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Allied Vision Technologies: New Infrared Camera Goldeye

23 Jan 2014

Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) displays first prototypes of the new Goldeye short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera series at the ITE show (Image Technology and Equipment) in Yokohama, Japan.

According to AVT, next generation Goldeye infrared camera series features the most compact housing in its class and stands out with excellent image quality and suitability for industrial applications. Like its predecessor, the all-new Goldeye is a short-wave infrared camera (SWIR) with sensitivity between 900 and 1,700 nm wavelengths.

The smallest SWIR camera with GigE interface

The only thing the new Goldeye has in common with the original AVT Goldeye camera series is the name: The new model is a brand new development on a new, state of the art technical platform. The new rectangular housing is significantly smaller and lighter, which makes the Goldeye the smallest SWIR camera with Gigabit Ethernet interface in the market.

Ideally suited for Machine Vision

The rugged hardware is designed for the tough requirements of industrial machine vision. For example, the built-in sensor cooling works without a fan and the screwed interface port allows for a secure connection. The ultra- compact form factor fitting screw threads on all sides make the integration into an image processing system particularly easy. With its 12-pin Hirose I/O port, the new Goldeye opens many possibilities for trigger and synchronization with other system components.

GigE interface and Power over Ethernet

The new Goldeye features a GigE Vision compliant Gigabit Ethernet interface and supports Power over Ethernet, which simplifies cabling by powering the camera via the data cable. Thanks to its modular housing, the Goldeye can be fitted with various filters and lenses with C-, F- and M42-mounts.

Highly sensitive InGaAs sensor

The first model of the new Goldeye family will be available in Q1/2014: The Goldeye G-032 features a highly sensitive InGaAs sensor with 640x512 Pixels resolution and frame rates up to 100 frames per second. More models will be added in the course of the year.

Allied Vision Goldeye

The compact cameras with their active thermo electric cooling sensors provide low-noise image quality, even with very long exposure times. Comprehensive I/O control and a particularly robust housing predestine the Goldeye series for use in industrial applications.