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Nov 1st, 2004
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Code reader traces medical devices

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Medusa Medical Instrument Reader is a compact (125-mm) unit designed to read directly applied marks from laser, ink-jet, and electro-chemical etching, as well as printed labels. Reading can be done from any flat or cylindrical surface. It is based on Medusa code-reading software that supports the Data Matrix, ISO 16022, square and rectangular formats in ECC200, white on black, and black on white. Readable cell size is from 0.12 mm.

Absolute Vision
Meriden, UK
www.absolutevision.co.uk

Thermal imager gives high performance

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Cyclops TI 814 is a thermal camera with 320 × 240 detector that captures high-resolution thermal images from -20°C to 500°C. An extended temperature range of -20°C to 1500°C is an option. Other features include a laser pointer, motorized focus, and a detachable telephoto lens.

Land Instruments International
Sheffield, UK
www.landinst.com

Barcode scanner reads long labels

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CLV405 barcode scanner has a reading range of 2 to 10 in. and a scan rate of 300 to 1000 Hz. It is 1.75 × 1.17 × 0.85-in. and comes with an LED to indicate how well it is reading the code, an auto setup function, and a visibly limiting scan line.

SICK
Minneapolis, MN, USA
www.sickusa.com

Digital camera has high speed

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The ultima APX-RS captures 3000 frames/s at 1024 × 1024-pixels, up to 10,000 frames/s at 512 × 512 pixels, and 250,000 frames/s at reduced sensor size. The high-speed CMOS sensor has 10-bit monochrome fidelity and antiblooming properties, and it is designed for harsh environments. Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, and optical-communication interfaces are available.

Photron USA
San Diego, CA, USA
www.photron.com

CCD camera offers high resolution

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PixelFlyQE offers improved quantum efficiency with 1390 × 1024 pixels. The 12-bit compact camera features digital temperature compensation, enabling it to maintain the same noise performance regard-less of ambient temperature fluctuations. It is available in five CCD sensor types: VGA, SVGA, HiRes, UV, and QE. The 2.5 × 1.5-in. camera has an exposure time of 1/100,000 to 10 s.

The Cooke Corporation
Auburn Hills, MI, USA
www.cookecorp.com

Lens intensifier offers fast shuttering

Specialised Imaging Lens Intensifier provides high-speed video cameras with the capability of fast shuttering to 20 ns and light amplification by 100,000 times. The intensifier is build around high-gain MCP intensifiers (18, 25, or 40 mm) and is controlled for sensitivity, gain, and resolution over an RS-232 port.

Specialised Imaging
Tring, UK
www.specialised-imaging.com

Camera combines sensitivity, resolution

Memrecam fx K4 is a digital high-speed color video system with ISO1000 color rating and ISO4000 monochrome rating at 1000 pps. The 1280 × 1024-pixel CMOS sensor can image up to at 168,000 pps. The ruggedized camera can be operated remotely and is aimed at military, automotive crash safety, and other high-speed imaging applications.

NAC Image Technology
Simi Valley, CA, USA

www.nacinc.com

Kit helps application development

Starterkit for the mvBlueLYNX intelligent camera contains accessories such as lens, tripod, power supply, and interface box, which includes clamped connections for all digital inputs and outputs as well as LEDs. The mvIMPACT Base library includes numerous image processing functions that can be used without licensing; advanced applications such as pattern matching and Data Matrix and barcode reading are included with a limited license for testing.

Matrix Vision
Oppenweiler, Germany

www.matrix-vision.de

Digital microscope is flexible

MS804 Scopeman integrates optics, fiberoptics, and CCD components for fast acquisition of 1280 × 960-pixel images. By changing the camera shutter speed and combining bright and dark images, the MS804 provides a greatly enlarged dynamic range. It is available with a range of zoom lenses, x, y, and z stages, camera mounts, and imaging peripherals.

Moritex Europe
Cambridge, UK
www.moritex.com

Lens can be customized

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DSL951 lens operates at f/2.8 and has a diagonal field of view of 60°. The geometric distortion is better than -1%, and an infrared cutoff filter is incorporated into the design. The lens is available off-the-shelf but can also be customized for specific applications.

Sunex
Carlsbad, CA, USA
www.sunex.com

Imager sees through heat

Thermal-Eye 3500AS thermal imaging core has a 30-μm detector and high sensitivity (<50 mK) for increased scene detail. It offers expanded dynamic range with greater than 1100°F saturation temperature that enables firefighters to see more detail in fires. Small-form-factor design can be built into hands-free systems.

Raytheon
Waltham, MA, USA
www.raytheon.com

Camera system supports CMOS sensors

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Advanced CMOS Image Sensor Developers Kit is a flexible camera system that supports various high-resolution CMOS sensors and enables direct comparison of sensor characteristics. Sensors are mounted in a C-mount lens holder and are connected to an FPGA-based processor board featuring 32-Mbyte DDRAM memory and 85-MHz Base Camera Link interface.

Applied Color Science
Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
www.appliedcolorscience.com

Frame grabber monitors traffic

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Model 617-4 combines the functions of a frame grabber, hardware JPEG compression, and digital I/O into one PCI board. It accepts four composite video inputs and routes them to separate video decoders for digitizing. The board has a capture rate of 30 frames/s at 640 × 480 pixels or 120 frames/s at 320 × 240 pixels. The caption buffer allows overlaying text on each frame. Drivers for Linux and Windows 98/NT/2000/XP are included.

Sensoray
Tigard, OR, USA
www.sensoray.com

Dual-tap camera offers high resolution

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The TM-4100CL dual-tap camera offers 4.2-Mpixel resolution. It features full asynchronous reset with electronic shutter up to 1/16,000 s. A GUI allows serial control of all camera functions via a Camera Link interface. Both monochrome and color Bayer models are available.

JAI Pulnix
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
www.jaipulnix.com

Imaging photometer is fast

ProMetricT PM-1400 Fast series of CCD-based imaging photometers from Radiant Imaging (Duvall, WA, USA) are fast, photometrically accurate, two-dimensional light- and color-measurement instruments that serve as defect-inspection tools. Simplified connectivity is through the use of a USB 2.0 interface. The cameras can acquire luminance data in either 12- or 14-bit dynamic-range modes.

Pro-Lite Technology
Milton Keynes, UK
www.pro-lite.uk.com

Linescan camera captures 56-Mpixel images

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Opsis7500 linescan camera images 5000 lines/s at full resolution and can generate 56-Mpixel images. It features an on-board Motorola 860T PowerPC processor running Wind River’s VxWorks real-time operating system and an Altera 10K130 FPGA for real-time image processing. The camera has analog and digital inputs and outputs and a 330-Mbyte/s Fibre Channel output.

Wintriss Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
www.weco.com

DSP-based camera family expanded

VC2068/E smart camera with built-in Ethernet/TCP IP capability can acquire full-frame, 1240 × 1024-pixel images at 10 frames/s. It is equipped with several communications protocols, a socket support, and Telnet and HTTP server. The camera also has 2X binning to capture images with double frame rate at 1280 × 512-pixel resolution.

Vision Components
Hudson, NH, USA
www.vision-comp.com

Automation controller uses Web

Blue Fusion Model 5200 Web-enabled automation controller has a built-in Web server connected by 10/100 BaseT Ethernet full duplex with DMA and flow control. Built-in Web pages allow controller to be fully configured and monitored with standard Web browser. The Model 5200 supports standard protocols such as UDP, TCP/IP, HTTP, and Modbus Master/Slave TCP. Multiunit expansion racks enable users to control up to 192 I/O points and six axes of motion.

Control Technology
Hopkinton, MA, USA
www.ctc-control.com

Camera extender reaches far

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Foxy is a Camera Link extender that extends Base mode connections over fiberoptic cable at clock rates up to 66.5 MHz. In addition, it provides 4 bits of general-purpose, optocoupled I/O to control equipment or extension of a serial port. Modular laser components allow Foxy to be adapted to distance requirements up to 10 km.

Stride Digital Systems
North Andover, MA, USA
www.stridedigital.com

Switch modules aid automation

PXI-7900 series of switch modules feature different functions for application in measurement and automation systems. PXI-7901 is a 16-channel general-purpose SPDT relay module; PXI-7921 is a 24-channel two-wire multiplexer module; and PXI-7931 is a 4 × 8 two-wire matrix module. All modules are PXI Rev2.1 and PICMG 2.1 R2.0 Compact PCI Hot Swap compliant and can be used in either PXI or CompactPCI systems.

ADLINK Technology
Irvine, CA, USA
www.adlinktech.com

Portable DAQ devices use Ethernet

DaqBook/2020, DaqBook 2001, and DaqBook/2005 provide multifunction data acquisition for multiple applications. The DaqBook/2000 series includes a built-in 10/100 BaseT Ethernet interface capable of transferring data to a PC at 200 Kreadings/s. The series also provides a 16-bit, 200-kHz A/D, which can be expanded to more than 1000 I/O channels. The 40 digital I/O lines can be expanded up to 272 channels, including options for optical isolation and relay closures for switching applications.

IOtech
Cleveland, OH, USA
www.iotech.com

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