Serval-640-GigE Imaging

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Serval-640-GigE Imaging

High resolution IP67 LWIR camera

Smallest rugged LWIR camera withstanding harsh industrial environments

The Serval fulfils a growing demand for ruggedized and reliable thermal cameras for industrial imaging applications without the need for third-party enclosures.

The Serval thermal camera is directed at demanding indoor uses, such as in-line process and quality control in harsh and hot industrial environments. In this highly specialized field, system integrators are looking for new solutions in terms of easy and maintenance-free installations as well as long-term stability.

This thermal infrared camera is designed for long-term stable and reliable operation under difficult ambient conditions. Its compact form factor provides front window protection with air purge to avoid costly repair or replacement of the lens; and to allow permanent use in dust-loaded atmospheres.

As a specific advantage compared to existing similar solutions, the new Xenics Serval offers a variety of configurations with a specific athermalized fixed lens and optional cooling on its housing, all combined with a very small form factor. This thermal infrared camera comes with an IP67 protection grade enclosure such that no large third-party enclosure is needed anymore when adding a thermal imaging installation to given machine vision applications.

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Benefits & features

  • Broad range of accessories
    IP67 cabling, air purge, sun shroud and I/O board are optionally available
  • Easy-to-integrate
    Due to its GigE Vision interface, small form factor and ruggedized construction
  • IP67 protection rating
    Due to its IP67 rating the camera can be used in harsh industrial environments without the need for third party enclosures
  • Maintenance free operation
    Due to its front window protection with (optionally) integrated air purge, the lens is protected 24/7. This prevents costly repairs or replacements of the lens.
  • Thermal imaging camera
    The Serval-640-GigE Imaging is a ruggedized LWIR camera for thermal imaging

Designed for use in

  • Non-contact thermal imaging of (hot) objects
    Objects are detected based on their thermal radiation.
  • Quality control and quality assurance
    The camera captures real time thermal images for quality control


Extremely compact

Small form-factor product

IR camera software included

Xeneth camera control and imaging software is included

GigE Vision standard compatibility

The Gigabit Ethernet interface is compatible to the GigE Vision standard

High sensitivity

Low noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD)

High resolution

640x480 pixel resolution

Camera specifications

Array Specifications

Array Specifications Serval-640-GigE
Array type Uncooled microbolometer (a-Si)
Spectral band 8 μm to 14 μm
Resolution 640 x 480
Pixel pitch 17 μm
Thermal sensitivity (NETD) 55 mK @ 30°C with f/1 lens
Array cooling Uncooled
Pixel operability > 99.5 %

Camera Specifications

Camera Specifications Serval-640-GigE
Focal length One fixed lens configuration per camera part number. A broad range of lens configurations can be found in the lens selector guide
Imaging performance
Maximum frame rate (full frame) 50 Hz
Window of interest Minimum size 160 x 120
Integration time range 1 μs - 80 μs
Integration type Rolling shutter
On-board image processing Non-Uniformity Correction, Auto-Offset, Auto-Gain
ADC 16 bit
Camera control GigE Vision
Image acquisition GigE Vision
Trigger Trigger in or out (configurable)
Power requirements
Power consumption < 4.5 W
Power supply 12 V
Physical characteristics
Shock 40 G, 11 ms according to MIL-STD810G
Vibration 5 G (20 Hz to 2000 Hz) according to MIL-STD883J

Broad range of accessories available

Lens & filter options


  • Xeneth
  • Xeneth SDK (optional)
  • Xeneth Labview SDK (optional)



Press Releases
Xenics Introduces "Serval" IP67 Ruggedized LWIR Camera Xenics will introduce its newly developed Serval, a small-form-factor, maintenance-free thermal LWIR camera for industrial use. Serval is based on the proven Xenics Gobi-GigE series and targets demanding applications in harsh environments.
Technical documents
ASY-001042D Module T3 Serval This file contains all the technical documents for the Serval camera.


Industrial brochure Serval-640-GigE Imaging

New Xeneth LabVIEW SDK

LabVIEW toolkit for Xenics cameras offers high-level examples as well as low-level VIs, making it easy for programmers to integrate Xenics cameras into their software applications written in LabVIEW

Jan Šíma, Business Development Manager, ELCOM, a.s.