Shutterless smart IR camera processes images internally

JANUARY 1, 2009--A smart infrared camera, the Xenics Gobi-384 combines a camera head including lens with on-board DSP-based control and communication, TCP/IP and Camera Link interfaces, and a video interface.

JANUARY 1, 2009--A smart infrared camera, the Xenics Gobi-384 combines a camera head including lens with on-board DSP-based control and communication, TCP/IP and Camera Link interfaces, and a video interface. Primary applications areas are thermal imaging in machine vision R&D; medical, automotive, maritime, and aviation industries; as well as noncontact temperature measurement and hyperspectral imaging. The camera is based on an uncooled microbolometer array, delivering 384 x 288 pixels on a 25-µm pixel pitch, which yields a 44% higher pixel count than with 320 x 240 cameras. Pixel operability is >99.9%. The camera covers the LWIR wavelength area from 8–14 µm. It works without thermo-electric cooling and is shutterless. Image processing takes place inside the camera using 16-bit ADCs.
XenICs
Leuven, Belgium
www.xenics.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Vision Show 2008

Xenics Gobi-384 Uncooled Microbolometer Camera for Thermal Imaging

Stuttgart, 4. November 2008 --- Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors and customized imaging solutions from the LWIR to the visible realm, is presenting the new Gobi-384, an uncooled microbolometer camera covering the LWIR 8 to 14 μm at Vision Show 2008, booth 4E82. Gobi-384 integrates camera, DSP electronics and TCP/IP interface in a very compact housing of just 72 x 60 x 50 mm2.

Conceived as a cost-reducing, "smart" IR imaging solution for easy integration with customers' systems, Gobi-384 delivers high-performance, highly-sensitivity thermal imaging for demanding industrial, public-service and security applications.

A cost-reducing "smart" infrared camera in a very compact housing, the Xenics Gobi-384 combines a high-quality camera head including lens with on-board DSP-based control and communication, TCP/IP and CL, ample processing power for intelligent real-time image correction and recognition, as well as a video interface. Main application areas are thermal imaging in machine vision, R&D, medical, the automotive, maritime, and aviation industries, as well as non-contact temperature measurement and hyperspectral imaging. Other typical Gobi applications are in security, Enhance Vision Systems (EVS) and firefighting.

Xenics bases its new Gobi-384 on an uncooled microbolometer array for high-performance imaging, delivering 384 x 288 pixels on a 25 μm pixel pitch.

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