eb-cctv-color 07/01/2001 - its
N.J. Specification No. EB-CCTV-COLOR
Effective Date: July 1, 2001
New Jersey Department of Transportation Specifications for a remotely controlled color closed
circuit television camera assembly.
The purpose of these specifications is to describe the minimum acceptable design and
operating requirements for this equipment.
The Color CCTV system shall include the camera, zoom lens, environmental enclosure,
PTZ mounting, control receiver junction box, and all miscellaneous hardware and
incidental components required to deliver a fully operational sub-system. The mounting
standard is not included in the assembly described in this specification.
All CCTV components, while housed in their associated environmental enclosures, shall
operate in the ambient temperature range of -40 °F to +131 °F and shall meet NEMA 4
weatherproof standards.
All units shall be subject to factory and prototype testing as described in Section VIII of
this specification.
The Color CCTV assembly shall be mounted as described in this specification. The
supplier shall provide all incidental components, mounting brackets, and cabling
required to achieve a fully functional assembly as illustrated in the contract drawings
and in conformance with NJDOT standards.
Equipment Compatibility
In order to insure compatibility between the components, the camera, environmental
enclosure, zoom lens, PTZ mounting, and Receiver Junction Box electronics, must all
be integrated by an experienced video system engineering firm. The firm must have
delivered at least one hundred (100) outdoor CCTV assemblies comparable to that
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required by this document.
The integrator must have at least five (5) full time factory-trained and certified
technicians and/or engineers who are rated for the components to be utilized. The
video supplier shall be able to provide on-site service anywhere in New Jersey within
eight hours notice. The video supplier shall accept full warranty responsibility and
regular support service for the complete CCTV package.
Electrical Power
All CCTV components must operate on standard 120 volts AC electrical service. The
equipment shall operate over a voltage range of 105 to 125 volts AC at 60 hertz.
Maximum power requirements for the entire assembly must not exceed 1000 watts.
The Color CCTV assemblies shall operate in two basic configurations. The first
configuration shall connect the CCTV assembly to a Central Site or Video Collection
Node (VCN) via a fiber-optic modem. This modem shall transmit full motion video to the
receiver in one direction and shall pass control data and return PTZ status in both
directions. The second configuration shall return slow-scan video over a dial-up phone
The CCTV assembly shall be able to support both types of operation. However, neither
the fiber-optic modem nor slow-scan unit are defined in this specification. Space
provisions must be made for either type of communication unit, utilizing typical
components, in the Camera Junction Box described in this specification.
Basic Configuration
The CCTV camera shall be a 1/2 inch or 1/3 inch format CCD (Interline transfer
Charged Coupled Device) which has been designed to require no preventive
maintenance or adjustments. The CCD shall be blemish-free. The CCD shall be
designed to minimize or eliminate transfer smear and insure acceptable operation
during minimal lighting conditions. The camera shall be capable of unattended,
continuous 24 hour per day operation in an outside plant environment.
The camera shall be fully integrated with the zoom lens described under Section III of
this specification. The camera shall accept standard C or CS zoom or fixed lenses and
shall be equipped with an auto-iris lens connector compatible with the zoom lens
supplied. The unit shall produce NTSC compatible video utilizing a 1 volt Peak to Peak
composite and S-VHS Y/C output. The camera must be fully compliant with all aspects
of the NTSC specification.
Resolution and Sensitivity
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At least 460 horizontal TVL lines must be produced by the camera. At least 786
horizontal and 494 vertical active pixels must be produced by the assembly.
The night sensitivity of the camera is a key concern in that the unit may have to operate
in areas with no primary lighting system. Usable video (80% Peak to Peak Video
Output Signal) shall be obtainable with a scene illumination of 0.1 lux.
Full video shall be obtainable at 4 lux. Both lux measurements are based on an f/1.4
lens with a 75% highlight reflectance measured at the camera face plate.
Signal-to-noise ratio shall exceed 46 decibels. The camera shall be equipped with AGC
(Automatic Gain Control) with 0 - 20 decibel range. The AGC feature shall be switch
selectable (On/Off) and be equipped with a variable peak average control.
Synchronization and Automatic Controls
Synchronization shall be via AC line frequency line-lock with phase adjust. Line-lock
synchronization utilizes the AC power frequency (60 hertz) for the vertical sync
reference. This synchronization method allows for roll-free vertical interval switching at
the monitor station. The camera shall also provide two other modes of synchronization;
true NTSC via an internal crystal and Genlock via composite video or black burst. An
internal Isolation transformer shall be provided to reduce ground loop potential and
allow multiple cameras to be powered from a single power supply.
A variable speed electronic shutter shall also be provided. The automatic shutter
speeds shall be adjustable from 1/60 to 1/10000 in 1-stop increments.
The camera shall have continuous automatic (through the lens) white balance control
and black light compensation circuitry to adjust the picture dynamically in response to
the varying light conditions encountered in outside environments. In this regard,
pictures with an appropriate color balance shall be obtainable within all specified
illumination conditions.
Camera Control Cables
The Camera Control cables shall consist of a Pan-Tilt Cable and a Focus-Zoom Cable.
The Pan-Tilt and Focus Zoom Cables shall meet the following criteria, as a minimum:
12c/ #22 A WG, tin copper stranded, PVC insulated, PVC jacket, Color
EIA RS-232, Control and Audio applicable, UL recognized,
Rated at 600 volt; 349 °F, shall be suitable for outdoor applications
The Pan-Tilt cable shall be designated as type PT. The Focus-Zoom cable shall be
designated as type FZ and shall be color coded as shown in the contract plans.
Video Cable
For underground cable runs, (if fiber is not used) the Video Cable shall be specified as a
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double shielded RG6U Coaxial type for video applications. Its jacket shall be as
specified for outdoor and underground usage and it shall be UL certified.
From the Control/Receiver Junction Box to the camera (up the pole), the Video Cable
shall meet the following criteria, as a minimum:
RG-59/U Type Standard Analog Video Coax
22 A WG (7 x 30) stranded bare copper conductor, 0.762mm diameter
Foam polyethylene insulation, 3.71mm diameter
Bare copper braid shield, 95% coverage
Black PVC jacket, 6.15mm diameter
UL/NEC: CM or A WM 1354, C(UL): CM
Shall be suitable for outdoor applications
Camera and Housing Power Cable
The camera and housing power cable shall meet the following criteria, as a minmum:
4c/ # 16 A WG, tin copper stranded, PVC insulated, PVC jacket, Color
EIA RS-232, Control and Audio applicable, UL recognized,
Rated at 600 volt; 349 °F, shall be suitable for outdoor applications
The Camera and Housing Power Cable shall be designated as Type CHP and shall be
color coded as shown in the contract plans.
There shall be a free hanging connector assembly midway between the camera housing
and CGB outlet on the hand-hole. See contract plans for further details. The connector
assembly shall be a CPC type and conform to AMP Specification No. 108-10024 to the
latest revisions. This connector assembly shall provide ease of maintenance to the
camera and housing. The male end of the connector shall be with the camera and
housing. The female end shall accommodate the Video, Camera-Housing Power, and
Focus-Zoom Cables. The Pin-out shall be shown in the contract plans. Shrink tubing
and Silicone shall be used to seal cable entry ends of all connectors. The Video,
Camera-Housing Power, Pan-Tilt and Focus-Zoom Cables shall be contained in a nylon
sleeving harness.
A typical pin layout for the female end of the free hanging connector is shown(Figures
No. 1 and No. 2) here for convenience.
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Basic Configuration
A fully motorized zoom lens fully compatible with the camera specified in Section II is to
be supplied. The zoom lens shall be capable of supplying magnification in the range of
1 to 10X. The lens must have an auto-iris capability compatible with the camera. The
lens F-STOP shall not exceed 1.2.
Field of View
The camera and associated zoom lens shall produce the following minimum field of
view at 100 feet from the camera face plate in the 1X setting:
80 feet
60 feet
Remote Control
The zoom magnification shall be fully controllable via the remote PTZ mechanism. The
motors controlling the Iris, Zoom, and Focus shall be slip clutch protected to prevent
damage due to overload. The following lens travel times from limit to limit shall define
the acceptable ranges:
0 to 1 second
2 to 5 seconds
2 to 5 seconds
Basic Configuration
The environmental enclosure shall be designed to protect the camera and zoom lens
from the outdoor environment which the assembly must be designed to function in. The
enclosure shall not exceed 6.95" x 6.25" x 22.00". The assembly must be supplied with
an integral sun shield. The camera, zoom lens, and environmental housing must not
weigh more than 25 pounds. If a side mounted enclosure is utilized it shall not weight
more than 12 pounds.
The housing shall be constructed of aluminum and be finished with white or beige,
weatherproof, heat-reflecting paint. The enclosure shall protect the camera and zoom
lens from harsh outdoor weather conditions. It shall provide a sealed, marine climate
resistant, protective environment meeting NEMA-4 (IP65) weatherproof standards.
Zoom Lens Clearances
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The camera and zoom lens shall be mounted to insure that the enclosure will not
obstruct the field of view of the camera. Sufficient clearance between the zoom lens
extended to its furthest point of travel and the enclosure face plate shall be provided to
insure that mirroring on the window will not be obtained.
The enclosure shall be equipped with a heater controlled by a thermostat. The heater
shall engage when temperature within the enclosure falls below 39 °F. The heater
should disengage when temperatures exceed 50 °F. The heater shall minimize internal
fogging of the face plate when the assembly is operated in cold weather.
Cable Entry
Power, composite video output, and remote camera control and monitor functions shall
be via weatherproof UL listed connectors intended for outdoor use. Sufficient cable
lengths shall be provided to reach the Control Receiver Junction Box which may be
located as much as 10 feet away.
Mounting to PTZ Mechanism
The mounting assembly of the environmental enclosure shall be attached to the PTZ
base assembly by stainless steel circular clamps. Each circular clamp shall be torqued
to 30 pounds.
Basic Configuration
A full feature Pan and Tilt Drive shall be supplied as part of the camera assembly.
Heavy duty is defined as the ability of the unit to handle loads of up to 90 lbs. The PT
drive shall meet NEMA-6 weatherproof standards and operate within a temperature
range of -4 °F to +176 °F. The unit shall not weigh more than 60 lbs. The PT drive
shall terminate on a circular base suitable for mounting on the top of NJDOT camera
poles utilizing 8 bolts arranged in an equidistant circular arrangement.
Mechanical Specifications
Pan (Horizontal) = 0-355 degrees / 6 degrees per second minimum
Tilt (Vertical) =
+/- 90 degrees / 3 degrees per second minimum
The unit shall have an external pan and tilt limit adjustment. For installed units, the
Engineer shall direct the appropriate limit adjustment as part of the installation test
An adjustable worm gear final drive shall be provided to prevent drift and minimize
backlash. The unit shall not require springs or counter balances to provide smooth
camera movement.
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Internal electrical connections shall be made through a retractile cord which eliminates
any wire fatigue during normal and random scan operation.
Five-amp limit switches for Pan and Tilt shall be provided to guard against motor burnout.
The unit shall be supplied with sufficient cable to reach the Control Receiver Junction
Box .
Position Feedback
The Pan and Tilt mount shall be equipped with a position feedback monitor which shall
assist in positioning the unit to preset positions. The feedback monitor information shall
be available via the data port of the Relay Control box.
Basic Configuration
The Control/Receiver Junction Box shall contain the necessary electronics to fully
control and monitor the PTZ mechanisms. The controller shall have an RS232 interface
port which can provide full control and feedback to any external computer or modem
with a compatible asynchronous interface. The controller must be capable of storing at
least 16 pre-set specifications of PTZ.
NEMA Enclosure
All of the components of the Control/Receiver Junction Box shall be housed in a NEMA
3R Small Single Door Enclosure or equivalent. The outside dimension of the cabinet
shall not exceed 26.38" x 17.38" x 15". The cabinet shall be supplied with a 20 amp AC
circuit breaker and a minimum of a 3 segment standard 115 volts AC convenience
panel. At least one of the AC receptacles must be equipped with a GFCI (Ground Fault
Circuit Interrupter). The cabinet shall be supplied with a lock. The lock shall be CCL 2NJIVHS type, or equal. One key shall be supplied with each lock. The keys shall be
removable in the locked position only. The cabinet must be suitable for pole and wall
mounting and must be supplied with all required mounting hardware. In addition to the
control/receiver, the cabinet must be able to house the following components:
Fiber-Optic Patch Panel
The control assembly shall contain a six position fiber-optic patch panel
assembly. This assembly shall consist of a flange with six holes drilled out.
Standard ST mechanical couplers (Dual-Sided) shall be mounted in these holes.
For assemblies designated for use in a fiber-optic network, two (2) standard ST
patch cords of at least 6 feet in length, shall be supplied which will allow
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connection to the Video/Data short-haul modem.
Modular Telephone Plug
The cabinet shall be supplied with a standard 4-wire modular phone jack which is
suitable for termination of outside plant phone service.
Fiber-Optic/Slow Scan Modems
The Control/Receiver cabinet shall have sufficient space to house either a short
haul fiber-optic modem or a slow scan telephone modem as defined by the
requirements of the NJDOT specifications for either unit. The modem is not
included in this specification. However, the composite video output from the
camera and the PTZ control port shall be terminated appropriately for direct
connection to either type of communication interface.
The enclosure shall be equipped with a heater controlled by a thermostat. The
heater shall engage when temperature within the enclosure falls below 39 °F.
The heater should disengage when temperatures exceed 45 °F. The heater shall
be sufficient to maintain the inside temperature of the cabinet above 32 °F as
long as the outside temperature remains above -4 °F.
A thermostat controlled ventilation fan of adequate capacity for the NEMA 3R
enclosure, shall also be provided which shall engage above 95 °F and turn off
below 84 °F. The purpose of the fan is to maintain air flow in the cabinet when
the assembly is operated on high temperature days.
Manual PTZ Controls
The Control/Receiver shall contain a switch panel which can be utilized to manually
exercise the Pan, Tilt, and Zoom functions in the field.
PTZ Protocol
The receiver driver shall interface Pan, Tilt, Zoom and Auxiliary functions with ASCII
codes via RS-232 for operation on computer grade cable, modems, fiber optic or rapidscan phone line data transmitters to interface with the control system.
The PTZ receiver shall interface to an external system over an RS232 port utilizing an
asynchronous protocol. The software protocol for the unit must be supplied as part of
the submittals for the assembly and in the operations/maintenance manuals provided.
All PTZ features shall be supported via this protocol. In addition, feedback shall be
provided which contains the current coordinates of the PTZ mountings.
With the delivery of the first camera assembly and every ten subsequent assemblies from a
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given manufacturer, a diagnostic software program on 3-1/2 inch floppy disk and a null-modem
connection cable shall be supplied to NJDOT. This null-modem cable shall contain an RS232
to RS422 converter which will allow a standard DB-9 RS232 port of a notebook computer to
communicate with the PTZ controller. The purpose of this program is to allow a camera
assembly to be field tested and exercised.
Hardware Platform
The diagnostic program shall be designed to operate on a typical PC notebook
computer operating under MSDOS 5.0 or above. The software shall operate in CGA
graphics mode and shall be designed for operation on a monochrome display. The
program shall contain settings which will allow selection of COM1, COM2, COM3, or
COM4. The program shall operate concurrently with MSDOS 5.0 or above within a
standard 640 kilobyte memory. In addition, the program and all required data files shall
be operational from a single 720 kilobyte, 3-1/2 inch floppy disk. State-of-the-art
operator interface programming techniques shall be utilized.
A "null-modem" cable of at least 50 feet in length shall be supplied which will allow the
standard DB-9 port of a notebook computer to be connected to the Control/Receiver
RS232 port.
The Control Program shall allow the operator to fully control and monitor the PTZ
functions from the notebook keyboard. The software shall also allow the operator to
define and store up to 16 pre-set locations in permanent memory. The program shall
utilize standard keyboard keys, such as the arrows, to perform camera functions. In
that the program is intended for operation in the field, mouse control is not adequate,
but can be utilized as a secondary command source. A user friendly interface shall be
provided based on modern programming techniques.
All CCTV assemblies shall be subject to factory and prototype testing as subsequently
described. The CCTV factory test shall be held at a facility in New Jersey which is fully
equipped to operate under various lighting levels. The facility shall be equipped with
measurement devices which can be utilized to verify that the assembly is compliant with the
specifications. The indoor test shall verify that the camera, zoom lens, environmental
enclosure, and PT mounting are fully operational and compliant. The PC based diagnostic
facility shall be utilized to fully exercise the remote capability of the system. In addition, the
test shall simulate various lighting conditions and demonstrate that the assembly is operable at
the minimum lux levels required by the specifications. The factory test shall also demonstrate
or provide confirmation that all of the equipment operates over the specified environmental
range for each component.
The second part of the test shall exercise the camera in an outdoor environment in close
proximity to a busy highway. The test shall be conducted in daylight and nighttime conditions.
The supplier shall be responsible for submitting a test plan which has been designed to
exercise and monitor the equipment for the purpose of determining compliance with the
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Prior to the acceptance of the first unit of each type, training shall be provided for the
Department's engineering, maintenance and operations staff, at a facility provided by the
Department. The training shall include all material and manuals required for each participant.
The training shall be as follows:
Maintenance Training
The training shall be provided for a minimum of 60 hours for at least five (5) personnel
with an electronics background. The training shall include operation instructions, theory
of operation, circuit description, field adjustments, preventive maintenance procedures,
troubleshooting, operation of diagnostic and configuration software, and repair of all
Engineering Training
The training shall be provided for a minimum of 32 hours for at least twenty (20)
engineering and operations personnel.
The training shall include a complete
demonstration of the operation and capabilities of the equipment. This session should
include a complete review of any field adjustments or calibration of the transmission
equipment which may be necessary for optimum performance and should stress day-today operation and isolation of problems down to the unit level. For example,
procedures should be discussed of identifying a faulty module in the field, as opposed to
board level repairs covered in Section IX-1. Particular attention shall be given to the
operation of the PC based diagnostic control software package.
One set of complete schematics and operations/maintenance manuals of the each
component of the camera assembly shall be supplied with each five assemblies
furnished. Maintenance manuals shall include complete sub-component parts listing.
10-2 No changes or substitutions in these requirements will be acceptable unless authorized
in writing. Inquiries regarding this specification shall be addressed to the Manager,
Office of ITS Engineering, New Jersey Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 613,
1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey 08625.
10-3 The complete camera assembly shall carry a two-year guarantee from the date of
acceptance against any imperfections in workmanship or materials.
The manufacturer agrees upon the request of the Manager, Office of ITS Engineering to
deliver to the Office, a sample of the complete camera assembly to be supplied in
compliance with these specifications for inspection and test before acceptance. After
completion of the test, the sample shall be returned.
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10-5 The supplier shall furnish any and all equipment which they deem necessary for safe
and reliable field operation of the camera equipment as part of the quoted price for the
specified equipment.
10-6 All camera components furnished under this specification must be current production
equipment and of recent manufacturer, identical models of which are in field operation
in not less than 100 locations in the United States or Canada. Untried or prototype units
shall not be considered for acceptance.
10-7 All major components shall be identified with a metal plate containing the serial number
with a bar code identification.
10-8 Any repairs made by a manufacturer or representative shall be documented and
returned with units when warranty repaired. This documentation shall include an
explanation of the exact repairs made and identification of parts replaced by part
number and circuit number. All warranty repairs must be completed within thirty days of
delivery of the equipment to the designated repair depot.
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