Sierra Olympic Technologies Inc.

Ventus Compact

for space constrained integrations

Specifically designed for compact integrations, the Ventus Compact combines the coveted Ventus functionality in a highly integratable package making it the smallest, lightest, most power-efficient camera in the Ventus product line. 


The Ventus Compact is the latest addition to the Ventus family of advanced Midwave Infrared (MWIR) cameras from Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. Cameras in this product line feature continuous zoom, one-touch autofocus, advanced image processing, and a unified easy-to-integrate software architecture. The Ventus Compact is uniquely equipped with advanced ‘NUC Through Zoom’ calibration and a compact low-SWaP package.

The Ventus Compact delivers IP and HDMI video output as well as 16-bit CameraLink and USB 3.0 digital output. In-camera automatic gain control and advanced digital enhancement allow for flexible and adaptable thermal imaging.

Designed specifically for space-constrained integrations in airborne, handheld, and other low-SWaP applications, the Ventus Compact is the smallest, lightest, and most power-efficient camera in the Ventus product line.

  • Noise Reduction
  • NUC Through Zoom
  • Scene-based/External Flat Field Correction
  • Automatic/Manual Gain Control
  • Adaptive Contrast Control (CLAHE, LAP)
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Multiple color palettes and White Hot/Black Hot
  • Picoblade and FFC hardware interfaces
  • Up to 512 GB of Onboard Video Sequence / Still Image Storage
  • 1/4-20 & M4 Tapped Mounting Holes
  • IP-67 Compatible Mounting


OEM Applications

  • Easy Software Integration
  • Expert Support and Documentation
  • Perfect for use in Low SWaP applications

Manned & Unmanned Systems

  • Ground Systems (UGS)
  • Aerial Vehicles/Systems (UAV/UAS)
  • Designed for Compact Integrations

Security and Surveillance

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Border, Port & Base Security
  • Fixed Monitoring


Focal Plane Array
Resolution 640 x 512
Pitch 15μm
Wavelength 3.4 - 5.00 μm
Framerate 60Hz
Digital Video Output HDMI
Raw Digital Output 16-bit CameraLink, USB 3.0
IP Video Output MJPEG or H.264/H.265 Encoded
IP Broadcast Unicast / Multicast
Onboard Video Storage Up to 512 GB microSD
Command and Control RS-422/RS-232, Ethernet
Power Consumption 12VDC / 6W typ (12W peak)
Size, Weight and Optics
Part Number SL-VMN-275-10
Focal Length 20-275mm
HFOV 27°-2°
F# 5.5
Weight (approx) 760g ( 1.7 lb)
Envelope Dimensions (LxWxH approx) 145 x 64 x 74mm | 5.7 x 2.5 x 2.9in
Optical Zoom 14X
Digital Zoom 4X