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Point Grey Research Introduces Digiclops


October 5, 1999 - Digiclops™ stereoscopic vision systems provide real-time 3D digital video image capture for tracking, measuring, counting, VRML model building, human machine interface, and mobile robotics. The Digiclops camera, interface and software API provide customers with the ability to develop and customize applications using the most advanced commercially available 3D digital imaging technology.

Rod Barman, President of Point Grey Research, said " Digiclops represents a great advance in 3D stereoscopic technology and is the first commercially available, cost effective digital stereo vision system." The Digiclops camera, Triclops 2.2 software API, 1394 PCI interface card, 4.5m cable, one year technical support and one year limited warranty are priced at US$4,950. Digiclops will begin shipping before the end of the year, and the company is now accepting orders.

Barman expects that the market for such systems will continue to grow at a rate similar to the explosive growth in Triclops stereo vision systems experienced during the past year. "We are definitely seeing a trend in the demand for stereo vision, as customers begin implementing systems that have been in development over the past couple of years."

Digiclops Specification
Digiclops is the next generation 3D stereo vision camera system from Point Grey Research.

Digiclops features include:

  • Fully digital stereo vision system
  • Black and white image capture
  • IEEE-1394 interface at 400Mbit/sec
  • Three progressive scan CCDs
  • 640x480 VGA resolution, square pixels
  • Two 6 pin IEEE-1394 connectors
  • High quality lenses
  • High signal to noise ratio
  • 10-bit pixel
  • Synchronization between multiple units
  • Patented (pending) housing for durability in indoor and outdoor environments
  • Priced at US$4950.00

Color and high resolution versions will be introduced early next year.

Point Grey Research is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, PGR designs, manufactures and distributes IEEE-1394 cameras, stereo vision cameras and spherical digital video cameras to a broad spectrum of industries. Through a close working relationship with its customers, PGR continues to be at the forefront of innovation.

For further information on Point Grey Research and its products, contact Vladimir Tucakov at tucakov@ptgrey.com or by phone at 604-730-9937. For media enquiries contact Ana Dimapilis at ana@ptgrey.com.


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