Japanese Century Arks releases event-based camera

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Japanese camera manufacturer, Century Arks, has released an industrial event-based camera using Prophesee's neuromorphic vision sensor.

The Silky EvCam is designed to address a range of industrial machine vision applications, such as high-speed counting and vibration monitoring.

Event-based vision is an imaging method that records changes in a scene rather than capturing an image frame by frame. Prophesee's Metavision event-based vision sensor reduces the amount of data collected in a scene by up to 1000 times compared to traditional frame-based techniques, significantly improving performance. It delivers high-speed vision (>10,000fps time-resolution equivalent), lower power operation (<2.5W camera total) and supports a wide dynamic range (>120dB) that makes it suitable for operation in demanding lighting conditions.

The Silky EvCam camera is also supported by Prophesee's Metavision software suite to help engineers implement event-based vision technology in machine vision systems. The suite consists of 62 algorithms, 54 code samples and 11 ready-to-use applications.

The Silky EvCam is available for production orders. Mr Saito, CEO of CenturyArks, said the new camera 'offers a dramatic increase in the performance of sensing capabilities, AI processing and deep learning systems required in key areas such as predictive maintenance, manufacturing, factory automation, robotics and security.'

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