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M16 Thermal

Professional Thermographic Camera

The modular design of the M16 system platform ensures maximum flexibility for the MOBOTIX thermographic camera. The M16 Thermal comes standard with a thermal image sensor and a dummy module (to remain weatherproof to IP66).

In addition, it is possible to use any MOBOTIX sensor modules (6 MP, color or black and white, telephoto to Hemispheric, with or without long-pass filter/LPF) in the M16 Thermal for identification. Camera software is then used to activate the dual image display on one of the two image sensors (thermal or standard) or both simultaneously.


• Intelligent MOBOTIX Video System with High Performance Thermal Image Sensor
Thermal sensitivity 50 mK, thermal radiometry, image overlay, temperature detection range -40 to 550°C

• Dual Lens System: Thermographic And Detailed Optical Images At The Same Time
One factory-assembled thermal sensor, optionally with second optical sensor module (Day, Night, Night-LPF)

• Powerful, Intelligent And Flexible Mx6 System Platform
Simultaneous streaming of up to three video codecs (MxPEG, MJPEG and H.264)

• Intelligent 3D Motion Detection Even On Complete Darkness
MxActivitySensor integrated as standard also for thermal sensor

• Reduced Energy Costs
Power consumption < 7 W, standard PoE

• Virtually Maintenance-Free
Weatherproof, IP66, -30 to 60°C


• M16 Thermal & M16 Thermal TR : IP Thermographic camera with/without Thermal Radiometry technology (TR) and Germanium lens
(3 different image angles available); can be optionally equipped with a second optical 6MP sensor module

• M16 Thermal : Thermal sensor, horiz./vert. image angle 45°/32°
: Thermal sensor, horiz./vert. image angle 25°/19°
: Thermal sensor, horiz./vert. image angle 17°/13°
• M16 Thermal TR : Calibrated Thermal sensor TR/Thermal Radiometry, horiz./vert. image angle 45°/32°
: Calibrated Thermal sensor TR/Thermal Radiometry, horiz./vert. image angle 25°/19°
: Calibrated Thermal sensor TR/Thermal Radiometry, horiz./vert. image angle 17°/13°
• Thermal image sensor : Uncooled microbolometer with 336 x 252 pixels, IR range 7,5 to 13,5 μm
• Sensitivity NETD (thermal resolution) : Typ. 50 mK, < 79 mK (50 mK is equal to temperature changes of 0,05°C)
• Thermal image representation : False colors or black and white
• Temperature measuring range (adjustable) : High Sensitivity: -40 to 160°C – Low Sensitivity: -40 to 550°C
• Temperature measuring method (via camera) : M16 Thermal: In the center of the image (2×2 pixels)
M16 Thermal TR: Complete image areas (customisable temperature measurement windows)
• Max. accuracy of temperature measurement : M16 Thermal:+/– 20°C; M16 Thermal TR: +/– 10°C

• Sensor module with Fisheye Lens : B016 (180° x 180°), night version optionally with long-pass filter (LPF)
• Sensor module with Ultra Wide Lens : B036 (103° x 77°), night version optionally with LPF
• Sensor module with Super Wide Lens : B041 (90° x 67°), night version optionally with LPF
• Sensor module with Wide Lens : B061 (60° x 45°), night version optionally with LPF
• Sensor module with Standard Lens : B079 (45° x 34°), night version optionally with LPF
• Sensor module with Tele Lens : B119 (31° x 23°), night version optionally with LPF
• Sensor module with Distant Tele Lens : B237 (15° x 11°), night version optionally with LPF
• Sensor module with Super Tele Lens : B500 (8° x 6°), night version optionally with LPF

• Light sensitivity in lux at 1/60 s and 1/1 s : Color Sensor: 0.1/0.005, Black And White Sensor: 0.02/0.001
• Image sensor with individual exposure zones : 1/1.8“ CMOS, 6MP (3072 x 2048), Progressive Scan Color or Black And White
• Microprocessor : i.MX 6 Dual Core incl. GPU (1 GB RAM, 512 MB Flash)
• H.264 Hardware-Codec : Yes, bandwidth limitation available; output image format up to QXGA
• Protection class : IP66 and IK06; with second 6MP sensor module: IK04 with B036 to B237, IK06 with B016
• Intended use : Not for use in hazardous areas (Ex area); no mounting behind glass windows
• Ambient temperature (range, incl. storage) : -30 to 60°C
• Internal DVR, ex works : 4 GB (microSD)
• Microphone/speaker : Yes/Yes
• 16bit/16kHz HD wideband audio (Opus codec) : Yes (live and audio messages)
• Passive infrared sensor (PIR) : Yes
• Temperature sensor : Yes
• Shock detector (tamper detection) : Yes (with future software update)
• Power consumption : Single thermal operation (1x thermal): typ. 5.5 W (6.5 W possible over the short term)
Mixed operation (1x thermal, 1x optical): typ. 6.5 W (7.5 W possible over the short term)
• PoE class (IEEE 802.3af) : Class 2 or 3 (variable), factory setting: class 3 (required for thermal operation)
• Interfaces Ethernet 100BaseT/MxBus/USB : Yes (MxRJ45)/No/Yes
• Interface RS232 : With accessory (MX-232-IO-Box)
• Mounting options : Wall, pole or ceiling (wall and ceiling mount included)
• Dimensions (height x width x depth) : 210 x 158 x 207 mm
• Weight : 1320 g
• Housing : PBT-30GF, color: white
• Standard accessory : Screws, Dowels, Screw caps, 2 Allen wrenches, Module key, VarioFlex wall and ceiling mount with rubber sealing 0.5 m Ethernet patch cable, 1 Blind module, Quick install
• MTBF : > 80,000 hours
• Certifications : EN55032:2012; EN55022:2010; EN55024:2010 EN61000-6-1:2007; EN 61000-6-2:2005; EN61000-6-3:2007+A1:2011;
EN61000-6-4:2007+A1:2011; AS/ NZS CISPR22:2009+A1:2010 CFR47 FCC part15B
• Protocols : IPv4, IPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, SNMP, SMTP, DHCP (client and server), NTP (client and server), SIP (client and server) G.711 (PCMA and PCMU) and G.722

• Available video codecs : MxPEG/MJPEG/H.264
• Image formats : Freely configurable format 4:3, 8:3, 16:9 or customised format (Image Cropping), such as 2592×1944 (5MP),
2048×1536 (QXGA), 1920×1080 (Full-HD), 1280×960 (MEGA)
• Multistreaming : Yes
• Multicast stream via RTSP : Yes
• Max. image format : 2x 6MP (6144 x 2048) (dual image from both sensors)
• Max. frame rate for thermal images, Thermal : 9 frames per second (fps)
Overlay and dual images (thermal & optical)
• Max. frame rate for optional optical 6MP sensor : MxPEG: 42@HD(1280×720), 34@Full-HD, 24@QXGA, 15@5MP, 12@6MP, 6@2x 6MP
module (fps, only single core used) MJPEG: 26@HD(1280×720), 13@Full-HD, 9@QXGA, 5@5MP, 4@6MP, 2@2x 6MP
H.264: 25@Full-HD, 20@QXGA
• Number of images with 4 GB microSD : CIF: 250,000, VGA: 125,000, HD: 40,000, QXGA: 20,000, 6MP: 10,000 (internal DVR)

• Temperature measurement of 2×2 pixels in the center of the image (Thermal Spot) : M16 Thermal: Yes; M16 Thermal TR: Yes
• TR temperature measurement in the whole image area : M16 Thermal: No; M16 Thermal TR: Yes
• Event trigger for temperatures above or below a limit between -40 to 550°C : M16 Thermal: Yes; M16 Thermal TR: Yes
• Digital zoom and pan : Yes
• ONVIF compatibility : Yes, complete ONVIF Profile S supported by future software update
• Genetec protocol integration : Yes
• Programmable exposure zones : Yes
• Snapshot recording (pre/post-alarm images) : Yes
• Continuous recording with audio : Yes
• Event recording with audio : Yes
• Time controlled flexible event logic : Yes
• Weekly schedules for recordings and actions : Yes
• Event video and image transfer via FTP & email : Yes
• Playback and Quad View via web browser : Yes
• Bidirectional audio in browser : Yes
• Animated logos on the image : Yes
• Master/Slave functionality : Yes
• Privacy zone scheduling : Yes
• Customised voice messages : Yes
• VoIP telephony (audio/video, alert) : Yes
• Remote alarm notification (network message) : Yes
• Programming interface (HTTP-API) : Yes
• DVR/Storage Management : Inside camera via microSD card, Externally via USB device and NAS, Different streams for live image and recording,
MxFFS with archive function, Pre-alarm and post-alarm images, Monitoring recording with failure reporting
• Camera and data security : User and group management, SSL connections, IP-based access control, IEEE802.1x, Intrusion detection,
Digital image signature
• MxMessageSystem : Yes (Sending and receiving of MxMessages)

• Video motion sensor : Yes
• MxActivitySensor : Yes

• MxManagementCenter : Yes
• Mobile MOBOTIX App : Yes

Note: Cameras with thermographic image sensors (“thermographic cameras”) are subject to special U.S. and ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulation) export regulations.


• Amongst the most efficient and high quality images available over IP when used with wireless services.
• Energy efficiency and Environmentally responsibly designed with full lifecycle program for returning to manufacture if no longer required.
• Is built with the highest of German engineering standards, designed to be able to withstand the extremes of the Australian Environment.
• Lifetime free firmware and software upgrades.
• Camera of choice for many Australian government and law enforcement agencies.
• World leading optics and no mechanical moving parts, designed to last.
• All inclusive cost with inbuilt storage and world class software management suite making it the best value for money longterm.