A variety of different test systems and integration solutions are utilized to provide functional performance testing for the security and surveillance industry. Testing and verifying products to ensure that they meet industry and safety standards can provide manufacturers with an edge in an ever-growing and expanding marketplace. It is essential to test the performance of video cameras. Universal test systems, as well as test-specific options and mobile test station solutions, can be used depending on your needs and the criteria that must be met to accommodate industry standards. Testing not only gives consumers the confidence they need to purchase your security and surveillance technology, but it also helps to ensure customer satisfaction and build a positive reputation for your brand.
Performance Testing: Custom Test Solutions
As you might imagine, reliability and repeatability are essential when it comes to measuring the performance of a security camera, such as Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). Test systems and integration solutions have evolved and expanded to accommodate new technology requirements, increase repeatability, and ensure that standards are achieved based on resolution, function, range, sensitivity, and other essential criteria. Universal test systems can accommodate precise testing solutions, offer expansion capabilities, and ensure a reduced cost for similar product types and configurations. This is crucial in an industry where technology requirements change frequently in order to keep costs for custom test solutions under control.
Some of the key features associated with universal test systems provided by EMC Technologies include a front slide-out rack shelving design for easy instrument removal and frequent calibration, as well as a designed-in fast access to all other inside resources. The center fixture receiver backplane fixture is interchangeable with other fixtures, and each part type or family uses small personality daughter cards to interface with the test station. We use soft tie-downs and an organized wire harnessing design to allow for rapid access and expansion requirements during testing. Our universal test systems use LabVIEW software via IEEE 488 buss for test instrument communication.
Mobile vs. Universal Test Systems
When comparing the use of mobile test systems to universal test systems and integration, there are a few unique differences. First, the mobile test system design features a built-in computer with monitor and test interfaces and has modular electrical and mechanical interfaces. We maximize the use of “off the shelf” parts and components, utilizing a built-in network and fiber optic capabilities to meet the demands of each customer’s testing requirements. Hardware and software are co-developed simultaneously to meet time, test, and cost constraints, offering our customers a wide variety of test solutions at more efficient costs.
Making the transition from benchtop testing to rack-based stations can offer some clients certain advantages, so we make sure to treat each new customer as an individual, identifying their needs to create custom test solutions that will help them to achieve their goals. New products must often share the same test resources as their legacy counterparts at ever-decreasing test costs and lower test development times. Test-specific stations are also available and have unique features designed for customers who require EMI, RF, or EMC compliant test stations, demand active and passive electronic loads and load simulators, or need product and component handler and motion stations. We can accommodate video, non-contact, infra-red, laser, and barcode sensor stations, as well as micro-contract to sizeable industrial plant stations, depending on the client’s needs.
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If you are interested in learning more about our services to design and manufacture custom test solutions for industry, including the security and surveillance industries, contact our team directly. We can answer any questions that you might have about our services and offer a free estimate for your next testing project. Our team of highly trained engineers and technicians can assist you in finding a solution for your functional testing requirements. Our strength and competitive advantage lies in our cross-functional engineering team, which is made up of an experienced group of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and printed circuit board (PCB) designers. Call today at 508-672-0808 to speak with one of our team members about test-specific, mobile, and universal test systems for industry.