Konica Minolta expands thermal imaging monitoring offering with new MOBOTIX p71 Thermal ECO camera and MOBOTIX Advanced Radiometry App

| 10 January 2023

Konica Minolta has extended its thermal imaging monitoring portfolio with the new MOBOTIX p71 Thermal ECO camera and new MOBOTIX Advanced Radiometry App. The thermal imaging monitoring operates in three main areas: early fire detection (or even detecting the risk before flames arise); quality assurance and process optimisation; and 24/7 security in object and perimeter protection - all whilst being fully GDPR-compliant.

Security in object and perimeter protection
The Thermal ECO technology was already available as a module for the MOBOTIX M73 and S74 multi-lens systems. The new MOBOTIX p71 Thermal ECO camera now offers affordable thermal image monitoring as a single-lens camera for indoor use with an intelligent camera base and app capability. With its wide 105° angle of view, Thermal ECO technology ideally suits object or perimeter protection applications against intruders and burglars. This applies in absolute darkness and for particular data protection-compliant requirements (DSGVO), as it detects intruders but does not show any details for personal identification (protecting privacy). 
The new MOBOTIX Advanced Radiometry App extends the possibilities of the thermal radiometry 7-camera series (TR) by detecting critical heat or fire sources with up to twenty measurement areas, each of which you can configure individually. This allows users to include several emission values (radiation from surfaces of different materials) or distances in a single camera image, making the application even more precise and flexible.  
Fire protection
Overheating in storage, production, or other facilities can quickly lead to fire and flames that endanger people and property, causing financial loss, operational downtime, reputational damage, and harm to the environment. Sophisticated fire alarms and other security systems are unlikely to warn of heat risks that indicate an impending fire. Thermal cameras on the other hand, can identify fire and overheating risks much sooner than traditional systems — before flames and smoke develop — by detecting hotspots where a fire might start.
The proactive heat detection and fire prevention MOBOTIX thermal camera technology is certified by three internationally recognised institutions: VdS (German Loss Prevention Association), EN 54-10 (EU standard), and CNPP (French National Center for Prevention and Protection). Here, MOBOTIX Thermal systems were comprehensively tested and certified concerning their ability to detect fires as early as possible. The certificates allow integration into existing fire alarm systems. In addition to comprehensive all-around fire protection, the systems meet insurance companies' requirements and building regulations.
Quality assurance and process optimisation
Numerous production and processing operations place particular demands on the temperature of raw materials, intermediate products, or the end product. In addition, the smooth operation of machinery is mandatory. Downtimes cost money. Konica Minolta’s MOBOTIX thermal systems enable preventative maintenance and can trigger a variety of different functions and subsequent processes as soon as tolerance limits are exceeded or undershot. This ensures product quality. MOBOTIX thermal cameras automatically detect and report critical temperature deviations of any kind - whether hot, warm, or cold.
Konica Minolta’s comprehensive MOBOTIX Raw Data Support works with all the AI (artificial intelligence) applications of the respective system. The intelligent thermal systems can be connected to industrial systems such as SCADA or MQTT via interfaces (machine-to-machine communication). This integration then allows the merging of central data, the analysis of which can provide essential starting points for making effective decisions and optimising processes as a basis for savings and revenue increases.

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These latest additions to the thermal imaging monitoring portfolio provide important benefits in terms of fire prevention safety, process optimisation, and security, to deliver exceptional features, reliability, and tangible ROI. With the march towards ever greater systems integration and digital transformation, this is a solution which will further support businesses in a rapidly evolving world.

Shintaro Inoue

Head of Video Solution Service at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Thermal imaging monitoring

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.

As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta a “Leader” in print transformation. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.

Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).

For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.

The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.

For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ from Keypoint Intelligence.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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