PixeLINK releases PL-E and PL-C series cameras

PixeLINK has released the PL-E530 series of machine vision cameras as well as the PL-C 5-Mpixel cameras.

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PixeLINK (Ottawa, ON, Canada) has released the PL-E530 series of machine vision cameras. The PL-E cameras are the smallest PixeLINK cameras to date. Despite their small footprint, these industrial cameras offer high performance at a low cost. The PL-E530 series is available in 1.3, 3.0 or 5.0 Megapixel versions and the cameras are connected via a Micro-B USB 2.0 data bus. The PL-E530 features Aptina colour and monochrome sensors which provide fast frame rates at full resolution. The sensor architecture for the PL-E cameras provides superior anti-blooming – making the PL-E cameras an excellent choice for imaging highly reflective objects or scenes with intense illumination. Application uses include, but are not limited to:
a.. security surveillance
b.. parts inspection
c.. meteorology
d.. high resolution document archiving
e.. PCB and flat panel inspection.

PL-C Series Debut
In addition to the release of the PL-E series machine vision and microscopy cameras, PixeLINK is once again ready to introduce yet another member to our family of cameras. We are proud to introduce the PL-Cs!

The PL-C series cameras will feature:
Smaller size – Comparing PL-C cameras to
a.. PL-B CMOS – 38% smaller
b.. PL-B CCD – 45% smaller
Board-level cameras have just 2 'camera electronics' boards vs. 3 in PL-A / PL-B. 33% less camera hardware
c.. Lower power
d.. Power over hirose connection. No separate power connection like in the PL-B cameras.
e.. FireWire B (1394b)
f.. Very fast time to market for new sensor models, or sensor manufactures. (Custom applications)
g.. DCAM v1.32 support
h.. 5.0MP Resolution (color and mono)

Learn more about our exciting PL-C series cameras, contact your local PixeLINK Account Manager.

Boston Vision Show 2010
In late May, PixeLINK exhibited at Vision Show 2010 in Boston, MA. The show was extremely successful and allowed PixeLINK to showcase the newest editions to our product line and engage in a number of productive conversations with attendees.

Equipped with a new exhibit booth that features a fresh new look and feel, we displayed our much talked about Guitar Hero demo along with a new surprise demo that wowed the crowd. We also held a draw for an iPod and are proud to announce that Shirley Godin is now the owner of a brand new iPod Nano!

We are eager to carry the momentum from this event forward to the Stuttgart Vision 2010 Show and hope to see many of you there in November!

Direct Sales in the U.S. and Canada
In order to provide our customers with the most knowledgeable, current and up-to-date information on PixeLINK products, PixeLINK has recently extended its U.S sales channel to include Direct Sales.

For sales-related inquiries in the U.S, you may now contact Michelle Butindaro: michelle.butindaro@pixelink.com

For sales-related inquiries in Canada, you may now contact Chelsea Cameron: chelsea.cameron@pixelink.com.

Michelle or Chelsea will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding any PixeLINK product.

Custom Design Services
In addition to offering a wide range of standard CMOS and CCD cameras, PixeLINK provides custom design services to alter an existing PixeLINK machine vision camera or create a brand new camera for your unique requirements.

PixeLINK’s custom design services give you the flexibility to address new opportunities in an ever-changing global market. With so many camera choices available in today’s marketplace, it can be difficult to determine whether a particular camera will be reliable and meet your performance and quality needs.

At PixeLINK, we pride ourselves on the quality of our digital cameras – including the after sales support that you receive with your purchase. We would be happy to discuss your machine vision needs and develop a custom solution to address them.

Source: PixeLINK

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