PRODUCT spotlight

NEW: Lumenera’s 9.1 MP Sony ICX814 Quad-Tap CCD Camera with High-Speed USB 3.0

Lt665RThe Lt965R is Lumenera’s latest high-performance USB 3.0 CCD camera that draws the most from the industry leading Sony EXview HAD II sensor technology. The ICX814 sensor-based Lt965R reliably delivers full resolution frames at the maximum achievable speed of 19fps with Lumenera’s quad-tap implementation, coupled with USB 3.0.

This camera is ideal for industrial and scientific applications where high resolution and sensitivity are critical.

The Lt965R maximizes the Sony ICX814, 1” format sensor, to provide high dynamic range, speed, and excellent anti-blooming characteristics. High quality, low noise electronics ensure clear and sharp images rendering details with amazing accuracy. Superior responsiveness up to 1000nm positions it as a good choice for Near-Infrared (NIR) imaging.

The camera includes 128 MB of onboard memory for frame buffering, which ensures dependable and reliable image delivery even in the most demanding environments.  This camera also features Lumenera’s advanced tap matching process that ensures seamless images across large temperature and gain ranges.

The locking USB 3.0 cabling and digital interface ensures a simple plug-and-play installation. No frame grabber is required. Simplified I/O cabling is provided through a locking Hirose connector supporting external power input along with 1 optically isolated output, 1 optically isolated input and 2 configurable I/O ports. Lumenera’s innovative design supports an optional USB 3.0 High Power mode that allows the camera to function over a USB 3.0 Y-cable connected to 2 host USB 3.0 ports thus eliminating the need to use a power supply.

For further information on the Lt965R, click here.


Lumenera Announces USB3 Vision Certified Cameras

Lumenera’s High Performance Lt Camera Series Receives USB3 Vision Certification from the AIA

Lumenera Corporation, announces that their high performance USB 3.0 cameras, the Lt Camera Series, received certification with the USB3 Vision standard, which is appointed by the world's largest machine vision trade association, the AIA. 

“USB3 Vision certification is a key strategic component for our industrial and scientific product line and roadmap,” stated Nick Bulitka, Director of Business Technology Research. “Introducing USB3 Vision support in our cameras allows vision users and integrators to now leverage some of the highest performance camera technology on the market in an easy to use configuration within their USB3 Vision based system, marrying high performance and simplicity.” 

USB3 Vision, which is defined by the AIA, ensures that certified products are interoperable with a standard set of interfaces and APIs. This enables Lumenera cameras to work with a wider suite of third party software. The USB3 Vision interface is based on the standard USB 3.0 interface and uses USB 3.0 ports that will soon be standard on most PCs.

“While we have a large number of software partners that have developed drivers for our cameras, including our USB 2.0 solutions, being USB3 Vision certified adds support to simplify third party application integration for our customers,” said Dany Longval, Vice President, Worldwide Sales.

To read the full release please click here.

Product announcement

new usb 3.0 camera, the lt1265R coming soon:

12 Megapixel, High Sensitivity, CCD Camera with High-Speed USB 3

The Lt1265R is Lumenera’s latest innovative, high performance USB 3.0 CCD camera based on the solid design of the Lt365R, Lt665R and Lt965R cameras.

The Lt1265R builds on leading edge EXview HAD II technology to deliver high sensitivity, low noise and high dynamic range. High grade electronics ensure clear, sharp and low noise images that render details with amazing accuracy.

Product Highlights Include:
- 15 fps at full resolution (4240 × 2832 pixels) 
- High dynamic range and high sensitivity
- Low dark current and read noise
- High saturation signal level
- Global shutter with progressive scan for low smear
- 1” optical format
- Excellent anti-blooming characteristics

This industrial-grade camera is ideally suited for a variety of applications including unmanned vehicles, surveillance, traffic, tolling, high-speed inspection and machine vision to name a few.

Contact a Lumenera sales representative for more details.




With dynamic imaging conditions, design restrictions and local laws heavily impacting the way that traffic imaging systems can be designed and deployed, ITS companies are continually
looking for ways to improve their technologies in order provide the best possible hit rate.

Environmental conditions, for example, can impact the ability of a system to capture details in a field of view (FOV) in varying day/night conditions. It is essential that traffic and tolling systems can capture detailed images of fast-moving objects while dealing with reflections from vehicle components as the sun moves through the sky. Traffic Technology

Twice as effective: One scenario that requires a solution beyond standard imaging is red light enforcement at night. How can authorities effectively capture an image of the vehicle license plate and also the face of the driver? As many license plates have strong reflective properties, the intensity of the camera flash needs to be scaled back, or timing adjusted, to ensure the details of the plate can be recognized....




LUMENERA AT THE VISION SHOW: Lumenera exhibited at the Vision show, November 4-6, in Stuttgart Germany.

Lumenera provided a live demonstration using two of our USB 3.0 cameras — the Lt965R and theLt665R. The demonstration was built around an antique record player in which the Lt965R accurately defined text with each frame (as a traffic application would need to), while the Lt665R recognizes unique objects (in this case, a holographic image, which is indicative of an inspection application).

The Lt965R is based on a Sony EXview HAD II ICX814 CCD image sensor, which is available in both color and monochrome models and achieves 19 fps at full 3376 x 2704 resolution. The Lt665R which features a 1” Sony EXview HAD II ICX694 CCD image sensor, available in color or monochrome, and achieves a frame rate of 27 fps at full 2752 x 2192 resolution.

Traffic Vision: Lumenera was featured in an interview with Traffic Vision, which was filmed on the opening day of the show in Stuttgart. The video focuses on our ITS solutions, and latest products. To view the video, please click here.


upcoming events

International Technical Exhibition (ITE)
December 3-5, 2014
Pacifico Yokohama, Hall D, Japan
Exhibiting in Partnership with Argo Corporation 

Lumenera's Dany Longval, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, will be presenting on "How to use and select industrial machine vision cameras into life sciences applications".

For a full list of upcoming events, please click here.



COMING SOON LUCAM SOFTWARE v6.5.0: Being released this month is the latest version of the LuCam Software v6.5.0, featuring device drivers for Lt cameras under development, along with API fixes. Check here for updates

LabVIEW INTERFACE: The LabView interface has been fully revised with support now available for all releases from 2010 through 2014, and includes a new sample application providing a dialog with control over most camera properties and functions. Click here for more details.

Corporate Updates


Newly Appointed German-Based Sales Engineer & Sales Director Enable Lumenera to Better Serve Growing European Machine Vision Market

Lumenera Corporation has appointed a Sales Engineer and Sales Director, based in Germany, to better serve the growing machine vision market in Europe.
As a global leader with cameras on all continents, the new Sales positions demonstrate Lumenera’s strong commitment to supporting and better understanding the needs of their customers and partners in the European market. “Having a Sales Engineer and Sales Director based in Germany, allows us to serve our customers in both the English and German language, and to gain deeper insight into local market needs in order to deliver superior pre- and post- sales support and services to our customers,” said Dany Longval, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Lumenera Corporation.

To drive the company's European efforts, Lumenera has appointed Frank Steinborn as a Director of Sales, and Matthias Werner as a Sales Engineer.

Lt365RFrank Steinborn, Lumenera’s Director of Sales based in Munich, will help Lumenera to grow their OEM business within Europe. The machine vision camera market is a growing segment, using advanced vision technology to implement factory automation, transportation, biometrics, robotics, unmanned vehicles, military and other advanced applications. With more than 12 years’ sales experience in the industrial camera market, Frank brings excellent know-how in many different applications, profound technical knowledge and comprehensive market experience in Europe. Frank has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Engineering.  

Lt365RMatthias Werner, Lumenera’s Sales Engineer based in Bargteheide (close to Hamburg in North Germany), joins the company with over 9 years’ experience in both camera and sensor technical sales and applications. Matthias is a state Certified Engineer and Master Professional of Technical Management (CCI). He will be responsible for supporting the Sales team in the pre- and post- sales cycle and will act as the technical lead for new and existing customers looking for imaging solutions for new projects.  Matthias will work closely with the OEM Sales team to support new and existing customers by supporting the team as a trusted technical advisor delivering innovative and creative imaging solution designs.

To read the full release click here.



Lumenera is seeking innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join our team who will help us drive next generation products and achieve corporate goals. Are you ready to make a difference in the world of digital imaging?

To read more, or apply for this opportunity click here.

This position is geared towards partnering with Sales to achieve revenue and profitability targets, with a focus on new design wins.  The person in this role will be responsible for supporting the Sales team in the pre-sales cycle and will act as the technical lead for new and existing customers looking for imaging solutions for new projects. 

To read more, or apply for this opportunity click here.

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