New Camera Especially Suited for Flight Deck Monitoring

Crew members spell out "BYE SD" on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) as large harbor tugs and small boats escort it out of San Diego Bay. The KITTY HAWK has been reassigned to the Atlantic Fleet.

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A new pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera developed for use aboard naval vessels has been designed to provide a low-cost military PTZ solution.

The camera, ODIN, developed by Norway-headquartered Imenco, is a ruggedized 3MP IP-enabled color camera. It includes intelligent imaging and video streaming technology with a STARVIS complementary metal oxide semiconductor sensor.

Key specifications include 30x optical zoom, with 16x digital zoom and ultra-low light sensitivity in color day mode.

According to the company, ODIN took two years to develop as a camera for both external monitoring and situational awareness above decks on naval ships and it is ‘particularly well suited for flight deck surveillance’ (of an aircraft carrier).

The camera has obtained a series of US military certifications, including MIL-S-901E (shock test), MIL-S-167-1A (ship vibration), MIL-S-810G (environmental) and MIL-S-461G (electromagnetic interference for surface ships), as reported by