Lenses come in focal lengths from 12.5-35 mm

MAY 6, 2009--The JC5M series 5-Mpixel camera lenses are engineered for applications that monitor critical details, such as industrial factory automation, machine vision, and surveillance systems.

MAY 6, 2009--The JC5M series 5-Mpixel camera lenses are engineered for applications that monitor critical details, such as industrial factory automation, machine vision, and surveillance systems. Four JC5M lenses are available: the 12.5-mm LM12JC5M, 16-mm LM16JC5M, 25-mm LM25JC5M, and 35-mm LM35JC5M. The C-mount lenses are manually adjusted, giving the user complete control over focus and iris settings. The lenses minimize image distortion (between 0.01-0.06%). Each lens incorporates a proprietary floating mechanism design, which enables the lens to achieve optimum optical performance at various objective distances. The resolution of the lenses has been increased to 160 lp/mm at both the center and corner, allowing for high corner brightness and contrast.
Kowa Optimed
Los Angeles, CA, USA
www.kowa-usa.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Kowa Introduces 5 Megapixel JC5M Series Camera Lenses

New lenses deliver high-resolution performance to multiple industries

Los Angeles, CA - Kowa Optimed, Inc., a leading innovator in optical technology, is proud to announce the unveiling of their new 5 megapixel JC5M series camera lenses. The JC5M lenses are engineered for a variety of applications where monitoring critical details is
essential, making its superior level of clarity and high-resolution capabilities perfect for industrial FA, machine vision, and surveillance systems.

The JC5M series lenses feature an advanced optical system with focal lengths ranging from 12.5mm - 35mm, delivering sharp video quality and minimizing image distortion (between 0.01-0.06%). Each lens incorporates
Kowa's floating mechanism design, which enables the lens to achieve optimum optical performance at various objective distances. In addition to improving the overall clarity of the images, Kowa has also increased the
resolution of the lenses to 160 lp/mm at both the center and corner, allowing for high corner brightness and contrast.

Kowa is introducing four JC5M lenses: the 12.5mm LM12JC5M, the 16mm LM16JC5M, the 25mm LM25JC5M, and the 35mm LM35JC5M. The C-Mount lenses are manually adjusted, giving the user complete control over focus and iris settings. JC5M lens series not only helps to achieve optimal clarity, but also eliminates color distortion to produce picture perfect images. The LM12JC5M and LM16JC5M have an MSRP price of $1,290.00 while the LM25JC5M and LM35JC5M have an MSRP price of $1,230.00.

"Kowa is extremely pleased to now offer high performance, 5 megapixel solutions for industrial FA, machine vision, and surveillance systems," says Andrew Kam, Sales Engineer of Kowa Optimed, Inc. "The JC5M lenses maintains our tradition in manufacturing the
highest quality optic systems in the world."

About Kowa Optimed, Inc.: Kowa Optimed, Inc. was founded in 1980 to provide a direct presence to the North and South American markets for Kowa's Electronics and Optics products. Kowa Optimed, Inc. is a part of Kowa Company, Ltd., which was founded in 1894.

Kowa is one of the largest privately owned companies in Japan and is ranked as the 5th largest trading company. This amazing accomplishment was achieved because it continues to be managed by individuals working together for a common goal; remaining a leader in the various industries Kowa participates in. This level of commitment requires constant perseverance and leadership, especially within highly aggressive markets. In order to maintain a competitive advantage, Kowa has created highly successful divisions; Electronics & Optics Division, Pharmaceutical Division, Textile Division, and the Non-Textile (General Merchandise) Division. For more information, please contact KOWA Optimed, Inc. at 20001 S. Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA 90502, Phone: (800) 966-5692 or visit www.kowausa.com

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