The Imaging Source has released a series of small GigE cameras. The cameras have a footprint of 29 x 29mm, similar in size to many analogue cameras. This new series simplifies the migration from the analogue to digital.
The cameras are supplied in a robust, industrial casing with a C/CS lens mount, trigger and digital I/0 inputs. The colour, monochrome and Bayer models are available in VGA, SXGA and 2 Megapixel resolutions. They are ideally suited to machine vision applications in automation, traffic surveillance, quality assurance, medicine, logistics, microscopy and security.
Getting started with the cameras takes only a matter of minutes and integrating them into existing applications takes only a few lines of code. Drivers for LabView, Halcon, DirectX, Twain and WDM are included. All camera parameters and settings can be set via the shipped software. Furthermore, a number of automatic modes are available, which guarantee optimal image quality in varying light conditions.
The cameras ship with drivers for Windows XP, Vista and 7, the SDK IC Imaging Control (.NET, ActiveX and C++ class library) and IC Capture. The latter is a powerful end-user application, which allows all camera parameters to be set, live video to be displayed, singular images and image sequences to be captured.