Functional performance testing for the security and surveillance business is accomplished using a wide range of test systems and integration solutions. Manufacturers may get an edge in a competitive market by investing in testing and verification to guarantee their goods are safe and up to code. Putting video cameras through rigorous testing is a must. Depending on your requirements and the criteria that must be satisfied to satisfy industry standards, you may choose to implement either a universal test system or a test-specific alternative, or even a mobile test station solution. Customers will be more likely to buy your security and surveillance equipment if they are certain that it has been thoroughly tested, and this in turn will do wonders for your brand’s reputation.
PCB Test Fixtures and More
While evaluating the effectiveness of a security camera, such as a Closed Circuit Television system, it is crucial to ensure its dependability and consistency (CCTV). Adapting to the needs of emerging technologies, improving repeatability, and meeting stringent resolution, functionality, range, and sensitivity benchmarks have all necessitated the development and expansion of test systems and integration solutions. Accurate testing methods, expansion options, and cost savings for similarly configured products may all be accommodated by universal test systems. In a field where technological demands are constantly evolving, this is critical for maintaining affordable specialized test solutions.
Key characteristics of the universal test systems supplied by EMC Technologies include front slide-out rack shelving for simple instrument removal and regular calibration, as well as built-in rapid access to all other internal resources. Each part type or family communicates with the testing station through tiny personality daughter cards, and the central fixture receiver backplane fixture can be switched out for another. To provide for quick access and growth needs during testing, we employ soft tie-downs and a well-organized wire harnessing system. For instrument communication in our universal test systems, we employ LabVIEW software running on the IEEE 488 interface.
Functional Testing for Industry
There are certain key distinctions between the employment of universal test systems and integration, and mobile test systems. To begin, the design of the portable testing apparatus includes a computer, a monitor, and test interfaces, as well as electrical and mechanical interfaces that are modular in nature. To satisfy the needs of our customers in terms of testing, we make extensive use of “off the shelf” parts and components, using our in-house network and fiber optic capabilities. We provide our customers with a wide range of test solutions at more manageable prices by concurrently developing our hardware and software to satisfy time, test, and cost restrictions.
While moving from benchtop to rack-based testing stations might have its benefits for some customers, we make it a point to approach each new customer as an individual, determining their specific requirements and developing bespoke test solutions to assist them in reaching their objectives. In an effort to reduce test costs and shorten test development timeframes, it is common practice for new products to share the same test resources as their older equivalents. Customers who need stations that are EMI/RF/EMC compliant, who want active and passive electronic loads and load simulators, or who require product/component handlers/motion stations can choose from a variety of test-specific stations that each have their own set of unique capabilities. Depending on the client’s requirements, we are able to provide a wide variety of sensor stations, including video, non-contact, infra-red, laser, and barcode.
Mobile and Universal Test System Solutions
Get in touch with us if you’re interested in learning more about our specialized test solutions for industry, which includes the security and surveillance sectors. Feel free to contact us with any inquiries you may have, and we would be happy to provide a no-cost quote for your next testing endeavor. Whatever your functional testing needs may be, our staff of highly skilled engineers and technicians can help you find a solution. An accomplished crew of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and PCB (printed circuit board) designers make up our cross-functional engineering team, which gives us a leg up on the competition. Call today at 508-672-0808 to chat with one of our staff members about test-specific, mobile, and universal test solutions for industry.