Blackfly GigE Vision cameras

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Point Grey has released 1.3 megapixel CCD models to its Blackfly family of GigE Vision cameras.

The Blackfly line now offers a total of 10 different monochrome and colour models designed to address a wide variety of machine vision, scientific, and traffic applications, including 2D and 3D metrology, electronics and semiconductor inspection, microscopy, and automated number plate recognition. The new camera models are based on colour and monochrome versions of the Sony ICX445 EXview HAD CCD and are capable of streaming high quality 1,288 x 964 pixel images at 22fps over PoE GigE.

The Blackfly measures just 29 x 29 x 30mm and offers various features, including temperature, power, and status monitoring; an image processing pipeline for colour interpolation, look up table, and gamma; and a 16MB frame buffer for retransmitting images. Like all Point Grey Gigabit Ethernet cameras the Blackfly complies with version 1.2 of the GigE Vision specification. This allows cameras to work with third-party software packages including Cognex VisionPro, Mathworks Image Acquisition Toolbox, Matrox Imaging Library, MVTec Halcon, and NI LabView, as well as with Point Grey's own FlyCapture SDK.