Cameras offer small, lightweight option for automotive testing

JANUARY 19, 2009--Weighing less than 2 lb, the Redlake N-Series' N-3 camera provides 1280 x 1024 images at 1000 frames/s, while the N-5 offers 2352 x 1728 images at 500 frames/s.

JANUARY 19, 2009--Weighing less than 2 lb, the Redlake N-Series' N-3 camera provides 1280 x 1024 images at 1000 frames/s, while the N-5 offers 2352 x 1728 images at 500 frames/s. With 10-bit (mono) or 30-bit (color), configurable RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, and both MP3 and PDA compatibility, the cameras are self-contained and autonomous. The battery-component option allows the camera to run up to 60 min independently.
Integrated Design Tools (IDT)
Tallahassee, FL, USA
www.idtvision.com

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PRESS RELEASE

October 15, 2008

N-Series Camera is Ready for Impact

Integrated Design Tools, Inc. Debuts Marvel at Automotive Testing Expo

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Integrated Design Tools, Inc. (IDT) will debut its breakthrough camera, the Redlake N-Series, at the Automotive Testing Expo North America 2008, Oct. 22 - 24. Ready to set standards for versatility and performance in high-speed imaging, IDT will demonstrate the N-Series to event-goers at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. The Expo showcases the latest technologies and services for improving the quality and safety of vehicles, making it an ideal opportunity to introduce the N-Series to a discerning audience.

According to IDT Sales Manager Rick Sutherland, this "absolutely miniature" camera is a relative giant. The N-Series is smaller, faster and a fraction of the cost of anything comparable on the market. The N-3 provides 1280 x 1024 images at 1000 FPS, while the N-5 offers 2352 x 1728 images at 500 FPS. With 10-bit (mono) or 30-bit (color), configurable RAM, Gigabit Ethernet and both MP3 and PDA compatibility, Dr. Luiz Lourenco, CEO of IDT, says the N-Series is a versatile camera set to change the way automotive testing is conducted.

"The response to N-Series demonstrations has been overwhelmingly positive," said Lourenco. "Ultimately, many industries will benefit from its capabilities, bringing together the right combination of mass, precision and resilience."

Weighing under two pounds, N-Series' advantages include fewer weight adjustments created by bulky cameras during automotive testing. With other models closer to 13 pounds, test engineers were previously at a disadvantage when placing up to 16 cameras inside an automobile. IDT scientists have reduced superfluous space and load to relieve this burden. Tests can be conducted more accurately and realistically, and finally, with a built-in processor. The N-Series is self-contained, doing away with tethers, and is responding to the demand for smaller, autonomous cameras. Its battery-component option allows the camera to run up to 60 minutes independently. IDT representatives say the company continues to address performance needs and will also demonstrate the camera's wireless lighting synchronicity during the Expo.

"The N-Series wireless option increases adaptability for test engineers when mounting cameras in the seat-track area, allowing view of incursion into the foot well," said Mike Myer of M2 Technologies. "The industry has been waiting for a new invention since the inception of the HG2000, and this welcome replacement is a turning point for the industry."

For more information on products and innovations by Integrated Design Tools, Inc., visit IDTvision.com. Or click to learn more about the N-Series.

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