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Using NIR for Inspection Applications
This week, Lumenera is at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing show demonstrating our Lt16059HM, a USB 3.0 industrial grade 16 MP CCD large format monochrome camera with Canon lens and a visible light blocking filter. Using an 850 nm NIR light ring we will be demonstrating how the camera can help differentiate organic vs inorganic matter in inspection applications. The detail and sensitivity at this wavelength is a result of our superior camera design that does not contain infrared filters, anti-aliasing filters or data altering firmware commonly found consumer camera systems.
Back to School with Lumenera
Our friends at BioBus told us that our INFINITY microscope cameras made the experience significantly more impactful for both students and staff. As the hands-on, visual nature of microscopy is key to the success of their program, our research-grade cameras led to an enhanced learning experience for the students—they were more engaged and eager to spend more time on the microscopes, and able to ask more questions about the real-time results they were seeing on the monitors thanks to the video frame rate and high definitions images our cameras produced.
The Best of Both Worlds: Sony’s New CMOS Sensors
Sony has recently introduced their latest global shutter CMOS sensors that are capable of producing CCD-like performance. Historically, CCD sensors have been known to be far superior to CMOS technology, boasting higher dynamic range, higher pixel density, and better color representation than their CMOS counterparts. CMOS imagers, however, are typically much less expensive to manufacture and require less power to operate. Sony’s latest Pregius global shutter CMOS sensors combine beneficial aspects of both CCD and CMOS in a pixel design resulting in impressive performance.
BioBus Mobile Laboratory: Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists
At the beginning of October, we announced our partnership with BioBus, a mobile laboratory for students based in New York City. The BioBus, a 1974 transit bus, is equipped with over $150,000 worth of research-grade microscopes and staffed by PhD scientists. Its mission? To bring an accessible, immersive, and hands-on laboratory environment to students and the general public, offering them the opportunity to participate in the power and beauty of scientific discovery.
USB 3.0: The Supercars of Machine Vision
Supercars bring an exhilarating level of performance leaving many of us in awe. The high speed, acceleration and handling are all powerful sensations that come to mind. But if you’ve ever driven a supercar, you also quickly notice the lack of visibility, how awkward it can be just getting into the car, or the unforgiving controls that translate even the slightest driver input into a mad rush of power. For these reasons you may be quite happy leaving the supercar at home for your daily commute to work and jumping into your reliable, comfortable, compact car that is user friendly, provides a smoother ride and that gives you the benefit of greater fuel efficiency. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could enjoy the best of both worlds?
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.