Drag your mouse over the image to rotate the camera.

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.

Are you looking for more information?

Contact us for advice, detailed information and quotations.

Get in touch


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

Mechanical specifications

Mechanical specifications Serval 640 18mm I Serval 640 25mm I Serval 640 40mm I
Dimensions (width x height x length) 55 x 55 x 122 mm 55 x 55 x 134 mm
Weight 470 gr 500 gr 550 gr
Connector GigE Phoenix Contact 8P Female M12 connector
Connector power Phoenix Contact 17P Male M12 connector

Environmental & power specifications

Environmental & power specifications Serval 640 18mm I Serval 640 25mm I Serval 640 40mm I
Operating case temperature range -40°C to 70°C
Storage temperature range -40ºC to 85ºC
Power consumption 5 W
Power supply DC 12 V
Shock 50 g, 11 ms according to MIL-STD810G & IEC60068-2-27
Vibration 5.4 g (5 Hz to 1000 Hz) according to MIL-STD883J & IEC60068-2-64
IP rating IP 67 (IEC600529)

Electro-optical specifications

Electro-optical specifications Serval 640 18mm I Serval 640 25mm I Serval 640 40mm I
Image format 640 (w) x 480 (h) pixels
Pixel pitch 17 μm
Detector type a-Si microbolometer
Integration type Rolling shutter
Active area and diagonal 10.88 mm x 8.16 mm (13.6 mm diagonal)
Lens LWIR 18 mm F/1 LWIR 25 mm F/1 LWIR 40 mm F/1
FOV 38º (H) x 28.6º (V) 24.7º (H) x 18.6º (V) 15.5º (H) x 11.6º (V)
Detector NETD (Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference) <55 mK (at 30 Hz, 300 K, F/1)
Spectral range 8 μm to 12 μm
Pixel operability >99% (excluding 3 peripheral lines and columns)
Maximum frame rate (full frame) 50 Hz
Region of interest Yes
Min region size 160 x 120 pixels
Analog-to-Digital (ADC) 16 bits
Command and control GigE Vision
Digital output format 16 bit GigE Vision
Trigger in or out configurable (via Power and I/O connector)

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.

World's first InGaAs camera photon emission microscope

Xenics enabled Semicaps to realize the world's first InGaAs camera photon emission microscope in 2004. Since then Xenics and sInfraRed have supported us in our endeavors for better sensitivity and resolution in photon and thermal emission microscopy.

Chua Choon Meng, CEO Semicaps