May, 2023: Xenics is happy to announce the upgrade of its CERES family, the long-wave infrared
(LWIR) thermographic cameras with different Field-of-View (FOV) options.
Xenics, part of Photonis group, is Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared sensors, cameras
and customized imaging solutions in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) and the LWIR realm.
CERES products are a family of LWIR cameras optimized to meet today’s increased demand for high performance and
highly stable and reproducible temperature measurement. The family offers two possible resolutions : VGA (640x480) and
SXGA (1280x1024). These configurations allow for optimisation and are the best choices for industrial applications.
XENICS FOCUSES TO BETTER SERVE ITS CUSTOMERS
Customers using thermography for industrial applications are very focused on the performances of their cameras, but they
also request specific lenses that enable a straightforward integration in their systems. It refers to the possibility to cover a
large area with a focusing distance that could be even less than a meter. For this reason, Xenics upgrades the CERES family
by introducing wide FOV options, for both VGA product (95° FOV, 50.8° FOV and 24° FOV) and SXGA solution (71.7° FOV
and 47.8° FOV).
CERES T FAMILY : THE SOLUTION FOR ACCURATE THERMOGRAPHY
CERES T 640 and CERES T 1280 have been developed as a family: this means that they are compatible from
control/command and electrical interface perspective enabling up- or downgrade of the system with minimal efforts.
Moreover, they have been designed from the beginning to be stable, reproducible and not sensitive to surrounding
environment temperature changes. As this design has been proven successful, it makes CERES T family one-of-a-kind for
thermography in industrial application.
However, this ultimate performance can only be achieved by calibrating the camera with its optics, that is where the
addition of new optics possibilities comes. Marc Larive, Strategic Marketing Director explains: “In order to achieve ultimate
thermographic performances, we have to properly select the lens for CERES T cameras. We thus add two new possibilities
for customers with large FOV needs, for our VGA and SXGA products. Industrial customers can now perform thermography
covering large area at short distance, with a reasonable depth of focus and still with the same level of accuracy and
reproducibility. This potentially helps them to increase their system throughput”.
CERES T family also includes automatic compensation of internal temperature drift: this makes it very simple to use,
avoiding any additional long and complex calibration. Moreover, thermographic capabilities are embedded onboard, with
the ability to store 2 calibration packs. Designed for industrial uses, CERES T family interface is either GigE with PoE or
CameraLinkTM and is GenICamTM compliant which makes it straightforward to integrate. CERES T, like all Xenics cameras,
benefit from the user-friendly Xeneth GUI and Xeneth SDK which enable customers to spare time in integrating the camera
and focus efficiently on their added values : data analysis and process monitoring.
Thanks to the newly available FOVs, CERES T now offers an ideal solution for :
Industrial application, where stability of measurements and high resolution allows more precise thermal inspection and
better process monitoring as well as larger surface analysis,
Medical application where resolution and simplicity are requested together with a short focus distance.