Camera series now in color
The Genie TS camera series by Teledyne Dalsa has three new color models in addition to CMOS imaging sensor technology and GigE Vision-compliance.
Teledyne Dalsa has expanded its Genie TS camera series with the addition of three new color models. The Genie TS uses Teledyne Dalsa’s advanced CMOS imaging sensor technology.
The Genie TS color cameras include 5M, 8M and 12M models and reach speeds up to 29 fps. The perfect blend of form and function, the Genie TS is engineered to meet the ever increasing speed and image clarity requirements of machine vision. All features are easily accessible with Teledyne Dalsa’s advanced software tools or GigE Vision compliant third party software.
The color of the camera provides important information beyond grayscale imaging and adds a new dimension for analyzing data. Industries such as food processing, automotive, print, pharmaceutical, part presence and/or detection, PCB assembly, Intelligent Traffic/Transportation Systems (ITS) applications, and many quality and grading applications can benefit from color machine vision inspection.
The Genie TS Series is GigE Vision-compliant, based on the AIA (Automated Imaging Association) GigE Vision Standard. This series of Genie cameras takes full advantage of Gigabit Ethernet technology, transmitting data over standard CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables to distances of up to 100m allowing for a greater distance between the camera and inspection system.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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