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Point Grey’s New 1080p60 Cricket® IP Camera Features Excellent Low Light Sensitivity

December 1, 2014 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced the addition of a new 1080p60 model to its Cricket® IP security camera line.

The new Cricket CR-POE-20S3C model features a 1/2” Sony IMX185 Exmor CMOS sensor capable of 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60 FPS. This 2.0 MP sensor uses the same 3.75 micron pixel structure as the existing 1.3 MP Cricket camera with the Sony IMX139, which offers impressive low light performance and wide dynamic range. Like all Cricket cameras, the new model uses Sony’s Xarina image processing platform, which enables multi-image WDR functionality, multi-streaming, noise reduction, video encoding and ONVIF support. The new Cricket model is compatible with a 1/2” or larger manual iris or DC auto iris lens, sold separately.

“The Cricket IP camera line offers excellent image quality, low light performance, and wide dynamic range that is on par with much more expensive security cameras in the industry,” says Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey. “Cricket has been well received by customers with traditional IP surveillance and mobile applications. We’re excited to introduce the IMX185 model, which offers even greater sensitivity at high 1080p resolution.”

The CR-POE-20S2C-CS (1080p60) model is list priced at $349/€289.  Both models are available to order now directly from Point Grey and via the online store (for North American, EU and Australian customers).

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