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October 2011

Point Grey showcases USB 3.0 at VISION 2011

Product Update

The new Flea3 3.2 MP USB 3.0
camera is now available
Flea3 USB 3.0

Flea3 - The World's Smallest USB 3.0 Camera Shipping Now

Point Grey's latest innovation in imaging, the Flea3 USB 3.0 series is now available for shipping! Measuring just 29 x 29 x 30mm, the FL3-U3 is the smallest production USB 3.0 camera in the world and is designed specifically for the demanding requirements of machine and computer vision applications. The first available models use monochrome and color versions of the Sony® IMX036, a high-quality CMOS sensor capable of generating 3.2 megapixel images at 60 FPS. Read more...

Bullet US and Canadian customers buy now online
Bullet Read the full article
Bullet Visit the Flea3 USB 3.0 product page
Bullet Download "Flea3 family brochure" (PDF 461KB)

Event Update

The Flea3 camera - available in 3
different interfaces
Flea3 - 3 interfaces

New USB 3.0, GigE, and FireWire Cameras at VISION 2011

Point Grey will showcase more "Innovations in Imaging" led by the release of the new Flea3 USB 3.0 line of high-resolution, super-speed, CMOS-based digital cameras. The pioneering Flea3 series pushes technology boundaries by providing three different interfaces: FireWire, GigE, and USB 3.0. Visitors can also expect to see other ground-breaking cameras from Point Grey, including the high-speed Grasshopper Express CCD camera series, the the Gazelle Camera Link series featuring industry-leading price and performance, and the upcoming Zebra2 with its unique combination of interfaces.

Also, don't forget to mark your calendars Point Grey's Industrial VISION Days presentation titled "USB 3.0 is Here!" at 11:30am – 12pm on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011.

Bullet Visit the Virtual Booth (Flash required)
Bullet Get free VISION 2011 show passes

Corporate Update

New Point Grey office in Trento, Italy
New Point Grey office in Trento, Italy

Point Grey to open new office in Trento

Point Grey plans to open a new office in Trento, Italy as part of our commitment to continued growth and innovation. Led by Dr. Alvise Sartori, Point Grey's new Senior Manager of Technology Development, the new office will focus on investigating innovative new ways of applying Point Grey imaging technology to our core machine vision and computer vision markets as well as new markets such as traffic and surveillance. The Italian office is Point Grey's second European office; the Germany office will continue to provide sales and support services to European customers. Read more...

Bullet Read the full press release

USB 3.0 Technology Updates

USB 3.0 tec updates page

USB 3.0 Technology Update

New to USB 3.0? Check out our online FAQ, or read more here about how USB 3.0 will impact the vision industry.

Bullet The newest machine vision standard: USB3Vision™.
In a recent press release, the AIA announced a new camera interface standard called USB3Vision™. USB3Vision™ is based on the USB 3.0 interface (SuperSpeed USB) and is being developed specifically for the global machine vision market. Point Grey is one of the industry leading suppliers creating the standard specification which is targeted for release in 2012.

Bullet 275 certified SuperSpeed USB products reach market
At IDF 2011 (Intel Developer Forum) in San Francisco, the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) announced an exponential increase in USB 3.0 support with 275 newly certified SuperSpeed USB products in the last year compared to 120 products in the year previous. These include host controllers, motherboards and end products.

New Articles and Application Notes

Upcoming Events

Bullet KB Article: Diagnosing USB 3.0 camera and bus errors

Bullet KB Article: My USB 3.0 camera does not achieve full frame rate

Bullet KB Article: How does my USB 3.0 camera appear in Device Manager?

Bullet KB Article: Key differences between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 cameras

Bullet KB Article: Recommended and unsupported USB 3.0 system components

Vision 2011

VISON 2011

Point Grey will be exhibiting at VISION 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany from Nov 8-10, 2011.

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

Internepcon 2011

Internepcon 2011

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

New Articles and Additional Info

Article Suggestions

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The new Flea3 USB 3.0 camera by Point Grey