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Point Grey Research Announces Release of Firefly High Resolution IEEE-1394 board level camera


October 2, 2000 - “This camera fills a void that currently exists in the digital camera market”, said Rod Barman, President of Point Grey Research. “We hope to accelerate the integration of digital cameras into new and existing computer and machine vision systems”.

The Firefly is a 2” x 2” board level camera that meets the digital video camera standard v1.04. It was designed around Sony’s 1/3” HAD 640x480 progressive scan CCD. As part of a development kit, it is packaged with an IEEE-1394 PCI interface card, cable, Firefly driver software and an image grabbing library. The image grab library allows users to easily select and access images from any camera on the IEEE-1394 bus.

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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