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Basler Vision Components has started production of its new Basler scout camera generation. The platform concept used on the Basler scout means that more than 28 camera models can be made available with the same form factor, similar interfaces, similar software and drivers and very attractive pricing.
With its especially attractive price positioning and increased performance, the Basler scout series will accelerate the “analog to digital trend” in the industrial camera marketplace. The scA750-60fm, for example, starts with a list price of 499 € and will make digital cameras very attractive for analog users.
Another new technology incorporated into the Basler scout is the GigE Vision standard. GigE vision standardizes the use of a Gigabit Ethernet network for machine vision applications. With GigE Vision, longer cable lengths are easy and cost-effective to realize. With a data rate of up to 100 MB/s, GigE Vision allows a move away from more expensive Camera Link solutions and eliminates the need for a frame grabber.
The platform concept used in the Basler scout series will let users combine as many different models as they desire without changing their software applications. This provides the highest flexibility and lets Basler camera users react to their customer demands more quickly and with less effort.
As an initial step, about half of the 28 camera models will become available during mid of September 2006. One available model will be the scA1400-17 with a FireWire-b or Gigabit Ethernet interface. Equipped with Sony’s ICX285 CCD sensor, this new camera’s 1.45 megapixel resolution, excellent image quality, high sensitivity, and low noise make it a convincing choice.