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Specialised Imaging Ltd. (Burbank, Calif.) announces the introduction of the SIM-D Ultra Fast Framing camera—a new compact system combining ease of use, ease of maintenance and high performance. The intuitive design allows even occasional users to achieve top quality results. A novel optical periscope for focus adjustment enables rapid and simple experimental setup and optimization. Comprehensive triggering facilities, highly accurate timing control and a wide range of output signals, coupled with a software package that includes full measurement and image-enhancement functions simplifies image capture. Full remote operation using Ethernet connectivity is standard, enabling the SIM-D to be easily integrated into almost any environment. Sharing many common features with the performance benchmark setting SIM range of cameras, the SIM-D Ultra Fast Framing camera is perfectly suited for applications in fields as diverse as automotive testing, biomedical research, combustion research, failure dynamics, impact studies, nanotechnology and university research. Unlike many traditional ultra-fast framing cameras, the optical design of the SIM-D provides the choice of up to 16 separate optical channels without compromising performance or image quality. Effects such as parallax and shading, inherent in other designs, are eliminated and the high spatial resolution (greater than 36 lp/mm) is the same from frame to frame and in both axes. Individual ultra-high resolution intensified CCD detectors, controlled by state-of-the-art electronics, offer almost infinite control over gain and exposure allowing researchers total freedom to capture images of even the most difficult transient phenomena. www.specialised-imaging.com