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VISION 2018: ix Industrial®, 3D, Embedded Vision and More

Published on September 6, 2018

As the world's leading trade fair for machine vision technology, "VISION 2018" offers an ideal international platform for The Imaging Source (Hall 1, Booth D51) to showcase its latest product developments. High-end cameras with Sony Pregius 8.9MP and 12.3MP global-shutter sensors are now available for the first time with the new ix Industrial® Ethernet interface - the smaller, more robust, active-locking alternative to RJ45 which offers high shock and vibration resistance making it better-suited to industrial environments.

Join us at the world's leading trade fair for machine vision technology, <strong>VISION 2018.</strong>

Building on the success of its zoom and autofocus cameras, The Imaging Source has expanded these product portfolios. The new zoom camera is equipped with a 22x zoom lens and Sony Pregius global-shutter sensor technology (IMX252, 3MP). Rounding out the autofocus portfolio is the extremely light-sensitive Sony STARVIS (IMX178, 6MP) rolling-shutter sensor which offers high resolutions at high speeds (60 fps at full resolution).

In the field of embedded vision, The Imaging Source will showcase its complete embedded solutions and applications based on, among others, NVidia's Tegra Platform.

VISION 2018 will take place from November 6 - 8 at Messe Stuttgart. The booth (Hall 1 Booth D51) will be staffed by technical sales and software experts from our offices in Germany, USA and Asia to answer technical questions and offer advice on the most suitable solutions for your application. Please contact our sales department if you would like trade show passes.

Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition 2018

Published on September 4, 2018

As one of the world's most intensively automated regions, Asia's rapid development as a leader in industrial automation is belied by the expansion of one of its largest automation shows, Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition, into two halls to accommodate larger booths and increasing numbers of exhibitors.

Board-level, zoom and autofocus industrial cameras on display at <strong>Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition 2018</strong>

The Imaging Source and its partners Nevis and Sure Tech exhibited their newest product releases such as the 38 Series cameras featuring the USB 3.1 (gen. 1) Type-C interface and newest Sony Pregius sensors. Booth visitors stopped for the newest cameras but stayed to learn more about IC 3D (using DFK 33UX252 cameras), a flexible stereo camera system which can be used with a variety of industrial cameras from The Imaging Source for a wide range of 3D vision tasks.

IAMD Shenzehn 2018

Published on July 18, 2018

From June 27-29, 2018, The Imaging Source and its partner Sunvison welcomed visitors to Integrated Automation Motion & Drives SHENZEHN. The Imaging Source's newest 37 and 38 series monochrome and color industrial cameras featuring the highly-sensitive, low-noise Sony Pregius global-shutter sensors and USB 3.1 (gen. 1) Type-C interface attracted the most attention - especially the 12 MP DFK 38UX253 and the higher-speed (238 fps at 1.6 MP) DFK 37AUX273.

The Imaging Source and <strong>Sunvision</strong> at <strong>IAMD Shenzehn 2018</strong>.

With one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in the world, southern China hosts many important manufacturing tradeshows such as IAMD Shenzehn where the focus on the transformation and integration of new manufacturing processes (e.g. such as the use of artificial intelligence and theoretical modelling in manufacturing processes) are key topics. At IAMD Shenzehn, six sectors were highlighted: intelligent manufacturing, industrial robotics, intelligent control systems, mechanical transmission systems, machine vision and industrial IoT.

<strong>IAMD Shenzehn 2018: </strong>Excellent customer service from The Imaging Source partner, <strong>Sunvision</strong>.

Take the Next Step: Upgrade from CCD to CMOS Sensors Now!

Published on June 25, 2018

In 2015, Sony discontinued all CCD sensors stating that the new Pregius Global Shutter CMOS sensors offer significantly better sensor technology in terms of image quality, sensitivity and performance.

New CMOS Cameras The Sony CCD sensors are global shutter sensors with resolutions between 0.3 MP and 12 MP.

Sony now offers a Pregius global shutter CMOS sensor for each individual CCD sensor with better features and performance at lower costs.

The Imaging Source offers cameras with Pregius sensors from 0.4 MP to 12 MP with GigE, USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 (gen. 1) interface.

Pregius Sensor Resolution MP Sensor Format Pixel Size FPS
IMX287 728×544 0.4 MP 1/2.9 inch 6.9 µm 539
IMX273 1456×1088 1.6 MP 1/2.9 inch 3.45 µm 238
IMX252 2048×1536 3.2 MP 1/1.8 inch 3.45 µm 120
IMX265 2048×1536 3.2 MP 1/1.8 inch 3.45 µm 60
IMX250 2448×2048 5.1 MP 2/3 inch 3.45 µm 75
IMX264 2448×2048 5.1 MP 2/3 inch 3.45 µm 38
IMX255 4096×2160 8.9 MP 1 inch 3.45 µm 42
IMX267 4096×2160 8.9 MP 1 inch 3.45 µm 35
IMX253 4096×3000 12.3 MP 1.1 inch 3.45 µm 30
IMX304 4096×3000 12.3 MP 1.1 inch 3.45 µm 26

We strongly recommend that you begin the migration from CCD sensors to CMOS now. Pixel size and sensor format are important factors when transitioning to CMOS sensors and beginning the process now allows for testing of the new CMOS cameras in your application.

If you have questions about switching to CMOS sensors, please contact us.

Upcoming Trade Shows: June - November 2018

Published on June 6, 2018

Get ideas and answers to your questions about machine vision by visiting The Imaging Source at one of the many upcoming trade shows during the Summer and Fall. The Imaging Source and its resellers will present a range of imaging hardware and machine vision solutions including the new USB3 Vision standard compliant USB 3.1 (gen.1) board-level and industrial cameras as well as the stereo 3D system, IC 3D.

The Imaging Source Reseller Trade Shows

We invite you to take a closer look at our products and discuss your needs with our sales staff. Please feel free to call us at any time or write an email.

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About The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 interfaces and other machine vision products are renowned for being innovative, high quality and for constantly meeting the performance requirements of demanding applications.

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