Cohu shines a light on new Helios range at Intertraffic Amsterdam
Cohu's Director of Business Development, Geoff Anderson
Visitors to Cohu’s stand can see the company’s recently launched Helios family of cameras. These feature 1080p and 720p quality, H.264 encoding and, significantly, an analogue output capability. The last, says Sales Director Curtis Duplack, offers customers some real choices when it comes to migrating a network from analogue to IP.
“Migration of a large network can take time – road jurisdictions don’t always want, or are simply unable, to do everything at once. By adding an analogue output, we’ve enabled customers to have IP-ready cameras in place on an analogue network. Then, when everything is ready, the switch can take place. There’s an identified need for such a capability in the market at present,” he says.
Duplack sees particular application for Helios in incident management systems, for adaptive signal control and for tunnel surveillance.
The Helios range is IP67 rated and temperature hardened to 74oC. That makes it suitable for deployments around the globe, Duplack adds. Cohu has already achieved significant sales in the US, particularly with Caltrans (California’s state department of transportation), but also has a strong and growing presence in the Middle East, where efforts to address unsafe driving and improve incident management are a major priority.