Point Grey adds 120 frames/sec capability to VGA-resolution GigE camera

Sept. 26, 2012
Point Grey's Flea3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras now features VGA-resolution models that achieves 120 frames/sec image capture.

The Flea3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras now features VGA-resolution models that achieves 120 frames/sec image capture. A Sony ICX618 CCD sensor with EXview global shutter offers full 648 x 488-pixel resolution. The 29 x 29 x 30-mm camera is housed in an aluminum casting enclosure and weighs 38 g without optics, enabling it to be deployed in machine-vision applications as an analog camera replacement. FL3-GE-03S1C (color) and FL3-GE-03S1M (monochrome) cameras comply with GigE Vision 1.2 and work with many commonly used machine-vision and image-processing software packages, including the company's FlyCapture SDK (software developer's kit).
Point Grey
Richmond, BC, Canada

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Point Grey Adds 120 FPS VGA Models to World's Smallest GigE Camera Line

Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications, announces the addition of a new model to its ever expanding Flea3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras. The newest Flea3 model delivers VGA resolution at 120 FPS in a low-cost, ultra-compact, GigE package.

The FL3-GE-03S1 features Sony's ICX618 CCD sensor with EXview global shutter architecture to maximize quantum efficiency and near IR response. The camera operates at 120 FPS in full 648 x 488 resolution and even faster in smaller regions of interest. The Flea3 measures just 29 x 29 x30 mm and with an aluminum casting enclosure weighs 38 grams without optics. This combination of speed, sensitivity, size, and low cost make these models ideal for machine vision applications and perfect for analog camera replacement.

Like all Flea3 GigE cameras, the new models offers a host of features unique in their class, including an 8-pin opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output; 1 MB non-volatile flash memory for user data storage; and on-camera frame buffer for retransmitting images. The Flea3 complies with version 1.2 of the GigE Vision specification, which allows the camera to work seamlessly with software from Cognex, Mathworks, Matrox, MVTec, and NI, as well as with Point Grey's own FlyCapture SDK.

"This new Flea3 offers an unbeatable combination of speed, small size, and price-performance on a GigE platform." explains Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Gibbons adds, "Applications such as factory automation, electronics manufacturing, and food and packaging inspection would benefit from the cable length, high frame rates, and low cost of this camera."

The Flea3 FL3-GE-03S1C (color) and Flea3 FL3-GE-03S1M (monochrome) models are list priced at USD $495 and are available to order now from Point Grey and its network of distributors.

About Point Grey
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products for machine vision, industrial imaging, computer vision, and traffic and surveillance applications. Based in Richmond, BC, Canada, Point Grey designs, manufactures and distributes USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and IEEE-1394 (FireWire) 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 world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera and the first and smallest USB 3.0 machine vision 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 130 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, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Ireland.

SOURCE: Point Grey Research

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