Vision & Sensors

Vol. 4 No. 12

September 10, 2009
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Vision & Sensors

Volume 4, Issue 12

In this issue of Vision & Sensors UPDATE: 

News: Vision & Sensors Conference 2010 Call for Papers

- Feature: Beyond the Building Blocks

Web Exclusive: Industrial Vision Sensors vs. Standard Photoelectric Sensors

Vision & Sensors e-Sponsor:


i-Speed 3 with CDU

The i-SPEED 3 is the latest addition to the range of high speed video cameras from
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Operation is possible through PC by Gigabit Ethernet and control software supplied as standard with each camera.



• Resolution 1280 x 1024 at 2000 fps (full resolution)

• Video triggering

Battery backup

• iFocus system

• Luminance histogram

• 150,000 fps with shutter to 1 microsecond



Edmund Optics Continues to Grow Market Share in Korea

BARRINGTON, NJ - Edmund Optics continues to increase sales in South Korea despite challenging global trade conditions. The company has expanded the Korean sales team by 25% and launched a Korean language Web site. LEARN MORE

Vision & Sensors e-Premier Product:    

Basler Adds New Features to the Scout and Pilot Cameras


Basler Vision Technologies is adding new features to all scout and pilot area scan cameras produced from now on. The more than 50 different scout models and ten different pilot models will be fully equipped with the new firmware during production.

VS Conference

Vision & Sensors Conference 2010 Call for Papers

BENSENVILLE, IL-Proposals are being accepted for the 2nd annual Quality Vision & Sensors Conference (QVSC), to be held March 22 to 25, 2010, at Marriot World Center, Orlando, FL.  LEARN MORE

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Featuring your choice of Sony ICX618, ICX445, and ICX285 EXview HAD CCD sensors, the Prosilica GC660, GC1290, and GC1380 line up offers a full range of choices for high sensitivity GigE requirements. Cost-conscious, lightweight, and compact, they serve endless purposes.

• 14 bit A/D for high dynamic range

• More than 30 fps at full-resolution

• Progressive scan global shutter

Web Exclusives

Industrial Vision Sensors vs. Standard Photoelectric Sensors
Requirements for product testing vary widely within the market. Clearly, a variety of means can accomplish this task, from simple photoelectric sensors capable of evaluating a single feature to expensive custom vision systems with nearly endless capabilities, limited only by the size of one's checkbook.





Point Grey Expands North American Sales Team


Stemmer Imaging Opens New European Logistics Center

Webinar to Explain 4 Key Reasons to Use Line Scan



Sept. 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

Sept. 28 - Oct. 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.

Oct. 3-7                
Infusion 2009, San Antonio, TX. InfinityQS, (703) 961-0200.

Oct. 19-23           
ASNT Fall Conference & Quality Testing Show, Columbus, OH. The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), (800) 222-2768.

Oct. 25-29          
MS&T 2009, Pittsburgh, PA. The American Ceramic Society, (607) 533-7000.

Nov. 3-5           
Vision 2009, Stuttgart, Germany. Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, +49 (0)711 185600.  


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Vision & Sensors e-marketplace:



Beyond the Building Blocks
Smart cameras can quickly solve certain vision application challenges. But sometimes they are just not enough.

by John Nagle
Andy Thyssen

Easier Integration
Learn how to choose and work with a machine vision integrator, including the types of questions to ask.

by Jim Anderson


Embedded Web 2.0
Linux is directly compatible with standard Web 2.0 tools: networking, database management and programming languages.

by Ned Lecky

Smart Camera Supersedes PC Vision
Oerlikon Enka Tecnica GmbH (Übach-Palenberg, Germany) produces spinning nozzles for textile fibers at its site located near Aachen, Germany.


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