Charlotte, NC, United States (April 4, 2019) - The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of machine vision cameras and software for industrial imaging, announces the launch and immediate availability of the first in a new family of GigE zoom cameras featuring 20x optical zoom, autofocus, autoiris with Power over Ethernet (PoE).
The cameras are available as color and monochrome variants and feature the Sony Pregius 3.1 MP IMX265 sensor. This sensor's global shutter ensures distortion-free imaging (even for fast-moving objects) and delivers high frame rates as well as high dynamic range and brilliant color reproduction. The cameras' precise stepper motors quickly adjust zoom and focus with complete zoom transition (i.e. from fully zoomed-out to fully zoomed-in) in under 6 seconds.
Furthermore, the cameras feature autoiris as well as a mechanical IR cut filter switch with all functionalities being conveniently controlled via the supplied software. The sensor provides a number of image formats, frame rates and binning modes and outputs 36 fps at full resolution (2048x1536) and 54 fps at full HD (1920x1080). The cameras are GigE Vision standard compliant and support efficient integration into systems using the standard.
The zoom cameras are ideally suited for a variety of machine vision tasks where objects vary in size or distance such as automation, quality assurance, logistics, ITS (intelligent traffic systems) and CCTV.
The Imaging Source provides free software tools and SDKs for Windows and Linux platforms: IC Imaging Control SDK; the end-user software IC Capture for image acquisition; IC 3D for 3D stereo depth estimation; IC Measure for on-screen measurement; and IC Barcode, an SDK for 1- and 2D barcode detection.