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Latest Blackfly® GigE Vision™ Camera Features New 5.0 MP CCD from Sharp Corporation

February 26, 2015 – 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 5.0 megapixel Sharp CCD model to its Blackfly family of GigE Vision™ cameras.

The latest Blackfly BFLY-PGE-50H5 camera models are based on the Sharp RJ32S4AA0DT (mono) and RJ32S3AA0DT (color) sensors, a 2/3" global shutter CCD. This camera model is capable of streaming  2448 x 2048 resolution images at 7.5 FPS. The technology has been developed by Sharp Corporation to provide highly improved sensitivity and image quality compared with conventional CCDs. Its unique microlens design collects light more efficiently resulting in improved quantum efficiency in the visible and near infrared regions.

The Blackfly supports cable lengths of up to 100 meters using Gigabit Ethernet, is compatible with GigE Vision third-party applications and provides a host of features including Power over Ethernet, temperature and status monitoring, in-field updatable firmware, color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning functionality, and much more.

“We’re excited to expand our Blackfly camera line-up by introducing a new Sharp CCD to our image sensor portfolio”, says Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey. “Sharp has been a longtime CCD sensor manufacturer in the security industry, which requires image capture with high visibility regardless of day and night. The combination of improved imaging performance over existing 5.0 MP CCD sensors, high resolution, and very competitive price, makes this new sensor ideal for industrial applications such as factory automation, inspection and 3D scanning”.  

The BFLY-PGE-50H5C is list priced at $995/€745 and is available to order now from Point Grey, its network of distributors, and the online store (for North American, Australian, and EU customers).

About Point Grey

Point Grey Research, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, scientific, medical, traffic, and security 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 200 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.

About Sharp Corporation

Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while also creating new network businesses. Sharp Corporation employs 50,213 people in the world (as of December 31, 2014) and recorded consolidated annual sales of 2,927,186 million yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please visit Sharp’s Web site at http://sharp-world.com/index.html.

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