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Security cameras protected from EMI

Although internet protocol (IP) network cameras are designed for surveillance, even these designated watchful eyes need someone to look out for their best interest.

October 1, 2007   Canadian Plastics



Although internet protocol (IP) network cameras are designed for surveillance, even these designated watchful eyes need someone to look out for their best interest.

IP cameras are a strong alternative to closed circuit TV systems because of their ability to transmit video and still images to any computer with a Web browser, but they require shielding from electromagnetic interference (EMI) to meet regulatory requirements.

Instead of opting for a costly secondary operation like vacuum metallization, Taiwan-based VIVOTEK Inc. molded the housing for its PT7135 and PT7137 IP camera models with Sabic Innovative Plastics’ LNP Faradex PCA-S-1003. The compound helped reduce the unit cost of the camera enclosure by 35 per cent.

The composite material is based on polycarbonate and ABS, and contains electrically conductive stainless steel fibers that provide EMI/RFI attenuation.

Sabic Innovative Plastics Canada (Toronto, Ont.);

www.geplastics.com; 800-323-3783


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