Newsletter 03/2013


We are back from summer holidays and are ready to face the autumn. For the USB 3.0 camera mvBlueFOX3 we have new models with sensors from e2v to help you achieve the very best images. By using deeper and larger photo diodes the near-infrared model (NIR) of the 1.3 MP sensor has an improved photon yield. Just the thing in autumn when light conditions are bad.

If the autumn is wet we have the right camera too: the mvBlueCOUGAR-X with modular M12 connector concept. This makes IP65/67 variants of the GigE camera possible and protects your applications from moisture.

We wish you a very successful autumn. Please enjoy reading the other themes in our newsletter.


USB 3.0 cameras with light-sensitive global shutter CMOS sensors

The CMOS sensors from e2v are well-known for their image quality comparable to that of CCD sensors. Both image quality and impressive sensitivity make the sensors suitable for a multitude of applications like traffic surveillance, medicine, automotive or industrial image processing. Following models are available:

  • mvBlueFOX3-1013

    • 1/1.8“ CMOS

    • 1.3 MPixel color and gray scale sensor (1280 x 1024 pixel)

    • 60 Hz at full resolution

  • mvBlueFOX3-1013GE

    • 1/1.8“ CMOS

    • 1.3 MPixel gray scale sensor (1280 x 1024)

    • 60 Hz at full resolution

    • Near-infrared model (NIR; the sensitivity is increased by a factor of 2.5 at 800nm)

  • mvBlueFOX3-1020

    • 1/1.8“ CMOS

    • 1.9 MPixel color and gray scale sensor (1600 x 1200)

    • 50 Hz at full resolution

Modular M12 connector concept for mvBlueCOUGAR-X series

For all harsh conditions we introduce the mvBlueCOUGAR-X POE-I with a modular M12 industrial connector concept.

This concept makes it possible to replace the complete back plate including all connectors (power supply/digital I/O's and x-coded Ethernet) - this represents a new way of product flexibility. With a customized back plate, for example, you can integrate the mvBlueCOUGAR-X POE-I in your own protective housing.

Based on this concept we offer a first IP65/67 stainless steel housing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our sales department. We are looking forward to explaining to you the advantages of the order option POE-I (I means industrial grade).

More digital I/O's via additional add-on board

You can extend the smart camera mvBlueLYNX-X with 4 additional I/O's. The order code for the add-on board is BLX-IO. With wxPropView you can easily set up the I/O's and define if each channel represents an input or output. Furthermore you can set the switching threshold of the inputs (PLC or TTL). As outputs the channels act as robust high-side solid state relays.

The add-on board is described in the technical manual of the mvBlueLYNX-X:

mvBlueLYNX-Xtechnicalmanual.pdf → Technical Data → Circular connector female (Digital I/O; via add-on board BLX-IO)