Dec 9, 2014
By including Sony FCB video cameras in its portfolio, FRAMOS – a Sony distributor for many years – is expanding its already extensive product range. In addition to Sony sensors, OLED displays and DVBT components, FRAMOS now also offers Sony block cameras from the FCB EH/EV series with High Definition, the FCB EX series in Standard Definition and the FCB-MA130 miniature camera module, which is the most compact Full HD OEM camera module on the market. FRAMOS is therefore in a position to offer every kind of image processing component, from sensors to displays, from accessories to cameras.
Sony block cameras are the right choice particularly in the field of safety, monitoring and automation. With up to 40x optical zoom, equipped with Sony Exmor CMOS or Super HAD CCD sensors that are available with Full HD and 60 fps, these cameras achieve high resolution and light sensitivity in television quality. The numerous integrated image optimisation features and reduced signal-to-noise ratio promise excellent image capture in terms of colour and definition. Combined with highly sensitive sensors, they can therefore record and play back small details in outstanding quality in such areas as biometric identification or in the virtual world of 3D modelling.
The cameras of the EV/EX series feature defogging correction for images in foggy or dusty environments, ensuring precise results in sports analysis or monitoring applications for cranes or drones, for example. What’s more, different contrast corrections are employed for the individual areas of an image (light and dark zones), to obtain an optimum overall image. In addition, in Wide Dynamic Range mode, the cameras merge several images captured with different exposure times to create a highly dynamic overall image rich in contrast. 2D and 3D noise reduction can also be used in combination in static and dynamic areas of the image, achieving greater sensitivity and minimal image noise.
The FCB-MA130 is the ultra-compact zoom camera module for OEM, with miniature dimensions of only 16.5 x 18 x 10.3 mm. This delivers still images with a resolution of up to 13 MP, and videos in Full HD quality (1080p/30). This all-in-one colour camera module with one-push autofocus boasts DSP with a wealth of functions, and a powerful 1/2.45" Exmor CMOS sensor. With plug-and-play recognition via USB 3.0 and standard UVC, the compact board allows users fast, easy integration in their systems.
Stefan Waizmann, Head of Product Management at FRAMOS, explains: “With FCB zoom camera solutions, we are taking the next logical step in expanding our extensive portfolio of products from Sony, our partner of many years. Together with the external frame grabbers especially for Sony FCBs from our partner Pleora, we can now offer our customers flexible, space-saving solutions with USB3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet interface, as well as native digital video signals, all from a single source.”
For FRAMOS, image processing is not just a technical discipline, but a fascination, the future and our mission all at the same time. Since 1981 FRAMOS is a leading technology provider in industrial, scientific and medical image processing. Headquartered in Munich and with 5 subsidiaries worldwide we enable manufacturers, system integrators and researchers to benefit from imaging technologies. Our team of approximately 80 associates offers a fully comprehensive portfolio of imaging components, technical consulting and support. Thanks to many years of experience in the industry, we offer engineering services for custom camera development as well as complete turn-key-solutions. We are proud of our participation in a revolutionary technology. The spirit of innovation and development of our early days has remained at the heart of our company.