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Insights March 2015

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March, 2015   
New 1.4 MP Grasshopper3 with Sony ICX825 Shipping Now Grasshopper3 USB3 Vision Camera Snaps Surface Images in 3D
Point Grey Comments on Sony CCD Line Closure Update
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Point Grey Comments on Sony CCD Line Closure, Renews Commitment to Product Lifetimes into 2026 Point Grey Cameras with Sony CCDs Available Up To 2026

With Sony's announcement to discontinue operations of their CCD 200mm wafer line by the end of March 2017, Point Grey has been working closely with Sony to ensure support of our customers with long product lifetimes. We will be approaching customers this year and into 2016 for forecasts that will enable us to continue supplying Sony CCD-based cameras until 2026.

Our goal is to provide customers with three options: (1) continue to buy their existing Sony CCD-based cameras for their natural lifespan, (2) explore alternative CCDs such as from Sharp, (3) and finally, for those customers interested in the latest CMOS technology, consider image sensors from companies like Sony and On Semi.

For customers affected by this change, we encourage you to contact your Sales Representative with any questions.

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New 1.4 MP Grasshopper3 with Sony ICX825 Shipping Now New 1.4 MP Grasshopper3 with Sony ICX825 Shipping Now

The latest Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 features the Sony ICX825 EXview HAD CCD II which offers the same optical format, large pixel size, high saturation capacity, and dynamic range as the ICX285, but improves upon both the imaging performance and frame rate while maintaining a similar price point. The new Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 is now available to order.
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Coming Soon Blackfly with 2.0MP Sony ICX274 CCD Upcoming 1.3 MP Chameleon3 featuring On Semi Python CMOS

The upcoming Chameleon3 CM3-U3-13Y3 features a new 1.3 MP Python CMOS sensor from On Semi capable of streaming 1280 x 1024 resolution images at 150 FPS. The Python1300 sensor continues the legacy of the popular Vita1300 sensor, maintaining the same ½" optical format of distortion free, global shutter imaging, and improved temporal dark noise.
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Zeta-20-True Color 3D optical profiler 
Advanced 3D Optical Profiler Uses Grasshopper3 USB3 Camera

Zeta Instruments developed a new, patented optical technique called ZDot™ that captures images of surfaces that are usually difficult to measure such as transparent and multi-layered surfaces, those that have low reflectivity and low-contrast, or those with high roughness. The images are captured by a 2.8 MP Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-28S5C camera and transferred to a PC over a USB 3.0 interface where a proprietary software algorithm analyzes the images to create true color 3D images. Read more...
     
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ISC West ISC West - (Apr 15-17, 2015 Las Vegas, USA) Point Grey will be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas, NV in booth#2092.

Defense, Security and Sensing Defense, Security and Sensing - (Apr 21-23, 2015 Baltimore, USA) Point Grey will be exhibiting at DSS in Baltimore, MD in booth#442.
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