JAI Remote Head Camera Now has GigE Vision Interface

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - January 4, 2010 - JAI today introduced a new version of its 0.3 megapixel industrial CCD remote head camera equipped with a standard GigE Vision / GenICam compliant digital interface. The CM-030GE-RH is a new variation of the Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link (PMCL) introduced by JAI during 2009. The company says the new camera was launched in response to requests from customers who like the features and performance of the PMCL model, but wanted the networking flexibility and "grabber-less" operation provided by the GigE Vision standard.

As the newest member of JAI's C3 Compact series, the CM-030GE-RH is based on the 1/3" Sony ICX424 monochrome progressive scan CCD, with 0.3 million pixels resolution (656 x 494 active pixels). User selectable 8-bit or 10-bit monochrome digital output is provided via the GigE Vision interface.

The CM-030GE-RH is able to operate at 120 frames per second in continuous operation, an increase over the 90 fps of its non-remote-head counterpart, the CM-030GE. Higher frame rates can be achieved with the camera's vertical binning and partial scan modes (up to 504 frames per second).

The small size of the camera head (ö17mm) and the 2-meter length of its remote head cable make this camera suitable for space- or weight-critical machine vision applications, such as robotics, surface mounting (PCB pick and place), semiconductor inspection, surface inspection, and more.

Multiple trigger modes are available in addition to continuous operation, including edge pre-select, pulse width control, frame delay, and reset continuous triggering. The camera also features a "sequence trigger" mode which enables users to pre-define multi-trigger repeating sequences where gain, shutter, and/or region of interest (ROI) is instantly changed as each new trigger in the sequence is received.

An electronic shutter offers 10 preset speeds or user-programmable settings from 1/120 to 1/30,000 seconds in increments of 16.24 µs. A built in GPIO (general purpose input-output) module features a configurable look-up table, clock generator, and pulse generators to enable users to program triggers, make gamma adjustments, and program various other features of the camera.

The CM-030GE-RH is supported by JAI's own vendor independent SDK and control tool software, as well as being compatible with any GigE Vision / GenICam-compliant third-party software libraries and tools.

About the JAI Group

JAI is a manufacturer of high quality, industrial-grade cameras for the machine vision, transportation, aerospace, homeland security, medical and scientific markets.

JAI's broad product line features high performance progressive scan CCD cameras with spatial resolutions from VGA to 16 megapixels; traditional interlaced video cameras; intensified cameras with sensitivity to light levels as low as .00001 lux, and a range of innovative 2CCD and 3CCD prism-block cameras including both area scan and line scan models.

Physical interfaces include the Camera Link® and GigE Vision® high performance digital standards, as well as both TV-standard and analog progressive scan output.

JAI cameras help improve customer businesses in a variety of ways, whether by improving quality and accuracy, lowering costs, increasing yields, or simply enabling better service. In addition to cameras, JAI's traffic solutions group 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.

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