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Publication Date: 10/1/2012
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Point Grey Debuts Revolutionary New Camera Lines
New industrial cameras make their debut.
Richmond, BC, Canada — Point Grey's all-new Blackfly camera line combines Power over Ethernet, affordability, and a host of special features into the world's smallest GigE Vision camera. Like its cousin the Flea3, the Blackfly measures just 29 x 29 x 30mm in size and offers exceptional value.

Every Blackfly model comes packed with functionality designed to maximize performance and reliability, including a 32MByte frame buffer; LED status indicators; and an on-camera image processing pipeline that provides color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality. The first available model uses a 1.3MP global shutter CMOS sensor capable of running at 60 FPS, and is competitively priced.

The company's new Grasshopper®3 camera line combines the benefits of CCD with the affordability and data throughput of USB 3.0. The Grasshopper3's FPGA and frame buffer-based architecture provide optimal reliability, a rich set of features, and a full image processing pipeline. The first available model uses the new Sony ICX687 2.8MP CCD and will be capable of outputting full resolution 24-bit images at 25 FPS. The ICX687 sensor supports high definition (HD) 1080p30 imaging and uses Sony's EXview HAD CCD II technology — a further evolved version of the well-known EXview HAD CCD technology — to improve quantum efficiency, reduce smear, and increase sensitivity, even going into the near infrared.
Contact: Point Grey Research Inc., 12051 Riverside Way, Richmond, BC, Canada V6W 1K7 866-765-0827 or 604-242-9937 fax: 604-242-9938 E-mail: Web:

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