Low-cost GigE camera

The economically priced GigE camera from Prosilica runs 64 frames/s at 782 x 582-pixel resolution.

Mar 20th, 2009

The economically priced GigE camera from Prosilica runs 64 frames/s at 782 x 582-pixel resolution. The ultracompact GC780 features the 1/2-inch Sony ICS415 progressive-scan CCD, which provides low dark curent, high sensitivity, continuous variable-speed shutter, low smear and excellent antiblooming characteristics. The camera is well suited for applications such as high-speed inspection, machine vision, optical character recognition, traffic imaging, robotics, and OEM applications. Because of its Gigabit Ethernet interface, the GC780 is plug-and-play and does not require a frame grabber to operate. The GigE interface also allows cable lengths of up to 100 m (300 ft) long using conventional Ethernet cabling (Cat5e) and even longer lengths using fiber-optic cables.
Prosilica
Burnaby, BC, Canada
www.prosilica.com
sales@prosilica.com


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PRESS RELEASE

Prosilica Introduces the GC780 -- A New Low-Cost GigE Camera

Economically-priced GigE Camera Runs 64 frames/s at 782x582

http://www.prosilica.com/products/gc780.html

1/2" Sony ICX415 CCD sensor
Prosilica has released the GC780, a new low cost camera with a GigE Vision compliant interface. The ultra-compact GC780 (33x46x38mm) features the 1/2" Sony ICX415 progressive scan CCD sensor and runs 64 frames per second at full resolution (782x582). The ICX415 features low dark current, high sensitivity, continuous variable-speed shutter, low smear and excellent anti-blooming characteristics. The GC780 has a C-mount with adjustable back-focus and is available in monochrome and color models. The camera is well suited for applications such as high-speed inspection, machine vision, optical character recognition, traffic imaging, robotics, and OEM applications.

Rich set of camera features
The GC780 incorporates an advanced set of rich camera features including snapshot/global shutter, pixel binning, area of interest readout, video-type auto-iris support, external trigger and sync I/O, 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, autoexposure and autowhite balance controls.

Ease of integration and third-party compatibility
Thanks to its Gigabit Ethernet interface, the GC780 is plug-and-play and does not require a frame-grabber to operate. The GigE interface also allows cable lengths of up to 100m (300ft) long using conventional Ethernet cabling (Cat5e) and even longer lengths using fiber optic cables.

The Prosilica GigE sample viewer and the customer-acclaimed SDK are both available free of charge. The SDK supports Windows, MAC OS, Linux and QNX operating systems on both Intel, Power PC and ARM9 platforms. For users that prefer third party imaging libraries and applications, Prosilica's GigE Vision cameras are plug-and-play compatible with software from Matrox, National Instruments, Cognex, Stemmer Imaging, Tordivel, Norpix, MVTec, and others.

About Prosilica
Prosilica is a leading manufacturer of digital cameras for machine vision and industrial imaging. Prosilica produces high-performance, ultra-compact digital cameras based on Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision) interface technologies. Prosilica is a subsidiary of Allied Vision Technologies, the established market leader in the area of digital FireWire industrial cameras. For more information contact Prosilica by email at sales@prosilica.com , by telephone at +1 604-875-8855, or visit Prosilica's website at www.prosilica.com

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