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Updated: January 12th, 2011 09:49 AM CDT

JAI Launches First Products in New Multi-Tiered Camera Suite

The four newly launched cameras belong to the C3 Compact product tier

JAI (Copenhagen, Denmark) announces the release of four new digital progressive scan CCD cameras: CM-140GE, CB-140GE, CM-200GE and CB-200GE. As part of the launch, the company also unveiled its new C3 Camera Suite—a three-tiered range of cameras that give users the unique ability to easily switch from camera to camera, and from tier to tier, depending on their application and environment needs. The four newly launched cameras belong to the C3 Compact product tier, an entry-level series with a small form factor and a single-tap high frame rate architecture. All of the new models—CM-140GE, CB-140GE, CM-200GE and CB-200GE—have a compact 29mm x 44mm x 75mm housing (H x W x L) and are equipped with standard GigE Vision / GenICam digital interfaces. The CM-140GE and CB-140GE utilize the Sony ICX205 series CCDs to deliver 1.4 megapixel resolution (1392 x 1040 pixels) in monochrome or raw Bayer color, respectively. The CM-200GE (monochrome) and CB-200GE (raw Bayer color) models offer 2 megapixel resolution (1628 x 1236 pixels) based on the Sony ICX274 sensor series. The CM-140GE and CB-140GE operate at 31 fps, while the CM-200GE and CB-200GE run at a rate of 25 fps. Partial scanning and binning modes also are provided.The sensors used in the new cameras are the same as those used in JAI's popular CV-A1 and CV-A2 analog cameras, and the housing size is nearly identical to the CV-A1 and CV-A2. This makes it easy for users of these cameras to switch from analog to digital interfacing with minimal mechanical/optical re-design. In addition to the new C3 Compact cameras, JAI's Core Camera Concept (C3) suite includes two additional product tiers: Basic and Advanced. The C3 Basic tier covers high performance cameras with single or multi-tap imagers, expanded thermal management, and a 55mm x 55mm x 55mm housing. The C3 Advanced tier offers the highest performing models, with a broad range of built-in pre-processing functions, resolutions up to 16 megapixels, and innovative multi-tap, 2CCD and 3CCD architectures. All three camera tiers share the same control and configuration methods and integrate quickly and simply with all applications.

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