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Interface options available

February 9, 2007 Company has added USB 2.0 interfaces as an option for its line of machine-vision and microscopy cameras and will offer the USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces as an option on all its machine-vision and microscopy cameras. The USB 2.0 interface will address customers who prefer USB as the method of connection or who do not want to install a FireWire interface in their PC. Neither interface will affect the image quality and overall functionality of the cameras.

Photo-Sonics/IMC appointed distributor for NAC cameras

February 2, 2007 FEBRUARY 2--In a new collaboration, Photo-Sonics/IMC will become a distributor of NAC cameras and will be working closely with NAC over the next 90 days to ensure a smooth transition between the two sales forces.

Three-dimensional imaging aids sorting of raw rubber

February 1, 2007 Although many rubber products are produced with petroleum, the resilience of natural rubber from plants grown in Southeast Asia makes it more suitable for the production of radial tires.

High-speed imaging helps check fly flight

February 1, 2007 Researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology recently deployed a high-speed vision system for real-time analysis of the wing kinematics of tethered flying fruit flies.

Vision + Automation Products

February 1, 2007 Sensor modules offer color; Linescan-camera family adds color; Sensor measures temperature; Microscopy camera is easy to use; AND MORE…

Blowin’ in the wind

February 1, 2007 Economic winds are sometimes easy to read because they are steady and strong.

MathStar expands sales and support operation in EMEA

January 31, 2007 JANUARY 31--MathStar (Hillsboro, OR, USA;, a fabless semiconductor company, has established a sales and support network in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

National Instruments reports record quarterly and annual revenue

January 31, 2007 JANUARY 31--National Instruments (Austin, TX, USA; has reported record quarterly revenue in Q4 2006 of $181.5 million, a 14% increase over Q4 2005.

Cameras are rugged

January 30, 2007 PS camera series is designed for software development integration and combines good signal quality, industrial design, and state-of-the-art software environment. The low-noise cameras come equipped with Camera Link or FireWire interface; GigE Vision is in preparation. Standard functions such as 12-bit processing, real-time color processing, and bining can be combined with features such as second serial interface. Housings are hexagonal or cubic.

Imalogic sensor project draws €23 million from French government

January 29, 2007 JANUARY 29—Imalogic, a project that will bring together the R&D resources of four leading digital sensor manufacturers, as well as the legacy in applied research from the CEA-LETI R&D, a European microelectronics research center, will develop new technologies and market higher added-value, next-generation digital sensors for professional and commercial applications in the participating companies' respective market segments.

JAI inks new distribution agreement with 1stVision

January 26, 2007 JANUARY 26--JAI Inc. (San Jose, CA, USA; and 1stVision (Andover, MA, USA; have signed an agreement under which 1stVision will act as a channel distributor for JAI's full line of industrial camera products.

French Customs selects Cedip surveillance sensor

January 25, 2007 JANUARY 25--The General Directorate of French Customs ( has selected the Pharos LRN multisensor surveillance system from Cedip Infrared Systems (Croissy-Beaubourg, France; for its two new Coast Guard patrol craft.

CVB is GigE Vision and GenICam compatible

January 25, 2007 Recent release 9.0.1 of Common Vision Blox (CVB) machine-vision software library includes updates for the CVB Image Manager. CVB meets specifications of the GigE Vision and GenICam machine-vision standards. Some useful wizards have been added for the Microsoft .NET-Languages, making CVB a vision development environment that offers wizards for VB.Net, VC.Net, and C#.Net.

Microscopy camera is easy to use

January 23, 2007 PL-S621CU microscopy camera features a USB 2.0 interface for simplified connectivity and ease of use. The PL-S621CU will connect to any microscope supporting a standard C-mount. It is a 1.3-Mpixel color camera using a 1/2-in. CMOS sensor capable of achieving 15 frames/s at maximum resolution of 1280 × 1024 pixels. It includes Capture Basic Edition software and a high-speed USB 2.0 cable.

Adept Technology expands into solar-power market

January 19, 2007 JANUARY 19--Adept Technology (Livermore, CA, USA; has secured new design wins with four solar-panel manufacturing companies in the international solar-power market.

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