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Point Grey Launches New 2.8 MP GigE Vision Camera
Richmond, BC, Canada — Point Grey has added new 2.8 megapixel models to its Flea®3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras. Building on the company's extensive experience with Sony CCD technology, the Flea3 FL3-GE-28S4 monochrome and color models use the all-new, highly sensitive Sony ICX687 EXview HAD CCD II image sensor to deliver high resolution, high quality images in a compact and low-cost package.

Compared to other CCD devices, EXview is known for higher quantum efficiency, reduced smear, and increased near-IR response. The Sony ICX687 builds on the success of the popular ICX274 2 MP CCD by offering more pixels and better sensitivity in the same 1/1.8-in. optical format.

The FL3-GE-28S4 camera runs at 15 FPS at full 1928 x 1448 resolution, and even faster using smaller regions of interest. The Flea3 measures just 29 x 29 x 30mm — making it the world's smallest GigE Vision camera; it weighs just 38 grams without optics. This combination of resolution, sensitivity and size make these models suitable for applications in factory automation and machine vision; medical and life science applications such as fluorescence and microscopy; and intelligent transportation systems.

Like all Flea3 GigE cameras, the new models offer a host of features unique in their class, including an 8-pin opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output; 1 MB non-volatile flash memory for user data storage; and on-camera frame buffer for retransmitting images. The Flea3 complies with version 1.2 of the GigE Vision specification, which allows the camera to work seamlessly with software from Cognex, Mathworks, Matrox, MVTec, and NI, as well as with Point Grey's own FlyCapture SDK.

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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