MicroPower introduces wireless, solar IR camera

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

SAN DIEGO—MicroPower Technologies’ Helios IR Camera, a solar, wireless surveillance camera featuring infrared illumination, is now available, MicroPower said in a Sept. 10 news release.

 “This addition to the MicroPower suite of surveillance solutions extends the use of the technology to more environments, especially those challenged by low light levels,” Aaron Tankersley, CEO of MicroPower Technologies, said in a prepared statement. “With the IR camera, the MicroPower Helios solution effectively extends security detection while enabling users to gain the freedom to place cameras in any location through the use of a truly wireless platform.”

The Helios IR camera uses a tenth of the power of standard IP cameras, running on solar energy and an internal lithium battery for up to five days on one charge, according to the news release.

Helios IR Cameras do not need cables for power or data transmission. The new IR camera will be on display alongside the Helios system at the ASIS International trade show in Chicago, Sept. 24-27.