Ordering Options: What does “-SCI” mean?
Scientific, or “–SCI,” grade cameras are just one of the many options available when ordering an industrial camera from Lumenera. But what does it mean? Our scientific cameras are manufactured with microscopy-grade glass and are built, cleaned and tested on a collimated light source for a more stringent quality control process to ensure optimal imaging performance when used on a microscopy platform.
When Color Matters
Many people take color reproduction from digital cameras for granted. These days, our digital consumer cameras have many automatic features built in to provide sharp, color-enhanced images. Unfortunately, these types of automated features are not ideal for applications where exact color reproduction is critical for reproducibility in research, diagnosis and even manufacturing applications.
Does Your Camera Really Need To Be Cooled?
For years, vendors have been creating cooled cameras to reduce the sensor temperatures and lower dark current noise, which in long exposure applications can be a large source for noise. In many life science applications, it was a necessity to ensure that the image created was as free from errors as possible to provide the level of quality that was required. Of course, there is a cost trade off for creating a high-end, specialized camera with single-stage or dual-stage cooling.
Industrial, Not Consumer Grade
The acquisition of a camera starts with fully understanding all of the application requirements. This ensures that the camera selected for the project will best match the specifications for the required output– whether it’s a high resolution image with excellent color reproduction or an image with high dynamic range and low noise, to ensure the most accurate results for analysis.
Lumenera was recently in Birmingham, England exhibiting at the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), an event that showcases new equipment and products from scientific and OEM imaging companies worldwide. Being a global company with cameras on all continents allows Lumenera to participate in international shows such as this one.
USB 3.0 Cameras – How Far Can You Really Go?
America Back to Work
The end of summer means back to work for many people. Luckily this fall, the change of season is not the only force bringing people back to the workforce. Recent headlines are filled with feel good stories surrounding a revival of the manufacturing industry in North America. Since its low point in 2010, the manufacturing sector has created 500,000 new jobs. There are a number of factors contributing to this revival in North America.
CMOS Sensor Technologies – Can They Help with Traffic Congestion?
Is there a solution to help us all get from point A to B without having to fight our way through congested roads? Although not a new alternative, road tolling is often seen as a suitable option for this complex problem. Tolling has the potential to generate the extra revenue needed to build new road infrastructures, as well as redirect traffic towards under-utilized areas to create a more efficient flow of vehicles and traffic patterns.
Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Transportation infrastructures incorporate an amazing amount of imaging technology, which can be found in the sophisticated equipment working silently along our roads and highways. Imaging technology has become an integral component of Intelligent Transportation Systems, serving as an extra set of eyes on the road, improving our safety and contributing to a problem-free and pleasant driving experience.
With the summer months ahead, few things are more enticing than the peacefulness of lying on the fresh grass, looking up, contemplating the night sky. One of the elements that I often marvel at is our closest neighbor; the moon, which even to the naked eye, is striking. Perhaps you’re tempted to grab a pair of binoculars or a telescope, to explore the moon’s beauty in closer detail, or discover other distant elements.