2015/2016 Press Releases
Lumenera and BioBus Announce the ‘Student Cell-fie’ Image Contest Winner
Over 30,000 Elementary School Students around New York City boarded the BioBus during the 2015/2016 school year, capturing their scientific discoveries using Lumenera’s microscopy cameras for a chance to win school supplies and a microscope for their class.
Ottawa, ON. – September 15, 2016 – Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, in partnership with the BioBus, is pleased to announce that they have selected the Grand Prize Winner of their “Student Cell-fie Image Contest.” Students from P.S. 196 in Bronx have been awarded the Grand Prize of a $500 back-to-school supply shopping spree and a microscope for their image, “The Wasp: A Real-Life Pokemon.”
At the start of the September 2015 school year, Lumenera donated seven of their high-performance, research grade INFINITY microscopy cameras to the BioBus, a mobile microscope laboratory based in New York City that gives students the opportunity for hands-on scientific exploration and aims to provide children with access to modern science curricula and inspire disadvantaged youth to pursue careers in science.
Throughout the past school year, BioBus boarded over 30,000 students from schools and communities in and around New York City. Equipped with over $150,000 worth of research-grade microscopes and cameras and staffed by professional scientists, the BioBus gave students the chance to climb on board to use their research grade laboratory equipment and take photos of their discoveries.
As part of this initiative, Lumenera and BioBus held the “Student Cell-fie Image Contest,” where the best image taken all school year wins its class the Grand Prize of a $500 back-to-school supply shopping spree and a microscope to benefit the entire class. Over 50 photos were submitted to the contest, all of them images of specimens that could be found in their immediate surroundings, such as their own cheek cells, plant cells, flies, mosquitos, and even algae, barnacles and amphipods from NYC’s East River.
After choosing the top five best images submitted and opening up the final decision to the public in the form of an online poll, Lumenera and BioBus awarded the Grand Prize to the students at P.S. 196 in Bronx, New York for their close-up photo of a wasp.
Ben Dubin-Thaler, founder of the BioBus, is thrilled with the way Lumenera cameras impacted this year’s BioBus program. “Lumenera’s microscopy cameras led to an enhanced learning experience for students and staff on the BioBus this year. Students were more engaged and eager to spend more time on the microscopes, and able to ask more questions about the real-time results they were seeing on the monitors.”
Lumenera recently announced a local initiative wherein they donated cameras to almost every high school in the Ottawa area—the community in which they operate. This project was inspired by the success of their partnership with BioBus.
Visit Lumenera online at www.lumenera.com for more information.
Lumenera Corporation Donates Research-Grade Microscope Cameras to Local Ottawa High Schools
Lumenera’s microscopy camera donation will enhance science classroom learning experience
Ottawa, ON. – August 23, 2016 – Ottawa-Based Lumenera Corporation, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions, announced today that they have donated forty-eight of their high performance research-grade microscopy cameras to be used as a teaching tool in science classrooms across the city of Ottawa. Lumenera donated a camera to every high school in the Ottawa area, within the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), and the French Public School Board of Eastern Ontario (CEPEO) — the community in which they operate and proudly support.
Lumenera worked with science programs and curriculum advisors from each of the school boards to facilitate the delivery and installation of the cameras, and hosted training sessions for the teachers to become familiar with the cameras and imaging software. High school students across the city of Ottawa heading back to school this fall will find their science department newly equipped with one of Lumenera’s research-grade INFINITY digital cameras.
The cameras will create a collaborative learning environment, facilitating discussions between the students and their teachers as they study specimens at the same time on a monitor or projector, rather than taking turns looking down the eye piece of a microscope. The camera will enable students to capture images of their scientific experiments and investigations utilizing a high-end imaging solution that is found in post-secondary institutions and professional research laboratories worldwide.
“We are very grateful to Lumenera, for providing high quality research-grade tools for our secondary students to use. All of our students participate in hands-on scientific inquiry with microscopes, and these new digital cameras will greatly extend their learning,” said Christine Adam-Carr, the Coordinator of the Student Success Department at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. “While students often capture microscope images using cell phones, this camera provides far better resolution, along with access to software to further adjust and save the images captured. Many of our students also study health technologies, as part of their Specialist High Skills Major program, and will further benefit from using these high-tech cameras. This will provide wonderful enrichment opportunities, while also preparing our students for further post-secondary studies.”
Locally, the University of Ottawa’s state-of-the-art laboratory facilities within the Biosciences Complex also utilizes hundreds of Lumenera’s INFINITY microscopy cameras in its teaching labs. These cameras allow for a more interactive experience for students who can capture pictures of their specimens and hold discussions with lab instructors about what they are seeing on the screen. Lumenera hopes that the addition of cameras in high schools will cultivate an early passion for science and inspire students to further explore the wonder of what can be learned using a microscope and camera as tools. Ottawa high school students will now be getting an early start using the advanced research-grade equipment that they will encounter in the labs of post-secondary institutions if they choose to pursue further education in life sciences and environmental science disciplines.
“We are proud to support our local community by putting a Lumenera microscopy camera in science classrooms throughout the city of Ottawa,” says Huw Leahy, President of Lumenera. “By giving the students access to research-grade equipment that they would encounter in post-secondary institutions and research labs, we hope to foster a passion for science and inspire them at an early age to consider a career in the field.”
The forty-eight cameras donated include the INFINITYHD and the INFINITY1-2 camera models, which are used worldwide for image capture and analysis in a wide variety of science related applications. The INFINITYHD camera connects directly into a monitor or projector via an HDMI cable without the need for a computer, which will stream the image or live video to the teaching monitor in full 1080p60 high definition format. The INFINITY1-2 connects to a computer via an easy plug-and-play USB 2.0 interface, and comes with software that will allow the students to learn how to use advanced image analysis features that would be available in a professional lab setting; such as how to annotate their images, take accurate measurements, and perform post processing on their images.
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Lumenera Corporation Announces the Release of Their ‘Lumenera Linux SDK 2.1’
Lumenera releases Linux 2.1 offering support for ARM based processors
Ottawa, ON. – June 30, 2016 – 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 2.1, their new software development kit designed for embedded platforms using Linux ARM based processors.
Combining powerful features with reliable performance, the Lumenera Linux SDK 2.1 software maximizes the high-speed, high-resolution features of Lumenera’s USB 3.0 cameras. Lumenera chose to formally support Ubuntu Linux with their cameras as it is used by many 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.
This release officially supports the Lt225, Lt425, Lt365R, Lt665R, Lt965R, Lt1265R, Lt16059H, cameras, as well as their soon-to-be released Lt29059. It also supports Ubuntu (versions 14.04.03, 14.04.04 and 12.04.05) on 32 and 64-bit x86 platforms. Furthermore, it has the same common API call format as Lumenera’s Windows SDK and Linux 2.0 SDK for easy migration between platforms.
“Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the availability, performance/power and support of embedded platforms using ARM based processors, largely driven by advances in portable electronic devices”, said Todd Robinson, Product Manager for Lumenera. “With the release of our Linux 2.1 SDK, we are able to support customers that are integrating our cameras into systems that are based on these increasingly popular embedded platforms.”
Given the wide range of SBC (Single board computer), SoC (System on Chip) and different available versions of Linux, Lumenera has focused their attention on supporting the most popular configurations: Raspberry Pi 2/3, NVidia Jetson TK1 and ODroid XU3/4.
Lumenera Linux SDK 2.1 is now available. Visit Lumenera online at www.lumenera.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.