last quarter of
this year will mark the introduction of a line of five new closed-circuit
television cameras and two monitors by Motorola, inc, It also marks the firm's entrance into the educational and
industrial TV field.
basic general-purpose camera is available
in four versions, providing 550 to 600 lines in horizontal
resolution. It weighs approximately 2lbs. and is only 5 1/2 by 11 by 7
inches, putting out a one volt video signal into a 75 ohm coaxial
The four versions of this unit provide: (1) either
automatic light compensation, or, manually controlled compensation; (2)
either random interlace, or, locked-interlace. The automatic models
adjust by themselves for variations as
much as 200 to
one in light levels at the televised
making it possible to use the systems in low light areas if
This also eliminates the need to make adjustments as lighting conditions
change, especially suitable if natural light is involved in any way. In
the random-interlace models, picture stability is assured through the use
of crystal controlled horizontal sweep circuits, power frequency controlled
vertical sweep and well-shaped sync pulses.
The fifth camera in the line is a viewfinder, broadcast
quality unit for studio work in
elaborate educational or industrial training TV systems.
The industrial monitor has a 14-inch screen with 600-line
resolution. The second monitor is a 21-inch model designed especially for
educational work and capable of receiving both closed circuit video
signals and regular off-the-air broadcast signals. It can also be used
as an audio amplifier.
Equipment for the new line includes a complete selection of
mounting, optical and distribution accessories to meet all application
requirements. The camera uses a standard 16mm/C lens mount and can accommodate a remote control, four-lens turret.
Functions such as remote pan and tilt, iris control, focus and zoom lens
can be added to the camera.
Circle No. 9-18
MBA Product Preview
SEPTEMBER, 1959 Management
and Business Automation