Glossary Definition

What is a ZLID IR Laser Illumination?

ZLID or Zoom Laser IR Diode is a night vision technology by Infiniti Electro Optics since 2007 that adjusts the laser’s intensity and focus area to sync with a PTZ zoom camera. As the camera zooms in and out, the ZLID syncs with the illumination to eliminate overexposure, washout, and hot-spots that usually occur with infrared lasers to deliver superb identification quality night vision . Our precision engineered optics, high power laser diodes and highly tuned image sensors provide up to 5km of night vision even in complete darkness, with 10 times the detail of thermal imaging at a fraction of the cost of cooled thermal cameras

Lasers have been used by other companies to extend the IR illumination range, but they typically result in inconsistent illumination due to the use of cheap lasers and the spot beam nature of lasers. Our ZLID™ Technology adjusts the laser’s intensity and focus area as the motorized lens is zoomed in and out, eliminating the overexposure, washout, and hot-spots that usually occur with lasers. Combined with our precision engineered optics and highly tuned image sensors, we are able to provide a clear, even image in complete darkness for up to 5km.

To learn more about ZLID and its benefits: https://www.infinitioptics.com/technology/zlid

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