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Moxa VPort IP Camera Receives UL Certification

Provides safe video capture for oil and gas facilities

BREA, CALIF.— Moxa has received Underwriters Laboratories’ certification of its VPort 36-1MP-IVA-T surveillance camera for Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous locations.

The certification indicates the camera can be safely deployed in potentially hazardous locations where flammable gases or vapors either are or may be present in sufficient concentration to produce an ignitable mixture. Certification brings the VPort’s HD video and IP networking capabilities to petrochemical plants, onshore and offshore drilling, chemical processing facilities, dip tanks, spray paint areas and locations with the storage and handling of liquefied petroleum and natural gas.

“Oil and gas applications present unique challenges for video monitoring, ranging from harsh weather to the presence of ignitable gases, so it is critical to use the right equipment,” said Joe Cook, Moxa’s business development manager for industrial video networking.

With intelligent video analytics and image optimization technologies built in, the VPort 36-1MP-IVA-T delivers 720P HD H.264 multi-streaming with video capture capability in challenging lighting conditions. It features three simultaneous H.264 and MJPEG video streams with up to 1280 x 800 HD resolution sent at 30 FPS. Built-in technologies include digital noise reduction, wide dynamic range and back light compensation, in addition to its built-in removable IR-cut filter and automatic color mode switching.

The VPort 36-1MP-IVA-T is also an extreme weather IP camera intended to work in temperatures ranging from -40 to 75°C without requiring a fan or heater in the outdoor housing. It delivers a high MTBF along with a 5-year warranty.

The camera is also ONVIF-compliant for integration with third-party software platforms and NVR recording products. Advanced network security functions, such as 802.1x and SSL/SSH, are also provided to prevent unauthorized access or data hijacking. Compliance to EN 50121, EN 55022, ATEX Zone 2 and NEMA TS2 standards makes it suitable for complex system integration and demanding applications.