Wide-angle lens offers 100° horizontal FOV

DECEMBER 10, 2008--Four new models in the Bumblebee2 IEEE-1394a (FireWire) digital stereo vision camera series feature a wide-angle, 2.5-mm focal length M12 microlens.

DECEMBER 10, 2008--Four new models in the Bumblebee2 IEEE-1394a (FireWire) digital stereo vision camera series feature a wide-angle, 2.5-mm focal length M12 microlens. Offering a 100° horizontal field of view, the cameras are targeted for stereo vision applications that require wide-angle views, such as indoor mobile robotics that require peripheral vision. The new models include two 1/3-in. progressive-scan CCD sensors housed in a 157 x 36 x 47.4-mm metal case enclosure with a second-generation calibration retention system, IEEE-1394a 400-Mbit/s port for digital data, and general-purpose I/O connector for external trigger and strobe. Both left and right images are transmitted to PC via IEEE-1394 interface.
Point Grey Research
Vancouver, BC, Canada
www.ptgrey.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Point Grey Research Announces New Wide Angle Lens Option for Bumblebee2

July 14, 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Point Grey Research Inc., a world leader in advanced digital camera systems, today announced the addition of four new models to its line of popular Bumblebee2 IEEE-1394a (FireWire) digital stereo vision cameras.

The new models are based on the addition of a wide angle 2.5 mm focal length M12 microlens to the current line of microlenses available in the Bumblebee2. Offering a 100-degree horizontal field of view, the new Bumblebee2 models are ideal for a variety of stereo vision applications that require wide-angle views, such as Censys3D-based people tracking where the height of the ceiling is quite low, and indoor mobile robotics that require "peripheral vision."

The Bumblebee2 camera line now offers a total of 12 different monochrome and color models that are designed to provide a balance between exceptional 3D data quality, processing speed and high frame rate, size and price. Like other members of the Bumblebee2 family, these new models are housed in a 157 mm x 36 mm x 47.4 mm metal case enclosure with a second generation calibration retention system for improved resilience, IEEE-1394a 400Mb/s port for digital data, and general purpose I/O connector for external trigger and strobe.

As a binocular camera, the Bumblebee2 contains two 1/3" progressive scan CCD sensors, and transmits both the left and right images to a PC via an IEEE-1394 interface. All Point Grey Research stereo products include the FlyCapture SDK and Triclops SDK enabling users to control camera settings, adjust image quality and access real-time depth range images using stereo vision technology. Extensive example programs and source code are also included for ease of integration.

The following models are available now from Point Grey Research and its network of distributors:
- BB2-03S2M/C-25 (0.3MP 1/3" CCD, 48 FPS, mono/color, 2.5 mm focal length, 100-deg HFOV)
- BB2-03S2M/C-38 (0.3MP 1/3" CCD, 48 FPS, mono/color, 3.8 mm focal length, 65-deg HFOV)
- BB2-03S2M/C-60 (0.3MP 1/3" CCD, 48 FPS, mono/color, 6.0 mm focal length, 43-deg HFOV)
- BB2-08S2M/C-25 (0.8MP 1/3" CCD, 20 FPS, mono/color, 2.5 mm focal length, 100-deg HFOV)
- BB2-08S2M/C-38 (0.8MP 1/3" CCD, 20 FPS, mono/color, 3.8 mm focal length, 65-deg HFOV)
- BB2-08S2M/C-60 (0.8MP 1/3" CCD, 20 FPS, mono/color, 6.0 mm focal length, 43-deg HFOV)

About Point Grey Research Inc.
Point Grey Research is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera systems. With a network of distributors throughout the world, Point Grey Research designs, manufactures and distributes IEEE-1394 cameras, stereo vision cameras and spherical digital video cameras to a broad spectrum of industries. Through a close working relationship with its customers, Point Grey Research continues to be at the forefront of innovation.

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