Spherical camera system includes full hardware and software package

APRIL 29, 2009--The anodized black "stealth" Ladybug3 model has been introduced to accommodate OEM customer requests for a more subtle appearance, often required for applications where the camera is in full view of the public and where the user wants to minimize the attention given to the camera itself.

APRIL 29, 2009--The anodized black "stealth" Ladybug3 model has been introduced to accommodate OEM customer requests for a more subtle appearance, often required for applications where the camera is in full view of the public and where the user wants to minimize the attention given to the camera itself. Applications may include geographical information systems (GIS) for street-level viewing, high-end security and surveillance, and roadway or city infrastructure mapping. The spherical digital video system is a complete hardware and software package that delivers 12 Mpixels of high-resolution, 360° visual coverage using six Sony CCDs. It is designed for applications that require ultrahigh resolution, a weather-resistant case, direct FireWire connection, and the ability to synchronize to external devices such as an external trigger or light source. The camera is precalibrated to enable high-quality spherical image stitching and uses an embedded JPEG compression engine and 800-Mbit/s IEEE 1394b (FireWire) interface to stream full 12 Mpixel images at 15 frames/s to the host system. Each system comes complete with a Ladybug3 camera, a license of the Ladybug software development kit (SDK), FireWire card and cable, and mounting system.
Point Grey Research
Richmond, BC, Canada
www.ptgrey.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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Point Grey Unveils Black Ladybug3 "Stealth" Model
April 27, 2009 - Richmond, BC, Canada - Point Grey Research Inc., a world leader in advanced digital camera systems, today announced that the Ladybug3 spherical digital video camera is now available in black.

The anodized black "stealth" model joins the classic red Ladybug3 known to spherical camera users and integrators around the world. The new case color has been introduced as a result of specific OEM customer requests for a more subtle appearance, which is often required for applications where the camera is in full view of the public and where the user wants to minimize the attention given to the camera itself. Such applications can include geographical information systems (GIS) for street-level viewing, high-end security and surveillance, and roadway or city infrastructure mapping.

The Ladybug3 spherical digital video system, designed and manufactured by Point Grey, is a complete hardware and software package that delivers 12 Megapixels of high resolution 360-degree visual coverage using six high quality Sony CCD's. It is ideal for applications that require ultra-high resolution, a weather-resistant case, direct FireWire connection, and the ability to synchronize to external devices such as an external trigger or light source. The Ladybug3 camera is pre-calibrated to enable high quality spherical image stitching, and uses an embedded JPEG compression engine and 800 Mbit/s IEEE 1394b (FireWire) interface to stream full 12 MP images at 15 FPS to the host system. Each system, affordably priced at US$14,995, comes complete with a Ladybug3 camera, a license of the Ladybug software development kit (SDK), FireWire card and cable, and mounting system.

Ladybug3 models LD3-20S4C-33 (red) and LD3-20S4C-33 (black) are available to order now from Point Grey Research and its distributors worldwide.


About Point Grey Research Inc.
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products for machine vision, industrial imaging, and computer vision applications. Based in Richmond, BC, Canada, Point Grey designs, manufactures and distributes IEEE-1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 cameras that are known for their excellent quality, performance, and ease of use. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the first and smallest 1394b digital camera.

Since its founding in January of 1997, the company's approach to product pricing, quality control, and customer service has attracted thousands of customers worldwide, and its organic growth through product sales has enabled the company to expand significantly without any outside investment. Point Grey currently employs more than 70 people worldwide, and has a wholly-owned German subsidiary that provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, Africa and Israel. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, and Singapore.

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