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MAXIMUS MVXTHigh performance ex-proof thermal camera

MAXIMUS RANGE ... Drillereye




The explosion-protected MAXIMUS MVXT thermal camera is perfect for effective video surveillance and process control in harsh settings where the presence of gases or flammable dust can create a potentially explosive environment, a reality often found in the oil and gas industries or marine and industrial sectors.

The thermal camera is able to detect a person or an object in the most difficult environmental conditions, such us total darkness or other levels of lighting, heavy smoke, rain or dust and across long distances.

One striking advantage offered by these cameras is their extremely easy and secure “plug and play” installation, with multipolar wiring. These cameras arrive ready to use, avoiding the complex electrical connections that are typical of this type of device.

Another important feature of the camera is the extended certification temperature range of -60°C to 65°C, along with a sophisticated cold start system, which allows it to operate in harsh environments as standard.

The MAXIMUS MVX range of cameras meets every installation need, providing maximum performance and excellent value for money.


Certifications for use in Zones 1 and 2, IIC T5 and T6 Group (Gas) and in Zones 21 and 22, IIIC T100°C and T85°C Group (Dust)

Analogue or IP (ONVIF S) versions

Thermal camera:

Sensor: Uncooled microbolometer (VOx)

Lenses: 9mm, 13mm, 19mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm

Resolution 336x256 or 640x512

4m (13ft) / 10m (32.8ft) preinstalled armoured multipolar cable with cable gland or, alternatively, with 4m (13ft) / 10m (32.8ft) cable tail

Certification temperature: from -60°C (-76°F) to +65°C (149°F)

Power supply: 12-24Vdc/24Vac



  • AISI 316L stainless steel construction
  • External shot peened and electro-polished surfaces
  • Silicone O-ring seals
  • Configuration via OSM
  • Sunshield
  • Unit weight:
  • 8.5kg (18.7lb) (housing with 4m (13ft) multi-polar cable shield)
  • 12kg (26.5lb) (housing with 10m multi-polar cable shield)
Cable glands
  • Cable entry: 1 hole, 3/4", NPT
  • Cable gland Ex db 3/4"NPT and 4m/10m (13ft/33ft) preinstalled multipolar armored cable or with 4m/10m (13ft/33ft) cable tail (for installation with conduit, conduit sealing fitting and conduit not included)
Housing's window
  • Germanium window (big grid)
  • Usable diameter: 57mm (2.2in)
  • Thick: 10mm (0.4in)
  • External treatment: antiscratch (Hard Carbon Coating - DLC), antireflection
  • Internal treatment: antireflection
  • Spectral range: from 7.5μm to 14μm
  • Medium transmittance (from 7.5μm to 11.5μm): 87.3%
  • Medium transmittance (from 11.5μm to 14μm): 67.3%
  • Germanium window (small grid)
  • Usable diameter: 40mm (1.6in)
  • Thick: 8mm (0.3in)
  • External treatment: antiscratch (Hard Carbon Coating - DLC), antireflection
  • Internal treatment: antireflection
  • Spectral range: from 7.5μm to 14μm
  • Medium transmittance (from 7.5μm to 11.5μm): 87.5%
  • Medium transmittance (from 11.5μm to 14μm): 72.1%
  • Supply voltage/Current consumption (heating switched on, Ton 15°C±3°C (59°F ±5°F), Toff 22°C±3°C (72°F±5°F)):
  • 24Vac ±10%, 2.2A, 50/60Hz
  • 24Vdc ±5%, 2.2A
  • 12Vdc ±5%, 3.5A
  • Armoured cable:
  • external diameter = 20.00 ± 0.50mm (0.79±0.20in)
  • diameter under armature = 15.20mm (0.60in)
  • colour: Black RAL9005
  • Armoured cable composition:
  • 3 x 2.5mm²
  • 7 x 0.34mm²
  • 4 x 2 x 0.22mm² (IP-based version, cat. 5E)
  • 1 x coax 75ohm RG179 (analog version)
  • Cable tail composition:
  • 3 x 2.5mm², rated external diameter = 8.7mm (0.34in)
  • 7 x 0.34mm², rated external diameter = 6.4mm (0.25in)
  • 4 x 2 x 0.21mm², (IP-based version, cat. 5E), rated external diameter = 6.7mm (0.26in)
  • 1 x coax 75ohm RG59 (analog version), rated external diameter = 4.9mm (0.19in)
  • Ethernet connection (only for the IP versions of the product): 10BASE-T/100BASE-T
  • Connector: RJ45
  • Cable length: 100m max
Serial communications
  • Serial interface
  • RS-485 line, half-duplex
  • Cable length: 1200m max
  • Addressable units: 255 (configuration via OSM)
  • Serial communication protocol
  • PANASONIC 850: 9600baud, 19200baud
  • PELCO D: 2400baud, 9600baud
  • MACRO: 9600baud, 38400baud
  • IP version:
  • Video encoder

  • Communication protocol: ONVIF, Profile S
  • Device configuration: TCP/IPv4-IPv6, UDP/IPv4-IPv6, HTTP, NTP, DHCP, WS-DISCOVERY, QoS, IGMP (Multicast)
  • Streaming: RTSP, RTCP, RTP/IPv4
  • Video compression: H.264/AVC, MJPEG
  • Independent video streams: 2
  • Image resolution: from Full D1 (720x576 for PAL, 720x480 for NTSC) to 352x240
  • Web Server
I/O interface
  • I/O alarm board
  • Alarm inputs: 1
  • Relay outputs: 1 (1A, 30Vac/60Vdc max)
  • Cable length: 200m (656ft) max
  • Power consumption (assembly, camera and lens)
  • Without video encoder IP: 8W
  • With video encoder IP: 6W
  • Minimum distance between camera and housing's window: 4mm (0.16in)
  • Cameras dimensions/Lenses that can be installed (WxHxL)
  • Without video encoder: 70x65x140mm (2,6x2,5x5,5in)
  • With video encoder: 70mmx65mmx120mm
  • For installation indoors and outdoors
  • Operating temperature:
  • Cold start from -40°C (-40°F) to +65°C (149°F)
  • Running from -50°C (-58°F) to +65°C (149°F)
  • Relative humidity: from 10% to 95% (no condensation)
  • Electrical safety (CE): EN60950-1, IEC60950-1, EN62368-1, IEC62368-1
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (CE): EN601000-6-4, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN50130-4, EN55032 (Class A)
  • RoHS (CE): EN50581
  • Outdoor installation (CE): EN60950-22, ICE60950-22
  • IP protection degree (EN/IEC60529): IP66, IP67, IP68 (2 hours, 5m (16ft)), IP69
  • Vibration test: EN50130-5, EN60068-2-6
  • UL certification (UL60950-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07): cULus Listed
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (North America): FCC part 15 (Class A), ICES-003 (Class A)
  • Level of protection Type (UL50E): 4X, 6P
Certifications - explosion-proof applications
  • ATEX (EN 60079-0+A11, EN 60079-1, EN 60079-31)
  • IECEx (IEC 60079-0, IEC 60079-1, IEC 60079-31)
  • EAC EX (TR CU 012/2011)
  • INMETRO (ABNT NBR IEC 60079-0 + Errata 1, ABNT NBR IEC 60079-1 + Errata 1, ABNT NBR IEC 60079-31)
  • ETL listed for USA (UL 60079-0, UL 60079-1, UL 60079-31), cable tail versions
  • ETL listed for Canada (CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60079-0, CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60079-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 60079-31), cable tail versions
Certifications - marine applications
  • Lloyd's Register Marine Type Approval certification (only if used with the filter accessory FM1010):
  • Test Specification Number 1 (ENV1, ENV2, ENV3, ENV5)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility: EN60945
  • Salty fog resistance: EN60068-2-52
  • Tested at 70°C (158°F) for 16 hours in compliance with EN60068-2-2
  • MBA1S5A Explosion-proof communication box in aluminium , 230 Vac
  • MBA2S5A Explosion-proof communication box in aluminium , 24 Vac
  • MBA3S5A Explosion-proof communication box in aluminium , 120 Vac
  • OCTEXP3/4C Conduit cable gland nickel-plated brass 3/4" NPT IECEX-ATEX- c CSA us - EAC Ex ( operating temperature : from -60°C (-76°F) to +80°C (+176°F) )
  • FM1010 EMC filter for Marine certification
Brackets and adaptors
  • NXWBS1 AISI 316L stainless steel wall bracket with joint
  • MHXWFWCA AISI 316L stainless steel ball joint
  • NXFWBT AISI 316L stainless steel parapet mounting bracket
  • NXCOL AISI 316L stainless steel pole adapter module
  • NXCW AISI 316L stainless steel corner adapter module
  • NXWTU Wall adaptor module in stainless steel AISI 316L