July 25, 2012 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications, today announces the addition of a new model to its ever expanding Flea3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras. The newest Flea3 model delivers VGA resolution at 120 FPS in a low-cost, ultra-compact, GigE package.
The FL3-GE-03S1 features Sony's ICX618 CCD sensor with EXview global shutter architecture to maximize quantum efficiency and near IR response. The camera operates at 120 FPS in full 648 x 488 resolution and even faster in smaller regions of interest. The Flea3 measures just 29 x 29 x30 mm and with an aluminum casting enclosure weighs 38 grams without optics. This combination of speed, sensitivity, size, and low cost make these models ideal for machine vision applications and perfect for analog camera replacement.
Like all Flea3 GigE cameras, the new models offers a host of features unique in their class, including an 8-pin opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output; 1 MB non-volatile flash memory for user data storage; and on-camera memory for image buffering and packet resends. The Flea3 complies with version 1.2 of the GigE Vision specification, which allows the camera to work seamlessly with software from Cognex, Mathworks, Matrox, MVTec, and NI, as well as with Point Grey's own FlyCapture SDK.
"This new Flea3 offers an unbeatable combination of speed, small size, and price-performance on a GigE platform." explains Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Gibbons adds, "Applications such as factory automation, electronics manufacturing, and food and packaging inspection would benefit from the cable length, high frame rates, and low cost of this camera."
The Flea3 FL3-GE-03S1C (color) and Flea3 FL3-GE-03S1M (monochrome) models are list priced at USD $495 and are available to order now from Point Grey and its network of distributors.
About Point Grey
Point Grey Research, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of high performance digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. Founded in 1997, Point Grey is based out of Richmond, Canada where the synergies of a broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof 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 world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point Grey currently employs 150 people 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, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com
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