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Monarch NIR Portable Camera

Introducing Unispectral’s Monarch - the world’s first portable tunable spectral IR camera for personal, industrial, scientific, and commercial use.

The Monarch™ is the first device that allows you to capture spectral images easily and inexpensively, anywhere and anytime. No more need for expensive, bulky and sensitive equipment, or handheld point spectrometers that require a trained operator and are blind to scene context. Monarch opens a wide array of new applications for any market segment.

Unispectral’s tuneable NIR solutions provide an additional layer of actionable information by capturing multiple spectral images in near-IR bands for immediate inspection, detection and classification applications. The new Monarch small and light camera captures and immediately outputs multiple single-band spectral-cube high-resolution images within 700nm-950nm spectral range. Its affordability and simplicity remove the barrier to wide adoption in many applications and mass-market platforms.

Monarch is the second generation of the ColorIR™ NIR camera. It consists of the Unispectral tunable Fabry–Pérot filter (μFPF), integrated with a miniature IR camera module – optics, image sensors and controllers – all mounted on a 60x40x14.5mm PCB, ready to install in any mobile or static design. Monarch is delivered for two types of applications:

Handheld applications

Whether in field, on the road or in lab, Monarch is ready for use through a USB-C connection to an Android mobile device. All the camera controls, settings and output
display are provided through an android application. It is always available and can provide immediate diagnostics of produce, merchandise, humans, medical processes etc.

Embedded / fixed applications

Monarch can be embedded in robotics, machine vision platforms, manufacturing lines, QA systems and biometric authentication terminals. It can also connect to real-time analysis, inspection and control systems through a PC interface. The camera controls, settings and output display are provided through a Windows application.

Specifications:

Optics:  
F#
4.7
EFL
4.98 mm
H-FOV
V-FOV
D-FOV
31.5°
25.5°
39.8°
Sensor Resolution
1280 x 1024
Spectral Bands per Second
20 BPS
Preview Mode
60 FPS
Gain
X1 ÷ x10
Exposure Time
1 ÷ 500 ms
ColorIR Filter:
FWHM
40 ± 10 nm
Spectral Response
688-938nm T>50%
Spectral Band Range
705-920nm ± 5nm
Angular dependency [nm/deg]
-1.1nm/deg Average
Operation:  
Input Voltage
5 Vdc
Power Consumption
preview mode <0.5W
max < 0.85W
Operating Temperature
0-70C
Optional add-ons and accessories
Cable mount
Tripod
Mobile Magnet
Interface
USB- C
Working modes
60 FPSSingle frame / Spectral cube
Size
60x40x14.5mm
Weight
30gr
Software:
Android device
Provided DLL and API for embedded applications
Windows PC
Provided DLL and API for embedded applications

Applications