Product News: Vision Systems

Gigabit Ethernet Camera provides 1.4-megapixel resolution.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 29, 2006 - Model TM-1327GE CCD camera features 2/3 in. image sensor, C-mount lens flange, and ability to capture 1,392 x 1,040 resolution images at 30 fps. Contained in 50.8 x 50.8 x 84.8 mm housing, camera's dynamic range covers visible and NIR portions of spectrum. Interline transfer CCD permits full vertical and horizontal resolution with shutter speeds up to 1/21,000 sec. Asynchronous reset and pulse-width controlled shutter provide flexible triggering and exposure control.

Original Press Release

Gigabit Ethernet Camera Has Wide Dynamic Range

Press release date: Aug 21, 2006

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, August 21, 2006 - JAI PULNiX has added a new member to its growing line of gigabit Ethernet cameras. The TM-1327GE is a compact progressive scan CCD camera, featuring a 2/3" image sensor (Sony ICX285) and the ability to capture 30 frames per second at a full 1.4 megapixel resolution (1392 x 1040). Contained in a 50.8 x 50.8 x 84.8 mm housing, the camera offers a wide dynamic range with high sensitivity over both visible and near IR portions of the spectrum, making it well suited to applications involving widely varying light conditions, specialized targeting, or inspection of blemishes or defects not easily observed in the visible spectrum.

The camera's interline transfer CCD permits full vertical and horizontal resolution with shutter speeds up to 1/21,000 sec. Asynchronous reset, combined with a no-delay, pulse-width controlled shutter, provides flexible triggering and exposure control necessary for machine vision applications.

The GigE interface has the advantages of 100 meter cables, standard ports, as well as being very easy to use and configure. JAI PULNiX's patented look-up table (LUT) allows full dynamic range control of the CCD by externally selectable knee slopes. An extensive software kit, provided with the camera, includes a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) for controlling LUT settings and other camera functions, as well as an integrated API and a set of C++ classes for controlling the grabbing of images, and configuring local I/Os.

The TM-1327GE features a C-mount lens flange that lets users adjust back focus to improve image sharpness when using lower-cost zoom lenses or custom optics. The camera is available in both monochrome and Bayer CFA color formats (TMC-1327GE), or with optional UV response (OP21-UV).

Applications for the TM-1327GE include machine vision, intelligent transportation systems, fruit inspection, medical imaging, gauging, character recognition, surveillance, and failure analysis. The TM-1327GE is available now. Volume pricing is available upon request.

About JAI PULNiX JAI PULNiX, Inc. is a manufacturer of high quality, industrial-grade cameras for the machine vision, security, manufacturing, military, aerospace, medical and scientific markets. JAI PULNiX includes an ITS (intelligent transportation systems) division that develops and implements ITS solutions for government and private organizations.

JAI PULNiX provides the broadest camera offering of any industrial matrix camera manufacturer in the world. JAI PULNiX's product line features both CCD and CMOS technologies, spatial resolutions from VGA to multi-mega pixel, progressive scan and interlaced format, and sensitivity to light levels as low as .00001 lux. Camera offerings include both monochrome and color, capture rates from real-time to over 1,000 fps, and a wide variety of physical interfaces including Camera Link(TM) and the new GigE Vision gigabit Ethernet standard.

About the JAI Group JAI was established in 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has subsidiaries in Japan, the US, and the UK. The JAI Group has annual sales of more than $70 million (USD) and employs 250 people worldwide. The JAI Group's mission is to develop and distribute user-friendly tools for the professional international world market by combining electronic eyes and electronic brains into a meaningful whole.

JAI has two primary businesses: JAI Camera Solutions and JAI Systems. JAI Camera Solutions is a component supplier that designs, manufactures and markets CCD and CMOS camera solutions primarily for the ITS, medical and industrial machines vision markets. Our cameras help improve our customers' businesses in a variety of ways, whether by improving quality and accuracy, lowering costs, increasing yields, or simply enabling better service. JAI Systems is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialized traffic systems. Solutions are based on JAI-developed hardware and software, which is often integrated with third-party products.

For Sales Information Contact: Steve Kinney, JAI PULNiX, Inc. (N. and S. America) 1 408 383 0300

Gunnar Jonson, JAI AoS, (Europe) +45 44 57 88 88

Masao Watabe, JAI Corporation (Asia) +81 45 440 0154

Contact: Rich Dickerson JAI PULNiX, Inc. 408-383-4394