Sierra Olympic Technologies Inc.



The G5-IR 550CZ-18 is the system of choice for long range all-weather security and surveillance. With long range target detection and recognition capabilities, the 550CZ-18 combines high-end performance with G5-IR reliability and ease of use.


The G5-IR 550CZ-18 is designed for long-range detection with its continuous zoom lens that produces an 18° horizontal field of view (HFOV) at wide angle and a 1° HFOV at narrow-angle. In good conditions, the camera system will reliably detect humans at 18 kilometers. The 550CZ-18 utilizes a long life cooler to ensure reliable imagery over the life of the camera system.

G5-IR stands by this product with an industry leading 25-month warranty. The cooled 640 x 512, 15μm InSb detector is optimized for spectral response in the mid-wave infrared spectrum, commonly considered the best technology for imaging in marine and high humidity environments.

The 550CZ-18 delivers in all conditions with its dry nitrogen backfilled enclosure that is rated IP67. The camera system produces analog or digital video and is controlled remotely via serial commands. The camera includes an intuitive, full-featured graphical user interface.

  • 18X Continuous optical zoom
  • 18° to 1° horizontal field of view
  • f/4.0 high sensitivity zoom lens
  • Auto focus
  • Cooled 3-5μm detector
  • Long life cooler
  • 25 month warranty
  • Environmentally sealed IP67 housing
  • G5 Image processing / edge enhancement
  • Optional SD/SDI digital video output




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Long Range Surveillance

  • Airport perimeter surveillance
  • Vessel traffic monitoring

Integrated Systems

  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Perimeter surveillance

Perimeter Security & Border Protection

  • Border protection
  • Critical infrastructure protection


Detector 640 x 512, 15μm
Cooler Long-life cooler, 2 yr warranty
Spectral Range 3-5μm
HFOV° Wide - 18° / Narrow - 1°
VFOV° 0.8°
IFoV (Mr) 0.027
Focus One touch auto or manual
Continuous Zoom 18x optical / 8x digital
Imaging Processing Sharpness filter w/ 10 settings
Imaging Processing Adaptive Histogram Equalization
Imaging Processing Linear AGLC
Imaging Processing Manual contrast & brightness
Input Power 6-32 VDC
Power Consumption 20 watts typical @ 25° C
Operating Temp -32° to 60° C
Storage Temp -40° to 85° C
Standards MIL-STD 810G
IP IP67, dry nitrogen backfilled
Heater Front element defroster
Size (LxWxDepth) 6.9x6.9x18.8 in. (includes sun-shield)
Weight 13.9 lbs (includes sun-shield)
Mount 1/4-20 tripod interface | 3/8-16 tripod interface
Options Camo paint
Warranty 2 years