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Point Grey Announces World's Smallest GigE POE Camera
Economical high-performance digital camera.
Richmond, BC, Canada — Point Grey, a manufacturer of high-performance digital cameras has introduced the Blackfly camera.

The first model (BLFY-PGE-13E4) features a 1.3 MP, 60 fps, CMOS global shutter sensor, is available in both monochrome and color, has less than 2 W power consumption, and is the world's smallest and lightest GigE POE camera package. Future Blackfly models include 0.5 and 0.9 MP CCD resolutions with excellent quantum efficiency and wide dynamic range.

By combining the best sensor technology, interface implementation and low power design with an unbeatable price point, the Blackfly camera is the perfect choice for traditional machine vision and outdoor imaging applications.

The BFLY-PGE-13E4 model uses the EV76C560 CMOS sensor from e2v which uses a global shutter readout architecture. Global shutter is critical to prevent geometric distortion when capturing images of fast moving objects. The CMOS pixel design on the other hand addresses blooming and smearing artifacts caused by bright sources or reflections in the camera's field of view.

The Blackfly BFLY-PGE-13E4 model satisfies industry demand for global shutter CMOS ideal for cost sensitive applications in automation, 3D imaging or license plate recognition.

Point Grey's Blackfly camera measures 29 x 29 x 30 mm and provides a unique set of features including power over Ethernet, temperature and status monitoring, in-field updatable firmware, color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, and pixel binning functionality.

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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