Blackfly BFLY-PGE-12A2 and BFLY-PGE-20E4

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Point Grey has announced two new models to its Blackfly family of compact PoE GigE Vision cameras.

The 29 x 29 x 30mm BFLY-PGE-12A2 and BFLY-PGE-20E4 models use global shutter CMOS technology to capture distortion-free images of objects in motion, a critical requirement for applications such as factory automation or open road tolling.

The BFLY-PGE-12A2 camera uses the new AR0134 from Aptina, a 1.2 megapixel CMOS image sensor capable of capturing images at 50fps and using the company’s 3.75µm global shutter pixel technology. The sensor’s 1/3-inch optical format enables analogue camera users to switch easily to digital without changing optics, while offering higher resolution and faster frame rates.

The new BFLY-PGE-20E4 model uses the new EV76C570 sensor from e2v, a 1/1.8-inch 2 megapixel sensor that supports frame rates up to 47fps. The higher resolution EV76C570 is the latest addition to e2v’s Sapphire family of high sensitivity global shutter CMOS sensors, which also includes the 1.3 megapixel EV76560 device used in other Point Grey cameras.

Like other Blackfly models, these new cameras support cable lengths of up 100 metres using Gigabit Ethernet, are compatible with third-party imaging libraries via the GigE Vision standard, and provide a host of features including Power over Ethernet, temperature and status monitoring, in-field updatable firmware, colour interpolation, look-up table and gamma, and much more. The Blackfly models are perfectly suited to applications in machine vision and factory automation.