e-con Systems Inc. (St. Louis, MO) has launched the See3CAM_80, part of the See3CAM family of USB3.0 SuperSpeed cameras. The See3CAM_80 supports video streaming at resolutions of up to 1080p@30fps and includes an eight megapixel autofocus camera module, the e- CAM80_MI8825_MOD, with an OV8825 CMOS image sensor. The UVC compliant camera is plugand- play in both Windows and Linux. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device and in Linux, as a V4L2 capture source.

The See3CAM_80 supports VGA@30, 720p30, 1080p30 preview resolutions for high end video recording, video analytics and HD video conferencing applications. e-con is also bringing the full 8 Megapixel still image capture capability to regular PCs for very high resolution imaging applications. Above all, the See3CAM_80 can stream the full 8MP resolution video at around 11fps for applications where full image resolution is required, but at a lower frame rate. All the above are uncompressed video and streaming is through the USB3.0 interface which supports about 5Gbps bandwidth.

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