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Point Grey Research Announces New Wide Angle Lens Option for Bumblebee2

July 14, 2008 - The new models are based on the addition of a wide angle 2.5 mm focal length M12 microlens to the current line of microlenses available in the Bumblebee2. Offering a 100-degree horizontal field of view, the new Bumblebee2 models are ideal for a variety of stereo vision applications, such Censys3D-based people tracking where the height of the ceiling is quite low, and indoor mobile robotics that require "peripheral vision".

The Bumblebee2 camera line now offers a total of 12 different monochrome and color models that are designed to provide a balance between exceptional 3D data quality, processing speed and high frame rate, size and price. Like other members of the Bumblebee2 family, these new models are housed in a 157 mm x 36 mm x 47.4 mm metal case enclosure with a second generation calibration retention system for improved resilience, IEEE-1394a 400Mb/s port for digital data, and general purpose I/O connector for external trigger and strobe.

As a binocular camera, the Bumblebee2 contains two 1/3" progressive scan CCD sensors, and transmits both the left and right images to a PC via an IEEE-1394 interface. All Point Grey Research stereo products include the FlyCapture® SDK and Triclops™ SDK enabling users to control camera settings, adjust image quality and access real-time depth range images using stereo vision technology. Extensive example programs and source code are also included for ease of integration.

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

  • BB2-03S2M/C-25 (0.3MP 1/3" CCD, 48 FPS, mono/color, 2.5 mm focal length, 100-deg HFOV)
  • BB2-03S2M/C-38 (0.3MP 1/3" CCD, 48 FPS, mono/color, 3.8 mm focal length, 65-deg HFOV)
  • BB2-03S2M/C-60 (0.3MP 1/3" CCD, 48 FPS, mono/color, 6.0 mm focal length, 43-deg HFOV)
  • BB2-08S2M/C-25 (0.8MP 1/3" CCD, 20 FPS, mono/color, 2.5 mm focal length, 100-deg HFOV)
  • BB2-08S2M/C-38 (0.8MP 1/3" CCD, 20 FPS, mono/color, 3.8 mm focal length, 65-deg HFOV)
  • BB2-08S2M/C-60 (0.8MP 1/3" CCD, 20 FPS, mono/color, 6.0 mm focal length, 43-deg HFOV)

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, product datasheets, photos or additional press material, please contact:

Renata Sprencz
Marketing Communications Manager
Point Grey Research
+ 1 604 730 9937

email: info@ptgrey.com
web: http://www.ptgrey.com


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