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It is no secret, that we here at Copenhagen Sensor Technology (CST) are huge tech-nerds in many senses of the word – both when it comes to high-performance electro-optical solutions for demanding military industry – but also when it comes to cars and motorsports. CST has been a proud sponsor for Michelle Gatting for many years now, because we have a longtime burning passion for motorsports and especially equality for women in motorsport.

Michelle Gatting is a young, Danish, 25-year-old girl with a huge natural talent for motorsports. Søren Høiberg, founder of CST, has followed the young Danish talent on the racing tracks, ever since she was just a little girl, who raced go-karts. Michelle actually used to race against Kevin Magnussen, the now famous Formula 1 driver, in her early days at the go-karts tracks – and have beaten him once or twice.
This weekend she will debut at the world-famous 24h Le Mans race in France, and CST will of course follow the event closely beside the pit-crew and cheer Michelle on from the sideline.

Last week Michelle came by our office in Herlev, Denmark, to say hello and tell us a bit about the upcoming Le Mans race as well as the challenges of being a young female racecar driver in a vastly male dominated sport. She and two other female drivers will be racing for team Kessel Racing (Number 83) – they are the only entirely female team at Le Mans, which is one of the reasons they get a lot of extra attention this year.

The car that Michelle will be racing at Le Mans is a Ferrari 488 GTE that weighs about 1235 kg., has a V8 motor, approx. 500 HP, and a top speed at 300 kph.

CST wish Michelle Gatting a great race at Le Mans the upcoming weekend!

Danish company given big responsibility once again


Danish company given big responsibility once again

CST is proud to announce that we once again have the pleasure to join a strategic partnership with Thales NL for development of an upgrade of the MIRADOR electro-optical sensor system. 

Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) and Thales Nederland B.V. (Thales NL) have a long history of collaboration, and after the success with the Thales Goalkeeper close-in weapon systems (CIWS) in which we provided the optical solution, we are proud to have been chosen once again to provide an electro-optical sensor system for the MIRADOR naval observation platform.

The MIRADOR fire control system incorporates the latest technological features such as carbon fiber shell structure and a direct-drive servo system. Thanks to its four sensors MIRADOR is capable of combining optical surveillance and tracking capabilities. It uses two daylight TV cameras (surveillance & tracking), and an IR camera (tracking). An eye-safe laser range finder and an optronic tracking unit ensure that accurate target position indication is carried out. The new and improved upgrade of the MIRADOR electro-optical sensor system will secure an even more precise boresight and optimize the ability to track objects.

Main features of the electro-optical sensor system that CST deliver:

  • Optimal combination of surveillance and tracking characteristics due to an extensive electro-optical sensor system
  • Comprising color TV camera and highly light sensitive black and white TV camera
  • Precision Optical package
  • Extremely rugged design to endure even the worst weather conditions
  • High Definition sensors

“It is with great pleasure for CST to announce this strategic partnership with Thales NL once again, where we this time will be delivering an upgrade to the MIRADOR electro-optical sensor system.”

- Carsten Høiberg, CEO at CST.

CST has extensive expertise and a proven track record within visible band camera systems as well as the zintegration of sensors to a complete suite or package. Key focus is image processing resources along with speed of information flow through fiber optical transmission. We are a leader in ruggedized electro-optical solutions with a deep know-how in the whole process from design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of electro-optical solutions – and that is why, we often are the preferred partner, when considering new electro-optical solutions.


For further information please contact:
Carsten Høiberg
Tel: +45 51 21 83 36
E-mail: ch@copst.com


New high performance long range Full HD 33x zoom camera

New high performance long range Full HD 33x zoom camera


CST is proud to announce our Full HD long range camera.

The Spectrel 121000/340 is an integrated unit, based on a highly sensitive HD megapixel color C-MOS camera and a powerful zoom lens, ideal for day/night coastal surveillance, camp perimeter protection, protecting sensitive infrastructures and similar applications.

It is designed to deliver high-performance images, even under the harshest conditions, in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C.


Key Features

·       Optical Zoom from 30 to 1000mm(33x)

·       Both HD-SDI digital & analog video output

·       ±0.2 milliradians boresight retention

·       Active temperature compensation

·       Digital image stabilization

·       Extended night mode

·       Global shutter

·       Fog Penetration

·       External Sync

·       Sensitivity down to 0,007Lux@VGA resolution

The Spectrel 121000/340 adds Full HD capability to our existing lineup of ruggedized high-performance cameras. 



For upgrade purposes, the camera is fully compatible with most existing CST cameras.

Demo Video

Click here to view the demo



Click here to go to product site



Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S selected for Irish MoD LSAS program

Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S selected for Irish MoD LSAS program


Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) has been awarded a contract with General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) to provide Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) for the Irish Defence Forces Piranha III APC upgrade. This program is set with a delivery plan from 2017 – 2021.

Following negotiations, CST was selected as the preferred supplier by GDELS-Mowag for the LSAS which will provide local situational awareness for each vehicle consisting of both day & night capacity, IR lamps, multi-functional digital displays, matrix and cable set. Images from all sensors can be shared around the vehicle. The functional display can be customized to suit the user / operator’s requirements and multiple images can be viewed on screen to provide maximum information as required.

The structure of the system allows the operator to plug and play with different sensors and will allow future updates as required.

All mission systems will include CST’s Citadel Quattour Cam, which can support both day & night operations, colour and thermal imaging capability to enable the driver and crew members of the vehicle to operate safely and with confidence in all weather conditions. In addition, the mission system will consist of Citadel compact cameras to support a 360-degree surveillance in order to secure, as well as support all crew members during operations.

CST builds upon systems delivered to other customers worldwide, to provide situational awareness systems to the vehicle crew-members with key-words being safety for operators.

“It is with great pleasure for CST to announce this partnership with GDELS-Mowag to supply a complete situational awareness system for the Irish Piranha III upgrade program” says Klaus Aude, Vice President Business Development at CST.

For further information please contact:

Carsten Høiberg
Tel: +45 51 21 83 36
E-mail: ch@copst.com

CST is a leader in ruggedized electro-optical solutions with a deep know-how in the whole process from design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of electro-optical solutions.

Published 13th June, 2017

CST delivers camera for DALO

Copenhagen Sensor Technology teams up with Leonardo-Finmeccanica to deliver a GVA mission system for the Danish Army’s vehicle fleet

Leonardo MW Ltd, formerly known as Selex ES Ltd, has signed a contract with the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to provide Vehicle Mission Systems for the Danish Army’s land vehicles.

Copenhagen Sensor Technology (hereafter CST) will deliver Citadel Panoramic and Citadel Compact cameras for Leonardo’s Driver Night Vision System (DNVS4).
The cameras will be fitted on several platforms, where Piranha V APC is among the selected vehicles.

The first production order is expected immediately, while the whole framework contract will run for several years with a potential to deliver cameras for over 500 of the Danish Army’s land vehicles.

“It is with great pleasure for CST to announce this partnership with Leonardo where we together deliver a complete situational awareness system for the Danish Army.” Says Carsten Høiberg, CEO at CST.

CST will be first line support to DALO, with regards to service and maintenance issues. This is due to CST’s know-how within electro-optics and residence in Denmark.

For further information please contact:

Carsten Høiberg
Tel: +45 51 21 83 36
E-mail: ch@copst.com

CST is a leader in ruggedized electro-optical solutions with a deep know-how in the whole process from design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of electro-optical solutions.

Published 9th September, 2016

Heat Haze Reduction CST

New | Heat Haze Reduction feature in CST cameras

The phenomenon heat haze (also known as heat shimmer) is a common problem when you want to have a clear sight over areas where heat ascend from the ground surface creating heat haze, which blurs the image.

To minimize heat haze disturbance in the image, CST has implemented Heat Haze Reduction as an on/off function in CST cameras, which gives a more stable image to easier identify an object.

Click here to see a video showing a comparison of recordings with and without the Heat Haze Reduction feature.

Published 7th June, 2016

New | ALaRs function in CST cameras

ALaRS is the abbreviation of Automatic Light and Resolution system, which optimises the light regulation and resolution, resulting in an improved image quality. CST has implemented ALaRs in all Citadel, Spectrel and Open Frame cameras with a 336 module, to provide our customers with the best possible image quality.

ALaRs function in CST cameras fo rimproved image quality

Above images are grabbed from tests without and with ALaRs in broad daylight.

Development of sensors is moving in two directions. One being a higher resolution with smaller pixels and the other is in the direction of more sensitive sensors. Together the two directions demands significantly improved automatic regulation circuits, in order to generate a sharp image from broad daylight down to low light conditions such as starlight, without reducing the details and colour reproduction.

CST has therefore invented the automatic regulation system ALaRs, to cope with the increasing high resolution and sensitive sensors to provide an optimised image quality.

So what is improved compared to normal image regulation?

  • Everything is fully automatic
  • Improved sensitivity
  • A larger dynamic area
  • No image disruption or flashing when exposed of shock and vibration
  • Fast exposure: Leading to a sharper image when there are moving objects
  • Higher resolution during daylight conditions
  • No hunting of the iris regulation when exposed for intense sunlight

Contact CST to learn more.

Published 19th April, 2016

Open Frame DUAL/336

New | Open Frame DUAL/336 solution
The Open Frame DUAL/336 consist of two camera modules in one frame unit. Each camera module consist of a 560 TVL 1/3” camera for true day/night operation.

The Open Frame DUAL/336 is designed to operate in harsh environments, such as temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C and is therefore suitable for installation in e.g. areas with very warm climate without the expense of installing a cooling system.

Click here for the product page

Published 3rd December, 2015

Carsten Høiberg is after 9 years in CST appointed as the new CEO

Copenhagen Sensor technology's Board of Directors has appointed Carsten Høiberg as new CEO.
Carsten Høiberg has in recent years taken care of the planning and operation of the production, as well as managing the company's information technology and now takes over the supreme responsibility for the company.
Carsten is educated system administrator at Copenhagen Technical School.

CST's strategy remains unchanged and with the impressive results, as Copenhagen Sensor Technology's dedicated employees have created in recent years, there is no doubt that we are moving in the right direction.
That is why we need to continue along the same track as before. This means, among other things, that we must continue to lead the way with new initiatives that promote technological development.

Former CEO Søren Høiberg will continue to be affiliated with the company, as main shareholder, Board member and as CTO, and responsible for research, development and new product plans.

Carsten Høiberg is son of Søren Høiberg and will cooperate closely with CST's Board of Directors.

Published 2nd October , 2015

Meet CST at DSEI, stand S7-265

CST will be presenting ruggedized electro-optical solutions for long-range surveillance, situational awareness and for gun sighting systems on remote weapon stations. The camera solutions are available both as Open Frame for easy integration or in an IP65 sealed housing ready for outdoor installation.

You are always welcome to come and visit us in the Danish Pavilion at stand S7-265, or you can book a meeting prior to the exhibition by contacting us.

Click here to contact CST

Published on the 6st of August 2015

Open Frame Cameras - For Easy Integration

CST is pleased to introduce our Open Frame Camera solutions with integrated sensor, optics and camera controller, for our customers to easily integrate in their own EO-system. The Open Frame Cameras are working within the visible band, for operation during day and down to half moonlight conditions.

No compromise - our solutions are still ruggedized

All Open Frame cameras are designed to endure a high level of vibration and shock and are operational in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C.

Click here to view the Open Frame Camera solutions.

Published on the 25th of June 2015

Visit by the Mayor in CST

Visit by the mayor

The mayor of Herlev, Thomas Gyldal Petersen, the second on the right in the picture, visited CST to increase the dialogue and collaborate more closely with CST among others.

It was a pleasant and fruitful visit where the mayor saw the production and got a closer look into how CST operates.

In the picture from the left is Coordinator in development and business; Toke Sundgaard, Director of CST; Søren Høiberg, Mayor; Thomas Petersen and City manager; Helle Søeberg.

Published on the 21st of May 2015

New LunaVision 12094/342 with HD resolution

LV-12094/342 is the perfect choice if you need detailed imaging with its full HD resolution.The camera is ready to be installed for indoor surveillance or it can be used as an OEM unit for integration in larger surveillance systems.

Typical installations are intelligence service, perimeter protection of buildings and critical infrastructure protection.

  LV-12094/342 features

   Full HD resolution
  • HD-SDI and analogue output
  • Zoom lens 4.7 to 94mm (20x)
  • High sensitivity
  • Fog penetration
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Day/night mode with moveable IR-cut filter


LV-12094/342 is operational down to half moonlight conditions, with its day/night function that enables you to get detailed colour imaes during day and monochrome images at night.

LV-12094/342 has a fog penetration function which enables you to record under various weather conditions and is easy to integrate since you can choose whether you want an analogue output or HD-SDI to match your surveillance system.

Published on the 29th of April 2015

Click here to download the datasheet

Citadel Compact with CAN-BUS

Easier integration of situational awareness system with CAN-BUS interface



Now all of the Citadel cameras for situational awareness has CAN-BUS interface as an option. This provides easier integration with the cameras since they have the same communication platform.

With the CAN-BUS interface you can address each camera with an ID number in the software setup. This provides the controller of the system with an easy way to switch between the different cameras that are connected in the system.

Features of Citadel Compact (picture above)
Up to 95° horizontal Field of View(FOV)
Wide temperature range, -40°C to +70°C
Day and extended night mode to operate under moonlight conditions
Fog penetration
Digital Noise Reduction, DNR
Integrated adjustable mounting bracket
 24V operating voltage (15 – 36V range)
De-icing window

Click to download the datasheet

The illustration above shows how you can get an unobstructured all-round FOV with 4 cameras by combining the Citadel Compact (top picture) with Citadel Panoramic (picture to the right).

Citadel Panoramic provides a 170° horizontal field of view making it ideal for mounting on vehicles as Drivers vision enhancer and a low-cost solution for a total 360° FOV to secure the area around the vehicle before the crew gets out.

Published on the 17th of February 2015

Spectrel DUAL 121000/336

New Spectrel DUAL 121000/336

The new Spectrel DUAL 121000/336 comprises two CCD cameras in one sealed house. One long-range zoom camera to zoom in on the wanted object and identify, while maintaining the overview with the second camera that has a wide field of view.
The cameras are bore-sighted to secure you look at the same targeted object with both cameras.

The design  is hermetically sealed to meet coastal and Naval standards and has an automatic fog penetration function.

Published on the 27th of November 2014

Click here to see the product page and download dataheet

Laser illuminator for night vision

CST expands capabilities by teaming up with DTU Fotonik

CST expands its capabilities by engaging in a partnership with The Danish Technical University (DTU) running over 10 months to optimize the CST laser illuminator for more coherent performance and extended operating time.

From the beginning of May 2014 CST engaged in a mutual beneficial program with DTU Fotonik to transfer technology and to optimize the newest technology in CSTs portfolio; an infrared laser illuminator for better performance.

DTU Fotonik is specialized in light sources and industrial sensors and is spending 400 hours in collaboration with CST to optimize CST’s laser illuminator.

The laser illuminator is integrated into the CST Pan & Tilt unit, PTZI-1000, together with a long-range camera specially designed for border and coastal day and night surveillance. Together with the high sensitivity camera an area can be protected 24/7 by continuous surveillance even under harsh environmental conditions like severe shaking or vibration and under temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C.

The new version of the laser illuminator provides a more powerful and coherent laser beam to light up the targeted area.

To increase the laser power and coherence a new powerful laser driver has been implemented and the cross section of the beam has been reduced by 50%.
Furthermore the new version of the laser illuminator is upgraded to have a SMART control and thermo stating function to extend and protect the lasers lifetime.

Contact CST to get more information on the technical specifications of the infrared laser illuminator and the PTZI-1000 solution.

Published 14th of November 2014

Click here to see the PTZI-1000 solution offered with an integrated Laser illuminator

NEW FI-technology

CST introduces the new FI-technology (folding integration) in the Lunavision 438 FI-CMOS camera.

The FI-technology compresses the dark current to improve the sensitivity of the camera, enabling it to operate down to starlight conditions.

This new technology equals EMCCD / ICCD cameras' sensitivity while the LV-438 offers Megapixel high resolution colour images with HD-SDI or analogue out-put.

Features of the LV-438 FI-CMOS

  • 1280 X 1024 pixels resolution
  • HD-SDI digital interface
  • Extremely high sensitivity, low noise in the picture
  • Day/Night operation
  • Fog penetration
  • Digital noise reduction
  • Continuous digital zoom, 4x

Click here to see the LV-438 FI-CMOS product page
Published 20th of August 2014


Electro-optical solutions for naval and maritime applications

Marts 2014

Maritime applications

Ruggedized Electro-Optical Cameras for Naval
and Maritime Applications

For harbour perimeter protection, coastal surveillance and border protection CST offers an integrated Pan & Tilt solution with long-range camera and laser illuminator. With the invisible laser beam the camera will provide detail-rich video and images even during night time. This is very important for applications where identification is required. Coastal surveillance based on CST electro-optical solutions normally consists of a number of units to cover the area of interest. They are often located in remote areas near coastal lines which require ruggedized equipment with low maintenance costs. The Pan & Tilt provides full surveillance coverage along the coast line when placed in strategic positions and with optimal distances between them.

Click to download the Naval and Maritime application brochure

February 2014

Focus on applications

New ways with ruggedized CST
electro-optical cameras

CST has a successful history as the market leader in the area of electro-optical CCTV cameras for demanding ruggedized solutions targeted for local situa.onal awareness applications and remote weapon stations in particular. CST will continue to focus on providing the critical components which make system providers’ projects and solutions a success for their customers.

CST now offers electro-optical cameras for a broader range of applications through co-operations with system suppliers targeting Border Protection, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Perimeter Protection and Offshore applications such as Wind Turbine Surveillance.

With the emergence of this broader market, based on the advanced CST electro-optical cameras, CST can make your solutions an even greater success with your customers by providing proven solutions which meet the demand for ruggedized solutions. The threat of hostile intrusion is present for many nations and critical to monitor. This is for instance the case for governments seeking to follow activities along their national borders. The same need for high security and safety goes for protection of critical national infrastructure such as oil, power, dams, bridges and water supplies.

SWIR News 2013

New ruggedized SWIR Zoom Camera from CST

SWIR –”Shortwave Infrared” technology is used to increase visibility by enabling you to see through fog, haze and smoke and can be used in conjunction with an illuminator laser (1,5 µm) that is invisible to the human eye.  CST’s SWIR Zoom Camera is easy to integrate and is designed especially for demanding environments, making it a perfect choice for military, surveillance and security applications.


Spectrel News 2013

Long-Range cameras for demanding environments [Long-range Spectrel solution for border protection]

CST’s camera series of Long-Range ruggedized cameras named Spectrel are designed for demanding mid- and long-range surveillance applications, such as day and night coastal surveillance, camp perimeter protection, asset protection and safe-guarding sensitive infrastructure installations.

The camera system is an integrated unit comprising a ruggedized high-performance zoom lens, high-sensitivity CCD camera and control hardware for operating in the visible spectra.
A special Extended Night Mode allows imaging under low-light conditions.

Spectrel will stay on target when zooming in on an object of interest – commonly referred to as bore-sight retention, where Spectrel has a bore-sight retention within 0,2 mrad (= 20 cm precision at 1 km distance). The Spectrel cameras also enable you to recognize a human at 8 km, with more features such as fog/haze penetration, “Autofocus-on-Demand” and graphical overlay. Additionally the cameras also endure temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C, and have a protective sealed housing to stand high moisture and extremely high shock and vibration to secure high reliability.

CST as strategic partner for Thales Netherland

CST announces new strategic partnership with Thales NL for development of new EO-sensor suite for Goalkeeper.

Goalkeeper close-in weapon system Thales Nederland B.V. (Thales NL) and Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) have entered into a strategic partnership for the development of a new Sensor Suite for Thales Nederland’s upgrade of its Goalkeeper close-in weapon systems (CIWS). This consists of a combination of several optical sensors with a common digital interface, built into a ruggedized, sealed housing.

The Goalkeeper system is capable of providing high detection capability against sea skimming missiles in all weather conditions using I-band search radar; while pinpoint target tracking is achieved using dual frequency I/K-band track radar.

CST has extensive expertise and a proven track record within visible band camera systems as well as the integration of sensors to a complete suite or package. Key focus is image processing resources along with speed of information flow through fiber optical transmission.

 “Thales is proud to select CST as a strategic partner for at least three years. With CST we combine  the best of both worlds.” says Martin Bos, Purchasing Manager Software and Optronics, Thales NL.

Goalkeeper is operational in the navies of Belgium, Chile, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, the UAE and the UK. Work under the modernization contract will be performed at the naval base in Den Helder, the Netherlands, with first system delivery scheduled to be completed in 2015. The modification contract enables Goalkeeper to extend its service until 2025.


Press Contact for more details:
Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S
Jørgen Andersen
Sales Director
+45 4042 9527

Thales Nederland                                                                                    
Frank van de Wiel                                                                                   
+31 6 3911 3344                                                                                    

Published August the 12th, 2014