SOFTWARE/HARDWARE: DALSA Corp. launched four new models in the Falcon high performance area scan camera family. Three of the color models are part of DALSA’s Falcon High Gain (HG) series, and one is part of its extended dynamic range (XDR) series. With the high resolution and speed of these new Falcon cameras, machine vision systems can be created to inspect more products, in more detail, in a shorter amount of time.
With these new models, the Falcon series of machine vision cameras enables color inspection, along with fast frame rates, excellent image quality, and Global shutter CMOS technology. There are three resolutions in the High Gain (HG) series, the Falcon 1.4M100 HG at 1.4 megapixels, the 1M120 HG at 1 megapixel, and the VGA300 HG at VGA resolution. In addition, DALSA offers a Falcon 1.4M100 XDR, (extended dynamic range) version for applications where image quality is absolutely critical.
Evaluation units of these cameras are available now, with volume quantities available by early Q3.
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