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25GigE cameras and Sony block cameras

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Emergent Vision Technologies (EVT), the pioneer camera company that brought 10GigE Vision cameras to the imaging and vision market, has announced the addition of 25GigE Cameras to their product line up, available from Framos. The just released 25GigE Vision successor includes all GigE benefits, but with a 2.5x increase in data and frame rates over 10GigE. The new interface standard, available with both EVT’s BOLT area scan and ACCEL line scan cameras, is the answer to the ever-increasing demands in resolution and speed that drive industrial automation and cutting-edge consumer vision.

Both EVT’s BOLT and ACCEL 25GigE devices provide extreme high-speed interfacing with 3.125 Mbytes/s, to maximize the throughput in real-time applications. Until now, this speed was only attainable with 4-channel CoaXPress. The new interface requires only a single fiber cable compared to the Quad CoaXPress interface that required four cables. The use of SFP28 fiber cables plus step-up transceivers provide cable lengths up to ten kilometres. Handling and integration are becoming much easier and cost effective; the 25GigE interface provides superior capability with a great combination of speed and distance.

Darren Bessette, Category Manager Devices at FRAMOS says: “25GigE’s Differentiator is a combination of speed, handling, and reliability. With EVT’s new BOLT and ACCEL series, users can take full advantage of the latest generation of high-performance sensors with higher resolution and faster frame rates. The 25GigE interface opens multiple opportunities for factory automation, smooth industrial processes, broadcast, video conferences and real-time applications, including inspection and robotics. Today, EVT’s 25GigE solutions are the fastest and easiest way to produce ultra-high-speed imaging without latency, over long distances, and with easy integration and operation.”

EVT offers dedicated NIC card solutions to reduce CPU loading, and manage video triggering and streaming. Data from the camera is processed directly on the NIC for smooth integration and operation of the 25GigE vision solution.  CPU processing remains under 5% and the remaining CPU capacity is free for other processing or intelligence, as required. The new interface offers network support and synchronization via the IEEE1588 standard and is GigE Vision and GenICam compliant. The provision of IP trust and the reliable synchronization of the GigE Vision standard allows the 25GigE Vision interface to be an easy upgrade to improve all vision systems, with an extra measure of speed and innovation.

Sony block cameras

Also available from Framos, two new Sony industrial 4K functional camera blocks, the FCB-ER8530 and FCB-ER8550, provide QFHD resolution video from an 8.5 Megapixel back-illuminated image sensor for superb clarity and detail in applications for situational awareness, surveillance, video sharing, remote learning and content development in full 4K. These very compact cameras offer electronic image stabilization, improved night-time performance, and up to 30x equivalent optical zoom (using the Super Resolution Zoom feature). They are available from the global imaging expert FRAMOS®.

The high image quality of both camera blocks starts with a 1/2.5 type Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor with a pixel array of 3,840x2,160 QFHD, complemented by world-class Sony image processing and lensing. Each model supports electronic image stabilization to avoid artifacts resulting from sustained rough shaking or vibrations in moving applications. An optional true Day/Night feature improves night time performance and enables 24/7 operation in variable lighting conditions. Customers can choose from eight video output formats from HD to 4K, via an industry standard HDMI 1.4b interface.

Darren Bessette, Category Manager Devices at FRAMOS, says: “Both the FCB-ER8530 and FCB-ER8550 open up many new applications for high-quality video capture across multiple industries. In addition, the FCB-ER8550 offers a precise external synchronization feature for multiple camera configurations seen in many AR, VR and Sports Broadcast applications. Also, frame synchronization with externally modulated light sources can be easily coordinated and deployed. Though this product is targeted primarily to Surveillance and Traffic deployments, innovative applications and emerging technologies like 3D imaging in Medicine or Modelling, AR/VR systems or Sports Broadcasting, benefit greatly from the rich feature set provided by these cameras. “

Both new Sony product releases are currently available and come with Sony’s unique Super-Resolution-Zoom (SRZ) technology. This technology enables the camera blocks to deliver an equivalent of 30x optical zoom at full 4K resolution. The compact form factor of 50mmx60mmx93mm enables the devices to fit into space constrained environments, comparable in size to the popular 1080P FCB-EV7520. Therefore, engineers can take advantage of an easy upgrade without necessarily changing mechanical designs.

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