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The U.S. military has employed infrared vision technology for years. But it has only been the past several years that thermal imaging, or infrared, technology has been made commonly...

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Handheld 3D Laser Camera

Creaform, Quebec, Canada, offers the Handyscan 3D self-positioning, handheld 3D laser camera that allows for real-time 3D rendering visualization of scanned data. Resulting STL files can be exported directly in any...

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Video Converter Boards

The PRISMA II series of RGB/DVI/video converter boards from Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma, NY, provides analog control for connecting TFT LCDs to standard graphics and/or video interfaces. Input...

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GigE CCD Vision Camera

The GE680 CCD vision camera from Prosilica, Vancouver, Canada, runs 200-plus frames per second at VGA resolution and up to 1,500 frames per second when using a 25 × 25 region of interest. The camera’s Gigabit...

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Thermography Camera

The VarioCAM® thermography camera from JENOPTIK Laser, Jena, Germany, features an image resolution up to 1.2 megapixels and is designed for applications in scientific and industrial research and development....

Sony Electronics, Park Ridge, NJ, has introduced the EVI-HD1 high-definition EVI robotic camera, a single-chip-based, pan/tilt/zoom camera with multi-format capabilities to output both standard and...

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PCI Express Frame Grabbers

American ELTEC, Las Vegas, NV, has introduced a series of five PCI Express frame grabbers with single-lane interface (×1). The PC_EYE®/MONO frame grabber is designed for industrial image processing in...

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X-Ray Imaging Camera

Rad-icon Imaging Corp., Santa Clara, CA, has introduced the Shad-o-BoxTM HS high-sensitivity, high-speed x-ray camera with 12-bit digital interface for direct connection to a frame grabber. The camera operates...

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High-Speed Video Camera

Photron, San Diego, CA, offers the Fastcam SA-1 high-speed camera with 5,000 full megapixel resolution frames per second. It uses CMOS sensor technology for slow-motion video imaging with true 12-bit resolution and...

Machine vision requirements for better performance and higher resolution continue driving developers to incorporate digital cameras into their solutions. This trend will...

Star-P interactive parallel computing platform
Interactive Supercomputing (ISC)
Waltham, MA
781-419-5050
www.interactivesupercomputing.com

NASA’s Optical...

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Thermal Design Models

Flomerics, Inc. (Marlborough, MA) released the Flopack V6.2 version of its Web-based SmartPart library that generates thermal models for IC packages, standard test harnesses, and associated parts.

A partnership between the Toshiba Imaging Systems Division of Toshiba America (Irvine, CA) and Apollo Telemedicine (Falls Church, VA) has resulted in an advanced, real-time diagnostic...

Machine vision acquisition architectures come in many different forms, but they all have the same end goal — to transfer image data from a physical sensor into a processing unit that can analyze the image and...

The multi-billion-dollar display market has grown to encompass everything from notebook PCs to desktop monitors, televisions, cell phone displays, and much more. As the...

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Digital Video Imaging System

The FASTCAM MH-4 digital video imaging system from Photron (San Diego, CA) allows the use of one to four detachable camera heads that measure 35 × 35 × 35 mm, and weighs less than 100 grams. The system features...

Laser Camera System (LCS)
Neptec Design Group
Houston, TX
281-280-8555
www.neptec.com
Charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors
e2v Technologies
Elmsford, NY
914-593-6841
www.e2v.com

Potato chips, cell phones, razors, and baby diapers are just a few of the many everyday items made with the help of industrial machine vision. In fact, any product...

The ability to make thermal measurements and image through materials that confound more expensive thermal cameras is pushing shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors into a growing number of...

Traditional research on disease mechanisms in animal models mainly has relied either on the detection of morphological changes of the diseased tissues obtained through anatomical...

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PCMCIA Frame Grabbers

Imperx, Boca Raton, FL, offers the VCE-B5A01 and VCE-PRO frame grabbers that fit into the PCMCIA slot in laptop and palmtop computers, as well as PDAs and other high-mobility computing devices. The VCE-B5A01 is a PCMCIA...

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Infrared Cooled Camera

The Silver 480M from Cedip Infrared Systems, Croissy-Beaubourg, France, is an infrared cooled camera that provides an acquisition and processing system for dynamic phenomena and high-frequency periodic excitation....

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Industrial Video Camera

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, Irvine, CA, has introduced the IK-TF2 3-CCD color industrial video camera that measures 44 x 44 x 78 mm. It can be integrated into a high-speed machine vision system where high...

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Intensified Imaging Camera

The hsfc pro from The Cooke Corp., Romulus, MI, has a single optical input and consists of an image splitter unit, four intensified CCD camera modules with fast switchable MCP image intensifiers, and...

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Machine Vision Camera

The JAI CV-A1 from JAI PULNiX, San Jose, CA, is a 1.4-megapixel CCD machine vision camera that features small size, analog output, and set-up via RS-232C. The analog output enables smaller-diameter cables to be used....

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Imaging Firmware Analysis

FotoNation, Burlingame, CA, offers PTP-IP Analyzer, a software suite that tests and analyzes firmware in digital imaging devices to ensure it conforms to CIPA PTP-IP, the communications protocol that connects digital cameras to devices such as TVs, printers, PCs, and other cameras. The verification is carried out...

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Miniature Infrared Camera

Thermoteknix Systems, Bellevue, WA, has released the Miricle® 307K miniature infrared camera that incorporates a high-resolution uncooled alpha-silicon microbolometer detector. Measuring 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5", the...

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QWIP Infrared Detector

The Sirius long-wavelength infrared detector from Sofradir, Paris, France, is based on Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP) technology, and features 640 x 512, 20μm pitch, and TV format compatibility. The large-format infrared detector has applications in high-definition imaging in military uses such as armored...

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