Basler Vision Technologies has added two new camera models to its Aviator area scan camera series. This series is based on Kodak's latest KAI-2050 and KAI-2150 CCD sensors.
Basler Aviator cameras exhibit good image quality at high image capture rates. The models feature 2 Megapixel resolution, 1,600 x 1,200 pixels or 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, at 67 or 62fps respectively. The cameras are equipped with Kodak's CCD sensors and provide progressive scan readout and global shutter technology.
The Aviator cameras are an ideal fit for various applications such as semiconductor manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, metrology, and medical imaging. They are designed to meet the tough price demands in these markets while delivering high performance. With a starting list price of €2,390, the Aviator series makes it very attractive to redesign machines that use cameras based on earlier Kodak sensors while offering double the speed for higher machine throughput.
As a result of Basler's extensive Camera Link interface and Kodak sensor experience, the Aviator offers excellent imaging results in terms of dynamic range and noise level, factors that will be measured and documented during the production of each camera using automated EMVA 1288 sensitivity testing.
To perform camera configuration, the Aviator offers both the register-based type of interface commonly used with Camera Link cameras and a C/C++ high level programming API based on Basler's Pylon platform. The Pylon Driver and SDK package supports easy integration into software programs and includes extensive documentation and more than 100 code samples for quick integration results.