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With more than two decades of industry experience, SPI Corp stands at the forefront of maritime defense technology, specializing in the provision of high-performing, resilient, and reliable end-to-end solutions tailored to the challenging maritime environment.

Our expertise lies in designing and delivering exceptional long-range maritime surveillance systems such as the M5, M7, M9, and M11. These systems, integrating the most advanced EO/IR sensors, are specifically engineered to withstand the rigorous demands of maritime operations – from coastal surveillance to high-seas law enforcement and everything in between.

Over our two decades of experience, we have pioneered an outstanding range of maritime-specific advanced uncooled (LWIR) and cooled (MWIR) thermal detectors, such as those found in our M series cameras. Our high definition (HD) thermal detectors are also second to none, contributing to our reputation for setting new industry standards in quality, performance, and maritime applicability.

As a comprehensive solutions provider, we also offer a suite of complementary sensors designed to enhance detection capabilities,

Whether you are looking for solutions for mobile surveillance applications, such as law enforcement, border security, event monitoring, or infrastructure protection, SPI Corp has the expertise, cutting-edge technology, and dedication to provide a customized solution that aligns with your specific operational requirements. Let our advanced mobile surveillance platforms enhance your mission by delivering exceptional situational awareness, performance, and reliability.

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The Zenith Tower: A Versatile Solution for Mobile Surveillance

The Zenith Tower, developed by SPI CORP USA, is a rugged, all-weather military-grade tower designed for mobile surveillance applications. With its quick and effortless self-assembly mechanism, the Zenith Tower provides a stable and strong structure that can be deployed in just minutes. Offering versatility and robustness, the Zenith Tower is an ideal solution for various mobile surveillance scenarios.

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Rapid Deployment and Setup:

The Zenith Tower can be set up in less than two minutes, offering swift deployment in time-sensitive situations. It reaches a maximum deployed height of 33 feet, providing an elevated vantage point for surveillance. Its self-assembly mechanism eliminates manual assembly, enabling quick establishment of a surveillance post.

Sturdy and Reliable Construction:

The Zenith Tower is built to withstand challenging environments, featuring high-performance ruggedness. With a three-sided structure and the ability to stop at any height, it offers stability and flexibility in deployment. It must be securely mounted on an appropriate surface or vehicle for safety and stability.

Compact and Portable Design

The Zenith Tower offers various optional features and configurations to meet specific surveillance requirements. Choices include generators, cable management reels, and battery-powered operation for enhanced autonomy. Payload mounts facilitate easy integration of surveillance equipment, while truck mount skids offer mobility and adaptability.

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Mobile Thermal Imaging Applications of Long Range Thermal Cameras

More Information on applications of our gimbal stabilized and long range PTZ thermal cameras for mobile and vehicle solutions.

The M5 Long Range Thermal Imaging PTZ Pan Tilt FLIR Security Surveillance Camera is a versatile and powerful imaging system that combines advanced features and robust construction.

Law Enforcement:

With its high-resolution 640 x 512 uncooled thermal imaging sensor, the M5 enables long-range thermal imaging for effective patrolling, traffic control, and special operations. Its 360° continuous rotation pan and -45° to +45° tilt capabilities provide comprehensive coverage.

Border Control:

Equipped with a maintenance-free uncooled VOX microbolometer FPA and long-wave infrared (LWIR) spectral range of 7-14 microns, the M5 offers exceptional detection capabilities. It can detect vehicles up to 12 miles away, humans up to 4.5 miles away, and UAVs up to 1.25 miles away, making it ideal for border monitoring and preventing illegal crossings.

Transportation Security:

The M5’s integrated SD/HD long-range thermal imaging and 500x HD low-light visual digital zoom with auto focus ensure excellent surveillance capabilities for transportation hubs. Its ability to support IP/Ethernet/fiber connectivity allows for seamless integration into existing security systems.

Industrial Surveillance:

The M5’s rugged, weatherized housing and high-definition thermal IR imaging make it well-suited for industrial surveillance. It can be utilized in critical infrastructure protection, providing detailed imaging for identifying potential hazards and ensuring the safety of personnel and assets.

Maritime Surveillance:

With an operational altitude of 7.5 miles and the ability to easily mount on boats or telescoping masts, the M5 is an optimal choice for maritime surveillance. Its thermal imaging prowess assists in coastal defense, search and rescue operations, and maritime border monitoring.

Emergency Response:

The M5’s advanced features, including color thermal imaging and image enhancement, prove invaluable in emergency response scenarios. It aids firefighters in detecting hotspots, helps with disaster management, and assists in search and rescue missions.

Vehicle and Fleet Surveillance:

As a robust PTZ camera, the M5 can be seamlessly integrated into vehicles and fleets for surveillance purposes. Its 360° continuous pan, tilt range of -45° to +45°, and up to 500x visual digital zoom with auto focus allow for comprehensive monitoring and tracking capabilities.

The M7 Falcon Long Range Thermal Imaging PTZ Pan Tilt FLIR Security Surveillance Camera

Military and Defense:

The M7 Falcon is engineered with advanced features tailored for military and defense operations. Its high-definition thermal imaging, with a resolution of 640 x 512, coupled with a long-wave infrared (LWIR) spectral range of 7-14 microns, ensures precise target detection, recognition, and identification. It offers outstanding operational altitude of 7.5 miles, making it a reliable asset for surveillance and situational awareness in challenging environments.

Border Security:

: With its maintenance-free uncooled VOX microbolometer FPA, the M7 Falcon delivers superior thermal imaging performance. Its high sensitivity of 40mK enables long-range detection, capable of identifying vehicles up to 12 miles away, humans up to 4.5 miles away, and UAVs up to 1 mile away. This makes it an invaluable tool for effective border security and surveillance operations.

Perimeter Protection:

The M7 Falcon’s full PTZ pan-tilt functionality and 360° continuous rotation pan enable comprehensive coverage for perimeter protection. Its thermal zoom capabilities and multiple thermal color palettes allow for enhanced target identification and tracking. With robust construction and IP66 weatherproof rating, the M7 Falcon ensures reliable performance in various environmental conditions.

Critical Infrastructure Monitoring:

Equipped with selectable optional features such as SWIR, ULLL, HDLWIR, lasers, OGI, and more, the M7 Falcon offers versatility in critical infrastructure monitoring. Its rugged design, integrated wiper system, and aviation waterproof connectors ensure durability and optimal performance even in challenging conditions. The M7 Falcon can be easily mounted on buildings, vehicles, and telescoping masts, making it a versatile solution for safeguarding critical assets.

Maritime Surveillance:

The M7 Falcon’s long-range thermal imaging capabilities and high-definition IR imaging make it well-suited for maritime surveillance. Its ability to withstand shock (1500g @ 0.4 msec) and salt spray (continuous spray for 96 hours at pH 6.5 to 7.2) ensures reliable operation in marine environments. With IP66 protection and anti-reverse connection power supply, the M7 Falcon is ideal for applications such as maritime patrol, coastal defense, and port security.

The M9 Long Range Thermal Imaging PTZ Pan Tilt FLIR Security Surveillance Camera

Ultra-Long Range Surveillance:

The M9 is specifically designed for ultra-long-range surveillance applications. With its advanced optics and high-resolution thermal imaging sensor (640 x 512), it offers unparalleled detection capabilities. The M9 can detect vehicles up to an impressive distance of 20 miles, humans up to 6 miles, and UAVs up to 1.5 miles, providing unmatched situational awareness and threat detection.

Precision Pan-Tilt-Zoom:

The M9 features a full PTZ pan-tilt mechanism that enables precise and seamless control over the camera’s positioning. Its 360-degree continuous rotation pan and -45 to +45-degree tilt capabilities ensure comprehensive coverage of the surveillance area. The camera’s exceptional zoom capabilities, including thermal zoom and visual digital zoom (500x HD low light), allow for detailed target identification and tracking.

Advanced Imaging Capabilities:

Equipped with a maintenance-free uncooled VOX microbolometer FPA, the M9 delivers high-definition thermal infrared imaging. Its long-wave infrared (LWIR) spectral range of 7-14 microns provides optimal visibility in various environmental conditions. The camera offers multiple thermal color palettes, allowing operators to customize the image display for enhanced analysis and detection.

Rugged Design and Environmental Adaptability:

Designed to withstand demanding environments, the M9 features a rugged and weatherized housing. It is built to endure shock (1500 g @ 0.4 msec) and offers protection against dust and water with an IP66 rating. The camera’s operational temperature range (-25° to 60°C) and humidity tolerance (<90%) make it suitable for deployment in various climatic conditions.

Mobile and Vehicle Surveillance: Empowering Enhanced Security and Situational Awareness with the M11

Defense and Military

The M11 all-weather long-range FLIR camera system offers exceptional performance for defense and military applications. With its rugged design, 360° continuous rotation, and long-range detection capabilities, it provides unparalleled situational awareness and threat identification in the harshest environmental conditions. The M11’s integration with high-performance sensors and optional add-on modules, such as laser range finders and zoom imaging illuminators, makes it a preferred choice for multiple US Military and US Border Patrol security and surveillance programs.

Law Enforcement

Designed to meet the demands of law enforcement agencies, the M11 FLIR camera system delivers rock-steady, gyro-stabilized footage, ensuring jitter-free visual acuity at long distances. Its advanced algorithms, including anti-fog/haze and turbulence mitigation, generate clear and detailed images for effective target assessment. With continuous zoom capabilities and customizable sensor options, such as HD CMOS low-light EO imaging cameras, the M11 enables law enforcement personnel to enhance crime prevention, traffic monitoring, and public safety operations.

Border Security

Ensuring robust border security requires advanced surveillance solutions, and the M11 FLIR camera system rises to the challenge. With its exceptional long-range performance, it can detect man-sized targets beyond 20km and vehicles beyond 32km, providing an extended reach for border monitoring. The M11’s thermal imaging capabilities, combined with precise pan/tilt controls and continuous zoom, enable effective surveillance over vast border areas, aiding in the detection and prevention of unauthorized crossings and smuggling activities.

Transportation and Logistics

Mobile and vehicle surveillance is crucial for ensuring cargo security and monitoring fleet operations in the transportation and logistics sector. The M11 FLIR camera system offers high-resolution imaging in extreme environmental conditions, making it ideal for tracking and monitoring vehicles in real-time. With its customizable options, including SD or HD thermal MWIR cameras and autofocus lenses, the M11 enhances safety, enables incident management, and optimizes operational efficiency across various transportation and logistics applications.

Critical Infrastructure Protection:

Safeguarding critical infrastructure requires reliable and high-performance surveillance systems, and the M11 FLIR camera system delivers on both fronts. With its rugged, all-weather housing and IP68+ protection, it ensures uninterrupted operation in demanding environments. The M11’s integration with long-range FLIR Germanium IR lenses and customizable sensor options, such as HD CMOS BSI day/low-light EO imaging cameras, enables effective perimeter monitoring, intrusion detection, and asset protection for power plants, airports, and other vital infrastructure.

Public Transportation

Public transportation systems benefit greatly from the M11 FLIR camera system’s capabilities. With its 360° continuous rotation and pan/tilt functionality, it provides comprehensive surveillance coverage for buses, trains, and other vehicles. The M11’s advanced image processing engine and wide field of view enable operators to quickly assess situations, enhance passenger safety, and mitigate potential security threats. Real-time monitoring, video recording, and intelligent alarm features further contribute to efficient and secure public transportation operations.

: Environmental Monitoring

Mobile and vehicle-based surveillance solutions equipped with the M11 FLIR camera system prove invaluable for environmental monitoring purposes. Whether observing wildlife, detecting forest fires, or responding to natural disasters, the M11’s thermal imaging capabilities offer enhanced detection and situational awareness. Its long-range performance and advanced image processing algorithms aid in remote monitoring, data collection, and decision-making in challenging environmental conditions.

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Thermal Cameras (SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR)

SPI Corp has unmeasurable knowledge and experience in thermal camera technology, covering Short-Wave Infrared (SWIR), Medium-Wave Infrared (MWIR), and Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) ranges. This broad range of capabilities allows us to offer the right solution for various applications, whether it’s for security, wildlife monitoring, or industrial inspection.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) visual long-range zoom

We specialize in High Dynamic Range (HDR) visual technologies that provide superior image clarity over long distances. This capability is crucial in various scenarios, such as surveillance, search and rescue, or environmental monitoring, where image detail and quality can significantly influence the outcome.

Gyro Stabilized Thermal Gimbals

Our company has a deep understanding of gyro-stabilized gimbals, which are essential for maintaining stable and clear imagery in aerial applications. Regardless of the environmental conditions or the movements of the aerial platform, our gimbals ensure consistently sharp and stable imaging.

Geo-Referenced Location

UAV1 and SPIs products provide geo-referenced tracking, which enables accurate location determination of objects within the captured imagery. This ability is critical for various tasks such as disaster response, surveillance, and scientific research, where pinpoint accuracy of location data is paramount.

COTS Pricing

At SPI Corp, our success is rooted in our ability to deliver custom solutions at Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) prices. We understand that each of our clients operates in unique environments and faces different challenges. As such, we have made it our mission to ensure that our technology is tailored to meet the specific requirements of each client, without compromising affordability.

Multi-Spectral Remote Sensing

SPI Corp possesses an extensive library of multi-spectral remote sensing technology, which involves capturing data across different wavelengths for a more complete view of the environment. This technology has wide-ranging applications, from agriculture and forestry to environmental monitoring and land use planning, providing valuable insights that single-spectrum imaging cannot.


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