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Flovel Cameras Monitoring Japanese Nuclear Plant

by david.nunes

FLOVEL HIGH-SENSITIVITY CAMERAS monitoring fukushima nuclear plant shown within FOR-a’s nab booth


Tokyo, May 2, 2011 — Flovel Company Japan, a company in partnership with FOR-A Corporation, demonstrated its ultra high-sensitivity camera within FOR-A’s booth at the 2011 NAB Show last month in Las Vegas. Flovel brand cameras are sold internationally through FOR-A’s worldwide sales offices.

Recently, major broadcasters in Japan installed Flovel’s EM-120 ultra high-sensitivity cameras for day and night observation of the Fukushima nuclear power plant after the recent earthquake compromised safety of the facility. The cameras are placed approximately 30 kilometers from the nuclear plant.

Flovel’s ultra -high sensitivity camera, the EM-120, has been used to capture video of Japan’s space shuttle, deep sea marine observation, astronomy observation, and nocturnal nature observation, among other applications.

EM-120 is a powerful, singular camera for day and night operation. It employs an EM-CCD, which has wide range of wavelength sensitivity, from daylight to infrared. It is capable of infrared color mixing at moonlight luminance.

The 2/3-inch type EM-CCD features 1.3 megapixel and resolution of 1330(H) x 980(V), HD-SDI, 1080/59.94i. Minimum object illumination is 0.02 lx. The camera uses a bayonet lens mount and is available as a compact head two-piece camera or one-piece ENG camera.

About Flovel:

Flovel Company, based in Tokyo, is a manufacturer of specialized cameras such as Ultra High Sensitive cameras, Super High Resolution cameras and Golf Simulation Systems. Flovel has been known to the industry as specialty medical microscope cameras or machine vision cameras and recently introduced 3D cameras as well as Ultra High Sensitive Cameras. 

About FOR-A

FOR-A Corporation of America is a major manufacturer and distributor of video and audio systems to the broadcast, postproduction, and professional video markets. For more information about FOR-A’s product line, call (714) 894-3311 or visit our web site at www.for-a.com.

FOR-A is the official spelling of FOR-A Company Limited. In print, please use all capital letters when referring to the name of FOR-A.

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FOR-A CORPORATION OF AMERICA, Fort Lee Executive Park, 2 Executive Drive, Suite #670, Fort Lee, N.J. 07024 Phone: 201-944-1120, Fax 201-944-1132

Web site: www.for-a.com

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