Press Release Archive
2014/2015 Press Releases
Lumenera Donates Microscopy Cameras to BioBus, a Mobile Laboratory for Students
Ottawa, ON. – October 8, 2015 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, is pleased to announce their partnership with BioBus, a mobile microscope laboratory aimed at giving students the opportunity for hands-on scientific exploration.
BioBus was founded in 2007 by Cell Motion Laboratories as a way to inspire disadvantaged youth to pursue careers in science. The BioBus, a 1974 transit bus that is equipped with a $150,000 worth of research-grade microscopes, provides children access to modern science curricula and equipment under the guidance of real scientists as they visit schools and communities in New York City. The bus has visited over 420 schools and communities, facilitating scientific engagement even amongst populations historically underrepresented in science professions.
Almost every day of the school year, the BioBus parks in front of a school, giving students that board the chance to use a phase-contrast video microscope to make movies of crawling amoeba, the chance to use a scanning electron microscope to image a fly eye, and the opportunity to visualize glowing, streaming plant chloroplasts using a fluorescence microscope.
In partnership with BioBus, Lumenera has donated seven of their high-performance, research-grade microscopy cameras to be used on the bus. The cameras donated, including the INFINITYHD, the INFINITY2-1 R and the INFINITY3- 1URM, are ideally suited for life science applications, including fluorescence imaging, and produce accurate high resolution images. The cameras will equip the microscopes on the BioBus and allow students to capture their experiments and discoveries utilizing a superior imaging solution.
Ben Dubin-Thaler, Ph.D., founder of the BioBus, is thrilled with the major upgrade the new Lumenera cameras will have on his program's impact. "The hands-on, visual nature of microscopy is key to the success of our programs. We have already seen the difference Lumenera's cameras have on our students experience – students are more engaged, asking more questions, and wanting to spend even more time on the microscopes thanks to the video frame rate and high definition images these cameras produce. Lumenera is helping the BioBus inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators."
"Lumenera is excited to support Cell Motion Labs' BioBus with our INFINITY microscopy cameras. BioBus is an amazing initiative, helping to develop and foster a passion for science in the hearts and minds of youth of all ages," says Huw Leahy, President of Lumenera. " It is our hope that our INFINITY cameras will bring the experience to a new level, allowing participants to capture lasting images from their experiments, and further create a curiosity and love for science that follows them into their futures."
For more info on BioBus, please visit: http://biobus.org/about/
Best-In-Class 16 Megapixel High Performance USB 3.0 Camera Released by Lumenera
Ottawa, ON. – September 15, 2015 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, announced today the release of the company's new high performance USB 3.0 camera, built with leading edge ON Semiconductor KAI-16070 sensor technology, which delivers a powerful combination of high resolution, high sensitivity, high dynamic range and low noise results.
The Lt16059H is Lumenera's latest USB 3.0 CCD camera that draws the most performance from the 35mm CCD KAI-16070 4-tap sensor from ON Semiconductor. The sensor supports a global electronic shutter that captures high quality, high-speed images with virtually zero image blur and reliably delivers full resolution frames at the maximum achievable speed of 12 fps (The standard max frame rate for the KAI-16070 is 8 fps). Lumenera's team of development experts was able to extract the most out of the KAI-16070 sensor, achieving the highest possible frame rate along with the high dynamic range and low read noise levels required for high-end applications.
The robust design of this camera and Lumenera's industry leading 4-year warranty ensures reliable performance and delivery of quality images over the lifetime of the camera. With 7.4 um pixel size, the Lt16059H is ideal for applications where high resolution and sensitivity are critical, such as: traffic applications, UAV / aerial surveillance, high-speed inspection, biometrics, pathology, documentation and NIR applications.
"Lumenera has optimized the output of ON Semiconductor's KAI-16070 sensor and is the only camera manufacturer able to provide the highest possible frame rate that can be achieved with this sensor," states Eric Ramsden, Product Manager of Lumenera. "The new Lt16059H camera, built for reliability and ease of integration with Canon EF focus and iris lens control, offers customers a high performance, high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise imaging solution for even the most demanding of industrial applications. The feedback from customer trials has been excellent and we expect this camera to enable our customers to excel with their initiatives."
The Lt16059H is available in color and monochrome and is now available to order. For more information on the Lt16059H, please visit: http://www.lumenera.com/usb3/Lt16059H.php
Lumenera® Corporation Offers Industry Leading 4-Year Warranty
Ottawa, ON. – May 6, 2015 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, introduced an industry-lea ding four year product warranty available at no additional cost to their customers starting May 1, 2015. The four year warranty covers manufacturing and material defects for Lumenera camera products— a guarantee that is unprecedented in the imaging industry.
Lumenera products are designed and manufactured at their headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. Their cameras are manufactured and tested in the same location as their design engineers, allowing for superior supply chain management and quality control over the end product. Lumenera has extensive knowledge in manufacturing sophisticated, high performance cameras that are deployed worldwide in a diverse range of industrial and scientific applications, all geared towards achieving exceptional performance and consistency. Lumenera’s confidence in their manufacturing process and product designs has led them to extend the warranty period to four years.
“We are thrilled by the continually high quality and performance of our digital cameras, and are excited to pass this confidence to our customers through a new four year warranty,” said Rob Sample, Lumenera’s VP of Manufacturing. “Leading the field in manufacturing high performance cameras, we know our customers trust our products – in fact, many of our original cameras, introduced in 2002, are still in active use worldwide. We are really pleased to set ourselves apart from the competition by providing our customers with the added peace-of-mind in knowing their investment is protected.”
The warranty period may differ for some customers based on the terms negotiated for the product. Customers can contact their Lumenera Sales representative for additional details. To read the full product warranty policy, visit the Lumenera Warranty page: http://www.lumenera.com/support/warranty-policy.php
Roper Industries Announces Name Change to Roper Technologies
Sarasota, Fla. – April 24, 2015 – Roper Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ROP) announced today that it has changed its corporate name to Roper Technologies, Inc. to reflect its continued evolution as a diversified technology company.
"The emergence of Roper Technologies highlights our evolution over several years," said Brian Jellison, Chairman, President and CEO of Roper Technologies, Inc. "Our strategy remains consistent: niche-focused, asset-light business with leading-edge technologies led by terrific operating leaders that create significant free cash flow to enable further investments for growth. The consistent execution of this strategy has transformed our company into a technology leader across many high-value end markets."
"Since the beginning of 2010, we have deployed over $4 billion to acquire technology-focused businesses, including medical software, information networks, medical products and SaaS-based trading solutions," continued Mr. Jellison. "The Roper Technologies name reflects our existing family of high-performing businesses and also points to a future of great opportunities."
Shares of the company are expected to begin trading under its new name effective as of the market open on April 29, 2015. The company's stock ticker symbol will remain "ROP."
The company's website is now located at www.ropertech.com.
About Roper Technologies
Roper Technologies is a diversified technology company and is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including software information networks, medical, water, energy, and transportation. Additional information about Roper is available on the company's website at www.ropertech.com.
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Accredited Vision Professionals Enable Lumenera® to Better Support Customers Worldwide
Ottawa, Ontario – April 7, 2015 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, is proud to announce that two members of their sales team have received the AIA Basic Vision Certified Professional designation: Andy Li, Sales Engineer based in China, and Brendan Lelieveld-Amiro, Sales Engineer based in North America.
The Certified Vision Professional program (CVP), offered by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), involves knowledge training and testing for vision professionals. The CVP offers two levels of certification, Basic and Advanced, and maintaining certification requires continuing education every three years. The courses and final exams are offered at AIA's trade shows and conferences, including The Vision Show and Automate, which Lumenera recently attended.
The Basic level of the CVP requires proficiency in the fundamentals of lighting and optics for machine vision, camera and image sensor technology, and image processing. The Advanced level certification requires additional proficiency in color theory and applications, reliable vision application development, 3D vision technology, non-visible imaging theory and techniques, designing high-speed and linescan vision systems, metrology and 2D calibration techniques, particle analysis and classification techniques, vision guided robotics, and machine vision integration.
Andy Li received his AIA Basic Certification in November, 2014 and Brendan Lelieveld-Amiro completed his recently at Automate in March 2015. Both Sales Engineers are working towards achieving the Advanced level certification.
As a global leader with cameras on all continents, Lumenera's addition of the CVP accredited Sales Engineers demonstrate their commitment to providing customers with first-class products and support. As Lumenera's first appointment in Asia, Andy Li will help drive the company's efforts in this market, allowing Lumenera to expand their presence in the area and gain a deeper insight into the needs of their customers and the emerging markets in the region.
"Lumenera has been growing its sales team worldwide," said Dany Longval, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Lumenera Corporation. "Having these accredited professionals on our team allows us to better understand and support the needs of our customers and partners in the global market, offering them outstanding technical skills in building advanced imaging solutions."
Lumenera has been a long time member of the AIA, which is the world's largest global vision and imaging trade group aimed at advancing the understanding and use of vision and imaging technologies to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion.
Lumenera® Announces the Release of Their 'Lumenera Linux SDK 2.0'
Ottawa, Ontario – April 1, 2015 – Lumenera, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of Lumenera Linux SDK 2.0— their new software development kit that supports the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system.
Combing powerful features with reliable performance, the Lumenera Linux SDK 2.0 software maximizes the high-speed, high-resolution features of Lumenera's USB 3.0 cameras, officially supporting the Lt225, Lt425, Lt365R, Lt665R, and Lt965R. It also supports Ubuntu 12.04 on 32 and 64-bit x86 platforms. Furthermore, it has the same common API call format as Lumenera's Windows SDK for easy migration between platforms.
Lumenera chose to formally support Ubuntu Linux with their cameras as it is used by thousands of development teams around the world because of its strong presence globally, versatility, reliability, and extensive developer libraries. Ubuntu has regular Long Term Support (LTS) releases that are supported for five years, making it an ideal choice for developers.
"Linux is growing in popularity for developers working on x86 and embedded platforms because Linux offers flexibility, maximizes hardware resources and is low cost vs. Windows," said Eric Ramsden, Product Manager at Lumenera Corporation. "Lumenera has been supporting Linux development with our cameras for many years and is working to formally expand our support for our latest USB 3.0 cameras and popular Linux platforms."
Lumenera Linux SDK 2.0 is now available. Contact email@example.com with your imaging requirements, or visit Lumenera online at www.lumenera.com for more information.
Lumenera® Corporation Releases High Resolution, High Sensitivity CCD USB 3.0 Microscopy Camera
Ottawa, Ontario – April 1, 2015 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, announced today the release of their new high performance USB 3.0 microscopy camera. Based on Sony's EXview HAD II CCD ICX694 sensor, the INFINITY3-6UR provides users with phenomenal color reproduction, high dynamic range, a large field of view and fast preview speeds that are needed for brightfield applications. Also offering the high sensitivity and low noise required for fluorescence image, the INFINITY3-6UR is two cameras in one.
The INFINITY3-6UR offers extremely high dynamic range, 4.54 x 4.54 μm pixels and very low noise. Lumenera has achieved a remarkably low 6.5 electron read noise, while blazing at the industry's fastest speed on this sensor at 27 frames per second. With 2x2 binning, there is a fourfold increase in sensitivity while providing a 1.5 MP (1376x1096) resolution. Full resolution 6 MP images are sent to a host computer at up to 27 frames per second (fps) over the plug and play USB 3.0 connection.
The new INFINITY3-6UR boasts a larger 1" optical format. With twice the active surface area than the 1.4 MP ICX285 with 2/3" optical format, this high resolution camera achieves a more-than-4x increase in resolution with while still maintaining excellent sensitivity. The result is a camera that delivers outstanding image quality for challenging low light applications such as fluorescence, including those in the NIR region.
The 'R' grade designation of the INFINITY3-6UR is a testament to low-noise electronics, high-grade components and unique thermal management techniques. The INFINITY3-6UR is the ideal solution for most microscopy applications, including life science, clinical and industrial applications that require optimal color reproduction, extreme sensitivity, increase resolution and high speed.
"This newest addition to the Lumenera line of digital cameras is a game changer for microscope users," states Eric Ramsden, Product Manager, Lumenera Corporation. "Built on Sony's EXview HAD II sensor technology, the INFINITY3-6UR offers striking color reproduction, low noise, high speed, and a larger field of view. It has exceeded our expectations and we are confident our customers will be thrilled with the amazing performance of this camera."
The INFINITY3-6UR comes with Lumenera's fully-featured INFINITY ANALYZE, an image capture and analysis software package offering camera control, measurement, annotation, multispectral capture and composition, and post capture enhancement. Camera and software combine to create a complete microscopy imaging solution for your application. For additional information on this product or any of Lumenera's INFINITY microscopy cameras, visit www.lumenera.com.
Lumenera® Corporation Strengthens Presence in Germany
VISION 2014 - Stuttgart, Germany – November 3, 2014 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, announces today that they have 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. Both Frank and Matthias have experience in the machine vision industry and a wide range of industry contacts. There is an active machine vision market in Germany, and bringing them on board is a significant step toward increasing Lumenera’s penetration in the region and also allows the company to give additional support to existing customers.
Frank 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.
Matthias 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.
“Adding these positions allows us to further support our local partners and increase communication with the German market place,” said Dany Longval, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Lumenera Corporation. “We look forward to closely interacting with the market and expanding our presence through a variety of initiatives such as our continued membership with the EMVA, attending trade shows like Vision Stuttgart and delivering some of the most advanced imaging solutions on the market.”
Lumenera has been a long time member of the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), which helps ensure that the cutting edge technology of machine vision is known and applied worldwide. The EMVA currently has 126 members, represents 23 countries from all over Europe and worldwide and continues to grow.
Visit Lumenera (Hall 1-F, Booth 79) at the Vision Show in Stuttgart from November 4 – 6, 2014. www.lumenera.com
Lumenera® Corporation Announces USB3 Vision Certified Cameras
VISION 2014 - Stuttgart, Germany – November 3, 2014 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, announces today 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. "Our USB3 Vision cameras simplify imaging by making our solutions interoperable with the most popular third party software programs in the industry, ensuring that we have the best camera for any USB 3.0 application."
To hear more about Lumenera's USB3 Vision certified solution, or to see our USB 3.0 cameras, visit Hall 1-F, Booth 79 at the Vision Show in Stuttgart from November 4 – 6, 2014.
To learn more about Lumenera's USB 3.0 cameras, visit www.lumenera.com/usb3/index.php.
Industry's Fastest Sony ICX814 CCD Industrial USB 3.0 Camera Released by Lumenera Corporation
Ottawa, Ontario – July 29, 2014 Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for industrial, scientific, surveillance and astronomy markets, announced today the release of the company's new high performance USB 3.0 industrial camera based on Sony's EXview HAD II ICX814 CCD sensor, running faster than any other USB 3.0 camera on this sensor at 19 frames per second (fps) at full 3376 × 2704 resolution.
The 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. This camera is ideal for industrial and scientific applications where high resolution and sensitivity are critical.
The camera includes 128 MB of onboard memory for frame buffering, which ensures dependable and reliable image delivery even in the most demanding environments. Unlike some competitive cameras, the Lt965R buffer technology delivers all frames at full speed and max resolution without introducing latency. The compact, robust design of this camera, measuring 43 x 43 x 65 mm, allows for easy integration into tight spaces and systems with 4 mounting points on all 4 sides. The locking USB 3.0 cabling and digital interface ensures a simple plug-and-play installation. No framegrabber 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 "R" designation identifies that this product has been engineered to provide industry leading low read and dark current noise. This camera is ideal for imaging under difficult lighting situations, and into the NIR range.
"The Lt965R camera capitalizes on the performance of the Sony ICX814 EXview HAD II CCD sensor, and is the only one to achieve 19fps at full resolution on USB 3.0. This is almost twice the speed of most other cameras using this same sensor" stated Eric Ramsden, Product Manager, Lumenera Corporation. "We have designed a first class camera that leverages the most out of this sensor. Customers seeking a high quality, high resolution, fast and low noise camera for industrial and life science applications will now have an optimal solution."
The Lt965R is available in color and monochrome, is now available for order. For more information on the Lt965R, or Lumenera's other USB 3.0 products visit http://www.lumenera.com/usb3/index.php.
Lumenera® Releases Comprehensive Camera Series Solution for Fluorescence Microscopy
Ottawa, Ontario – July 8, 2014 - Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, released its new INFINITY Fluorescence Series Bundle; a fluorescence microscopy imaging solution consisting of high-end scientific cameras, feature-rich software packages and a 5 year warranty.
The INFINITY Fluorescence Series Bundle includes an INFINITY3 series camera, with feature rich software packages to provide customers with a complete imaging solution for fluorescence microscopy. Each bundle comes with INFINITY CAPTURE, an intuitive image capture program, and INFINITY ANALYZE software for advanced camera control, image processing, measurement and annotation. Customers that require a more comprehensive post-image processing, enhancement and analysis software with extensive measurement and customization features have access to a free 9 month trial version of Media Cybernetics® industry leading Image-Pro Premier. Completing the INFINITY Fluorescence Series bundle is the INFINITY Advantage Pack (LuIAP2), which provides customers with an extra INFINITY advanced features software module, and the peace of mind that comes with one advanced loaner hardware replacement, and extension of the warranty on the camera from 2 years to 5 years.
Lumenera's INFINITY Fluorescence Series cameras have a new sleek black enclosure, and feature Sony CCD sensors to offer high dynamic range, high sensitivity and optional thermoelectric cooling, resulting in excellent quality images and fast preview speeds. Customers can select the INFINITY3 series camera model that best meets their application needs, in color or monochrome. The cameras included in the series are the INFINITY3-1URF, INFINITY3-3URF and INFINITY3-1PF.
"Lumenera's INFINITY3 series cameras have proven to excel in fluorescence imaging – even under challenging conditions" said Eric Ramsden, Product Manager at Lumenera Corporation. "We are excited to provide our customers with a high-value, quality solution for a wide range of fluorescence applications, a field that has historically been dominated by much more expensive cooled cameras. Bundling the new black enclosure INFINITY3 series cameras with feature-rich software packages, is a way to offer more value to our customers while maintaining world-class quality and support."
As industry leaders, Lumenera and Media Cybernetics® have successfully partnered before to offer user-friendly integrated software solutions. "Lumenera's Fluorescence Series cameras are fully integrated into Image-Pro Premier software with a custom Capture Interface, which gives fluorescence microscopy customers complete access to maximum frame rates, live image adjustments, and all the benefits available from INFINITY cameras. This integrated solution enables users to easily access Image-Pro's sophisticated image processing, measuring, counting, and robust reporting tools to share image results" said Nick Beavers, Global Sales and Marketing Manager at Media Cybernetics.
The INFINITY Fluorescence Bundle is now shipping. For additional information on this product or any of Lumenera's INFINITY microscopy cameras, visit www.lumenera.com/products/microscopy-cameras/index.php.
About Media Cybernetics
Founded in 1981, Media Cybernetics develops image informatics solutions to automate research, development, and quality control processes in life science and industry. The company's products simplify and enhance image-based data collection and analysis to increase the accuracy and productivity of its customers. For more information about Media Cybernetics, visit www.mediacy.com.
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Lumenera® Corporation Releases Highly Sensitive 6.0 Megapixel CCD USB 3.0 Camera
AIA The Vision Show – Boston, Massachusetts – April 15, 2014 –Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for industrial, scientific, surveillance and astronomy markets, announced today the release of the company’s new high performance USB 3.0 industrial camera based on Sony’s EXview HAD II ICX694 CCD sensor, running faster than any other USB 3.0 camera on this sensor at 27 frames per second (fps) at full 2752 x 2192 resolution.
The Lt665R 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 ICX694 sensor-based Lt665R reliably delivers full resolution frames at the maximum achievable speed. The combination of the ICX694 sensor with an incredibly fast USB 3.0 data interface delivers up to 27 fps at full 6.0 megapixel resolution. This camera is ideal for applications where high speed, sensitivity and resolution are critical including traffic, tolling, ophthalmology, life sciences, metrology, high speed inspection, machine vision and NIR applications.
The Lt665R takes advantage of Lumenera’s unique memory buffer technology so frames are not lost while running the camera at the sensor’s maximum output. The compact, robust design of this camera, measuring 43 x 43 x 65 mm, allows for easy integration into tight spaces and systems with 4 mounting points on all 4 sides. The locking USB 3.0 cabling and digital interface ensure a simple plug-and-play installation. No framegrabber 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 “R” designation identifies that this product has been engineered to provide industry leading low read and dark current noise. This combination provides imaging in difficult lighting situations, or even into the NIR range.
“Lumenera is excited to release the Lt665R camera which capitalizes on the performance of the Sony ICX694 EXview HAD II CCD sensor, and is the only one to achieve 27fps at full resolution on USB 3.0.” stated Eric Ramsden, Product Manager, Lumenera Corporation. “This camera has excellent sensitivity, provides high dynamic range with low noise, and reliable delivery of images through our advanced frame buffering technology.”
The Lt665R is available in color and monochrome, is now available for order. For more information on the Lt665R, or Lumenera’s other USB 3.0 products visit www.lumenera.com, or AIA The Vision Show, booth #422 from April 15-17, 2014.
Lumenera® Corporation Releases High Sensitivity, Low Noise, USB 3.0 Research-Grade Microscopy Camera
Ottawa, Ontario – April 14, 2014 - Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for industrial, scientific, surveillance and astronomy markets, today released its new high performance USB 3.0 microscopy camera based on Sony’s EXview HAD II ICX674 sensor, running twice the speed of other USB 3.0 microscopy cameras on this sensor at 53 frames per second (fps) at full 1936 x 1456 resolution.
Lumenera’s INFINITY3-3UR is a higher resolution, high sensitivity research-grade microscopy camera that incorporates the innovative Sony ICX674 CCD 2.8 megapixel resolution sensor. The result is a camera that produces clear and detailed images, even when captured in low light environments such as fluorescence and NIR. This USB 3.0 camera is well suited for wide-field microscopy imaging applications requiring optimal color reproduction, increased resolution, high sensitivity and high speed.
The INFINITY3-3UR unleashes the high frame rate capability of the sensor by using a high-speed USB 3.0 data interface at 5 Gbits/s to send streaming video and still image capture to a computing platform. The INFINITY3-3UR takes advantage of Lumenera’s unique memory buffer technology so frames are not lost while running the camera at the sensor’s maximum output. Computer friendly USB 3.0 technology means that no framegrabber is required, eliminating the hassles and extra costs of integration.
The research-grade designation of the INFINITY3-3UR is a result of the low noise electronics, high-grade components and unique thermal management techniques implemented inside the camera. Together with Lumenera’s strong onboard image pre-processing, the end result is an industry-leading, low noise performance digital camera, unique in its class. The INFINITY3-3UR includes INFINITY ANALYZE software for advanced camera control, image processing, measurement and annotation, as well as INFINITY CAPTURE.
“Lumenera is proud to introduce the INFINITY3-3UR running faster than any other ICX674 USB microscopy camera on the market today. This camera is one of the few that fully delivers on the performance of the Sony ICX674 EXview HAD II CCD sensor, and is the only one to do so on USB 3.0.” stated Eric Ramsden, Product Manager, Lumenera Corporation. “In imaging tests, the INFINITY3-3UR exceeded our expectations and we are confident our customers will be thrilled with the amazing performance of this camera.”
The INFINITY3-3UR is available in color and monochrome, is now available and shipping. For additional information on this product or any of Lumenera’s INFINITY microscopy cameras, visit www.lumenera.com.
Lumenera® USB 3.0 Cameras Now Integrated with MVTec HALCON Software
Ottawa, Ontario – March 24, 2014– Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for industrial, scientific, surveillance and astronomy markets, together with MVTec, an established international manufacturer of standard software products for machine vision, announced the integration of HALCON software together with Lumenera’s LuCam image acquisition software for its USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and GigE Vision cameras.
Lumenera’s USB 3.0 cameras are now supported by MVTec and Lumenera’s joint image acquisition interface (HALCON LuCam interface). Lumenera chose to integrate with HALCON’s comprehensive machine vision software that includes an integrated development environment (IDE) and is used worldwide. The latest release of the HALCON LuCam software maximizes the high-speed, high-resolution features of Lumenera’s USB 3.0 camera series, the Lt225, Lt425 and Lt365R. These families of cameras are designed for high-speed video streaming and image capture, by combining high-performance sensors with the latest USB 3.0 technology, to ensure fast image delivery even at their largest resolutions. Features of the latest HALCON LuCam interface include the ability to stream multiple cameras, image cropping, external trigger, as well as software control of exposure, focus, gain, iris, white balancing, strobe parameters, and digital input/output signals.
As industry leaders, Lumenera and MVTec have successfully partnered before to offer user-friendly integrated software solutions for machine vision applications. Lumenera’s complete portfolio of industrial megapixel cameras is supported by HALCON.
"Lumenera was one of the first members of the MVTec Image Acquisition Partner Program, having joined since it launched in 2007. Over the years, and with fruitful cooperation, we continuously extended and tested the dedicated HALCON LuCam interface.” stated Christoph Zierl, Director Product Management, MVTec Software GmbH. “We always ensure that new camera models are supported, and I'm happy to confirm that with this latest interface release, the benefits of the new USB 3.0 cameras can be easily used for all sorts of applications."
“This new integration with our USB 3.0 cameras opens up a wide variety of machine vision applications where high speed, high accuracy images are required. Our USB 3.0 cameras are built for rugged 24/7 use and ideally suited for applications such as high-speed inspection and motion control, OCR and OCV, bar coding, and defect analysis to name a few.” explains Dany Longval, Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Lumenera Corporation. “We are very pleased that our USB 3.0 customers can now take advantage of this joint solution and to our continued work with HALCON.”
The Lumenera HALCON solution is now available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your imaging requirements, or visit Lumenera online at www.lumenera.com for more information on these products and other custom/OEM imaging solutions. To learn more about MVTec’s HALCON visit www.halcon.com.
MVTec is a leading manufacturer of standard software for machine vision. MVTec products are used in all demanding areas of imaging: Semi-conductor industry, web inspection, quality control and inspection applications in general, medicine, 3D vision, and surveillance. MVTec has more than 30 established distributors, located throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and Asia (China, Japan, Korea, India et al.). In addition, MVTec, LLC works out of Boston, MA (USA), to better attend the North American market since 2007.
For more information refer to www.mvtec.com
Lumenera® Corporation Joins China Machine Vision Union (CMVU)
Ottawa, Ontario – March 12, 2014– Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for industrial, scientific and surveillance markets, today announced that it has joined the China Machine Vision Union (CMVU), a trade association representing the machine vision industry in China.
As a global leader with cameras on all continents, Lumenera joined the CMVU in order to better serve the growing machine vision market in China. The association promotes the development of the vision industry, and acts as a communication platform between local experts and customers. Additionally, it offers up-to-date information on new products and marketing activities including the upcoming International Machine Vision Exhibition taking place in Shanghai. Members are provided with current market data and opportunities in the industry, allowing Lumenera to have an advanced understanding of local requirements and trends.
“Becoming a member of the CMVU allows us to further support our local partner Titan Electro-Optics Co. Ltd. and increase communication with the Chinese market place.” said Dany Longval, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Lumenera Corporation. “We look forward to closely interacting with the market and expanding our presence through a variety of initiatives such as our recently launched Chinese website, and delivering some of the most advanced imaging solutions on the market.”
“We are very excited to be working with Lumenera in our efforts to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies in China.” said Yin Chao of the CSIG Machine Vision Professional Committee.
The CMVU is the only machine vision trade association in China, and currently serves over seventy members from around the globe. For more information on Lumenera’s products visit www.lumenera.com,www.lumenera.com/cn/index.php, or the International Machine Vision Exhibition, booth #1112 (exhibiting in partnership with Titan Electro-Optics Ltd.) from March 18 to 20, 2014.
About CMVU China Machine Vision Union
The China Machine Vision Union was formed in 2011 as a subsidiary of the China Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG). The machine vision professional committee under CMVU is the only is the only machine vision organization in China, with over 70 members. Their mission is to make people aware of the importance of machine vision technology and the role it plays in supporting the fast development of Chinese industry. CMVU memberships help organizations from around the globe to promote their companies and products, as well as provide them with business strategy tools such as market data, opportunities and networking events in China. Members range from manufacturers of vision components and systems, system integrators, end users, academic institutions and research groups involved in machine vision and imaging. For details, visit the China Machine Vision Union on-line atwww.china-vision.org
Lumenera® Corporation and Icron Technologies Confirm 15-Meter USB 3.0 Active Cable Interoperability
Ottawa, Ontario – March 12, 2014– Icron Technologies Corporation, a leader in USB and video extension technology, and Lumenera Corporation , a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, today validated joint product interoperability between Lumenera's USB 3.0 Lt camera series and Icron's USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 active 15-meter extension cable.
Lumenera has added the high-speed 2.8 megapixel colour/mono CCD-based Lt365R to its USB 3.0 camera portfolio, providing the fastest frame rate of any USB 3.0 camera using Sony’s powerful ICX674 sensor. Additionally, Lumenera’s USB 3.0 cameras do not require framegrabbers, which simplifies installation and reduces the overall solution cost when compared to other camera interfaces. The Lt365R performance features 53 frames per second (fps) at full resolution, 66 fps at full HD (1920 x 1080), and 109 fps at VGA (640 x 480).
Icron’s Spectra 3001-15 USB 3.0 bus powered copper cable meets the demands of the machine vision market by providing an affordable and reliable 15-meter extension solution for USB 3.0 cameras, including the Lt365R from Lumenera. The active cable provides a full 5 V, 900 mA of current, features a locking connector and includes Icron’s ExtremeUSB® suite of features such as transparent USB extension, true plug-and-play (no software drivers) and compatibility with all major operating systems, including Windows® 8.
"Interoperability with Icron’s 15-meter USB 3.0 active cable demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the compatibility of our products, and offers customers premium solutions to fit within their imaging application," said Dany Longval, Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Lumenera. " Many of our customers have applications where USB 3.0 and fiber are ideally suited, including industrial automation, clean rooms, machine vision, biometrics and medical imaging to name a few. This joint solution provides customers with the desirable blend of high throughput rates, quality resolution, plug-and-play simplicity and affordability over a reach of up to 15 meters.”
"Lumenera has been proactively seeking partnerships in the vision industry to ensure all the components are in place to keep the momentum rolling for USB 3.0 camera adoption," said Glenn Antonelli, Vice President of Marketing at Icron. "Interoperability was previously validated with our 100-meter fiber-based extender, the Spectra 3022, and now Lumenera's customers also have a short-range extension solution with our 15-meter Spectra 3001-15 cable."
For more information about Lumenera's USB 3.0 Lt camera series, please visit lumenera.com.
To learn more about Icron’s ExtremeUSB extension solutions, please visit icron.com.
About Icron Technologies Corporation
Icron Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance USB and video extension solutions for commercial and industrial markets worldwide. Icron’s patented extension technology extends PC Video and USB devices over many media types including Cat 5e, Fiber, Wireless, DisplayPort®, and over a corporate LAN. Icron’s extension products are deployed in a wide range of applications including pro AV, industrial automation, machine vision, medical imaging, aerospace, interactive whiteboards, remote desktop extension, security, enterprise computing and isolated USB, or anywhere a PC needs to be remotely located from a display or peripheral device. icron.com
Lumenera® First to Stream Live Video from Sony 12 MP ICX834 Sensor
Ottawa, Ontario – January 07, 2014– Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for industrial, scientific, surveillance and astronomy markets, continues to position itself as a worldwide imaging leader. Today, its engineering team has reached a new level of success by being the first to stream live video from Sony’s 12 megapixel ICX834 sensor via a USB 3.0 interface.
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.”
“These are exciting times for Lumenera with new technologies being developed weekly.” said Huw Leahy, President, Lumenera Corporation. “We often don’t have the chance to disclose our successes and the true strength of our software and hardware engineers, as a great portion of our business is privately OEMd. We have a skilled team that continuously solves customer challenges and are dedicated to our success. Congratulations team!”
The Lt1265R camera, along with other models that include advanced Sony sensors of the same family will soon be available in Lumenera’s new Lt series of high performance USB 3.0 cameras. For more information on this camera and other technology announcements visit the Lumenera website at www.lumenera.com.
About Lumenera Lumenera Corporation, a division of Roper Industries, and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions. Lumenera cameras are used worldwide in a diverse range of industrial, scientific, security and astronomy applications.
Lumenera solutions provide unique combinations of speed, resolution and sensitivity in order to satisfy the most demanding digital imaging requirements. Lumenera customers achieve the benefit of superior price to performance ratios and faster time to market with the company's commitment to high quality, cost effective product solutions. For further information about Lumenera, please visit www.lumenera.com or call 613-736-4077.