USB 3.0 Microscopy Camera Offering Low Noise and High Sensitivity

The new INFINITY3-3UR provides clear and crisp images in challenging microscopy situations. Built on low noise electronics, this camera renders 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.

The INFINITY3-3UR uncooled scientific digital camera features a Sony ICX674 CCD sensor, 2.8 megapixel resolution, USB 3.0 interface and a high-speed global shutter. Designed for use in scientific and industrial applications requiring optimal color reproduction, extreme sensitivity, increased resolution and high speed.

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The Lt365R is Lumenera’s latest innovative, high performance USB 3.0 CCD camera. Running 53 fps at full resolution or 66 at an HDTV resolution of 1920 x 1080, the Lt365R series takes advantage of Lumenera’s unique memory buffer technology so frames are not lost while running the camera at the sensor’s maximum output.

Running at twice the speed of other USB 3.0 cameras with this image sensor, the Lt365R is ideal for industrial and scientific applications requiring incredibly fast data and reliable image delivery. A scientific-grade variant is available for the most demanding life science applications such as digital pathology, slide scanning and ophthalmology. The Lt365R can be customized to suit OEM designs.

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Lumenera was featured in a NASA Tech Briefs article that discusses the importance of color reproduction in ophthalmology imaging:

Lumenera recently partnered with an ophthalmology diagnostic device manufacturer that required a camera for integration into its product. The goal was to obtain sharp retinal fundus images with accurate color reproduction for documentation, sharing, and storage of their results. A date stamp was also needed for later review and diagnosis.

The Challenge
The manufacturer's greatest challenge was taking a precise image of the retina and its various elements that at a later date would provide a true representation of the original image captured. The retina is composed of many similar colors that are visible to the human eye such as reds, pinks, oranges, and yellows, but these colors can prove difficult to reproduce in an image. Accurate color rendition of the different color hues was a must, in order to better contrast the definition of the retina. 

To read Lumenera’s solution please click here for the full article.

Press Releases


Company continues to make great advances in innovative camera technology

As a go-to company for unique and challenging imaging applications, Lumenera’s engineering team was able to draw from its strong digital interface and sensor expertise, industry-leading camera architecture, as well as its advanced algorithms to build the Lt1265R USB 3.0 camera. Still under development, this product has incorporated the new Sony 12 megapixel ICX834 sensor, streaming full resolution images at 15 frames per second with exceptionally high color fidelity, low-noise, and 3.1 micron square pixels.

“Lumenera's commitment to advanced technology and innovation, as well as our high level of excellence are once again on display.” stated Andrew Nelson, VP Engineering, Lumenera Corporation. “Being the first company to run live video feed from the ICX834 sensor is a big win for our engineering team and for Lumenera. I am very proud of the team’s accomplishments.”

To read the full press release please click here.

Case Study

INFINITY Camera Chosen for Optimization of a Reflected Light LED Fluorescence Illuminator

Lumenera Provides Imaging Solution for Automated Scanning System of Hep-2 Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Samples

Fraen, a high precision manufacturer of innovative products for various industries in the areas of Aerospace, Automotive, Commercial Instruments, Electronics, Marine, Medical, Scientific Instruments, Optics and Optical Components, was approached by a prominent diagnostics company with a proposition for a joint instrumental development effort. Fraen had already been working on design and innovation in fluorescence microscopy by means of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and accepted the request to optimize a reflected light LED fluorescence illuminator for an automated scanning system. This project would also require an advanced imaging component capable of producing high quality images in challenging light conditions.

Lumenera's INFINITY2-1RC, a 1.4 megapixel CCD scientific USB 2.0 camera provided this solution. The camera offers incredibly low dark current noise, combined with a very high dynamic range and 14-bit output for quantitative and low-light applications. Advanced thermal management allows for long exposure times of several minutes without the need for a cooled camera.

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Just in time for spring, Lumenera is excited to announce new pricing for many of the cameras in our INFINITY product line.* New Prices will be in effect April 1, 2014.

Contact your local dealer, or a Lumenera Sales Representative for an updated price list.

*New pricing applies to select cameras only within the INFINITY product line.



Lumenera will be exhibiting at the AIA Vision Show in Boston, April 15-17, 2014 at the John B. Hynes Veteran’s Memorial Convention Center. Stop by our booth # 422 to see demos featuring Lumenera’s USB 3.0 cameras.

Lumenera’s Vice President of World Wide Sales Dany Longval will also be giving a presentation on “Lessons Learned in Life Sciences Imaging”. This presentation will review actual pathology and ophthalmology programs, discussing specific challenges and how vision technology was used to meet these challenges. The presentation date: Tuesday, April 15 from 4:15-5:00pm.

For a full listing of Lumenera’s upcoming events, please click here.


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.

In your search for the ideal camera, one of the questions you may find yourself asking is “Can I use a consumer camera instead of an Industrial-grade one?” Our answer “Sure you can, but should you?”

Consumer cameras are not designed to be as robust as industrial cameras. One of the main design differences is industrial cameras use electronic shutters, while consumer cameras use mechanical shutters that have a much shorter life span, and higher failure rate. Some may think an off-the-shelf digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) will work for their application, but in reality these cameras are not built to withstand intense use.

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Corporate Updates


Lumenera is a mid-sized company that prides itself on a unique culture: one of mutual respect and camaraderie among its employees. Everyone is encouraged to share ideas, participate, work hard and enjoy each other’s company both at work and at social events. We also know that our employees always keep the customer experience in mind – we are not just selling a product – we are selling our service as well.

We offer a wide range of opportunities and are always looking for people with talent and enthusiasm to join our team! For a full list of current opportunities please visit www.lumenera.com.

European Sales Engineer (Germany):
This new position is geared towards partnering with Sales to achieve revenue and profitability targets, with a focus on new design wins while maintaining a high level of support for existing customers. The person in this role will be working in concert with the Sales team in a pre-sales capacity in the EMEA marketplace as well as the technical lead for new and existing customers looking for imaging solutions. This will be in support of direct activities as well as in support of our partner channel. The applicant will also work closely with the Business Development and OEM Sales teams to support custom opportunities.

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

Business Development Director - Scientific OEM Europe (UK):
We are seeking a highly motivated individual for the role of Business Development Director – Scientific OEM, to help grow our OEM business within Europe. The scientific camera market is a growing segment using advanced vision technology to implement life sciences instruments, medical imaging, physics, material research, ophthalmology, pathology and other advanced applications. Significant experience in sales is required, as is knowledge of the camera marketplaces which we serve. You’ll spend the majority of your time dedicated to outbound hunting via telephone, email, trade show, and customer site visits to develop new opportunities, and a smaller portion of your time qualifying and converting new business from inbound leads. We have high expectations but offer room for personal and professional growth within our fast paced company.

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