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Insights December 2014

Point Grey Insights Newsletter December 2014

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December, 2014   
Grasshopper3 USB3 Vision 6MP Sony ICX694 CCD Grasshopper3 USB3 Vision 1.4MP Sony ICX825 CCD
New Grasshopper3 USB3 Vision 6.0MP Model 6.0 MP Grasshopper3 Camera with Sony ICX694 Quad-Tap at 25 FPS

The new 6.0 MP Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-60QS6 leverages Sony's ICX694 quad tap architecture and takes full advantage of the USB 3.0 bandwidth. This model offers both high resolution and fast frame rates while delivering excellent CCD image quality. At 25 FPS, the frame rate is nearly double compared to existing dual tap cameras.

New Blackfly Sony ICX693 CCD High Sensitivity Blackfly SVGA CCD Camera

The new Blackfly BFLY-U3-05S2 uses the ICX693 SuperHAD CCD from Sony. This new model provides a unique combination of SVGA aspect ratio, high saturation capacity, 1/3” optical format, and dynamic range of over 60 dB.
Upcoming Grasshopper3 1.4 Sony ICX825 CCD ICX825: Sony's Next Generation of the ICX285

The new ICX825 EXview HAD CCD II 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.   This sensor will be available in the Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 in Q1 2015.
Point Grey's New website 2014 Year-End Review: Thank you for another successful year!

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and all we've accomplished together. To all our customers, suppliers, distributors, partners, and staff: a heartfelt thank you and congratulations for making 2014 another fantastic year for Point Grey.

Special highlights in 2014:
  • Launched 17 new USB3 Vision and GigE Vision cameras models
  • Certified USB3 Vision Compliancy for Blackfly and Chameleon3 Camera Families
  • Expanded our Distributor Network in Taiwan and Japan
  • Celebrated 200 Full-Time Employees Worldwide
  • Published the industry’s first sensor review
  • Launched a new corporate website

Brad Fournier, Point Grey's 200th employee Point Grey Celebrates 200 Full-Time Employees Worldwide

Point Grey has recently celebrated the hiring of its 200th employee, marking another important milestone in the company’s growth. Brad Fournier has taken a position as a System Administrator in our IT team. Reaching 200 full-time employees is a significant achievement for Point Grey. Since being founded in 1997, Point Grey has grown year-over-year – without any outside investment – to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative, high performance digital cameras.

Happy Holidays! Holiday Office Closure and Web Store Shipments

Our offices in Canada and Europe will be closed from December 24th to January 1st, 2015 inclusive. Normal business hours will resume January 2nd, 2015. For customers in Asia, the UK, and Ireland, please contact our distributor in your area for hours of operation.

Online orders placed between December 23rd, 2014 and January 1st, 2015 will be shipped January 2nd, 2015. Thank you and Happy Holidays!
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Using National Instruments (NI ) LabVIEW software with Point Grey cameras

Photonics West Photonics West- (Feb 10-12, 2015, San Francisco, USA) Point Grey will be exhibiting at Photonics West in San Francisco, CA in booth #233.

Broadcast Video Expo Broadcast Video Expo- (Feb 24-26, 2015, London, UK) Point Grey will be attending the Broadcast Video Expo with ClearView Imaging, our UK distributor in London, UK.

SIAF Guangzhou SAIF Guangzhou- (Mar 9-11, 2015, Shanghai, China) Point Grey will be attending SIAF with LUSTER LightTech, our Chinese distributor in Shanghai, China.

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