e2v, the leading imaging solutions provider, has announced the introduction of the UNiiQA+ *PoCL camera family, offering affordable, flexible and simple high speed line scan solutions to the automation world.

The UNiiQA+ camera series provides a line scan solution of unmatched simplicity at the best price versus performance ratio. This broad range of cameras also offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution at multiple price points in order to accommodate any performance requirement and budget.

Thanks to e2v’s exclusive CMOS image sensor technology, the UNiiQA+ is available across the full resolution range from 0.5k to 16k pixels and in speeds of up to 100 KHz in both colour and monochrome. The 5µm pixel pitch sensor enables the UNiiQA+ to stand as the most compact line scan camera on the market today and to be C-mount compatible at any resolution up to 4k pixels.

The UNiiQA+ also challenges existing line scan camera standards by bringing versatile multi resolution models to machine vision OEMs. This simplifies their supply chain and improves the modularity of their equipment, enabling a faster time-to-market for new products, with little additional investment.

Francois Thouret, President of Professional Imaging at e2v commented, “Launched as a complementary offer to our high-end ELiiXA+ line scan camera series, the UNiiQA+ range now offers more camera choice to support applications that require both entry-level performance and high speed. We expect that the UNiiQA+ will bring a long term competitive advantage to our customers in their markets and also broaden line scan imaging to new applications.”

Typical applications for the camera include: on-line quality control and inspection of plastics, films, glass, paper, non-woven materials and wood. Other applications include: food sorting, barcode reading and microscopy.

Further UNiiQA+ models (including a USB3Vision version) are planned for release throughout 2015.

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LightWise™ Allegro USB3 Family

More intelligence. Better performance. Less money.

LightWise customizable smart cameras are the intelligent camera solution for OEMs. LightWise cameras feature compact form factors, high resolution and high performance, along with unmatched programmability and flexibility for OEM vision system designers. We put more intelligence in the camera with on-board processors, FPGAs, image buffers and other features to improve performance and simplify integration.

LightWise Allegro cameras are an excellent low-cost USB3 solution. We add a few unique features to differentiate these cameras from the competition, such as the ISG Image Pipeline in the on-board FPGA and memory intelligently allocated. And because LightWise OEM cameras are easier to integrate, you will get your OEM vision systems to market faster, with better performance and higher margins. Allegro USB3.0 cameras are now available with CMOSIS™ and Sony IMX 174 sensors.

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Perception Cam – the new way to see in three dimensions

MATRIX VISION will introduce a new kind of 3D camera with a new approach to determine objects in space. This perception camera is inspired by human vision, i.e., the eye in cooperation with the brain does not see a cloud of points. The brain interprets the scenery using the learned experiences (eg: in a room we determine a chair, a table, etc) and we know what we can do with them. A human determines contrasts like edges and structures, and also distances. The movement of an object is a further indicator to determine the objects. That’s the task of the perception camera; the camera determines position, location, and movement of objects in space.

The object, you want to detect, is described by the principal properties. The perception cameras show all objects with these properties in video real-time. It does not matter, if the objects are moving or not. The detection area starts from several centimetres. A further advantage of the camera is the self-healing feature: even if the camera gets a blow, the camera will calibrate itself.

Logistics and Automotive users will benefit from this reliable and fast system. More information


Smart Cam – compact application camera

  • 1.3 MPix CMOS sensor
  • FGPA/SoC with Dual-Core Cortex-A9 processor, each with 800 MHz
  • 4 GB NAND Flash
  • Application wizards
  • Hardware JPEG compression for monitoring live display
  • Perfect tuning of hardware and software

Industrial image processing needs to be faster and more productive. MATRIX VISION enables users and system integrators to implement highly efficient applications by means of the intuitive and progressive Smart Cam. This modern technology combines mvHardware and software in an unprecedented manner.

Dreams and reality converge with this out-of-the-box solution. The Smart Cam, with its learning functions, creates opportunities to set up applications without programming. This technology impresses experts as well, since all the basic functions are covered and image processing experts can concentrate on the really important specifications. Using the open system and expert mode users can develop and configure their own tools. And the captured data are compatible with the most important IBV software libraries.

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