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Grasshopper Express GX-FW-60S6

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Point Grey has added 6.0 Megapixel models to its Grasshopper Express IEEE 1394b (FireWire-b) digital cameras series. Building on Point Grey's experience with Sony EXview HAD CCD II technology, the new Grasshopper Express GX-FW-60S6 uses the Sony ICX694 to deliver high resolution and extreme sensitivity in a compact and low-cost package.

The ICX694 applies EXview HAD technology to higher resolution, multi-tap image sensors. Compared to other CCD devices, EXview is known for higher quantum efficiency, reduced smear and increased near infrared sensitivity. The ICX694 is a full 1-inch CCD that features 4.54µm2 pixels and is capable of sending 2,736 x 2,192 images at 11fps.

Every Grasshopper Express camera is equipped with a tripod mounting bracket, on-board temperature and power sensors to monitor camera status, and Point Grey's rich feature set. Also included with every camera is the FlyCapture SDK software library which provides a common control interface for all Point Grey cameras under both Windows and Linux.

The Grasshopper Express camera utilises the FireWire-b interface. The 800Mb/s of bandwidth delivers low latency, deterministic image transfer without CPU loading. The GX cameras are ideal for applications in machine vision, bioscience, traffic and GIS applications.