10 November 2009 | Print page |
Allied Vision Technologies expands its Guppy camera line with five new models featuring the faster FireWire 1394b interface.
The Guppy, Allied Vision Technologies’ much-loved mini-camera family with IEEE 1394a interfaces, has some new additions. The new Guppy PRO models are equipped with a fast IEEE 1394b interface and provide up to twice as much bandwith for image data transmission.
Smallest FireWire camera in the world
The big plus of the Guppy PRO isn’t its dimensions. Quite to the contrary: the new Guppy models are even smaller than earlier versions. With housing dimensions of 29 x 29 x 29 mm, the Guppy PRO is likely the smallest FireWire camera on the market for industrial imaging. Thanks to this compact format, the Guppy is more ideally suited than ever before for applications in which component size is a deciding factor.
During intial market release, five models with Progressive Scan CCD or CMOS sensors, available in both color and black-and-white (monochrome) will be available. Resolutions begin at VGA (0.3 megapixels) up to 5 megapixels. The Guppy PRO’s range of available functions is identical to that of the Guppy (True Partial Scan, Auto Gain/Exposure/White Balance, Look-up Tables, and more), which along with an attractive price, means that Guppy PRO offers an outstanding cost/performance ratio.
The Guppy PRO will be available as of Q3/2010.