A 5-megapixel camera has been added to the LightWise family from the Imaging Solutions Group (ISG), Rochester, NY. The LightWise LW-5-S-1394 camera is available in color and monochrome versions. All camera controls are done via the 1394 interface, which includes a fully programmable image processing pipeline and dynamic range/gamma control LUT for any desired response curve. An on-board image buffer is also featured, as well as a wide range of triggering and strobe control capabilities.

The cameras come packaged with driver software, incorporate the ISG Image Pipeline, and can be programmed with customer-supplied algorithms inside the on-board FPGA. The monochrome version is used for machine vision applications. Both cameras are suited for security and surveillance applications, biometrics and facial recognition applications, and optical inspection machines. The cameras are compliant to the IEEE-1394 IIDC DCAM Specification 1.3 or later.

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