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AM-800CL (Monochrome) and AB-800CL (Color) Cameras

POSTED 05/06/2011

JOSE, CA — Following a successful preview at the Stuttgart Vision Show in November, JAI has now officially launched two new 8-megapixel industrial grade CCD cameras offering a combination of high resolution, high fidelity, and high frame rates.

The AM-800CL (monochrome) and AB-800CL (color) cameras feature the KAI-08050 quad-tap sensor from Kodak, capable of providing full 3296 x 2472 resolution at 17 fps in monochrome or raw Bayer formats, respectively. A standard Camera Link digital interface supports 8-bit, 10-bit, or 12-bit output. The AB-800CL can also perform internal color interpolation, producing 24-bit RGB output at 8.5 fps.

With the introduction of these cameras, JAI adds strength to its position as a premier supplier of multi-megapixel industrial CCD cameras. The 8-megapixel models bring to more than 20 the total number of JAI cameras AM-800CL (monochrome) and AB-800CL (color) cameras currently offered with resolutions between 2 megapixels and 16 megapixels, including single-tap, dual-tap, and now quad-tap models.

The AM-800CL and AB-800CL use the Kodak CCD’s quad-tap architecture for rapid image acquisition, then combine the four taps into two for monochrome or Bayer readout, or a single output channel if in-camera interpolation is used. Built-in channel balancing capabilities are provided to ensure uniformity across the image.

The cameras feature user configurable AOI scanning (partial scanning), multiple binning modes (AM-800CL only), and a variety of acquisition modes, including continuous, single-frame, and multi-frame capture. Advanced image pre-processing features range from auto-gain, auto-shutter, and auto-white balancing, to pixel blemish compensation, flat-field compensation, and a 256-point look-up table for gamma customization.

Like JAI’s other high resolution cameras, the new 8-megapixel models incorporate a list of industrial grade features to maximize performance in machine vision environments. These include precise sensor alignment, advanced thermal management, a built-in temperature sensor, and rugged construction with extensive shock and vibration testing performed.
The cameras can be ordered with either C-mount or F-mount lens mounts. Dimensions depend on the configuration. All models are 55 mm wide and 55 mm high. C-mount housings are 69 mm in length while F-mount models are 98 mm to accommodate the longer flange back distance of F-mount lenses.

About the JAI Group
JAI is a manufacturer of high quality, industrial-grade cameras for the machine vision, transportation, aerospace, homeland security, medical and scientific markets.

JAI’s broad product line features high performance progressive scan CCD cameras with spatial resolutions from VGA to 16 megapixels; traditional interlaced video cameras; intensified cameras with sensitivity to light levels as low as .00001 lux, and a range of innovative 2CCD and 3CCD prism-block cameras including both area scan and line scan models. 

Physical interfaces include the Camera Link® and GigE Vision® high performance digital standards, as well as both TV-standard and analog progressive scan output.

JAI cameras help improve customer businesses in a variety of ways, whether by improving quality and accuracy, lowering costs, increasing yields, or simply enabling better service. In addition to cameras, JAI’s traffic solutions group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized traffic systems. Solutions are based on JAI-developed hardware and software, which is often integrated with third-party products.
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