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AllroundDual M15/M16 Thermal
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Thermal. Dual. Decentralized.

Weatherproof thermographic PoE camera for detection plus a 6 MP sensor module for identification

The modular design of the M15/M16 system platform ensures maximum flexibility for the MOBOTIX thermographic camera. The M15-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 M15/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.

Important Features

  • High-end thermografic camera with thermal sensor of typically 50 mK and a temperature measuring range of -40 to +550°C/-40 to +1022°F
  • The thermal sensor is capable of detecting in complete darkness and/or through smoke, smog, or a thin plastic film (limited during thick fog); applications include border protection: view of the sea in coastal areas, ships in the distance can be recognized in hazy conditions.
  • The combination with the MxActivitySensor in particular delivers extremely reliable video analysis results of person/vehicle movements, as it is now possible to block out disruptive factors such as regular movements of "cold" objects such as bushes, grass, water, clouds, waves etc.
  • No glare from strong sources of light (such as headlights, hand-held lamps).
  • Detection of hotter than average body parts or technical devices, detection of faults in photovoltaic systems, overheated machine bearings etc.
  • Low camera power consumption of max. 5.5 W (thermal sensor plus 6 MP sensor module, without additional MxBus devices).
  • The thermal image sensor is configured using camera software in a web browser; it is possible to display the thermal image with all other MOBOTIX user software (MxMC, MxEasy, MxMC, App).


M15D-Thermal Technical Data


MX-M15D-Thermal-L43/L65/L135, dual operation with additional MOBOTIX sensor module possible, mono operation with dummy module only (included in delivery)

Lens options

L43: 45°, L65: 25°, L135: 17° (horizontal image angle)


NETD typ. 50 mK, < 79 mK, IR range: 7.5 to 13.5 μm

Expected service life

 > 80.000 hours (MTBF – Mean Time Before Failure)

Temperature measuring range

-40°C to +550°C/-40°F to +1022°F (temperature of the objects to be detected)

Type & resolution

Uncooled microbolometer with 336 x 252 pixel thermal image that can be scaled up by the camera firmware up to QXGA size (2048 x 1536 pixels); digital zoom function also available for the thermal image

Max. frame rate

9 fps
even when the thermal image sensor and (optional) MOBOTIX sensor module are displayed simultaneously

Image processing

Video sensor (motion detection/MxActivitySensor), display options (via web browser): Off-color or black and white image, automatic or manual adjustment of the temperature range

Power supply

Year-round Power-over-Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af); PoE class 3 required,
power consumption typically
< 5 W with thermal image sensor only,
< 5.5 W with additional MX sensor module

Operating conditions

IP66, -30°C to +60°C/-22°F to +140°F (for dual operation or mono operation with dummy module)

(without additional MX sensor module)

W x H x D with wall mount: 158 x 244 x 239 mm;
W x H x D with ceiling mount: 158 x 210 x 207 mm;
Weight with wall mount: Approx. 1210 g
Weight with ceiling mount: Approx. 1160 g

Weight of MX sensor modules

L12: 85 g

L25, L51: 111 g

L38, L76, L160: 122 g

Standard functions (as with M15D)

Sensors, alarm/events, DVR, image formats, image compression, vPTZ, certificates, interfaces, microphone, speaker, sound functions, security, certificates