Cameras' resolution ranges from VGA to 5 Mpixels

JANUARY 22, 2009--The compact GS-Series periscope-type CCD cameras for machine vision are based on the GB-Series single-board cameras.

Jan 22nd, 2009

JANUARY 22, 2009--The compact GS-Series periscope-type CCD cameras for machine vision are based on the GB-Series single-board cameras. The GigE Vision cameras are designed for industrial inspection, general machine vision, microscopy, and high-shock and -vibration applications. The first four models to be released are the GS650, GS660, GS1380, and GS2450, ranging from VGA to 5-Mpixel resolution and full resolution frame rates to 120 frames/s. Cameras are available in color or monochrome models, with landscape or portrait orientation and with 1/4 mounts built into the housing.
Prosilica
Burnaby, BC, Canada
www.prosilica.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Prosilica Releases New GS-Series CCD Cameras

New GS-Series periscope-type high performance cameras

Prosilica announces the release of its compact GS-Series periscope-type CCD cameras for machine vision based on Prosilica's GB-Series single-board cameras. These high performance cameras with Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE vision) are aimed at industrial inspection, general machine vision, microscopy, and high-shock and vibration applications.

Very rugged and compact design

The first four models to be released are the GS650, GS660, GS1380, GS2450, ranging from VGA to 5 megapixel resolution and full resolution frame rates to 120 fps. This new series of compact CCD cameras combines high performance, high reliability, and versatility, into a rugged, solid aluminum, compact housing (55mm x 90mm x 25mm) designed to sustain high shock and vibration. The GS-Series are available in color or monochrome models, with landscape or portrait orientation and with 1/4 mounts built right into the housing to add even further flexibility to the set-up process.

The GS-Series cameras feature progressive scan Sony CCD sensors for high image quality and excellent sensitivity. Applications include machine vision, industrial inspection, microscopy, traffic monitoring, license plate reading, public security, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), character recognition, biometrics, robotics and surveillance. Cameras are fitted with a C-mount with adjustable back focus or an optional CS-mount. The GigE Vision compliant gigabit Ethernet interface allows cable lengths of up to 100m (300ft) long using conventional network cables, and up to tens of kilometers using fiber optics.

Advanced camera features

Like all Prosilica cameras the GS-Series incorporates an advanced set of rich camera features including snapshot/global shutter, pixel binning, area of interest readout, external trigger and sync I/O, auto-iris control, RS-232 peripheral port, exposure, gain and offset controls, non-volatile configuration memory, event recorder capability, pre-trigger recording, programmable strobe functions, multicasting, configurable IP addresses, autoexposure and autowhite balance controls.

Plug-and-play

Prosilica's customer-acclaimed SDK is available free of charge. It supports Windows (2000, XP and Vista), Linux and QNX operating systems on both Intel and Power PC platforms. For users that prefer third party imaging libraries and applications, Prosilica's GigE Vision cameras are plug-and-play compatible with software from Matrox, National Instruments, Stemmer Imaging, Norpix, MVTec, and others.

About Prosilica

Prosilica is a leading manufacturer of digital cameras for machine vision and industrial imaging. Prosilica produces high-performance, ultra-compact digital cameras based on Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision) and IEEE-1394 (firewire) interface technologies. Prosilica is a subsidiary of Allied Vision Technologies, the established market leader in the area of digital FireWire industrial cameras. For more information contact Prosilica by email at sales@prosilica.com, by telephone at 604-875-8855, or visit Prosilica's website at www.prosilica.com

Prosilica Inc
101-3750 North Fraser Way
Burnaby, BC V5J 5E9

www.prosilica.com

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