With the release of two new affordable Goldeye models Allied Vision expands the Goldeye camera family of short-wave infrared cameras and makes the shortwave infrared technology more accessible for demanding, cost-sensitive application fields. Goldeye cameras are equipped with InGaAs sensor technology making them sensitive in the short wave infrared spectrum ranging from 900 nm to 1,700 nm.
Affordable Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless for temperature-stable environments
For the first time, Allied Vision is releasing a tecless InGaAs camera (without thermo-electric cooling element). With an excellent price-performance ratio for a VGA InGaAs camera, the Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless is the perfect choice for demanding, cost-sensitive short-wave infrared applications. In temperature-stable environments, the camera delivers high quality images with outstanding low noise performance (low read-out noise of 32 electrons in high gain mode).
Advanced background correction functionalities can be used to further improve the image quality. With up to 301 frames per second at full resolution the Goldeye G/CL-033 TECless is the fastest VGA resolution short-wave infrared camera with Camera Link and GigE Vision interface. Moreover, the TECless Goldeye camera offers low power consumption of 6 W (<7.5 W with PoE) compared to more than 10 W for a camera with a single-stage thermo-electric cooling element (TEC1).
Affordable Goldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1 for high temperature fluctuations
The second new model, the Goldeye G/CL-008 Cool TEC1, is an affordable InGaAs SWIR camera for the use under demanding conditions with high temperature fluctuations. To enable low-noise imaging in the spectral range from 900 nm to 1,700 nm, the camera is equipped with a nitrogen filled cooling chamber which encloses the sensor including the single-stage thermo-electric cooler (TEC1). This avoids condensation on the sensor and makes the camera especially useful in warm and humid environments with a high risk of condensation. The camera also features a controllable fan to further enhance the efficiency of the cooling. The InGaAs sensor is by default stabilized and calibrated at +5°C. A temperature difference of up to ΔT=30°C from the sensor towards the housing can be reached.
Moreover, advanced image correction features contribute to the Goldeye's outstanding image quality. With frame rates up to 344 fps at full resolution, versatile application fields can be addressed.
All Goldeye SWIR cameras can be operated at very high frame rates and capture outstanding low-noise images. They are the perfect choice for industrial applications beyond the visible spectrum. All Goldeye models are available with either a Camera Link or a GigE Vision interface.
Allied Vision has also added another camera model to its high-performance Prosilica GT camera family: the new Prosilica GT2460, a camera model equipped with the high-quality Sony IMX264 CMOS sensor with Pregius global shutter technology, is now available. After the versatile Manta camera and the compact Mako camera it is Allied Vision's third camera family offering this popular Sony sensor.
Prosilica GT2460 is a 5.1 Megapixel camera with a GigE Vision compliant Gigabit Ethernet port and Hirose I/O port. It is a rugged camera with a robust thermal housing that is designed to operate in extreme environments and fluctuating lighting conditions. At full resolution (2456 × 2054 pixels), this camera runs 23.7 frames per second and provides excellent image quality and extremely low-noise images. With a smaller region of interest, higher frame rates are possible.
The Prosilica GT2460 offers Precise iris lens control allowing users to fix the aperture size to optimize depth of field, exposure and gain without the need for additional control elements. It is a standard format housing camera with a standard C-Mount lens mount. Prosilica GT2460 is offered as monochrome or color models. By default, monochrome models ship with no optical filter and color models ship with an IRC30 IR cut filter.
Thanks to Allied Vision's Vimba SDK and the compatibility to the most popular third-party image-processing libraries, the software integration of the camera is very easy.