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New Blackfly® USB3 Vision™ CCD Camera Family Provides Easy Interface Transition

Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced the introduction of the Blackfly® USB3 Vision™ camera family, an extension to the existing compact and low-cost Blackfly GigE Vision® PoE product line.

Blackfly USB3 Vision Camera Line (Photo: Business Wire)

Blackfly USB3 Vision Camera Line (Photo: Business Wire)

The first available Blackfly BFLY-U3-13S2 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the popular Sony ICX445, a 1/3" EXview HAD global shutter CCD featuring 3.75 micron square pixels and capable of 1288 x 964 resolution at 30 FPS. This combination of sensor format, resolution and frame rate have resulted in widespread adoption of this sensor in a variety of applications including 2D and 3D metrology, electronics and semiconductor inspection, microscopy, and automated license plate recognition.

The Blackfly measures just 29x29x30 mm in size and offers a host of unique features, including temperature, power, and status monitoring; a powerful image processing pipeline for color interpolation, look up table, and gamma; a 16 MByte frame buffer for retransmitting images; and USB3 Vision support. Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Blackfly uses a proprietary USB 3.0 link layer and frame buffer-based architecture for optimal performance and reliability, and comes with a 3-year warranty.

“With the introduction of the compact and low-cost Blackfly USB3 Vision camera line, we provide an easy interface transition to customers,” says Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey. “FireWire users will benefit from the widespread availability of USB 3.0 on today’s PCs and laptops without having to install additional interface cards, while USB 2.0 users will achieve higher bandwidth and improved reliability. And analog camera users will be motivated by Blackfly’s compact form factor and sensor options to make the move to digital.”

The BFLY-U3-13S2M is list priced at $395/€299 and is available to order now from Point Grey, its network of distributors, and the online store (for North American, EU and Australian customers). Further Blackfly USB3 Vision models ranging from VGA to 5.0 MP are planned to be released throughout 2014.

About Point Grey

Point Grey Research, Inc. is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, life science, traffic, and surveillance applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. Point Grey was founded in 1997 and is based in Richmond, Canada. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point Grey currently employs over 170 people and has international offices in Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com.


English Abstract

New Blackfly® USB3 Vision™ CCD Camera Family Provides Easy Interface Transition

Point Grey announced the introduction of the Blackfly® USB3 Vision™ camera family, an extension to the existing compact and low-cost Blackfly GigE Vision™ PoE product line. The first available Blackfly BFLY-U3-13S2 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the popular Sony ICX445, a 1/3" EXview HAD global shutter CCD featuring 3.75 micron square pixels and capable of 1288 x 964 resolution at 30 FPS. This combination of sensor format, resolution and frame rate have resulted in a widespread adoption of this sensor in a variety of applications including 2D and 3D metrology, electronics and semiconductor inspection, microscopy, and automated license plate recognition. The compact and low-cost Blackfly USB3 Vision camera line provides an easy interface transition from FireWire and USB 2.0 over to USB 3.0 or from analog to digital.


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Product datasheets, photos and press material can be accessed via FTP. To obtain an FTP login account, please contact Renata Sprencz at press@ptgrey.com.

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