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Helios System

Micropower Technologies' Helios Solar Powered Camera

The Helios™ solar powered surveillance system is a truly wireless solution that provides live streaming video directly to an industry standard VMS system.

Micropower’s innovative approach combines a solar-powered camera and a central receiving hub to fully eliminate the need for trenching, cabling, and permitting.

Using only a 1/2 watt of power to capture and transmit live video up to a 1/2 mile away, the Helios™ camera runs 5 days on a single charge of its internal lithium ion battery. A single 1.2ft² solar panel powers the camera 365 days a year, making the Helios camera the most compact solar wireless system available.

The Helios™ surveillance system is easy and quick to install, which minimizes deployment time and reduces business disruption. Leveraging existing infrastructure, the end user has the flexibility to place cameras where they are needed most.

For areas where there is neither power nor network in proximity, further design flexibility is available, to provide video on alarm or streaming video.

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Helios™ System Specifications


Helios™ System | MPT-C20S

  • Enclosure dimensions (integrated camera,battery,radio): 15.55”x5.71”x4.72”
  • Enclosure weight: 6.5lbs (2.95 kg)
  • Auxiliary solar panel size: 15.35” x 14.21” x .98”
    (39.00cm x 396.10cm x 2.50cm)
  • Auxiliary solar panel weight: 7.0lbs (3.17kg)
  • Antenna weight: 2.4lbs (1.10kg)
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to 50°C (-40°F to 122°F)
  • Charging temperature: -20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
  • No heater/blower required.
  • TrustLinx™ secure digital radio frequency: 2.4GHz and 900MHz
  • Range: 1/2 mile range, line-of-sight. Up to 2 mile range with optional equipment
  • Imager: 1/4” SOC VGA CMOS
  • Light Sensitivity: 0.5 lux
  • Lens: standard CCTV CS thread (2.8-11mm standard, 10-40mm varifocal telephoto option)
  • 5fps each camera, continuous 24/7 Operation
  • VGA (640×480)
  • Video data securely transmitted to hub for IP distribution to VMS devices
  • Solar charged internal Lithium Ion battery operates camera up to 5 days in complete darkness
  • 24/7/365 operation with solar cell power
  • 1/2 watt power consumption
Included Accessories
  • Directional antenna, solar panel, Lithium Ion battery, mounting brackets, installation guide

Hub | MPT-H10HA

  • Hub dimensions: 9.01” x 2.78” x 7.87” (22.80cm x 7.05cm x 19.98cm)
  • Hub weight: 4.40lbs (1.99kg)
  • Antenna size: 8.27” x 15.55” x 1.44” (21.00cm x 39.50cm x 3.65cm)
  • Antenna weight: 2.4lbs (1.10kg)
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
  • Fanless Housing: Thermal convection cooling
  • TrustLinx™ secure digital radio frequency: 2.4GHz and 900MHz
  • Range: 1/2 mile range with high availability (uptime). Up to 2 mile range with optional equipment
  • Up to 4 cameras per hub
  • Video streams via ethernet MJPEG / Video Streams RTSP and HTTP
  • Up to 4 Cameras per hub
  • Compatible with almost all IP based VMS software packages
  • Transformer: 100VAC ~ 240VAC (DC 20V@4.5A Output)
  • 15 watt power consumption
Included Accessories
  • Directional antenna, 50ft RF low loss outdoor cable, mounting brackets
  • Set up & diagnostics software tool