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Dragonfly Camera Takes Off at Robots and Vision Show


June 5, 2001 - "While Firefy put us on the Firewire digital camera map, Dragonfy will ensure that our place is secured with the most demanding machine vision customers,” says PGR Vladimir Tucakov. “Features such as external trigger, inter-camera synchronization and high resolution sensors are currently not commercially available in any other cameras—especially not at the prices that we offer."

The Dragonfy is network-capable and extremely flexible. Up to 16 cameras can be connected to the same bus using IEEE-1394 hubs, which allows simultaneous image acquisition from each camera to within 10ìs—and from several points of view. Multiple Dragonfy cameras can also be configured to provide uncompressed streaming video simultaneously. With DragonFly’s external trigger feature, users can synchronize image acquisition with outside events.

The Dragonfy camera comes as a complete system with an IEEE-1394 interface card, cable and image acquisition software. Dragonfy’s firmware is easily upgradeable through the IEEE-1394 interface and camera features can also be upgraded in field with PGR’s software. Additional feature upgrades under development are extended exposure time and image sub-sampling.

Dragonfy software allows control of peripherals such as lighting, actuators, focus, zoom lenses, and camera parameters, such as the CCD integration time and gain. Also under development is software for controlling outputs.

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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