JULY 30--Basler Vision Components (Ahrensburg, Germany; www.baslerweb.com) has introduced an addition to its L300 camera series--the L301kc. The L301kc is based on a trilinear, progressive-scan CCD sensor with 2098 14 x 14-μm pixels in each line. The new camera has a maximum line rate of 9.2 kHz and features a Camera Link interface. It also features electronic exposure time control, selectable 8- or 10-bit output, a flash/strobe trigger output, integrated spatial correction, test images, and an area-of-interest scanning capability. The camera is also small and light.
Product manager Ingo Lewerendt sees the camera's main advantage as economy. Says Lewerendt, "The basic price of the L301kc is very competitive when compared to three-chip color cameras. And when you consider that the L301kc does not require an expensive matched lens for optimum image quality as three-chip cameras do, it stands out as a cost-effective solution for color image capture."