High Performance 16 Megapixel 35 mm CCD USB 3.0 Camera

Lt16059HLumenera has just released its newest high performance industrial camera, the Lt16059H. Currently the first and only camera of its kind on the market, this 16 megapixel high-performance USB 3.0 camera is equipped with the KAI-16070 35mm format CCD image sensor from ON Semiconductor (Truesense).

The KAI-16070 sensor with quad-tap output provides high smear rejection (-115dB) and high dynamic range through the use of a unique dual-gain amplifier. This sensor supports a global electronic shutter that captures high quality, high-speed images with zero blur. A fully integrated Canon EF lens controller offers flexibility via remote control (no external cabling is required). Supported by a 4-year warranty, the industrial-grade Lt16059H is ideally suited for applications requiring high sensitivity and high resolution such as: traffic, automated license plate recognition (LPR), photogrammetry, precision agricultural , and industrial inspection.

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Compact, High Resolution, Global Shutter CCD USB 3.0 Camera

Lt16059HLumenera's Lt1265R extends the popular high-performance Sony EXview HAD II Lt camera series to 12 megapixels with a 1” optical format. Its high-speed USB 3.0 interface can deliver 4K2K resolution images (max: 4230 x 2832) at an industry-leading 15 fps. Backed by a 4-year warranty, the Lt1265R supports a global electronic shutter that captures high quality, high-speed images with virtually zero image blur. Its quad tap configuration allows for faster frame rates and it offers optically isolated inputs and outputs via GPIO.

The ICX834 sensor with Sony's EXview HAD CCD II pixel architecture provides improved quantum efficiency and near infrared response (NIR) even though the pixels are only 3.1µm in size. This camera is ideal for applications where one needs high resolution with a small form factor, high quality, low noise images and reliable operation, such as: UAV & aerial imaging, high resolution surveillance, machine vision inspection, high resolution fluorescence imaging, whole slide imaging, and intelligent traffic solutions. It is available in color or monochrome.

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Timing Considerations for Industrial Machine Vision Cameras

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EXCERPT: "Timing is a highly critical factor in the industrial imaging sector. The final image may be influenced by a difference of just a few milliseconds of capturing a moving object. For instance, in applications such as speed enforcement traffic systems or factory inspection, if the exposure does not start accurately, the final image cannot be used.

While delays can be taken into account in the design of a system, the time elapsed between software or a hardware input that acts as a trigger, and the actual start and end of exposure is not always constant. It is tough to resolve any fluctuation and unavoidable issues may be caused in a vision system."

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Coming in 2016: High-Speed CMOS Sensor-Based USB 3.0 Cameras with Sony’s low-noise Global Shutter Technology

Lumenera’s CMOS-Based USB 3.0 Cameras: Lumenera will be expanding their USB 3.0 Lt Camera Family in 2016. A series of new cameras based on Sony's latest Pregius™ global shutter CMOS technology will boast CCD-like performance from a CMOS sensor with increased frame rates and crisp, clear distortion-free images.

The new series of cameras will range in resolution from 2.4 to 12 megapixels. Watch for the release of the Lt245 and Lt235, 2.4 megapixel USB 3.0 cameras using Sony’s high-performance IMX174 and IMX249 sensors in Q1/2016.

Bottles on conveyer beltNew Sensor Technology: Sony’s Pregius™ global shutter CMOS sensor provides the best of both worlds from CCD and CMOS sensors combined into new pixel architecture. The sensor has an analog pixel design similar to a CCD providing excellent signal to noise (SNR), dynamic range and full well capacity, but provides the digital advantages of a CMOS device, including high speed, analogue to digital converter (ADC) and image correction. (Photo Credit: Sony).

Building on this new line of technology, Lumenera will also be releasing several additional camera models based on Sony’s 2nd generation IMX sensors such as the 5MP IMX250 and IMX264 sensors and other sensors to produce a line of GS CMOS cameras ranging in resolution from 3MP to 12MP.

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Lumenera at the AIA Machine Vision Conference

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Lumenera exhibited at AIA's Canadian Machine Vision Conference on October 7th in Ottawa, Canada. At this event our Sales Engineer, Brendan Lelieveld-Amiro (pictured above) and our Director of Sales (OEM & Custom), Corey Fellows, showcased our high speed Lt365R and our brand new Lt16059H, demonstrating their suitability for a variety of machine vision applications.

More info on the Lt365R here.

More info on the Lt16059H here.



AIA Vision in Life Sciences Conference

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Lumenera will be presenting on "Camera Technologies in Life Sciences Applications"
November 19, 2015
San Diego, California
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International Technical Exhibition on Image Technology & Equipment

Conference logoLumenera will be exhibiting in partnership with Argo
December 2-4, 2015
Yokohama, Japan
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For a full list of upcoming events, please visit our events page.


Choosing the right camera for your machine vision system

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Lumenera recently sponsored the Vision Systems Design Webinar: "Choosing the Right Camera for Your Machine Vision System"

Previously recorded on September 9, 2015

Webinar Presenter: Andrew Bodkin, Principal, Bodkin Design & Engineering

Overview: In this presentation, Andy Bodkin will explain camera and optics specifications, and why this understanding is key for choosing a camera for your machine vision applications. He will discuss resolution, pixel count, and field of view (FOV), among other specs--and describe the types of cameras currently available. He will explain how such specifications impact system performance for producing images that can be analyzed by machine vision software.

Click here to watch a recorded copy of the webinar.


The Camera: One of the Most Important Components on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

UAVEXCERPT: One of the most important components on an unmanned aerial vehicle is the camera. UAV cameras collect the data required for the application and therefore must be extremely reliable, intuitive, robust, sturdy and of high quality. An everyday, consumer-based camera will not work for these purposes. The camera must have high resolution and incorporate integral specialized requirements, such as speed, wavelength, easy integration into a system, shock/vibration specs, flexible filters, deterministic triggering, etc.

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Imaging in its Purest Form: Why Industrial-Grade Camera Images Outperform Consumer-Grade Camera Images

selfieEXCERPT: Consumer-grade cameras improve the look of an image by manipulating the pixels in the image after it has been taken by the sensor. The goal is to improve the look of the image specifically and this is done using a number of common and/or proprietary software filters such as sharpen, blur, brightness/contrast, gamma, and color/tone enhancements. Some cameras may also have a physical antialiasing filter to remove the sharpness of the image to prevent aliasing artifacts. After the image alterations have been made, it is then often compressed to a more portable PC or web friendly format. In the end, the resulting image (raw or compressed) does not accurately represent the data originally captured by the sensor.

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