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PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

COMING SOON: HIGH SPEED, LOW NOISE AND ULTRA SENSITIVE cCD USB 3.0 DIGITAL CAMERA

The Lt365 CCD USB 3.0 camera features an ICX674 sensor, making it ideal for a variety of applications including traffic, tolling, high-speed inspection and machine vision. Featuring 2.8 megapixel resolution, USB 3.0 interface and a high-speed global shutter, the Lt365 produces clear and precise images in challenging lighting conditions.

The Lt365 was built on low noise electronics to render details with amazing accuracy at astounding speeds. This responsiveness and high dynamic range, make it a great choice for Near-Infrared (NIR) imaging. A scientific-grade variant is available for the most demanding life science applications such as digital pathology and combined with its 50 fps speed, makes it ideal for slide scanning. The Lt365 can also be customized to suit any OEM designs.

 

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

LUMENERA OFFERS SPECIALTY USB 3.0 CAMERAS FOR ASTRONOMY IMAGING

Capture clear, crisp, planetary, lunar and solar images with Lumenera’s SKYnyx (USB 2.0), Lt Series (USB 3.0) and INFINITY (research-grade) cameras. These digital cameras have been specifically designed with both amateur and professional photographers in mind, featuring high sensitivity, low noise and extremely fast frame rates with reliable delivery of images.

 

SKYnyx (USB 2.0)
With 640x480 resolution and on-board processing, the SKYnyx2-0 delivers outstanding image quality. Specifically designed for the astrophotography market, this camera’s technology and design are based on Lumenera’s Lu075, named a "Hot Product "by Sky & Telecope Magazine.

Lumenera’s SKYnyx2-1 1.4 megapixel CCD digital camera offers high sensitivity, low noise and fast frame rates. With 1392 x 1040 resolution and on-board processing, the SKYnyx2-1 delivers outstanding image quality.

The SKYnyx2-2 2.0 megapixel CCD digital camera with 1616 x 1232 resolution and on-board processing is specifically designed for lunar, solar and planetary imaging. Features include high sensitivity, low noise and fast frame rates.

USB 3.0 Cameras
Lumenera’s Lt225 CMOSIS global shutter sensor-based camera allows for speeds of up to 170 fps. The Lt225 offers low noise and high sensitivity.

Lumenera’s Lt425 camera provides up to 90 fps at full resolution. Highlights include blur-free global shutter CMOSIS sensor, and built in frame buffer for reliable delivery of images.

Research-Grade INFINITY Cameras
INFINITY2-1R has a dynamic range of 64 dB allowing users to image unevenly lit samples without worry. The resulting images show detail in bright and dark areas not normally seen in lower dynamic range cameras. Advanced thermal management allows for long exposure times of several minutes without the need for a much higher priced cooled camera.

Research-Grade INFINITY3-1UR INFINITY3-1UR microscopy camera has been reengineered to offer exceptional dynamic range, read noise and dark current noise.

Please click here to download the NEW Astro brochure. For more information on all of Lumenera's astronomy offerings please click here.

PRESS RELEASE

Lumenera's USB 3.0 Cameras Are Now Supported by NORPIx's StreamPix 5 Software

Lumenera's USB 3.0 Camera series is now supported by Norpix's flagship software, StreamPix 5.

StreamPix 5 software is one of the most comprehensive and easy to use digital recording software available on the market. The software maximizes the high-speed, high-resolution features of Lumenera’s new USB 3.0 camera series, the Lt225 and Lt425. Both families of cameras were designed for high-speed video streaming and image capture by combining high-performance sensors from CMOSIS, with the latest USB 3.0 technology to ensure fast image delivery, even at their largest resolution.

The StreamPix5 software enables users to acquire uncompressed images and stream real-time digital video from Lumenera cameras direct to a PC memory or hard disk. Whether users are performing desktop imaging analysis, capturing high-speed images, or streaming real-time video, the integration of StreamPix5 can support the speed and resolution capabilities of the Lt225 and Lt425.

StreamPix 5 is sold independently of Lumenera cameras, but offers the end camera user a simple “out-of-the-box” software solution to render high-speed, high-resolution images and videos.

To read the full press release please click here.

EVENTS

LUMENERA 2013 EVENT LISTING RECAP

Lumenera and our valued partners participated in several events over the spring season. To view the latest Lumenera camera technology displayed during these leading events please click the links below.

VISION CHINA: Lumenera and Titan Electro Optics (TEO) exhibited at VisionChina 2013, from March 19-21 in Shanghai, China. Visitors to the show experienced first hand the innovative new Lt camera series, Lg11059 11 megapixel GigE camera, Lw625 6.6 multi-megapixel USB 2.0 camera and Lw16059 16 megapixel USB 2.0 camera.

ITS AMERICA: April 22-24, 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee. On display were the Lt425, 4 megapixel CMOSIS-based camera and Lg11059 11 megapixel GigE camera.

NEW-TECH EXHIBITION: Lumenera and Lahat exhibited at the New-Tech Exhibition 2013, May 7-8, 2013 Tel Aviv, Israel. Camera showcased included the Lt425 and NEW Lt365 2.8 MP Sony ICX674 USB 3.0 CCD camera.

IMAGE SENSING SHOW: Lumenera and Argo exhibited at the Image Sensing Show 2013, June 12-14, 2013, Yokohama, Japan where the Lt425 was featured.

For more information on upcoming Lumenera events please click here.

CASE STUDY

LUMENERA'S INDUSTRIAL USB 3.0 CAMERA USED BY AMATEUR ASTRONOMER TO CREATE HIGH RESOLUTION, LUNAR MOSAIC

Moon MosaicNew Camera Technologies Allow Spectacular Progress for Amateur Astronomers in the Fields of Lunar and Planetary Imaging

Albéric de Bonnevie is an amateur astrophotographer based in France. Featured to the left, is a stunning mosaic of the moon, which he captured in February 2013 using an Lt425-NIR USB 3.0 Lumenera camera.

Lumenera’s Lt425 was specifically designed with both amateur and professional photographers in mind, featuring, low noise and extremely fast frame rates with reliable delivery of images. The USB 3.0 digital interface ensures a simple plug-and-play installation, and one standard cable minimizes equipment clutter.

To read the full case study please click here

LUMENERA IMAGING BLOG - LATEST POSTS

 

Beautiful Moon
With the summer months upon us, 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. Suddenly, you have a new found hobby as an amateur astronomer and now; here you are, shopping for a digital camera to add to your equipment check list.
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A Taste of the Orient
Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Vision China Exhibition in Shanghai. In addition to sampling wonderful new flavors and experiences, the trip also provided one location where manufacturers from around the world could showcase their latest imaging products.
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TAC ANNOUNCEMENT

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE UPDATES

New LuCam Software 6.3.0
A new release of LuCam Capture Software is now available for download. The latest version of LuCam software provides support for variable frame rate in the Lt425 and Lt225 models, subsampling on the Lt cameras and support for the High Dynamic Range mode on the Lt cameras. It also provides updates for all other Lumenera camera models.

Lumenera SDK 6.3.0
The new release of Lumenera SDK 6.3.0 provides updates to the .NET framework to improve support for 64-bit projects.

Knowledge Base Solutions
Lumenera's Knowledge Base Solutions is a secure portal that provides you with technical support materials and articles. To access these valuable technical documents please contact the Technical Assistance Centre (TAC) team using support@lumenera.com.

ANNIVERSARY

Lumenera Celebrates 11th Year in Business

May 10th marked Lumenera’s 11th year since inception! Lumenera was launched in 2002 in Ottawa, ON as a small company bootstrapped by its founding employees. Over the past 11 years Lumenera has grown tremendously through a combination of leading technology offerings and a dedicated focus on customer satisfaction. It is this forward thinking global view that has enabled us to continuously address new market requirements.

In July of 2006, Lumenera became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Industries Inc., a diversified market driven company that produces engineered products for global niche markets.

11 years later, we are proud to employ over 80 full time employees. Lumenera recognizes the organization’s success could not have been achieved without the dedication of our world class team members who consistently go above and beyond.

Our goal continues to focus on serving our customers by offering new and innovative technologies at superior price-to-performance ratios and maintain ongoing success for years to come.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

With Your Help Lumenera has Planted OVER 3,000 Trees Through our Tree Planting Initiative

Lumenera is dedicated to our community and the global environment. Because of this passion for sustainable resources we developed the Tree Planting Initiative. The Tree Planting Initiative ensures that one tree is planted for every visitor to our website who completes a contact form. Providing this information is completely voluntary and obligation free.

Through this program Lumenera has planted over 3000 trees to date. This impressive amount makes a big impact on our air quality as a single tree can produce enough oxygen to support several people.

Click here to participate in our Tree Planning Initiative and help us continue to give back to the environment.

For more information about Lumenera's Green Program please click here.

Lumenera Supports National Denim Day

This May in support of National Denim Day, a fundraiser for the CURE Foundation for

Lumenera staff members proudly wear the 'pink flower' ribbon and denim in support of the fight against breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Lumenera employees wore denim and received ‘pink flower’ ribbons in exchange for their donation.

The CURE Foundation established National Denim Day in May 1997. The event is now their main fundraiser, and is held annually on the Tuesday following Mother’s Day. Businesses, organizations and institutions across Canada are encouraged to allow employees to wear denim in exchange for a suggested $5 donation.

Lumenera continues to show their support throughout the year for this worthy cause by donating $20 to breast cancer research from the sale of each INFINITY2-1R camera.

To read more about Lumenera's community support efforts please click here.

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