September 28, 2009 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a world leader in advanced digital camera systems, has announced that the IEEE 1394a (FireWire) versions of their Firefly MV digital camera family now come housed in a lightweight and durable plastic case.
Designed for Firefly MV FFMV-03M2 camera models, the compact 44 x 24 x 34 mm enclosure protects the camera’s printed circuit board (PCB) from physical damage, minimizing system downtime due to repairs or replacements. A tripod mount adapter is included with every camera at no extra cost, and M2 x 3.5 holes on the top and bottom of the case make mounting easy. An opening at the rear of the case allows access to the camera’s general purpose IO (GPIO) pins, which enable the camera to be powered externally or to synchronize with external devices like a hardware trigger or light source. The case also allows access to the camera’s LED, which provides information on camera status.
The Firefly MV FFMV-03M2 uses a 1/3" wide-VGA CMOS sensor with global shutter to deliver high quality 752(W) x 480(H) monochrome or raw Bayer color images at 60 FPS, and offers a 2x2 binning mode for frame rates up to 135 FPS. The camera’s CS-mount lens holder incorporates a removable glass (monochrome cameras) or IR cut filter (color cameras) that protects the image sensor against dust and ensures image quality. A board-level option, which measures just 40 x 25 mm, is available to qualified OEM's.
The Firefly MV FFMV-03M2M/C-CS is list priced at just USD $275 ($199 in quantities of 5 or more) and is available now from Point Grey and its network of distributors.
About Point Grey Research Inc.
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products for machine vision, industrial imaging, and computer vision applications. Based in Richmond, BC, Canada, Point Grey designs, manufactures and distributes IEEE-1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 cameras that are known for their excellent quality, performance, and ease of use. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the first and smallest 1394b digital camera.
Since its founding in January of 1997, the company’s approach to product pricing, quality control, and customer service has attracted thousands of customers worldwide, and its organic growth through product sales has enabled the company to expand significantly without any outside investment. Point Grey currently employs more than 90 people worldwide, and has a wholly-owned German subsidiary that provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, Africa and Israel. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Taiwan.
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