altPerkinElmer Optoelectronics (Fremont, CA) has introduced the MultiBlue™ multi-purpose CCD imaging camera featuring 12-bit output depth and USB 2.0 and IEEE-1394b FireWire interfaces that provide dual plug-and-play connectivity. The camera is Windows XP-compatible, and includes an Eastman Kodak KAI-0340SM imager with a pixel resolution of 640 × 480. Other imagers also are available. Using a temperature-stabilized design, the camera eliminates the need for cooling. It is suitable for use in industrial applications such as semiconductor and pharmaceutical inspection.