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The Imaging Source is a multi-national enterprise with branches in the US, Taiwan and Germany. They have been manufacturing imaging products for scientific, industrial and medical applications for more than twenty years. The industrial cameras, converters and frame grabbers manufactured by The Imaging Source are highly robust and are designed to run for years with no maintenance. The Imaging Source products are typically deployed in factory automation, quality inspection, medical systems, microscopy systems, life science projects and as of 2007, amateur astronomy.

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New 5 MegaPixel GigE Board Cameras with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

POSTED 02/13/2014

The Imaging Source, an international manufacturer of industrial cameras for machine vision, has just announced a new series of 5 megapixel board cameras with Power over Ethernet (PoE).

The 5 megapixel GigE board cameras are characterized by their compact PCB design (45 x 45 x 20 mm), Power over Ethernet (PoE) and highly affordable price. Binning, windowing and high-speed New 5 MegaPixel GigE Board Cameras with Power over Ethernet (PoE)readout are but a few of the performance enhancements, which when coupled with DigitalClarity technology, dramatically reduce image noise levels. The color, monochrome and Bayer models ship with a resolution from VGA to 5 megapixel, a frame rate of up to 132 fps and integrate an M12 and C/CS mounts. As a result, the 5 megapixel board cameras are ideally suited to a variety of machine vision applications in the fields of automation, traffic surveillance, quality assurance, medicine and CCTV.

The software support of the cameras leaves nothing to be desired: Both programmers and end-users immediately feel at home. Getting started with the cameras takes only a matter of minutes and integrating them into existing applications takes only a few lines of code. Drivers for LabView, HALCON, DirectX, Twain and WDM are included. All camera parameters and settings can be set via the shipped software. Furthermore, a number of automatic modes are available, which guarantee optimal image quality in varying light conditions. The cameras ship with drivers for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8, the SDK IC Imaging Control 3.2 (.NET and C++ class library) and IC Capture. The latter is a powerful end-user application, which allows all camera parameters to be set, live video to be displayed, singular images and image sequences to be captured.