Testing FLIR IR PTZ

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 17, 2015

FLIR's integrated IR PTZ, the DNZ30TL2R claims a whopping 150m (~500') IR range and HD resolution. Distances like these have historically been possible only with expensive high-end positioning systems which required expensive illuminators and motorized lenses.

We bought one of these new integrated IR models and tested it against an Axis Q6045-E, a common 1080p HD PTZ, to see how it matched up.

Inside we look at these questions:

  • How far can this camera see, day and night?
  • How easy or difficult is it to track subjects?
  • How does it compare to standard non-IR HD PTZs?

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  • *** *** *** **** ****** ***, *** *** *****?
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  • *** **** ** ******* ** ******** ***-** ** ****?

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Key ********

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  • ** ***** ******* **** (~***') ********* *****, ******** ******* ~***' from *** ******.
  • ** *.*-*.* ***, ** *** *** ****** **** ** ******* recognition ******* ** ******** ** ~***'. *** **** ***** ***-** PTZ *** ****** **** ** ****** *** ******* ** ~**'.
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Physical ********

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Tracking ******

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Test *****

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IR ***** ***********

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Daytime ***********

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Camera ********

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