COMING SOON: new usb 3.0 microscopy camera offering ultra low noise with high sensitivity

The new INFINITY3-3UR is coming soon! This uncooled scientific digital camera features a Sony ICX674 CCD sensor, 2.8 megapixel resolution, USB 3.0 interface and a high-speed global shutter. The INFINITY3-3UR provides clear and crisp images in challenging microscopy situations.

The INFINITY3-3UR was built on low noise electronics allowing it to render details with amazing accuracy. This research-grade microscopy camera features superior responsiveness, high dynamic range and is ideally suited for documentation and image analysis in low light life science, clinical and material science applications.

Contact us to discuss custom OEM variances.

For more information on the new INFINITY3-3UR please email us at: scientificsales@lumenera.com.

SCIENTIFIC-Grade High Speed Lt365, now sampling!

The new Lt365 USB 3.0 camera is built on the ICX674 CCD sensor, ideal for a variety of demanding life science applications, such as digital pathology and live cell imaging. Featuring amazing high speeds, up to 53 fps at full resolution and 70 fps at full HD resolution, the Lt365 is well suited for slide scanning.

The Lt365 has 2.8 megapixel resolution and a high-speed global shutter for clear and precise images in challenging lighting conditions.

This camera can be customized to suit OEM designs and is available in a scientific model.

For more info on the Lt365 scientific-grade camera please contact us at: scientificsales@lumenera.com.

Wrapping-Up Lumenera’s Pink Ribbon Campaign

Over the last year Lumenera donated $20 from the sale of every INFINITY2-1R research-grade camera to support Breast Cancer Research. After a year of promoting awareness and raising funds, the successful campaign is coming to an end on October 31, 2013.

In addition to camera sales, efforts were also supported through participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and other internal employee efforts.

There are a limited number of ‘pink’ branded INFINITY2-1R cameras still available so place your orders now. Orders will be filled in the order in which they are received.  A huge thank you to all of you who supported the campaign.

To place an order for a limited edition "Pink Ribbon" INFINITY2-1R please email:



Reduced Price: The INFINITYlite for Academic and Entry-level Documentation

The INFINITYlite is a low cost CMOS camera for archiving and documentation. With 1.5 megapixel resolution and excellent color reproduction, this fundamental camera is specifically designed for the education market as well as entry level microscopy applications. It is a compact, affordable scientific camera that delivers outstanding image quality and excellent value.

Highlights include live video preview and focus for the efficient capture of optimal images, as well as full integration to popular third party imaging applications through TWAIN drivers. This compact camera comes complete with INFINITY CAPTURE application software. The INFINITYlite is known for its ease of use, reliability and now comes with a 2 year warranty.

School districts can rest assured that an INFINITYlite camera will place their students at the forefront of digital imaging technology. The imaging skills acquired by students using an INFINITYlite can be directly applied throughout their careers in research, industrial or clinical microscopy.

The INFINITYlite is now even more cost effective!

Visit our site for more info on INFINITY CAPTURE

Contact Lumenera at scientificsales@lumenera.com for more details or to order.



U of O Biology LabUniversity of Ottawa undergraduate students returned to the labs this semester to find the microscopy stations newly equipped with Lumenera’s INFINITY2-3 and INFINTY3-1 color digital cameras.  The Biology Department needed to upgrade its imaging solution for the Olympus CX31 and Olympus SZ61 microscopes currently in use. With the capacity to teach 392 lab students, the University wanted new, high quality microscopy cameras based on a USB 2.0 interface that offered high performance, and included image analysis software that was intuitive and easy for students to use.

Olympus Canada was awarded the tender to place 365 of Lumenera’s INFINITY microscopy cameras into the Biology Department teaching labs at the University of Ottawa; one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities.

“This year we decided to partner with Olympus and Lumenera to replace our digital cameras, so that we could keep moving forward with our state of the art lab facilities,” said Lise Bélanger, Technical Supervisor for the Department of Biology.  “We chose Lumenera’s INFINITY2-3 digital cameras on the basis of a good quality camera, with a strong price- to- performance ratio that also came with a very user friendly software package. We also enjoy the advantage of having a local supplier with whom we have developed an excellent relationship”.

In 2004 the Biology Department moved into its new undergraduate teaching facility which includes a total of 10 labs.   Each lab is equipped with a workstation that is a unique combination of a traditional wet bench and microscopy station, paired with a modern computer and monitor. Students work in pairs with a compound and dissection microscopes, which are now equipped with Lumenera’s INFINITY2-3 camera connected to the workstation’s computer. The 355 INFINITY2-3, 3 megapixel microscopy cameras and 10 INFINTY3-1, 1.4 megapixel cooled cameras are replacing cameras that were based on a FireWire interface for greater ease of use and the eliminated need for a FireWire card.

U of O Biology Lab
The students have had a chance to put the new cameras to use, and are happy with the improvements they have experienced so far.  “We have received positive feedback from the students and faculty regarding the new INFINITY cameras,” said Lise Bélanger. Lumenera ensured timely delivery of the large volume of cameras to synchronize with the start of the new school year.   The team at Lumenera worked closely with the University to provide comprehensive support with delivery, hardware and software configurations.

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Lumenera Recently Exhibited at the Institute of Biomedical Science Congress 2013

IBMS brings together leading technology suppliers and products specifically of interest to the biomedical science industry. The show was held over three days in late September in Birmingham, UK.

Lumenera provided a hands-on demo of the Lt365 that highlighted the high-speed video and clear image capture capabilities of the new camera. The INFINITYHD was also featured, attendees marveled at the color reproduction and refresh rate displayed on the large HD monitor.

Lumenera's sales representatives also had a sample of the new unreleased
INFINITY3-3UR which is coming soon.

Visit Lumenera at the Society for Neuroscience 2013

Lumenera is exhibiting at the leading neuroscience show from November 9-13th at the San Diego Convention Center in booth #2321. Please stop by our booth to view a live demo of the new ICX674 sensor-based USB 3.0 cameras, and INFINITYHD.

To set up a meeting in advance please email us at scientificsales@lumenera.com.


For more information on upcoming Lumenera events please click here.


CMOS Sensor Technologies – Can They Help with Traffic Congestion?
Many of us share in the same daily frustration of sitting in slow moving traffic as we make our way to and from work. I believe that we can thank rapid population growth and urbanization for bringing about a rise in traffic that has outpaced road capacity, resulting in the loss of productive working hours, environmental pollution, wasted fuel and precious energy resources. Fortunately for all of us, new technologies are greatly improving the solutions available, each bringing their share of benefits and drawbacks.
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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.
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New LuCam Software 6.3.0
A new release of LuCam Software is now available for download. The latest version of LuCam software provides support for variable frame rate, subsampling and High Dynamic Range mode on the Lt225 and Lt425 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.


Lumenera is Now Offering A Two Year Warranty on NEW INFINITY Cameras

Lumenera INFINTY WarrantyLumenera has doubled the warranty on all our scientific cameras. As of September 1st, 2013 the INFINITY line of cameras now have an extended warranty increasing from 1 year to 2 years. Our web site and marketing materials will be updated shortly. Until then, spread the word!

Click here to learn more about our INFINITY cameras.



Lumenera Hosts Family Fun-Day Appreciation Event

At Lumenera, we pride ourselves on being a social company. We have an excellent Social Committee who plan and organize monthly events ranging from family skating to employee boat cruises. We also share in each other’s personal and professional accomplishments at monthly "All Staff" meetings, focused on maintaining an excellent corporate culture.

This summer, the social committee organized a family fun-day event at our head office in Ottawa.

Lumenera President, Huw Leahy takes employees and their children for a tour of the manufacturing area to see first-hand how our cameras are made.




The family fun-day event was complete with bouncy castles, inflatable sides, games and of course our favorite carnival treats like cotton candy and popcorn. Thank you to the Lumenera social committee for organizing a great event.



For more information on Lumenera's community initiatives please click here.


Lumenera Green Initiative Updates

Lumenera launched a Green initiative in 2010 and has remained committed to this campaign since that time to help improve the environment and local community.

We are committed to promoting a “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” attitude within our culture and believe that every effort made by its employees counts.

A new initiative recently undertaken is the launch of the Green payroll. In an effort to support a paperless environment, we are pleased to announce that the production and distribution of paper pay stubs and HR forms has been discontinued. Employees now use a secure online system to retrieve their pay records and submit forms such as vacation requests. This initiative not only saves the cost and time associated with tracking and distributing pay stubs and paper forms, it also reduces the amount of paper and ink used for printing them. This is an ongoing initiative with long-term green benefits.

An ongoing effort that was one of the first undertakings of Lumenera's Green Committee is the tree planting program. For every Lumenera website visitor who completes the contact us form, Lumenera will plant one tree. Providing information is completely voluntary. Since the initiative started Lumenera has planted over 3,000 trees. Thank you to everyone who participated.

For a full list of initiatives click here.