New features this month:
New High Resolution USB 2.0 Cameras Specifically Designed for Industrial Applications
Lumenera is very pleased to announce the release of the Lw110 and Lw115 series of megapixel cameras. The Lw110/Lw115 are specifically designed for industrial applications requiring a high resolution and modestly priced imaging component.
Featuring 1280x1024 resolution and on-board processing this camera series delivers outstanding image detail, auto white balance, auto exposure and lower fixed pattern noise. Available enclosed (Lw115) or board-level (Lw110) to allow for both off-the-shelf purchasing or OEM customization.
These USB 2.0 cameras offer a 1.3 megapixel color image sensor running 30 fps at full resolution. Stable and reliable camera drivers allow users to run multiple cameras on a single PC or other USB devices.
The new Lw110 and Lw115 deliver outstanding image quality and value. For full details on this camera series please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lumenera Helps Set Astronomy Guinness World Record
Lumenera is proud to have assisted in setting the Guinness World Record for The Largest Ground-based Digital Lunar Mosaic.
The Lunar World Record Team, featuring some of the world's foremost amateur astronomy imagers, gathered in April 2009 to create a high resolution image of the moon larger than any other previously taken by ground-based astronomers. They chose to use Lumenera’s SKYnyx2-0 and INFINITY2-1 camera series for this ambitious undertaking.
Lumenera’s professional astronomy cameras were combined with high-end amateur telescopes and special software to capture close to 1.2 million video frames of the 9-day old Moon over a single night. 288 individual images were than meticulously pieced together and colour balanced to create a seamless single mosaic. The record breaking mosaic is 87.4 megapixel in resolution with a Moon diameter of approximately 9550 pixels, allowing for features as small 0.6 miles to be seen.
Sales of the Guinness World Record setting image will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. In support of this remarkable astronomy achievement, fund raising competitions were held by Lumenera’s employees and contributions raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust were matched by the Corporation.
For more infomation click here or to visit the Lunar World Record Team offcial website click here.
SKYnyx Astro Camera
Lumenera’s SKYnyx Planetary Astrophotography family of cameras are specially designed for lunar, solar and planetary imaging. Featuring high sensitivity, low noise, and fast frame rates, SKYnyx cameras allow both amateur and professional astronomers to capture clear images in challenging conditions.
The SKYnyx family of cameras offer high performance Sony CCD sensors, and can be powered directly off the USB 2.0 bus with no requirement for external power. Advanced features such as selection of Region of Interest (ROI) and binning provide extremely high frame rates with no data compression. Superior signal to noise ratios meet astrophotographers demanding needs for crisp quality images.
• Sony CCD sensors with excellent sensitivity
• VGA, 1.4 and 2.0 megapixel resolution
• Extremely fast frame rates at full resolution, with no compression
• 8 or 12-bits per pixel
• Low noise for crisp imaging
• ROI and binning supported
For more info on the SKYnyx camera line please click here.
Adirondack Astronomy and Lumenera Work Together to Bring Advanced CCD Technology to Astro Imaging
Adirondack Astronomy, based out of Hudson Falls, NY, offers new and unique products from around the world for the North American amateur astronomical market. Adirondack has been offering Lumenera's high performance SKYnyx camera since May 2006. The larger chip monochrome SKYnyx cameras provide outstanding performance for high resolution lunar, solar and planetary imaging. In fact, the NASA Solar Ambassador, Greg Piepol is a strong promoter of Lumenera’s SKYnyx camera line.
Adirondack chose to offer Lumenera’s SKYnyx camera line because the wealth of detail depicted in the SKYnyx images was far superior to anything seen before. The technology of Lumenera's cameras, with a high number of frames per second, low electronic readout noise and free online software, Registax, allow Adirondac to provide amateur astronomers the ability to achieve impressive results never before possible.
“Adirondack enjoys representing the Lumenera SKYnyx product line.” stated John E. Cordiale, Vice President, Adirondack Astronomy. “We are extremely happy with the quality of the products and the support provided by Lumenera and look forward to the future of amateur astronomical imaging.”
Adirondack Astronomy is at the forefront of planetary, lunar and solar imaging and considers SKYnyx cameras the "Gold Standard" for astronomical imaging. Adirondack and Lumenera have worked together to bring high resolution astro imaging technology to the amateur and professional astronomer. Ground based views of the Solar System have improved greatly through the use of Lumenera’s SKYnyx cameras.
For more information on Lumenera's SKYnyx camera line please click here. For information on Adirondack Astronomy click here.
New Astro Photos Featured in Online Gallery
Please visit our Astro Sample Image Gallery for new image submissions from amateur astronomers worldwide.
|Saturn By Brian Colville
Explore the universe and view Lumenera’s SKYnyx camera capabilities through these sample images taken by Lumenera customers. We are proud to display the breathtaking images on our corporate website and encourage you to submit your own photos for consideration. This gallery is updated regularly with the crisp and clear astro photos produced by the SKYnyx series of cameras.
Click here to view the new asto photography additions.
Eastern Ontario Economic Showcase 2009
Lumenera exhibited at the Eastern Ontario Economic Showcase on September 24th, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario. With presentations from Donald J. Trump, Terry Matthews, Brett Wilson, and many others this well attended showcase was a great opportunity to interact with local organizations and support Ottawa's technology industry. Lumenera was one of only 90 community and business exhibitors invited to this prestigious business event.
Lumenera Introduces New Shipping Policy on Website
Lumenera’s recently introduced shipping policy now has a dedicated webpage to answer all consumer questions regarding the delivery of their order. This section of the site will better inform our customers by providing clearer guidelines regarding Lumenera’s preferred FedEx shipping methods, timelines and associated changes for non-preferred carriers.
Lumenera relies on FedEx to deliver its products in a timely and safe manner, making daily pickups from our headquarters. In-stock products can arrive as quickly as the next day for your convenience. Please take advantage of our expanded information by referencing the new Shipping section on the web site.
Click here to view Lumenera’s new Shipping Information webpage.
New Policy for Expired and Voided Warranty Cameras
Lumenera now has an updated 'out of warranty' and 'voided warranty' pricing scheme for camera repairs.
Charges for cameras not under warranty will now be based on whether the repair is sensor or board related, or in some cases both. This new approach will allow us to better understand what work is required for the camera to become functional, and what the repair costs will be.
When the damaged camera is received it will be triaged and the cost to repair the
issue will be quoted to the customer prior to any work being done. Please note that there is a minimum charge of US$200 for any camera repair, and a Purchase Order for the amount of the repair will be required prior to work being done.
Lumenera Welcomes Lutz Schmidt and Dan Otell
Lutz Schmidt joins Lumenera as Director of Business Development - European Markets. Lutz brings a strong background in imaging and international sales.
Dan Otell joins Lumenera as Director of Business Development and will be managing the Western United States.
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