Ermes Viza Camera Series

For Surveillance and Inspection in Nuclear Power ApplicationsViza Camera by Ermes

Viza video cameras are designed to accentuate ergonomics, utility and accuracy. This series offers a wide range of radiation resistances (from 1.5 kGy to 1 MGy of accumulated dose). The user can choose the adequate model fitting the precise application, avoiding the high cost of oversized devices. Viza cameras fulfill most of the camera requirements in nuclear operations. They feature a simplified setting (the arm of a robot or a fixed wall) and an ease of control in the cold zone, while providing a quality color image. Models with a diameter less than 54 mm and a length less than 86 mm are ideal for use in confined spaces for inspection. Optionally submersible down to 130 feet, Viza cameras can operate smoothly in the air or in water, depending on the chosen model. Viza series cameras benefit from our expertise in hardening technologies achieved through years of research and industrial experience of Ermes and CEA. In contrast with standard hardened cameras, Viza cameras include resistant, sensitive electronics. These attributes enhance their performance, while reducing their cost.


• CMOS color sensor
• Wide range of radiation resistance
• 640 x 480 resolution
• Reduced dimensions
• Reduced weight
• 3 housing materials available
• Air/Water following the model
• LED lighting optionally available
• Optional advanced visualization and/or image treatment systems available
• Optional integrated dosimeter available


• Hot cell surveillance & operations
• Reactor and pipe inspection
• Waste and fuel characterization
• Reactor building surveillance
• Dismantling operations

Viza Camera Model Codification and Specifications

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Hardened Electronics Through Innovation

Ermes is a global expert in design and manufacture of hardened electronic systems for industrial applications in highly radioactive and explosive environments. Ermes devotes more than 25% of its resources to research and development. We continuously innovate systems to ensure the safety of operations and the preservation of environment in sensitive industrial processes.

Ermes' team of engineers, in close collaboration with CEA Senior Researchers (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives) is focused on breaking technological barriers and developing new for applications in harsh environmental conditions, as well as standard applications. Through our advanced research and development program, we regularly update our database of radiation qualified components and adapted schematics for generic electronic functions to be used in hardened dosimetry, robotics and visualization systems. Ermes products are regularly tested and qualified in irradiation facilities at CEA in order to validate specifications.


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