FLIR Systems Inc. (Boston, MA) has introduced the ThermoVision A320G infrared camera for machine vision applications. The A320G is reportedly the only infrared camera designed to be compatible with GigE Vision and supports the GenICam protocol for easy integration with digital cameras.
With its universal plug and play (uPnP) and GigE Vision Control protocols, the A320G allows for easy system integration. The camera’s GenICam protocol provides a generic programming interface for various cameras, regardless of interface technology, and is compatible with third-party software including IMAQ Vision and Common Vision Blox.
Other features include image flow control that allows an external signal to control the image streaming, digital I/O for triggering and synchronization with external equipment, infrared monitoring software to run up to 9 cameras simultaneously, a built-in 25 degree lens with both motorized and auto focus, and high sensitivity (<70mK) for sharp images and excellent image quality (320×240 pixels).