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Point Grey’s New USB 3.0 Model Delivers High Quality 1.3 MP Images Using Global Shutter CMOS

September 19, 2012 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, one of the world's leading and most innovative providers of high performance digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications, today announces the addition of an exciting new model to its popular line of Flea3 USB 3.0 cameras. This newest Flea3 model uses the fast and sensitive EV76C560 global shutter CMOS image sensor from e2v to deliver high quality 1.3 MP images at 60 FPS.

The FL3-U3-13E4C/M-C provides a global shutter mode for distortion-free motion capture and an electronic rolling shutter mode for low read noise and improved dynamic range. It is ideal for applications that require fast frame rates and high image quality, such as 3D scanning, characterization of parts, and eye or gesture tracking. The camera's CMOS image sensor makes the camera well-suited for outdoor imaging applications, such as intelligent traffic systems, where smear must be minimized.

Point Grey's Flea3 camera line measures just 29 x 29 x 30 mm and provides a unique set of features dedicated to maximizing USB 3.0 reliability, including: a 32 megabyte frame buffer, on-camera power, temperature, and status monitoring; and in-field updatable firmware. The camera also provides a full image processing pipeline, including color interpolation; look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning functionality, and more.

"Since launching the Flea3 USB 3.0 in 2011, Point Grey shipped thousands of cameras and has led the way in imaging over USB 3.0," explains Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Gibbons adds, "We continue to add new models, improve upon our USB 3.0 ecosystem, and offer multiple resources for users on using this powerful interface."

The Flea3 FL3-U3-13E4C/M-C (color and monochrome) model is list priced at USD $725 and is 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 leading 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

Media Contact

Jennifer Yeung
Marketing Communications Manager
Email: press@ptgrey.com
Telephone: +1.604.242.9937 or +1.866.765.0827 (toll free within North America)
Fax: +1.604.242.9938


Richmond, BC, Canada