Firstsight Vision is now offering multispectral cameras from JAI. These two-chip cameras are available in both Camera Link (AD-080 CL) and GigE (AD-080 GE) versions. The camera can acquire both colour and NIR images simultaneously from exactly the same field of view.
The NIR image provides different information to the colour image and is particularly important in applications in the food processing and food sorting industries, where it may reveal artefacts such as bruising or decay on produce such as fruit or pulses. The camera also has applications in print verification, pharmaceuticals as well as parts inspection.
The colour sensor is a 1/3-inch progressive scan CCD with 1024 x 768 pixels. The unit also features a new flexible trigger function, which auto-switches the trigger synchronisation to ensure images are never missed when triggers are received during readout.