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Point Grey Research Announces Remote Head Addition to the Dragonfly2 Family


August 15, 2007 - 
The Dragonfly2 remote head model’s tiny 20x30mm sensor board is extended from the main camera board using a 6-inch shielded ribbon cable, making it an ideal solution for applications that require the image sensor to be mounted in a small space or unique position. It offers several significant enhancements over the previous Dragonfly extended head model, including an improved electrical design that minimizes the effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) between multiple remote head units, and double the full resolution frame rate.

“The new Dragonfly2 remote head model is a distinct improvement over the older Dragonfly version, but at the same time maintains its predecessor’s legacy of superior quality and engineering,” said Vlad Tucakov, Director, Point Grey Research. “It is particularly effective in applications where the image sensor must be housed in a very compact space, such as robotics research, object scanning, optical inspection such as spectroscopy, or head-mounted imaging. It also clearly demonstrates Point Grey’s ongoing commitment to addressing unique vision system requirements with innovative imaging solutions.”

Monochrome and color CCD sensor options for the Dragonfly2 remote head include the 0.3MP 1/3” ICX424 (648x488 at 60 FPS) and 0.8MP 1/3” ICX204 (1032x776 at 30 FPS). Each model comes fully equipped with a smaller and more streamlined cast metal CS-mount lens holder (C-mount adapter included), and general purpose I/O connector for trigger, strobe, and serial I/O. The Dragonfly2 also fully complies with RoHS, FCC and CE regulations.

Key features of the Dragonfly2 camera line include auto iris lens support, a high-speed 12-bit analog-to-digital converter, memory channels for defining custom power-up settings, gamma and programmable LUT, on-camera color processing, and a data flash for non-volatile memory storage. Other standard features include multiple trigger and strobe modes, regions of interest and pixel binning, and in-field-updatable FPGA that controls all camera functions.

Like all Point Grey cameras, the Dragonfly2 complies with the IIDC DCAM v1.31 specification, which allows it to be used with many third-party software packages, such as Cognex® VisionPro, MVTec™ HALCON, National Instruments® LabVIEW, and ActiveDcam. Also included with every camera is the FlyCapture® SDK—a full software package for image acquisition and advanced camera control—and the PGRPRO™ driver for low-level control of most IEEE-1394 OHCI host adapters.

The following models are available now from Point Grey Research and its network of distributors:

  • DR2-03S2C-EX-CS (0.3MP 1/3” ICX424 color CCD, remote head, CS lens holder)
  • DR2-03S2M-EX-CS (0.3MP 1/3” ICX424 monochrome CCD, remote head, CS lens holder)
  • DR2-08S2C-EX-CS (0.8MP 1/3” ICX204 color CCD, remote head, CS lens holder)
  • DR2-08S2M-EX-CS (0.8MP 1/3” ICX204 monochrome CCD, remote head, CS lens holder)

 

About Point Grey Research, Inc.

Point Grey Research is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products. With a network of distributors throughout the world, Point Grey Research 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, Point Grey continues to be at the forefront of innovation.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Gibbons
Marketing
Point Grey Research
+ 1 604 730 9937 ext 261
michael@ptgrey.com

 

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