GigE Vision-compliant cameras image at 32 frames/s

DECEMBER 9, 2008--The scout series features four new monochrome or color camera models based on Sony's ICX445 CCD sensor, with resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels.

DECEMBER 9, 2008--The scout series features four new monochrome or color camera models based on Sony's ICX445 CCD sensor, with resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels. With a GigE Vision-compliant interface, they can perform 12-bit image data transfer and color output at the full speed of 32 frames/s. The 29 x 44 x 73.7-mm housing comes with either a GigE Vision-compliant interface or a FireWire-b interface. Cameras are equipped with an RJ-45 Ethernet or FireWire-b connector, both with screw-mount option. Comprehensive documentation and a free driver and viewer tool are included. Pylon driver package supports GigE and FireWire cameras.
Basler Vision Technologies
Ahrensburg, Germany
www.baslerweb.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Basler Expands scout Camera Series With Four Very Cost Effective Megapixel Gigabit Ethernet and FireWire-b Models

Ahrensburg, 5 August 2008 - Basler Vision Technologies is expanding its successful Basler scout series with four new camera models based on Sony's brand-new ICX445 CCD sensor.

These cameras feature a 32 frames per second image capture rate with the high image quality demanded by industrial applications, ranging from factory automation to semiconductor and electronics manufacturing. With a GigE Vision compliant Gigabit Ethernet interface, they can perform 12 bit image data transfer and color output at the full speed of 32 frames per second.

With a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels the cameras deliver 1.2 megapixels resolution and perfectly complement the existing range of Basler scout cameras. They offer double speed compared to other cameras in this megapixel range which makes them a perfect fit for all factory floor applications.

The impressive image quality of the new scout models (scA1300-32) is measured and proven for each camera by automated EMVA 1288 sensitivity tests performed during production. Measurement results show a very high Quantum Efficiency and indicates a low dark noise level of around 12 electrons that will also result in a good dynamic range.

The scA1300-32 is also a more cost-effective alternative for users of cameras that are based on Sony's ICX267 or ICX204 sensor, such as Basler's scA1390-17 or scA1000-30. "With the addition of the scA1300-32, Basler redefines the price point for CCD-based megapixel cameras on a very low level," explains Henning Tiarks, Product Manager at Basler Components.
The Basler scout camera models feature a compact 29 mm x 44 mm x 73.7 mm housing with either a GigE Vision compliant Gigabit Ethernet interface or a FireWire-b interface. They are available in monochrome or color. The cameras provide a RJ-45 Ethernet or FireWire-b connector, both with screw mount option. Standard cameras are equipped with a C-Mount adapter but thanks to Basler's modular concept, CS-Mount versions are also possible as well as a 90° angled head option. Comprehensive documentation and a free-of-charge driver and viewer tool make it easy to start using and integrating the cameras.

Basler's pylon driver package supports both GigE and FireWire cameras. The Basler pylon SDK enables straightforward integration into existing applications via extensive documentation and code samples that can often be simply cut and pasted into customer applications. The pylon driver technology developed by Basler has been proven in several thousand camera installations over the last year and has gained a well-deserved reputation for low CPU load, robustness, and ease-of-use.

The new scout cameras will enter series production in September 2008. This year, the cameras will be presented at Vision-Show in Paris/France from September 30 until October 2, 2008, and at VISION tradeshow in Stuttgart/Germany from November 4-6, 2008.

Basler Components designs and manufactures digital cameras for industrial, medical, and traffic system applications, and also for the video surveillance market. Products include color and monochrome line scan, area scan, and intelligent cameras as well as innovative and flexible IP cameras. Basler has more than 20 years of experience in image processing. We have designed and manufactured high quality digital cameras for over 10 years. Product designs are driven by industry requirements and offer easy interfacing, compact size, and a strong price/performance ratio.

For more information, please contact us at +49 4102 463-500, e-mail us at bc.sales.europe@baslerweb.com, or visit us on the web at http://www.baslerweb.com.

Basler AG
An der Strusbek 60 - 62
22926 Ahrensburg
Germany
www.baslerweb.com

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