Remote head allows camera to process 120 frames/s

FEBRUARY 12, 2009--Part of the C3 camera Suite, the 0.3-Mpixel CM-030PMCL-RH industrial CCD camera features a remote head lens and power over Camera Link (PoCL) digital interface.

Feb 12th, 2009

FEBRUARY 12, 2009--Part of the C3 camera Suite, the 0.3-Mpixel CM-030PMCL-RH industrial CCD camera features a remote head lens and power over Camera Link (PoCL) digital interface. The camera is based on the 1/3-in. Sony ICX424 monochrome progressive-scan CCD, with 0.3 million pixels resolution (656 x 494 active pixels). Digital video is output via Mini-Camera Link with PoCL compatibility and 8- or 10-bit pixel depth, using the CL Base configuration. With the PoCL interface there is no need for a separate power supply. The camera's remote head configuration enables it to operate at 120 frames/s in continuous operation, an increase over the 90 frames/s of its non-remote-head counterpart, the CM-030GE. Higher frame rates can be achieved with the camera's vertical binning and partial-scan modes (up to 504 frames/s). Three trigger modes--preselect, pulsewidth control, and preselect with smear-less--are available, in addition to continuous operation.
JAI
Copenhagen, Denmark
www.jai.com

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PRESS RELEASE

JAI introduces a new C3 Compact remote head camera

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - January 12, 2008 - JAI today introduced a new 0.3 megapixel industrial CCD camera with a remote head lens and Power over Camera Link (PoCL) digital interface.

The CM-030PMCL-RH is a new addition to the Compact tier of JAI's C3 Camera Suite. The remote head camera is based on the 1/3" Sony ICX424 monochrome progressive scan CCD, with 0.3 million pixels resolution (656 x 494 active pixels). The digital video is output via Mini-Camera Link with Power over Camera Link (PoCL) compatibility and 8- or 10-bit pixel depth, using the CL Base configuration.

With the PoCL interface there is no need for a separate power supply, providing a clean one-cable solution that can more easily fit into crowded spaces while saving on cabling costs and avoiding problems caused by cables rubbing together. The camera's remote head configuration also enables it to operate at 120 frames per second in continuous operation, an increase over the 90 fps of its non-remote-head counterpart, the CM-030GE. Higher frame rates can be achieved with the camera's vertical binning and partial scan modes (up to 504 frames per second).

The small size of the camera head (17mm diameter) and its 2 meter remote head cable length make this camera suitable for space or weight critical machine vision applications, such as robotics, surface mounting (PCB pick and place), semiconductor inspection, surface inspection, and more.

Three trigger modes - pre-select, pulse width control, and pre-select with smear-less - are available, in addition to continuous operation. Also included is a unique automatic LVAL sync or async selection function. An electronic shutter offers 10 preset speeds or user-programmable settings from 1/120 to 1/30,000 seconds in increments of 16.24 µs.

The C3 Camera Suite
The CM-030PMCL-RH has the same uniform design philosophy shared by all cameras in JAI's C3 Camera Suite, making it easy for system integrators and OEMs installing diverse and complex machine vision solutions to adapt to varying camera demands by simply switching between models across the 3 tiers:

C3 Advanced - elite performance camera series with a broad range of built-in pre-processing functions, resolutions up to 16 megapixels and innovative multi-tap, 2CCD and 3CCD architectures.
C3 Basic - high performance camera series with single or dual-tap imagers, inherent thermal management, and 55 mm cube housing.
C3 Compact - entry-level camera series with a small form factor, single-tap high frame rate architecture, and a standard digital interface.

About the JAI Group:
JAI is a manufacturer of high quality, industrial-grade cameras for the machine vision, transportation, defense, aerospace, homeland security, medical and scientific markets.

JAI provides the broadest camera offering of any industrial matrix camera manufacturer in the world. JAI's product line features both CCD and CMOS technologies, spatial resolutions from VGA to multi-mega pixel, progressive scan and interlaced format, and sensitivity to light levels as low as .00001 lux.

Camera offerings include both monochrome and color, triggered and continuous capture, and a wide variety of physical interfaces including Camera Link and the new GigE Vision Gigabit Ethernet standard.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, JAI has subsidiaries in Japan, the US, the UK and Germany. The JAI Group has annual sales of more than USD 50M and employs 220 people worldwide.

JAI has two primary businesses: Camera Solutions and Traffic Solutions. Camera Solutions is a component supplier that designs, manufactures and markets CCD and CMOS camera solutions primarily for the ITS, medical and industrial machine vision markets. JAI cameras help improve customer businesses in a variety of ways, whether by improving quality and accuracy, lowering costs, increasing yields, or simply enabling better service.

The Traffic Solutions business unit is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialized traffic systems. Solutions are based on JAI-developed hardware and software, which is often integrated with third-party products.

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