Useful tools for learning and project planning:

 

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Image resolution calculator

Theia’s lens calculator lets you see the level of image detail that you can expect from different lens-camera combinations.

LED lighting: infrared and white light

RayTec: Videos that show LED lighting systems in action.
Note: cameras require light in order to function at night, no light = no image. Thermal imaging is the exception to this rule.

Solar powered projects

30% Federal Tax Credits are available for most solar power plant purchases. See comprehensive details on available Federal, State and local tax credits for solar power system purchases.

 

Cameras: Tools, videos and image galleries

AXIS: Learning centertechnical guidesystem design tools.
Mobotix: Camera demos and video clips.
Arecont: Image gallery of megapixel images from 1.3mp to 20mp.

Video Management Systems: server and storage calculators

Milestone Systems request for server specifications.
ExacqVision server and storage calculator.
Mobotix storage requirement planner.