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What You Should Know

 

 

The quality offered by MEKRAtronics camera monitor systems is second to none. Even under the most difficult conditions, including back-light or darkness, they produce images of superior clarity. Our extensive product portfolio enables us to cover a wide range of applications. We are committed to provide you with the best solution for your requirements.


Monitor Position

 

With increasing distance between the monitor and the driver´s eyes, the objects being displayed on the monitor appear smaller.

 

For a 7” display the distance should be between 40 an 100 cm.


Camera Position

 

 

MEKRAtronics cameras are available with various aperture angle which - depending on mounting position and requirements - provide an ideal representation of the targeted field of vision.

Please consider the following: While a larger aperture angle extends the total area displayed, objects in that area will appear smaller.


Low Distortion Cameras

 

You will notice that the product description of several MEKRA CMOS camera models contains the keyword "low distortion".

 

This term refers to using a special processing technique for images which would normally appear distorted.

 

The illustrations on the right clearly show the difference between a "distorted" image (top) and a low-distotion image (bottom).


Electronics Expertise

Camera Systems, CMOS-Camera Components

The 100000 series of MEKRAtronics camera systems offers a particularly high level of technological sophistication. Rather than employing traditional CCD sensors, which are often plagued by streaking/blooming and smear effects, our cameras are equiped with CMOS sensors, which due to their optimized configuration offer the same light sensitivity as traditional CCD cameras while consuming less energy.

 

Thanks to specially sealed die-cast aluminum housings and fully molded connecting cables, these cameras meet the rigorous ingress protection requiremnts of protection class IP69 K, making them the perfect fit for applications involving long-term submersion and high-pressure, high-temperature spray downs.

 

Additionally, our camera systems meet all relevant ADR requirements pertaining to transport equipment carrying dangerous goods.

Camera Image

 

The following examples illustrate the differences between the individual aperture angles.

 

aperture angle 28°

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aperture angle 70°

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aperture angle 100°

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aperture angle 120°

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aperture angle 130°

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Installation and Components of a MEKRA Lang CMOS-Color Camera

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1 Heating system

Keeps protective glass plate from fogging or icing up


2 Seal

Hermetically seals the interior


3 Die-cast aluminium housing

Protects electronics components from all environmental conditions


4 Rugged connection cable

Provides power supply and video signal


5 Camera electronics

Including image sensor and micro controller can be directly connected to 12 V and 24 V on-board power supply systems


6 Image sensor

Low distortion image display supported


7 Glass cover

Protects lens against damage