Company : HGH Infrared Systems

Category : Army

Subcategory : Optronics, Surveillance and Sighting Systems

Key Products : Global provider of infrared solutions for industrial, civil, defense and security applications

Founded in the year 1982, HGH Infrared Systems is a global provider of infrared solutions. For several years, HGH has achieved over 85% of revenue outside France, with sales and technical support teams in North America, Europe and Asia, as well as representatives in more than 50 countries.

The Company has been internationally recognized by several highly acclaimed industry specialists.

The innovative product SPYNEL has been selected by various Government Security News agencies as the winner of

  • 2014 Best Video Tracking / Wide Area Long Range Surveillance Award.
  • It also received Label de l’Observeur du Design 2014.
  • The 2012 GovSec Platinum Award.
  • The price Kummerman 2011 from the French Naval Academy.
  • The 2010 Innovation Award at Euronaval tradeshow.

Infrared Surveillance System

SPYNEL-X is the World's Highest Definition Infrared surveillance System. Capturing the real time, full panoramic images with an unequaled resolution of up to 120 MP it is the first IRST (Infrared Search & Track) with the best image quality and, by far, the longest detection range on the market.

It is a unique passive wide-area surveillance system, bringing unprecedented real-time security against conventional and asymmetrical threats. It features the latest innovations in thermal sensing, integrated into a robust, field-proven mechanical design, and exhibits the highest performance in its category. A single SPYNEL-X sensor can perform 24/7 early human intrusion alerts over a 16km-diameter area. SPYNEL-X replaces up to 90 HD MWIR cameras in one single sensor head.

Equipped with Cyclopes, advanced threat detection software, it can perform early target detection over extremely large areas, in any weather conditions. An unlimited number of tracks are simultaneously identified on highly resolved images, including hardly detectable threats, such as crawling men, RHIB’s, low altitude air targets, UAV’s and stealth aircrafts. It is the ultimate solution for wide area surveillance and critical infrastructure protection for FOB’s, military bases, ship auto-protection, oil & gas infrastructures, airports, ports, borders and coasts.

Wide Area Surveillance Systems

SPYNEL-S wide area surveillance systems are recognized as a major innovation in security perimeter monitoring. It features a cooled MWIR focal plane array, exhibiting high performance, especially in warm and humid conditions. Rotating continuously at up to 1 revolution/sec for total 360° azimuth coverage, it captures real time images with an impressive resolution of up to 30MP. As it produces high-resolution images, any type of targets, of any size, will be automatically detected and recognized, making it far more sensitive and convenient than radar. Monitoring 360 degrees every second, it can catch multiple intrusions coming from multiple directions, unlike PTZ cameras, blind outside their limited field-of-view.

It is powered by Cyclopes software that operates on Windows based PCs and is compatible with multiple screen outputs and user-friendly touch screens. Cyclopes provides, at a glance, real time panoramic display (360° strip, annular, radar and zoom views), unlimited targets designation and tracking, immediate threat location (azimuth, elevation, distance), GPS, AIS and radar data integration, automatic control of PTZ systems for target identification, forensic capabilities (timeline, sequence storage and playback), spatial and temporal bookmarks, multiple threats displayed on situation map, fine image stabilization and more.

Unique Wide Area Surveillance System

SPYNEL-C is a unique 360-degree wide-area surveillance system, producing real-time full panoramic images with capabilities of automatic intrusion detection and tracking capabilities. It features a cooled LWIR focal plane array, providing powerful situational awareness through 360 degree visualization of the surroundings. As a complete passive system, it is invisible to intruders, is not vulnerable to camouflage or jamming, and operates 24/7, whatever the weather.

Compact and robust, it can be quickly deployed to perform multi events detection over extremely large areas in total darkness, fog, or smoke. An unlimited number of tracks are immediately recognized on high resolution images, including hardly detectable threats, such as small, slow or tangential moving targets. It can be a reliable and cost effective standalone perimeter security solution as well as an added layer of capability to systems already in place.

Long Wave Infrared Camera System

The SPYNEL-U is an uncooled, long-wave infrared camera system with a high resolution 360-degree visible channel as an option. It can detect human movements up to 2.5km, in all weather conditions. The uncooled sensor is now the most cost-effective of the SPYNEL solutions and requires no maintenance.

Robust and cost effective, it is the ideal surveillance solution for commercial applications such as airport, port or critical infrastructure perimeter monitoring. It can simultaneously detect an unlimited number of targets, including hardly detectable threats, such as small, slow or tangential moving targets. As it does not require any cryogenic cooler by ensuring long-term reliability and maintenance-free operation.


With dimensions of 12x20 cm and weight of 1.8 kg, the SPYNEL-M is a cost-effective, rugged, and compact solution for wide area surveillance, taking advantage of HGH's fifteen years of expertise in major security projects. It has a high-resolution panoramic thermal camera with infrared radar. Continuously capturing complete 360-degree infrared images every second by providing real-time security against conventional and asymmetrical threats including hardly detectable targets such as UAV’s, RHIB’s, or crawling men.

One single SPYNEL-M sensor is able to perform 24/7 early human intrusion alerts over a 1.5 km-diameter area and can replace up to 16 traditional cameras over 360 degrees. Easy to transport that can be quickly deployed on a light mast or fixed atop a building for superior wide area surveillance. Consumes only 5 watts of power, this can be operated with solar or alternate power supply systems to allow in a remote operation. The system requires no additional light source unlike radar. It is completely passive without jamming. The new sensor benefits from HGH intuitive advanced intrusion detection software, Cyclopes, helping to detect at any point of time.

Contact Details

HGH Infrared Systems
10 Rue Maryse Bastié
91430 Igny
Tel: +33 1 69 35 47 70
Fax: +33 1 69 35 47 80

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