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CC640 Digital Camera
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The CC640 camera is designed and built to withstand harsh, remote conditions. It operates at temperatures as low as -40°C. It can operate as a stand-alone camera or it can be connected to one of our data loggers. The camera can store images on a CompactFlash card or transmit them to a data logger.

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Benefits and Features

  • Stores images in standard .jpg format
  • Onboard slot for CompactFlash card
  • Can be controlled by data logger or by internal timer


Detailed Description

The CC640 is a digital camera for use in harsh environments. Where typical cameras cannot withstand cold temperatures, our CC640 digital camera operates at temperatures as low as -40°C!

The CC640 can be used by itself as a stand-alone camera or can be connected to one our data loggers. The data logger can trigger an image acquisition by applying a 5- to 12-volt signal. When used independently, the camera's precision real-time clock can be used to trigger an image capture.

Images can be stored on a CompactFlash card or in the data logger's memory. The images are stored in a .jpg format.


Lens Description F1.4 3.5 to 8 mm Varifocal Lens with Electronic Iris
Image Type JPEG
  • 640 x 480 (307,200 pixels)
  • 604 x 504 (with time stamp)
Power 9 to 15 Vdc
Communication Ports RS-232, RS-485 (labeled external I/O), CS I/O
Maximum Baud Rate
  • 230 kbps (RS-232, RS-485)
  • 76.8 kbps (CS I/O)
CS I/O CSDC Addresses 7 or 8
Video Output NTSC, PAL
Logic Low-Level External Input Signal 0 to 0.7 Vdc (-12 Vdc absolute minimum)
Logic High-Level External Input Signal 4 to 15 Vdc (15 Vdc absolute maximum)
Clock Accuracy
  • ±1 minute/year (0° to 40°C)
  • ±4 minute/year (-40° to +70°C)
Time to Take Image ~10 s
Operating Temperature -40° to +70°C
Dimensions 21.5 x 6.5 x 11.0 cm (8.5 x 2.6 x 4.3 in.)
Weight 500 g (1.1 lb)

Current Drain

Operating 250 mA (maximum)
Quiescent 250 μA (typical)

Memory Card

Type CompactFlash
File System FAT16
Storage 2 GB or less


Note: The following shows notable compatibility information. It is not a comprehensive list of all compatible or incompatible products.

Data Loggers

Product Compatible Note
21X (retired)
CR10 (retired)
CR1000 (retired)
CR10X (retired) The CR10X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR200X (retired)
CR206X (retired)
CR211X (retired)
CR216X (retired)
CR23X (retired) The CR23X must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR295X (retired)
CR3000 (retired)
CR500 (retired)
CR5000 (retired)
CR510 (retired) The CR510 must be the -2M version and must use the PakBus operating system.
CR9000 (retired)
CR9000X (retired)

Additional Compatibility Information


The camera must be installed in an environmentally sealed enclosure that offers protection from moisture or high humidity. It is also recommended that desiccant be installed in the camera enclosure to absorb excess humidity. Failure to install or replace the desiccant as required may cause malfunctions or damage the camera.

The 18543 CC640 Camera Enclosure completely encloses the camera and has a window through which images are acquired. The 26140 Heater Kit is offered to prevent the enclosure’s window from frosting over. The enclosure attaches to a CM202, CM204, or CM206 crossarm via the 18549 Mounting Kit.


LoggerNet version 3.1.3 or higher is required.

Data Logger Considerations

The CC640 is compatible with any PakBus data logger that has 2 Mbytes or greater of on-board memory. The data logger must have a current Operating System.


CC640 OS v.1.52 (58.5 KB) 11-26-2009

Current CC640 firmware.

Note:Device Configuration Utility 1.15 or newer is required for compatibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Number of FAQs related to CC640: 3

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  1. No. It takes a snapshot, stores the image in a data logger as a file (if one is present), and transfers the file to a PC for viewing.

  2. Yes. However, this is not a fast system, and using telemetry can make the transfer even slower. 

  3. Real-time images cannot be viewed. This is a snapshot camera. Regarding the serial terminal being used, if the data logger is a PakBus CR510 or CR10X, then the interface is not RS-232; the interface is CS I/O, which is a 5 V system. This interface is also addressable, meaning that more than one device can use the terminal at the same time. If a CR1000 or CR3000 is used, both 9-pin connectors and all four COM terminals can be used to acquire images.

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