Newsletter 04/2012


as 2012 comes to a close we want to look back on the year. However, we'll keep it short. To be sure: 2012 was the most successful year of the MATRIX VISION GmbH. Thank you very much. But we cannot rest there. That’s against our philosophy to develop innovative products close to our customer. Many of you saw the benefits of our products at our new trade fair stand. Thanks again.

It’s then time to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and we are looking forward to realizing new projects with you in 2013. Perhaps there’s a suitable product or feature in this newsletter like the USB3 Vision camera mvBlueFOX3, which will be available in Q1/2013.


3 new CCD sensor for the Dual-GigE camera mvBlueCOUGAR-XD available

In time for the Vision 2012 in Stuttgart, MATRIX VISION added three new EXview HAD II CCD sensors from Sony to the sensor range of the Dual GigE camera mvBlueCOUGAR-XD.


  • 2/3” CCD

  • 2.8 megapixels

  • 60 frames/s


  • 1” CCD

  • 6.1 megapixels

  • 25 frames/s


  • 1” CCD

  • 9.,3 megapixels

  • 18 frames/s

2 new sensor for GigE cameras

There are also two new CMOS sensors available for GigE Vision camera mvBlueCOUGAR-X.


  • 1/1.8” CMOS Global Shutter

  • 1.3 megapixels

  • 60 frames/s

  • Highlight: Enhanced infrared sensitivity


  • 1/2.35“ CMOS Rolling Shutter & Global Reset Release

  • 10 megapixels

  • 7.5 frames/s

  • Gray scale and color

mvBlueCOUGAR-X as WiFi camera

Using the WiFi module WLg-LINK-OEM from Acksys, the mvBlueCOUGAR-X becomes a WiFi camera. In our tests, the image data was transmitted with various WiFi adapters without any problems. The possible mobile applications are countless. If you are interested in more information please ask our support team. An application note is in the pipeline.

New manual structure for greater clarity

Our product manuals are now separated into two parts:

  • technical part (info about product, installation, use cases, etc.) and

  • programming part (API description for mvIMPACT Acquire developers using C, C++ or .NET)

Your advantages: The API manuals

  1. are clearer,

  2. the search function is similar to the search of modern search engines (results are suggested),

  3. content and navigation are synchronized and

  4. the .NET API is now described.