JAI announces the launch of a new multi-sensor industrial camera in the Apex Series. The Apex AP-3200T-USB is a 3-CMOS prism-based industrial R-G-B area scan camera providing better color fidelity and spatial precision than traditional Bayer color cameras. The camera is built around three PregiusTM IMX265 1/1.8 inch sensors featuring 2064 x 1544 pixels and pixel sizes of 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm.
Combined with a USB3 Vision interface for excellent plug and play compatibility, the AP-3200T-USB camera can output as much as 3 x 3.2 megapixels at 38.3 frames/second, making it the world’s highest performance 3-CMOS prism-based area scan camera. The USB3 Vision interface allows for a data throughput of 350 MB/s, which is more than 3 times faster than previous 3CCD models.
The new Apex Series camera is loaded with a range of advanced feature sets supporting the most challenging color imaging applications. The color space conversion tool provides great flexibility in on-board color space conversion: including RGB to HSI color space conversion and RGB to CIE-XYZ color space conversion. (sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces are also available).
The gain (both analog and digital) and the exposure time can be set independently for the red, green and blue sensor channels allowing for better signal/noise conditions. This maximizes the dynamic range for each color channel resulting in improved image quality.
With the color enhancer tool it is possible to strengthen certain colors in the image (double emphasis) for additive hues (red, green and blue) and subtractive hues (cyan, magenta and yellow). This feature is particularly useful in certain applications such as microscopy and medical imaging.
Other features include multi-ROI support, edge enhancement, ALC (integrated auto gain and auto shutter), color pixel binning and chunk data.
The AP-3200T-USB utilizes a new prism design making it more than 50 percent smaller and nearly 50 percent lighter than JAI’s previous 3CCD models, despite having much higher resolution. The camera is robustly built with a 50G shock rating and 3G vibration rating which, combined with an operating temperature range of -5°C to +45°C (ambient), enables the AP-3200T-USB to operate reliably in a wide range of industrial environments.