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Open Frame Cameras

Open Frame Thermal Cameras

Open Frame Thermal Imaging Cameras for OEM Applications

Opgal’s Open Frame Cameras (OFC) are a powerful line of 17μ 640×480 thermal imagers that provide an easy-to-integrate and versatile option for camera-system engineers. The cameras feature proprietary image processing, noise reduction, and contrast enhancement via advanced embedded algorithms such as Opgal’s innovative Fire Detection Algorithm. Opgal OFC’s are comprised of a thermal engine, a thermal lens, an open frame enclosure and an engine mount plate. The thermal imaging cameras are available with a wide variety of athermalized and continuous zoom optics, as well as dual field-of-view lenses providing high-resolution analog, digital, or camera link video output. Suitable for a broad range of applications, Opgal OFCs operate in a wide temperature range with low power consumption.


  • Unique signal processing algorithms provide enhanced contrast for video analytics and Opgal’s innovative Fire Detection Algorithm
  • Small pixel pitch detectors with advanced image processing provide excellent thermal image quality
  • Pelco D protocol, and Opgal® communication protocol
  • Wide variety of optics and thermal core configurations, also available as standalone thermal cores
  • Continuous zoom, dual field-of-view, and motorized lenses with thermal autofocus and athermalized options
  • Advanced Optics – Continuous zoom, dual field-of-view, and motorized lenses with thermal autofocus in addition to athermalized options


Why Opgal® OFC Solutions?

Suitable for a broad range of applications, Opgal’s OFCs offer excellent performance for a variety of applications at an affordable price. For more information about our customizable solutions or a quote, contact us today.

Spectral Range7.5-14 µm
Number of Pixels640 x 480 NTSC/PALEyeR 640 x 480 NTSC/PAL
Pixel Size17 µ17 µ
Frame Rate*25/30 Hz or 50/60 Hz
CommunicationRS-232 or RS-422 Serial
Control OperationPolarity, image flip, digital zoom (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 12x), reticle, graphic overlays, image snapshot, gain/level control, region of
interest, text overlay, power up logo, shutter, NUC, dynamic reticle,
image averaging
Operating Voltage7 - 28 VDC4 -14VDC
Power Consumption
Avg: 2.5w
< 1.9w
Video InterfaceAnalog RS170/CCIR Analog RS170/CCIR or
Camera Link
Operating Temperature-40°C to +60°C
(-40°F to +140°F)
40°C to +75°C
(-40° F to +167°F)
Weight*From 199 g to 4500 kg
* Engine and /or lens dependent