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Product Support: Product Change Notifications (PCNs)

Point Grey endeavors to provide the highest quality service to our customers. As part of this commitment we are providing advanced notice of some upcoming product changes.


Application Notes
Pdf PCN2013025A - Discontinuation Of FWB-EC-2PORT: The IEEE1394b ExpressCard FWB-EC-2PORT has been discontinued by Point Grey.

Pdf PCN2013015A - Camera and Box Label Change: Several changes has been made to the camera label and box label of Point Grey cameras.

Pdf PCN2013013A - Grasshopper Camera Casing Change: The Grasshopper, Grasshopper2, Grasshopper3 and Grasshopper Express camera families will be manufactured with casted aluminium cases.

Pdf PCN2013014A - Chameleon Firmware Support: A hardware change has been applied to these part numbers. The new camera hardware is not backwards compatible with firmware 1.16 or older. All new cameras will ship with firmware 1.17.

Pdf PCN2013001A - Addition of Plastic Screws in ACC-01-0003: Additional screws are now provided in ACC-01-0003. The silver screws are to be used plastic housing cameras. The black screws are to be used with metal housing cameras.

Pdf PCN2013011A - End of Life Notice for Dragonfly, Dragonfly Express, Firefly2 and Scorpion: Dragonfly, Dragonfly Express, Firefly2, and Scorpion camera families have entered "End of Life" status.

Pdf PCN2013010A - Ladybug5 development kit host adapter component change: The development kit currently ships with a USB 3.0 PCI-e host adapter card. Point Grey is updating the USB 3.0 PCI-e host adapter card in the development kit.

Pdf PCN2013005A - IR Filter Window Change: The protective glass windows used with color cameras are being changed to a new material. This change will affect color camera models.

Pdf PCN20130007A - Flea3 FL3-U3-13S2 and FL3-U3-32S2 Firmware Support: A hardware change has been applied to these part numbers. The new camera hardware is not backwards compatible with firmware 1.40 or older. All new cameras will ship with firmware 1.41.

Pdf PCN2013003A - Discontinuation of ACC-01-1200: The generic USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 host adapter card ACC-01-1200 is being discontinued and replaced by ACC-01-1201.

Pdf PCN2013002A - Discontinuation of ProFUSION 25: The ProFUSION 25 camera array system will be discontinued effective immediately.

Pdf PCN2012011A - Glass Window Change for Monochrome Cameras: Change in protective glass window for monochrome cameras.

Pdf PCN2012010A - ACC-01-4002 Micro Lens Change: Change in mechanical and optical. Specification for ACC-01-4002

Pdf PCN2012007A - M12 Micro Lens Holder Change: The M12 micro lens holder used with board-level cameras is being discontinued by the vendor. A new M12 micro lens holder will replace the old lens holder once old stock has been depleted.

Pdf PCN2012005A - FFMV & FMVU Flash Memory Change: The Firefly MV product family has been upgraded with new internal flash memory. Products with new components are not compatible with firmware version 1.7.3 or older.

Pdf PCN2012004A - Flea2 & Flea3 Casing Material Change: Point Grey will be changing the casing materials used in the Flea2 and Flea3 product family from zinc alloy to aluminum. The change will only apply to the front and back piece of the case but not the top piece.

Pdf PCN2012003A - Discontinuation of Power Adapters Accessories: Selected power adapter accessory part numbers are being discontinued and replaced with new part numbers.

Pdf PCN2012002A - Changes to Camera Label Description: The camera label description will have a font change and the model family name will also be removed from the label.

Pdf PCN2012001A - Discontinuation of Point Grey Software CDs in Development Kits : Point Grey software will no longer be included in the development kits in the physical form of a CD. The Getting Started Manual will no longer be included as well. Instead the software and the Getting Started Manual can be obtained digitally from http://www.ptgrey.com/downloads.asp.

Pdf PCN2011011A - IR Filter Vendor Change : The IR cut filters used with color cameras are being replaced with filters from a different vendor. The dimensional and transmittance specifications provided to the vendor have not changed and hence there should be no significant difference to the form or functionality of the filter.

Pdf PCN2011010A - Discontinuation of Multiclops and Censys3D SDK: Discontinuation of Multiclops and Censys3D SDK. These products are no longer available for download. Support of these products will be limited to customers currently using these products.

Pdf PCN20110009A - Addition of 34mm to 54mm ExpressCard Adapter: The 34mm ExpressCard will now be shipped with an adapter that can be attached to the card to allow it to properly fit into a 54mm ExpressCard slot.

Pdf PCN2011008Av2 - Change to Camera FCC Labeling: Change to Camera FCC Labeling. The Affected Part Number will have the FCC logo removed from both the labels on the camera and the packaging box.

Pdf PCN2011007A - Change of Dual Bus 1394b PCI Express Host Adapter Switch Chip: Change of Dual Bus 1394b PCI Express Host Adapter Switch Chip

Pdf PCN2011006A - Update of FirePRO 1394b PCI Express Host Adapter Physical Layer Chips: Update of FirePRO 1394b PCI Express Host Adapter Physical Layer Chips

Pdf PCN2011004A - Update of Physical Layer Chip: The Affected Part Number(s) will have their physical layer (PHY) chip upgraded to the new revision. This electrical enhancement is considered to be a minor revision with no impact on CE or FCC emissions compliance, no impact on Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC), and no change to existing functionality.

Pdf PCN2011002A - Change to Grasshopper Form-Factor Tripod Mounts: The material being used for the mount is being changed from an ABS plastic to polycarbonate. The nut-mounting is being changed from a press-fit nut to a nut integrated during manufacture of the product.The material of the nut itself is being changed from stainless steel to brass. There is a minor change to the design of the mounting adapter

Pdf PCN2011003A - Change to ACC-01-0003 Tripod Mounts: The material being used for the mount is being changed from an ABS plastic to polycarbonate. The nut-mounting is being changed from a press-fit nut to a nut integrated during manufacture of the product. The material of the nut itself is being changed from stainless steel to brass.

Pdf PCN2011001A - 1394b connector hole alignment notch: The alignment notch is being removed from all sheet metal parts that have an IEEE 1394b connector hole. The new design removes the alignment notch, allowing the 1394b cable connector to be fully seated in the Affected Part Number’s 1394b receptacle. The previous design prevented the cable connector from fully inserting into the receptacle.

Pdf PCN2010009A - USB2 vertical connector change: The Mini-B USB 2.0 vertical connector used by the Affected Part Numbers has changed. This change impacts the height of the connector off the camera printed circuit board. The new connector is 0.63 mm longer than the old connector.

Pdf PCN2010008A - FireWire 1394b Cable Color Change: IEEE 1394b FireWire Cable Jacket Color and Jacket Material Change

Pdf PCN2009010A - Addition of Shielding to GPIO Wiring Harness Cable: Shielding has been added to the Affected Part Number(s) to improve the electromagnetic interference(EMI) performance of any system that the wiring harness is a part of.

Pdf PCN2009008A - Change to Grasshopper CE and FCC Certification: As of the Planned First Ship Date, the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) certification of the Affected Part Number(s) will change from Class B to Class A. This change will be reflected in the part number description printed on camera packaging, all product marketing materials, and product EC Declarations of Conformity.

Pdf PCN2009009A - End of Life Notice for Scorpion SCOR-13FF CMOS Camera Models: As part of Point Grey’s on-going product lifecycle management process the Affected Part Number(s) will be transitioned to “End of Life” status. Currently there are no alternate Point Grey products currently available with the same image sensor specifications as the Affected Part Number(s).

Pdf PCN2009007A - Change to CS-Mount Lens Holder Exterior Appearance: As of the Planned First Ship Date, the exterior of the CS-mount lens holder used by the Affected Part Number(s) will no longer be anodized (painted) black. This mechanical change is considered to be a minor change that extends only to the appearance of the CS-mount lens holder, which will no longer be painted.

Pdf PCN2009006A - Printed Circuit Board Revision to Add Physical Layer Port Protection: The affected part numbers will undergo a minor revision to the printed circuit board (PCB) to add physical layer (PHY) port protection.

Pdf PCN2009003A - Discontinuation - Firefly MV 1394a Development Accessory Kit: The Affected Part Number will be discontinued according to the dates outlined in this document. The following new part number will be created and may be used as a replacement for the Affected Part Number:
  • DEVKIT-01-0005 RoHS Development Accessory Kit for Firefly MV FireWire Cameras


Pdf PCN2009002A - Discontinuation - Firefly MV Board-Level 1394a w/ M12 Lens Mount: The Affected Part Numbers will be discontinued according to the dates outlined in this document. New “97” Point Grey part numbers will be created to allow qualified customers and OEM’s to purchase the board-level product with M12 microlens holder. This does not affect accessory (p/n ACC-xx) part numbers for the microlens holder or individual microlenses.

Pdf PCN2009001A - Discontinuation - Firefly MV Board-Level 1394a w/ CS Lens Mount: The Affected Part Numbers will be discontinued according to the dates outlined in this document. New part numbers will be created and may be used as replacements for the Affected Part Numbers. These new part numbers will include a protective plastic case enclosure and tripod mounting adapter.


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