JANUARY 21, 2010--The Matrox GatorEye GigE Vision camera is currently available in six sensor configurations: 640 × 480 pixels at 110 frames/s, 1280 × 960 pixels at 22 frames/s (both 1/3-in. monochrome or color CCD), and 1600 × 1200 pixels at 15 frames/s (1/1.8-in. monochrome or color CCD). For connectivity to external devices, the IP67-rated camera includes an optocoupled trigger input, strobe output, eight GPIOs, and a controlled current source for driving LED illuminators directly. It can be powered either by 12–24 VDC, which is common in industrial environments, or by power over Ethernet (PoE), where both power and Ethernet streams share the same, single cable.
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Matrox Imaging releases GigE Vision camera for harsh environments
New Matrox GatorEye industrial camera features IP67 rating
Stuttgart, Germany — At Vision 2009, Matrox Imaging is announcing an industrial IP67-rated camera for machine vision applications: Matrox GatorEye.
"Machine vision is used in many different types of industrial applications, and vision systems are often placed in less than ideal conditions," explains Fabio Perelli, Product Manager, Matrox Imaging. "Factory environments can be dusty or damp, and vibrations from industrial equipment can put stresses on the camera. The Matrox GatorEye camera is designed for the harshest and most demanding environments, and we built it with a sturdy, dust-proof and washable casing."
Matrox GatorEye is currently available in six sensor configurations: 640x480 @ 110fps 1/3" monochrome or color CCD; 1280x960 @ 22fps 1/3" monochrome or color CCD; and 1600 x 1200 @ 15fps 1/1.8" monochrome or color CCD. For connectivity to external devices, Matrox GatorEye includes an opto-coupled trigger input, strobe output, eight GPIOs and a controlled current source for driving LED illuminators directly. Finally, the camera can be powered either by 12-24 Volts DC, which is common in industrial environments, or by Power over Ethernet (PoE), where both power and Ethernet streams share the same, single cable.
Pricing for Matrox GatorEye starts at $1,495 US OEM (quantity 1), and will be available in Q1 2010.
About Matrox Imaging
Established in 1976, Matrox Imaging is a leading developer of component-level solutions for machine vision, image analysis, medical imaging, and video surveillance. Products include frame grabbers, vision processors, imaging computers, smart cameras, and application development software. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Hong Kong. For more company information, visit: www.matrox.com/imaging/about/.