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May 2008

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The Vision Show in Boston

Feature Articles

32 Grasshopper arraySee Point Grey Products Live in Action this June

Come and see Point Grey’s latest products and live demos at The Vision Show 2008 in Boston from June 10-12, 2008, AUTOMATICA in Germany from June 10 - 13, 2008, and SII in Japan from June 11 - 13, 2008.

Point Grey will show a number of new innovations focusing on end-to-end image acquisition solutions including the Grasshopper and Flea2 IEEE-1394b (FireWire) camera families and FirePRO™ low profile dual bus IEEE-1394b PCI Express card. Also, don’t miss our live-demo product highlights:

  • Real Quattro (The Vision Show and AUTOMATICA): two Grasshoppers and two Flea2s streaming 210MB/s of image data in real-time into 2 FirePRO dual bus 1394b PCIe cards
  • Freeze Frame (The Vision Show): 32 automatically synchronized 2.0MP Grasshopper cameras streaming 320MB/s into one PC (network topology)
  • Geometric Pattern Matching Technology (AUTOMATICA): uses the Flea2 camera to obtain accurate inspection results

Point Grey GmbH officePoint Grey Research Relocates German Office and Expands Operations

Effective immediately, Point Grey Research GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Point Grey Research Inc., has moved to the fourth floor of Schwieberdinger Strasse 60 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. At almost double the size, the new office is much larger than the previous office located in Munich, which will provide more space for existing employees, and allow continued growth of the European sales and support team. Point Grey customers can expect to see more efficient sales channels, faster response times, and enhanced technical support as a result. Point Grey Research GmbH is continuing to recruit highly qualified employees in sales and technical support who will be dedicated to servicing Point Grey customers in Europe.

Upcoming Events

New Product Updates

The Vision Show

Vision Show logoBoston, MA, USA: Point Grey will be exhibiting in Hall A, Booth 113 from June 10 - 12, 2008.


AUTOMATICA logoMunich, Germany: Point Grey will be exhibiting in Hall B2, Booth 208 from June 10 - 13, 2008.

Sensing via Image Information (SII)

Yokohama, Japan: Point Grey will be attending with ViewPLUS, our Japan distributor, from June 11 - 13, 2008.

FirePRO Low Profile Dual Bus 1394b PCI Express Card is World's First

FirePRO dual bus cardThe FirePRO™ IEEE-1394b low profile PCI Express card designed and manufactured by Point Grey Research is ideal for multiple camera arrays or high data rate applications. A new dual bus option incorporates two (2) 1394b physical layers to allow simultaneous image acquisition from up to 16 cameras, and total data throughput of 160MB/s, using a single host adapter.

Resources and Additional Info

Knowledge Base Articles and White Papers

Article Suggestions

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How to Order

To purchase one of our cameras or request a price quote, please contact us:

phone: +604-730-9937 x1

In Europe:
phone: +49-89-45463224

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