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

JAI's 2-CCD Camera Ushers in New Era of Affordable Multi-spectral Imaging

Provides simultaneous images of both visible and near-infrared (NIR) light spectrums
AD-080CL
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JAI (Copenhagen, Denmark) announces the release of the AD-080CL—a 2-CCD camera capable of simultaneously measuring visible and near-infrared light spectrums through a single lens using two channels. Multi-spectral imaging provides important benefits in many machine vision applications, but traditional two-camera solutions have remained costly and difficult to deploy. These obstacles now have been rolled aside with the launch of a single-lens 2-CCD camera that provides simultaneous images of both visible and near-infrared (NIR) light spectrums: the new AD-080CL from JAI.The technology behind the breakthrough is a manufacturing process developed by JAI, enabling high-precision bonding of image sensors onto the customized prism optics. This delivers a robust yet highly cost-efficient 2-CCD solution, which allows JAI to offer the AD-080CL camera at a very competitive price. The visible and NIR spectral bands are fully separated by the prism's diachronic coatings, resulting in true multi-spectral information from each channel. The separation wavelength is 760nm. The two images are aligned within a quarter pixel and the alignment remains stable throughout the camera's lifetime. The AD-080CL is designed for applications where both surface and below-surface imaging deliver critical information. The camera integrates seamlessly with the CameraLink™ interface. A model with GigE VisionTM interface is scheduled for launch in the near future. www.jai.com



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