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Sensing & Measurement

USB machine vision camera

Edmund Optics® announces the expansion of its USB 2.0 intelligent machine vision cameras line to include Harsh Environment (HE) and Lite Edition (LE) versions. The USB cameras feature ultra-compact housing, progressive scanning, adjustable frame rate, and a powerful, easy-to-use software interface.

The EO family of USB 2.0 cameras includes a software interface that allows users to set a specified Area of interest (AOI), gain, exposure time, frame rate, trigger delay and even digital output (flash) delay and duration. The camera software enables capturing of still images in JPEG and Bitmap file format or video in AVI format. Additionally the software can perform edge enhancement, image mirroring and image binning, in the vertical and horizontal directions, as well as hot pixel correction.

The HE (Harsh Environment) versions of the EO USB 2.0 cameras feature a sealed, rugged housing making the EO USB HE cameras suitable for harsh environments, and provides extra protection from electromagnetic interference (EMI). When used in conjunction with the optional lens tubes (max lens diameter=35mm), they meet the requirements of protection class IP 65 and IP 67 (protection from dust and water). The USB and the I/O signals are connected via two connectors, which comply with the same protection class (HE cameras utilize non-standard USB connectors).

The LE (Lite Edition) EO USB 2.0 cameras offer an even more compact, economic design in a durable plastic housing. Each camera features a 41mm x 41mm x 25.4mm housing and weighs only 32g.