PixeLink has released the PL-C series of machine vision cameras designed for demanding industrial applications.
Using two rather than three camera electronics boards, PL-C series cameras use 33 per cent less camera hardware than existing PixeLink offerings and are 38 per cent to 45 per cent smaller than cameras from PixeLink's existing professional camera line, the PL-B series. Their small size allows for easy integration into custom industrial applications in which a robust, high quality camera is required.
Using a FireWire 1394b interface and offering DCAM v1.32 support, the PL-C series is ideal for use in biometric, parts inspection and metrology applications, to name a few. The cameras are available in colour and monochrome versions and offer 5.0 megapixel resolution. In 2010/2011 PixeLink will also introduce 1.3, 2.0, 4.0 and 12 megapixel camera versions.
As with all PixeLink cameras, PL-C series cameras can be combined with the company's Software Developer's Kit (SDK) to streamline and simplify the integration of the camera into machine vision applications. The SDK also provides an API that is consistent across all PixeLink cameras, allowing for simplified integration and reduced development time.