JAI moves into China, launches new cameras at VISION show

Nov. 7, 2012
The JAI Group has opened a new office in Shanghai, China and launched a new range of industrial CMOS cameras at the VISION 2012 show in Stuttgart this week.

The JAI Group (Copenhagen, Denmark) a provider of camera solutions for industrial, scientific, medical, traffic, homeland security, and other applications, has opened a new office in Shanghai, China.

Located in the CTSHK Building on Changshou Road, the new office will provide the Danish company with a local presence to service and support the rapidly expanding Chinese machine vision market.

Recent industry studies have shown significant increases in China's demand for small, high-performance industrial cameras such as those manufactured by JAI.

Many of the cameras are being designed into inspection systems used in China's manufacturing industry, while others are being used in traffic monitoring and enforcement systems necessitated by the increasingly congested roadways in China’s urban areas.

Aside from announcing its move into China, the company was also busy in Germany this week launching a new line of industrial CMOS cameras at the VISION 2012 show in Stuttgart.

The first three of JAI's new CMOS cameras include a 20MPixel model running at 30 fps, a 5MPixel model running at 209 fps (with a maximum frame rate of 250 fps), and a 2MPixel camera capable of running at up to 340 fps.

To handle the high data rates, the new cameras will offer users a choice of digital interfaces including GigE Vision, Power over GigE, Camera Link, USB 3.0, and CoaXPress.

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-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design

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