Frame Grabbers suit general-purpose video applications.

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Conforming to half-size PCI Express x1 form factor, Bandit-3 CV Express(TM) and PC2 COMP Express(TM) have flexible acquisition front end that allows video capture from up to 6 color or monochrome composite video, or 2 S-video cameras. Hardware and software control and monitor image acquisition process, from time external trigger event occurs to moment data is transmitted to PCI Express bus. Applications include video monitoring, medical visualization, surveillance, and machine vision.



Original Press Release:



DALSA Announces Two New PCI Express Image Acquisition Boards



Bandit-3 CV Express and PC2 COMP Express

WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 11 /-- DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA), today announced two new "Express" frame grabbers -- the Bandit-3 CV Express(TM) and the PC2 COMP Express(TM). Both image acquisition boards conform to the half-size PCI Express x1 form factor. Designed to meet the dynamic requirements of general purpose video applications, both provide cost effective solutions for video monitoring, medical visualization, surveillance, and machine vision applications.

The Bandit-3 CV Express and The PC2 COMP Express have a flexible acquisition front end that allow video capture from up to six color or monochrome composite video, or two S-video cameras. The new Express frame grabbers are also engineered within DALSA's "Trigger-to-Image Reliability" framework to ensure highly reliable and efficient acquisition control throughout the entire image capture sequence. This exacting technology framework leverages DALSA's hardware and software innovations to control and monitor the image acquisition process, from the time that an external trigger event occurs to the moment the data is transmitted to the PCI Express bus.

"DALSA's new Express image acquisition boards enable OEMs to get to market faster with high performance imaging solutions," said Philip Colet, vice president, sales and marketing, DALSA Digital Imaging. "The new PCI Express form factor provides yet another option when creating imaging solutions for the medical, surveillance or machine vision markets."

Key Features

Key features of the Bandit-3 CV Express include:
o Half-size PCI Express x1 form factor
o Video capture from up to six composite color or monochrome analog cameras
o VGA frame grabber
o Real-time transfer to host
o Dual-display
o Graphics overlay
o Performance proven software platform
o Low cost, High Performance

Key features of the PC2 COMP Express include:
o Half-size PCI Express x1 form factor
o Video capture from up to six composite color or monochrome analog cameras
o Adaptive comb filter ensures superior image quality
o Real-time transfer to host
o Performance proven software platform
o Low cost, High Performance

Software Support
Bandit-3 CV Express supports Sapera Essential software development library under Windows XP Professional. DALSA software development tools allow users to develop applications with C language DLLs, C++ classes, or ActiveX controls on Microsoft Visual C/C++ 6.0, Visual Basic 6.0 or Microsoft Visual Studio .Net or higher development platforms.

DALSA Machine Vision
For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers and software are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, and manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with more than 1000 employees world-wide. Established in 1980, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components (CCD and CMOS); electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high- voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA" and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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the right to make changes at anytime without notice.

CONTACT: Kirk Petersen, Director Marketing Communications, of DALSA Corporation, +1-514-333-1301, or kpetersen@dalsa.com

Web site: http://www.imaging.com/
http://www.dalsa.com/

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