Munich, Germany - The credit-card sized GB-Series cameras (51 x 89 mm) have been specially designed by Prosilica for OEM applications where there is a need to fit machine vision cameras within tight spaces. This new series of CCD cameras combines a rugged industrial design with high performance, reliability and versatility. They are available in colour or monochrome models, with landscape or portrait orientation, and with in-line or vertical connection orientation to offer low cost options and ease of integration. Cameras are fitted with a C-mount with adjustable back focus or an optional CS-mount. The GigE Vision compliant gigabit Ethernet interface allows cable lengths of up to 100m (300ft) long using conventional Ethernet cabling (Cat5e).
The GB-Series cameras feature progressive scan Sony CCD sensors for high image quality and excellent sensitivity and are most suited for applications such as machine vision, industrial inspection, avionics, traffic monitoring, license plate reading, public security, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), character recognition, biometrics, robotics and surveillance.
The ultra-compact GB-Series currently offer four models, GB650, GB660, GB1380H, GB2450, ranging from VGA to 5 megapixel resolution and full resolution frame rates to 120 fps. Higher frame rates are possible using region of interest readout and/or advanced binning modes.
The GB-Series incorporate an advanced set of rich camera features including snapshot/global shutter, pixel binning, area of interest readout, external trigger and sync I/O, auto-iris control, RS-232 peripheral port, exposure, gain and offset controls, non-volatile configuration memory, event recorder capability, pre-trigger recording, programmable strobe functions, multicasting, configurable IP addresses, auto exposure and auto-white balance controls.
Prosilica's customer-acclaimed SDK is available free of charge. It supports Windows (2000, XP and Vista), Linux and QNX operating systems on both Intel and Power PC platforms. For users that prefer third party imaging libraries and applications, the GigE Vision cameras are plug-and-play compatible with software from Matrox, National Instruments, Stemmer Imaging, Norpix, MVTec, and others.