March 2015 Spynel

HGH unveils the SPYNEL-M, the new infrared radar for Wide Area Surveillance.

Singapore, March 3, 2015 – At Global Security Asia exhibition and conference in Singapore, HGH Infrared Systems is showcasing for the first time their new compact and cost-effective panoramic infrared camera, the SPYNEL-M, for critical infrastructure surveillance. The SPYNEL-M is the newest addition to HGH’s SPYNEL family of 360 degree thermal imaging solutions for Wide Area Surveillance.

The Spynel-M benefits from HGH’s fifteen years of expertise in panoramic infrared vision systems. Weighing only 1.8 kg and measuring less than 12x20cm, the SPYNEL-M can easily be transported in a backpack, for a fast deployment on a light mast in the field. It can also be fixed atop of a building, immediately covering the 360 degrees surrounding it. The performance and cost ratio of the SPYNEL-M has been especially designed to meet the security needs of critical infrastructures such as solar and wind farms, prisons, water treatment facilities, power plants and sub-stations, oil depots, airports and ports, large storage areas... As it is able to detect a person more than 700m away in any direction, night and day, one single Spynel-M sensor effectively replaces up to 16 traditional infrared cameras. It provides real-time security against conventional and asymmetrical threats including hardly detectable targets, like UAVs, RHIBs, or crawling men. Unlike conventional radars, the system is completely passive, and transmits no waves: it cannot be detected nor jammed. In addition, the SPYNEL-M can be configured with the complete plugin library from CYCLOPE, HGH’s proprietary advanced image analysis software. Thus taking advantage of 15 years of developments in unique automatic detection and tracking algorithms, it continuously ensures that no intrusion is missed over 360 degrees. 

Spynel-M Infrared Radar for Critical Infrastructure Protection

Spynel-M Infrared Radar for Critical Infrastructure Protection

Since the early 2000s, HGH Infrared Systems has developed a range of continuously rotating thermal sensors which take Wide-Area Surveillance to the next level. Following the sales success of the first model, the SPYNEL-C, HGH has pursued its innovation efforts, with the 2013 launch of the SPYNEL-S and the SPYNEL-U, and last year the introduction of the SPYNEL-X, the world’s highest definition Infrared Search & Track, capturing in real time, full panoramic images with an unparalleled resolution of up to 120 Mpixels.

Video: SPYNEL-M benefits and applications

Learn more about the SPYNEL-M lightweight and cost-effective infrared radar for critical site security, check out the video which illustrates the benefits of this wide area surveillance system.

Detected: SPYNEL in the news

Soaring to Risky New Heights: UAVs Buzz around the World’s Critical Infrastructures: Article published in the December/January 2015 issue of Homeland Security Today, reporting multiple incidents involving UAVs, turned into unconventional threats, hardly detected by traditional security systems. 360-degree panoramic thermal cameras, with the highest image resolution, such as SPYNEL systems, bring an innovative solution to these critical security issues, with systematic and automatic detection and tracking of any air target, from anywhere at any time.