Imaging

Imaging Objectives

Edmund Optics® (Barrington, NJ) offers Mitutoyo Glass Thickness-Compensated Infinity Corrected Objectives. The components are suited for imaging objects through glass up to 3.5 mm thick. Applications for the G Plan Apochromatic (Apo) objectives include imaging through a coverslip or mediums like agar, water, or nutrients; inspecting LCDs, semiconductor, or flatscreen TV monitors; or imaging into a vacuum. Available in 20× and 50× magnifications, Mitutoyo Glass Thickness- Compensated Infinity Corrected Objectives feature color reproducibility and a flat image surface over the entire field of view.

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Infrared Camera

FLIR Systems (Portland, OR) has released its SC6800 infrared camera. The device captures sensitive infrared imagery at up to 565 frames per second, in full 640 × 512 pixel resolution. The images can be thermographically and radiometrically calibrated.

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3D Machine Vision Inspection

Cognex Corporation (Natick, MA) has announced the DS1000 3D laser profiling system. The system calibrates real-world units of measurement for inspections too difficult to perform with traditional two-dimensional machine vision. The new DS1000 3D sensor reads embossed or raised characters, such as those on automobile tires; verifies the presence of low-contrast items in boxes or packages; identifies surface defects and chips; measures heights and tilts of components to determine misalignment; and calculates volumes and dimensions for food portioning. The DS1000 system is integrated with VisionPro® 3D software. VisionPro allows users to add GigE cameras for 2D inspection tasks. DS1000 is an integrated technology; a Cognex proprietary high-speed sensor and laser are both enclosed in an IP65-rated industrial housing.

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3D Machine Vision Camera

IDS Imaging Development Systems (Woburn, MA) offers a new stereo 3D camera: the Ensenso ™ N10. The Ensenso™ N10 is fitted with two global shutter CMOS sensors and a pattern projector that projects a static, high-contrast texture onto the object being captured, adding structures that are not visible or are only faintly visible to the human eye.

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Camera Board

e-con Systems (St Louis, MO) has released the Full HD MIPI Camera Board, e- CAM51_44×, for Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 family of processors. The e-CAM51_44× camera board is interfaced to the PandaBoard, which is based on the OMAP4430/ OMAP4460 processor. e-CAM51_44× includes e-CAM57_MI5640_MOD, a 5 MP autofocus MIPI CSI-2 camera module. A 70- mm flex cable provides flexibility in enclosure design as the module can be placed as far as 100 mm from the processor interface.

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CMOS/CCD Camera

The Imaging Source (Charlotte, NC) has announced monochrome and color FireWire 800 cameras. The cameras have an Aptina CMOS or Sony CCD sensor, 1/4'' to 1/1.8''. Other features of the 29 × 29 × 47 mm devices include resolution from VGA to 5 MP; frame rate up to 150 fps; binning and ROI; and trigger and digital I/Os.

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PoE Switch

D-Link (Fountain Valley, CA) has introduced the DGS- 1100-08P switch. The DGS- 1100-08P delivers Power-over- Ethernet (PoE) capabilities for IP surveillance, VoIP phone, and access point deployment.

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Micro-Endoscope as Thin as a Human Hair

Single fiber endoscope increases resolution fourfold over previous similar devices. Engineers at Stanford University have developed and demonstrated a prototype single-fiber endoscope that, they say, quadruples the resolution over existing designs, which might lead to the development of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s instruments.

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New Material Enables Improved Ultrasound

Ultrasound technology could soon be improved to produce high-quality, high-resolution images, thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station.

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Instantly Capture, Edit, and Store Medical Images via Online Applications

Online tool allows user to conveniently capture and manage images from medical devices. A new image capture software development kit (SDK), called the Dynamic Web TWAIN, allows the simplified creation of an online tool to manage images of patient records. It enables image application providers to deliver a method to capture images from medical devices, such as intraoral cameras and digital x-ray equipment, and then send the medical images to a central web server. Such medical image captures can be sent alongside a patient’s identification, results data, applied treatments, next visit schedules, and more. An SDK allows implementation within popular Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. (See Figure 1)

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