Photonics & Imaging


Products : Imaging
HD Camera

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, Irvine, CA, has introduced the IK-HR1S HD camera, a 1/3" CMOS detector with 2.1 megapixels and optional 720p or 1080i scanning operation, both with HD-SDI output. The camera measures 1.75 × 1.65 × 3", and features an RS-232 serial interface and a C-mount lens interface for clear HD imagery and color...

Products : Imaging
In-Line Inspection

The VT-S700 in-line automated optical inspection system from Omron Electronics, Schaumburg, IL, shortens tact time of soldered component inspection with an expanded field of view. Using a telecentric lens with a 2-megapixel camera, the system reduces image distortion at the edges of the field of view. It delivers...

Products : Imaging
Network Cameras

Panasonic, Secaucus, NJ, has introduced two IP network cameras, the BL-C101A and BL-C121A that monitor from a PC or cell phone. The BL-C101A features one-wire, plug-and-play installation; the BL-C121A is wireless and features IEEE 802.11 operation with an internal antenna. Both cameras can simultaneously capture MPEG-4 video and...

Products : Imaging
Image Sensors

Banner Engineering Corp., Minneapolis, MN, offers the iVu series image sensors that combine a photoelectric sensor and a vision sensor. They feature a touchscreen with intuitive interface and configurable inspection parameters. Three sensor types are offered in one rugged package for applications such as injection molding...

Articles : Imaging
Making the Move to Digital in Machine Vision

Analog cameras dominated the early years of machine vision systems, offering adequate performance, a simple interface, and a moderate price. Technology advances, however, are now tipping the scales in favor of digital cameras for most new and many legacy applications. Dropping prices, standardized...

Application Briefs : Imaging
Imaging Technique Improves Quality Control of Pharmaceuticals

A focal plane array designed for the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle has helped a scientist see farther into the infrared spectrum.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researcher E. Neil Lewis picked up a mercury-cadmium telluride (MCT) array from...

Products : Imaging
Video Recording Server

Videology Imaging Solutions, Greenville, RI, offers the 60SV12VA-B single-channel server that enables users to upgrade existing analog cameras to be IP-addressable and record remotely onto an SD card. The server incorporates the Extended-Recording System (ERS) firmware to allow for continuous or triggered video recording...

Products : Imaging
HDTV Network Security Camera

The AXIS Q1755 network camera from Axis Communications, Chelmsford, MA, features HDTV performance in compliance with the SMPTE standard in resolution, color representation, and frame rate. It is designed for securing areas where greater image detail is required, such as airports and passport control areas. It...

Products : Imaging
Thermal Imaging Camera

Mikron Infrared, Oakland, NJ, offers the MCL320MF “smart” thermal imaging camera for use in process control applications where thermal data is needed to interface directly with process control systems, without the need for a PC or external software interface. It features 320 × 240 resolution, digital outputs, and...

Products : Imaging
CMOS Image Sensor

The MLX75307 CMOS image sensor from Melexis, Concord, NH, is designed for automotive front vision applications such as advanced driver assistance systems, high-beam assist, and night vision. It also can be used in medical and industrial applications. The sensor features a high-dynamic-range pixel matrix that extends the input...

Products : Imaging
Motorized Zoom Lens

Resolve Optics, Chesham, UK, offers the Model 304 motorized zoom lens that delivers high-definition images (720-line progressive and 1080-line interlaced) in a 10× zoom lens that measures 84 × 70 × 70 mm. A camera mount incorporates topside and back focus adjustment so the lens can be set up on any 1/3", 3-chip...

Products : Imaging
Open-Frame Monitors

AZ Displays, Mission Viejo, CA, has introduced the AOM080S, AOM121S, and AOM150X open-frame, rugged, color LCD monitors that feature built-in touch panels and plug-and-play capabilities. They support NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video systems; accept contents of different computer resolutions; and allow on-screen adjustment of...

Products : Imaging
CCD Image Sensors

Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY, has introduced the KODAK KAI-02050 image sensor, a 2-megapixel CCD image sensor that provides 1600 × 1200 pixels at a readout speed of 60 frames per second. It is designed for applications such as machine vision, industrial inspection, and medical applications. Designed in the 2/3" optical format,...

Products : Imaging
Network IP Camera

LOREXTM Technology, Baltimore, MD, offers the LNE3003 network IP camera that lets users remotely monitor their business through a secure, password-protected connection. The camera can be connected to a router or to an active wall port on a local network. It is compatible with 3G mobile devices, and enables users to...

Products : Imaging
Gigabit Ethernet Cameras

Baumer, Southington, CT, has introduced the TXG series of Gigabit Ethernet cameras designed to provide Power over Gigabit Ethernet, eliminating the need for a separate power cable. The cameras are designed for vision systems such as robotic applications where additional cables can be problematic. An industrial dual-port...

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