First Thunderbolt™ 2 Enabled Industrial Camera is Officially Certified
Munster – XIMEA made the next step in bringing unique Thunderbolt™ 2 enabled cameras to industrial and scientific users. First model in the line was formally certified and can now enter into range of other standard product camera lines offered by XIMEA. More models with new high quality sensors are in process.
First prototype units of Thunderbolt™ 2 enabled cameras from xiT line were presented by XIMEA at Vision 2014, showcased at Intel Development Forum 2015 this summer and further tested during multiple Thunderbolt™ Plugfests. XIMEA camera had to undergo strict and rigorous testing performed by an independent laboratory and respective officials.
The final outcome ensures smooth and seamless compatibility with other Thunderbolt™ certified products and approves XIMEA to ship the MT200 model with Thunderbolt Trademark and Logo for PC and Mac.
MT200 is equipped with industry proven 20 Mpix sensor CMV20000 from CMOSIS. Full resolution of this CMOS sensor with Global Shutter at 30 frames per second and 12 bit per pixel can be achieved thanks to the Thunderbolt™ 2 bandwidth of 20Gbit/s and without the need of any frame grabbers. The camera itself is further enhanced with active EF-mount interface for control of dynamic aperture and focus. Dual-port Thunderbolt™ 2 facilitates daisy chain interconnection, which can reach up to 60m distances with fiber optic cables.
Other models in the certification pipeline are equipped with Sony’s latest CMOS sensors based on Pregius™ technology.
Cameras include XIMEA free of charge API/SDK which supports Windows 32/64 and Mac OS X.
Linux support is currently in development.