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Adimec Enters Volume Production of Extended Day™ Rugged COTS CMOS Cameras

POSTED 09/10/2015

Rugged full HD cameras with exceptional low light capability

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands -- Adimec, a world leader in application-specific, leading-edge industrial camera solutions, announces the release of the TMX74, the first rugged global shutter full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) daylight camera with GS-CMOS technology, into volume production. The camera has been tested by select rugged EO/IR image system developers and has proven to provide excellent color imaging from low to high light scenes with optimal contrast reproduction. With design-ins for several global security systems, the TMX74 camera is now readily available for other new and upgrade programs in airborne payloads, situational awareness systems, and ground vehicle-based long-range observations systems, among others.

The TMX74-60c/CL uses the latest generation Sony IMX174 CMOS image sensors that have significant improvements in image quality and sensitivity. The camera design is focused on operational use in environmentally challenged systems with small size, low weight and low power. The Camera Link base interface ensures easy integration with widely available frame grabbers. At Full HD resolution, the TMX74 can maintain a maximum frame rate of 60 fps or 30 fps for RGB color images.

The TMX series also includes options for a selection of CCD image sensors for alternate optical formats, and remote sensor head, cube outline, or board-level configurations. They are available in monochrome or color versions, which utilize Adimec proprietary color processing technology for unprecedented quality and clarity in real-time, changing outdoor conditions. Interfaces include Analog, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, CoaXPress, and Camera Link. Customization is possible, although the wide variety of standard combinations meet the requirements of most programs.

All of the TMX cameras are qualified according to MIL-STD-810G to verify rugged performance. The qualification process includes extended temperature range (-40? to +71?), EMC/EMI, vibration, acceleration, and shock testing. Humidity, altitude, salt, and fog performance are also included. Adimec’s rugged cameras are subjected to a full acceptance test with options for thermal cycling, vibration stress, and environmental stress screening to guarantee products for the operational life. This results in extremely low failure rates and is combined with configuration control and comprehensive obsolescence mitigation for long-term programs.

The TMX74 will be demonstrated at the DSEi event in London this week in the Adimec Booth Number N2-330 in the Dutch Pavillion on the exhibition floor.

About Adimec
Adimec specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance cameras that meet the application-specific requirements of key market segments, including machine vision, healthcare, and global security. Founded in 1992, the company partners with major OEMs around the world to facilitate the creation of industry-leading cameras. Its products meet a wide range of performance, size, cost, interface and application requirements and its Adimec True Accurate Imaging® technology provides new levels of precision and accuracy to vision systems. Adimec has offices around the world focused on creating customer value and satisfaction through local, personalized support.

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