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Helios time-of-flight camera

LUCID Vision Labs, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of unique and innovative industrial vision cameras, will be demonstrating Helios™, a new, compact 3D Time of Flight camera with superior depth precision at VISION 2018.

LUCID’s Helios ToF 3D camera has four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes and integrates Sony's new DepthSense™ IMX556PLR back-illuminated ToF image sensor with high NIR sensitivity, 10um pixel size and high modulation contrast ratio.  The camera can produce depth data at 60 frames per second with 640x480 resolution over a PoE Gigabit Ethernet interface.  It is compliant with the GigE Vision and GenICam 3D standard for ease of integration using LUCID’s Arena SDK or third-party machine vision software.

“Our new Helios ToF 3D camera shows the potential for Time of Flight technology in a variety of industrial applications, including robotic navigation, 3D inspection and logistic automation such as bin-picking and package dimensioning,” says Rod Barman, Founder and President at LUCID Vision Labs.  “Improved depth accuracy and precision at an attractive price point will enable many 3D applications to run more efficiently while reducing overall system cost.” The first models of the Helios camera will be available by middle of 2019.

At the Industrial Vision Days forum organized by VDMA Machine Vision, LUCID will be giving a ToF presentation titled “Advanced Material Handling with New Sony DepthSense™ Time of Flight Technology” by Jenson Chang, Product Marketing, on November 7th at 4.30 pm. See a live demonstration of LUCID’s Helios ToF camera at VISION 2018 from Nov 6-8, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany at booth 1C62.

Triton GigE Vision cameras

The company has also added 3.2 MP and 5 MP polarization models to its Triton GigE Vision camera line.

The 3.2 MP Triton camera features the 1/1.8” Sony IMX265 global shutter CMOS sensor running at 38 fps. The 5 MP polarization Triton models feature the 2/3” Sony IMX250MZR monochrome and the IMX250MYR color global shutter CMOS sensors running at 24 fps. Featuring a pixel size of 3.45µm, the polarization image sensors have four different directional polarizing filters (0°, 90°, 45°, and 135°).

The Triton camera sets a new price performance standard in the industrial camera market. Active Sensor Alignment for superior optical performance, a lightweight, compact 29 x 29 mm size, and IP67 protection make the Triton camera suitable for any industrial environment. The M12 Ethernet and M8 I/O connectors provide a robust connection resistant to shock and vibration and are protected from dirt, dust, and water. By adding an optional IP67 sealed lens tube, the Triton can operate in harsh environments without the need for bulky enclosures. All Triton cameras are actively aligned to minimize image sensor tilt and rotation, and to precisely position the image sensor to the lens mount for sharp, crisp images, even in the corners.

“We’re excited to expand our Triton camera portfolio and offer a larger selection of sensors for diverse customer requirements,” says Rod Barman, Founder and President at LUCID Vision Labs. “Featuring a rugged design for long-term reliability and a very attractive price point, the Triton camera is ideal for a wide range of demanding applications and harsh environments.”

All LUCID cameras conform to the GigE Vision 2.0 and GenICam3 standards and are supported by LUCID’s own Arena software development kit. The Arena SDK provides customers with easy access to the latest industry standards and software technology.

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