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Allied Vision Prosilica GE - Compact cameras with Progressive Scan CCD

The Allied Vision Prosilica GE family is a powerful and compact camera series with GigE Vision interface. The series comprises 13 monochrome and coloured sensor versions and different functionalities. A selection of different progressive scan CCD sensors from Sony and Kodak with resolutions from VGA to 5 megapixels meet different requirements and guarantee excellent image quality and colour fidelity. The sensor signals are digitised using a 12-bit A/D converter and can be output in numerous formats, such as Mono8/16, Bayer8/16, RGB24, BGR24 or YUV4xx. Frame rates can be increased using partial scan or binning.

Due to to their I/Os, RS232 interface (in/out) and different trigger modes the Allied Vision Ge models can be used very flexibly in production control, process monitoring, medical imaging or for sports monitoring. A 32 Mbyte memory is used for deferred data transmission and for use of the recorder mode (camera is running free and sends n images before and after a trigger signal); it also prevents data loss in case of excessive triggering.

The data is output via standard CAT5e and CAT6 cables with lengths of up to 100 m using Gigabit Ethernet technology. Theoretically unlimited distances are possible when using switches. Configuration and integration of the cameras is easy using either the manufacturer's SDK or CVB CameraSuite, both included in the delivery. SDKs are also available for Linux and QNX.

Application examples

  • Production control (e.g. inspection, high-precision measurement and process monitoring)
  • Pharmaceutical industry (e.g. checking blister packages and filling levels)
  • Food industry (e.g. sorting)
  • Inspection of electronic parts
  • Intelligent traffic systems


  • Different sensor sizes starting from 1/3" with Progressive Scan
  • Resolutions from VGA to 16 megapixels
  • Different trigger versions
  • Partial scan and binning for increased frame rates
  • Opto-isolated inputs and outputs
  • GigE Vision interface
  • 32 MB memory for deferred image transfer and recorder mode
  • C-mount or F-Mount adapter
  • CVB CameraSuite and manufacturer's SDK for Windows, Linux and QNX
  • Compatible with Common Vision Blox

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AV GE1050
AV GE1050C
File Topics Size
Allied Vision - Decimation Application Note | 2016-03-21
Application Notes
87.7 KB
Allied Vision - Defective Pixel List Management Tool Application Note | 2017-Aug-04
Application Notes
724.7 KB
Allied Vision - GigE Multicasting (PvAPI) Application Note | 2015-Dec-15
Application Notes
798.0 KB
Allied Vision - GigE Multicasting (Vimba) Application Note | 2.0.0
Application Notes
2.0 MB
Allied Vision - GigE RS-232 Port Application Note | 2016-Mar-18
Application Notes
237.4 KB
Allied Vision - High Resolution Performance Application Note | 2016-Mar-21
Application Notes
150.8 KB
Allied Vision - Image Timestamp Application Note | 2015-Sep-23
Application Notes
56.8 KB
Allied Vision - PIV Minimum Time Between Exposures Application Note | 2016-Mar-21
Application Notes
263.6 KB
Allied Vision - TCG and RCG Sensor Handling Application Note | V2.0.0
Application Notes
1010.7 KB
Allied Vision - Triggering Concept for GigE Cameras Application Note | 2016-Mar-18
Application Notes
187.4 KB
Allied Vision - White Balance for GigE Cameras Application Note | 1.0.0
Application Notes
353.8 KB
Allied Vision Camera Selection Guide | 5.1
Data sheets
4.8 MB
Allied Vision GE Technical Manual | 2.1.0
1.7 MB
Allied Vision GigE Feature Reference | V5.4.0
1.1 MB
Allied Vision GigE Installation Manual | 1.2.0
6.2 MB
Allied Vision VIMBA Release Notes ARMv7 32-bit | 2.1.3
12.7 KB
Allied Vision VIMBA Release Notes ARMv8 64-bit | 2.1.3
12.9 KB
Allied Vision VIMBA Release Notes Linux | 2.1.3
12.9 KB
Allied Vision VIMBA Release Notes Windows | 2.1.3
21.7 KB
Allied Vision White Paper CCD vs CMOS | 2016/4
Data sheets
1.3 MB