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Point Grey Offers More Choice at VISION 2014: New Chameleon3 Camera Family plus New Blackfly and Grasshopper3 Models

September 16, 2014 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, will showcase its largest selection yet of USB3 Vision and GigE Vision cameras at the upcoming VISION 2014 exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany.

Under the theme of “More Choice”, Point Grey will showcase over 20 different camera models featuring the latest CCD and CMOS sensor technology, ranging from VGA to 12 MP. The live demonstrations will focus on three flagship camera families addressing a wide range of applications in machine vision and industrial imaging. Drawing on today’s leading digital interface technologies, USB3 Vision and GigE Vision, these camera families offer powerful, easy-to-use, and cost-effective alternatives for existing FireWire, USB 2.0, and analog solutions.

Chameleon®3 – Entry-Level, Ultra-Compact, Flexible Form Factors
The Chameleon3 USB3 Vision camera family is the next generation of the highly popular Chameleon USB 2.0 camera. Existing Chameleon users will benefit from the enhanced functionality and larger sensor selection of the new Chameleon3 camera line, while enjoying a lower price point. New users will benefit from flexible form factors such as different board-level and lens holder options; an ultra-compact size of 44 x 35 x 19.5 mm; and high-quality progressive scan CCDs and global shutter CMOS sensors. The Chameleon3 starts at just $295.

® – Compact, Low-Cost Starting at $295/€219
The Blackfly has it all: highly sensitive CCD and CMOS sensors; a range from VGA to 5 MP, industry-leading affordability; 3-year warranty; and now two interfaces – USB3 and GigE Vision. With its host of unique features, the Blackfly is perfectly suited for almost any type of application and provides an easy interface transition from FireWire and USB 2.0, as well as from analog to digital. 

®3 – High Performance CCD and CMOS
The Grasshopper3 camera line combines large format, high resolution CCD and CMOS sensors with the throughput capabilities of USB 3.0 and GigE for maximum performance. Ranging from 1.4 MP to 12 MP, the Grasshopper3 is ideal for a wide variety of demanding industrial applications such as AOI and electronics inspection, and scientific applications such as microscopy and ophthalmology.

Point Grey will be exhibiting at VISION 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany, from November 4-6, 2014 in hall 1, booth B42.

About Point Grey

Point Grey Research, Inc. is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, life science, traffic, and surveillance applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance.    Point Grey was founded in 1997 and is based in Richmond, Canada. 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 over 170 people and has international offices in Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com.

Media Contact

Renata Sprencz
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