Pilot piA2400-17 cameras

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Basler Vision Technologies has expanded its Pilot GigE camera series with two new models based on Sony's ICX625 CCD sensor. 

The Pilot piA2400-17 cameras feature an image capture rate of up to 17fps with high image quality. With 2448 x 2050 pixels, these cameras deliver 5 Megapixel resolution and are the direct successors of Basler's piA2400-12 cameras, which feature the same resolution, but offer a 12fps frame rate. Basler Pilot cameras fit perfectly into intelligent traffic systems (ITS), semiconductor and electronics inspection, LCD inspection, 3D measurement, and several other applications.

A 17fps frame rate is the usual standard for 1 Megapixel cameras, such as Basler's A102f or Scout scA1400‑17. Combining a 1 Megapixel camera and a new Pilot 5 Megapixel camera within a single application is now very easy. Customers can capture images from both cameras at the same time without performing the synchronisation tasks needed in the past.

All Pilot camera models feature a compact 29 x 44 x 98.5mm housing with a GigE Vision compliant Gigabit Ethernet interface. They are available in monochrome or colour and provide an RJ‑45 Ethernet connector with a screw mount option. Standard cameras are equipped with a C-mount lens adapter. For easier integration into space critical applications, a 90° angled head option is available.

The image quality of these models is measured and qualified for each camera during production using automated EMVA 1288-based sensitivity tests. The output from the imaging sensors is also balanced with two taps to provide a homogenous image.

Basler's Pylon Driver package supports both GigE and FireWire cameras. The Basler Pylon SDK enables straightforward integration into existing applications via extensive documentation and code samples that can often be simply cut and pasted into customer applications.

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