti-Jitter Technology:

The stabilization system also includes anti-jitter technology, which further refines the image quality by reducing any micro-vibrations or jitters.

Gyro Stabilization Applications

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Marine Navigation: On boats and ships, the gyro-stabilized camera can help in navigation by providing clear images of the surroundings, irrespective of the sea conditions.

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Aerial Surveillance: When mounted on drones, the gyro-stabilized camera can capture stable aerial footage, crucial for surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Vehicle-mounted Systems: In fast-moving vehicles, the gyro-stabilized camera can provide clear and stable images, aiding in tasks like pursuit or monitoring.

Real World And Past Applications Of The M1-D Thermal Gimbal

The M1-D is available in single or multiple unit drop deployable wireless configurations. Our wireless thermal PTZ systems give you an unprecedented capability to remotely control PTZ systems from any distance and any location. Contact us now to discuss the options.

Product Videos

M1-D Rotation PTZ Demonstration

Sample Thermal Video Footage from the M1-D Infrared PTZ Camera

M1-D Attached To A Vehicle For Mobile Surveillance

M1-D Mounted On Marine Vessel For Maritime Surveillance

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