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Zenitel Guide to Optimal CCTV System for Maritime and Energy

In order to satisfy the industry’s rigid safety standards, implementing an extensive, qualified and approved CCTV system is paramount. But identifying the optimal CCTV system for your project can be challenging. This is where Zenitel’s expertise comes in handy. We make sure you get the best system fit for purpose. And we always take quality, regulations and cost-effectiveness into consideration.

Optimized CCTV system

Whether it is a request from owner, yard or even installer, we design a solution that is on par with any guidelines and that is cost-effective without sacrificing quality. For example, all CCTV equipment used on the bridge is required to be compliant with IEC-60945 and approved by classification society. This includes all PCs, monitors, keyboards, joysticks, jog wheels, servers, clients and cameras located on the bridge. In other areas of the ship, the requirements may not be as stringent, but solutions should still be optimal for the space in which they are used. And they should always be optimized for both quality and cost.

We believe that our combined expertise in design, engineering, and maritime rules and regulations makes us a valuable partner when considering CCTV system for your vessel, offshore windfarm, oil & gas production unit or any other demanding project in the maritime and energy industry.

Approvals, standards and regulations

One of the most common standards for testing maritime navigation and radiocommunication is the IEC 60945. IEC 60945 covers a range of EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), EMI (Electromagnetic Immunity), environmental and safety testing. As marine equipment is subject to extremely harsh operating conditions, shipbuilders and end customers will usually reject untested products outright. Manufacturers whose products are not tested and certified by a reputable third party will therefore find it extremely difficult to access the marine equipment market and acquire customers.

We offer a range of cameras for both indoor and outdoor use tested according to the IEC 60945 standard and certified by accredited classification societies such as DNV GL, Lloyds Register, RMRS and others.
 
For many vessel types the requirements on “navigation bridge visibility” as outlined in SOLAS regulation V/22.1.6 – can be assisted with the use of remote camera when the ship type and the system layout fall within the requirement. There are also Maritime Administrations that these days are pushing towards more use of technology aids such as CCTV system to cover such requirements.

Camera range

We have a wide range of CCTV cameras from world leading manufacturers as well as servers, applications and accessories to deliver a complete solution for your maritime or energy installation. We would like to take a more detailed look at three cameras that we often see are preferred in a range of our projects.

Indoor

IC-NDC-2MP-V2
The IC-NDC-2MP-V2 is an IR Varifocal Dome Camera that provides high definition network output. It supports H.265+ video compression, thus assuring savings in bandwidth and storage. The camera is equipped with a 2.8 to 12 mm motorized varifocal lens and offers an EXIR 2.0 range of up to 100 ft (30 m). Smart features such as line crossing and intrusion detection are supported. Image enhancement features including a 120 dB wide dynamic range, white balance, and backlight compensation enable you to capture clear images in varying lighting conditions.

Outdoor

NVX IP Full HD low-light, PoE+
NVX is an IP FULL HD super low-light CCTV camera with high corrosion resistance. This camera incorporates the DELUX imaging and encoding technology for recording incredibly clear colour video day or night. Thanks to the camera’s increased light sensitivity, the DELUX technology can obtain bright images with well-defined colours in very low light conditions – even typical night-time conditions to 0.006 lux (0.0006 lux in black and white). The NVX CCTV camera is super low-light Day/Night Full HD 1080p, with 30x optical zoom and 60 fps shooting speed.

Ex-Certified

Maximus MVX Delux Explosion-proof FULL HD CCTV camera
MAXIMUS MVX DELUX is an explosion-proof FULL HD camera which integrates new imaging and encoding technology for video surveillance, allowing recordings to be produced with incredibly bright and vivid colours day and by night. MAXIMUS MVX DELUX is a Day/Night Full HD 1080p camera with 30x optical zoom and a frame rate of 60fps. It is capable of precisely identifying the details in a scene, even in dynamic, rapidly changing situations.

Conclusion

When considering a CCTV System for Maritime and Energy applications it is important to understand the purpose and requirements of each specific location. Our experienced sales and engineering team can assist you to plan an optimal solution. Unfortunately, we know that there has been CCTV solutions set up for marine applications that either ends up too costly and/or do not meet the requirements needed.

Therefore, we are offering our experience to give installers an advantage over their competitors through a better and more cost-efficient solution without sacrificing quality and giving the yards and end user a high-quality solution and product fit for purpose. You can find relevant contact details on our Maritime and Energy web sections. 

Segment: Oil&Gas, Maritime