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November 2011

Point Grey showcases USB 3.0 at VISION 2011

Product Update

The new Flea3 1.3 MP USB 3.0
1328x1048 at 120FPS
Flea3 USB 3.0

Point Grey Expands USB 3.0 Product Family with New Flea3 Models

Just weeks after the launch of its first Flea3 USB 3.0 camera, Point Grey is delivering on its promise to develop a full product family around the USB 3.0 interface. This month, Point Grey has launched a PCIe USB 3.0 host controller card and a second Flea3 USB 3.0 model based on monochrome and color versions of the Sony® IMX035 capable of generating 1.3 megapixel images at 120 FPS. Read more...

Bullet Buy now online (US and Canada)
Bullet Buy PCIe USB 3.0 card (US and Canada)
Bullet Visit the Flea3 USB 3.0 product page

New Flea3 GigE cameras available
648x488 at 82FPS
1032x776 at 31FPS
Flea3 USB 3.0

Point Grey Expands World's Smallest GigE Vision Camera Family, New Flea3 VGA and XGA models

With their unique combination of sensors, size, interface, and cable length support, the new Flea3s are perfectly suited for analog camera replacement. The new models are based on color and monochrome versions of the industry's most popular VGA and XGA image sensors. The FL3-GE-03S2 uses the 1/3-inch Sony ICX424 CCD – featuring sensitive 7.4 micron square pixels – and is capable of sending 648x488 images at 82 FPS over the camera's Gigabit Ethernet interface. The FL3-GE-08S2 uses the 1/3-inch ICX204 CCD and can transmit 1032x776 images at 31 FPS. Read more...

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Event Update

See the Virtual Booth, Pictures, and Videos
Flea3 - 3 interfaces

Highlights from VISION 2011 Stuttgart

VISION 2011 was another record breaking success with over 7,000 visitors and 323 exhibitors from a total of 50 countries. One in three visitors came from abroad and this year saw a pronounced rise in the number of visitors from Asia; a strong indicator that Asian demand for machine vision components continues to grow. Check out our VISION 2011 Review Site to view images, videos, and PDFs.

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Corporate Update

New Point Grey office in Trento, Italy

Point Grey Appoints ClearView Imaging as UK Distributor

ClearView Imaging Ltd. is Point Grey's exclusive distributor in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Customers will see immediate benefits as a result of providing local distribution of Point Grey products through ClearView, including faster response times and local technical support. Read more...

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USB 3.0 Technology Updates

USB3 Vision Stadard Logo

USB3Vision™ First White Paper

The USB3 Vision standard committee recently released version 1 of the USB3 Vision White Paper. The paper documents the objectives for USB3 Vision, provides an architectural overview, and outlines key operations to be addressed by the USB3 standard.

Point Grey will be hosting the next USB3Vision™ standard committee meeting in Vancouver, Canada from Feb 13-17 2012.

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New Articles and Application Notes

Upcoming Events

Bullet KB Article: Windows Firewall Pops Up When Starting a FlyCapture Application

Bullet KB Article: Windows Aero theme may interfere with FlyCapture2 image display

Bullet KB Article: USB 3.0 Cameras on USB 2 bus do not support images >4MB

Bullet KB Article: Installing Driver for USB 3.0 Interface card

Bullet KB Article: After a computer running Windows XP/Vista/7 sleeps or hibernates, FlyCapture2 no longer detects the camera.

ITE 2011

ITE 2011

Point Grey will be attending the International Technical Exhibition on Image Technology and Equipment with ViewPLUS, our Japanese Distributor in Yokohama, Japan from December 7-9, 2011

AIA Business Conference

AIA Business Conference

Point Grey will be attending the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, FL, USA from January 18 - 20 , 2012.

Internepcon 2011

Internepcon 2011

Point Grey will be exhibiting at INTERNEPCON in Tokyo, Japan from January 18 - 20 , 2012.

New Articles and Additional Info


Please note, our offices in Canada, the USA, and Europe will be closed December 24th to January 3rd (inclusive). Normal business hours will resume January 4th, 2012. For customers in Asia, please contact the distributor in your area for hours of operation.

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The new Flea3 USB 3.0 camera by Point Grey
Watch "USB 3.0 is Here" video Presentation VISION 2011 Show Review ClearView Imaging new distributor for Point Grey in UK and Ireland