Back to Camera Basics: Things You Need To Know Before Choosing Your Industrial Camera

I’ve mentioned this in the past, but always like to refer back to it because understanding the basic parameters of what you need for your imaging application is crucial to not only successfully finding the right camera but it cuts your research time literally in half because you already know a little bit about what more »


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Back to Camera Basics: C-mount and CS-mount Lenses

C and CS-mount are both threaded lens mounts found on a majority of industrial CCD cameras and lenses. The difference between C and CS-mount equipment is called the flange back distance.  The flange back distance is the distance between where the lens comes in contact with the camera (the flange) and where the CCD sensor more »


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The Fundamentals of Industrial Video Cameras

Analog Signal vs. Digital Signal Analog (analoug) can be defined as a signal that varies continuously over time rather than being sent and received in discrete intervals. The word “analog” implies an analogy between cause and effect, voltage in and voltage out, current in and current out, sound in and frequency out. Analog Video Signals more »


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Interview with Toshiba-Teli VP of Sales, Al Sabeh: CMOS cameras rival their CCD cousins

The resolution of cameras based on cost-effective CMOS image sensors has continued to improve. Newer sensor technology has led to better light-sensitivity levels and has helped reduce noise levels in the CMOS-based cameras that are penetrating high-speed machine-vision applications. Al Sabeh, VP of sales and applications for Toshiba Teli, explained some of the improvements in more »


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Why “B” Stock products should be a viable option when looking to purchase Imaging Equipment

When searching for industrial cameras people might run across products for sale listed as either “A” or “B” stock. What does each “grade” mean? “A” stock – refers to brand new, unopened/factory-sealed products from the manufacturer. Prices are typically higher because it is a brand new item. Pretty straight-forward, right? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “B” stock – refers more »


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Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) vs. FireWire® (IEEE1394). Do you know the difference?

With today’s abundance of connectivity options available for industrial vision camera applications, users are given the ability to pick and choose the right combination of bandwidth, transmission length, data integrity, and customization for their industrial camera application. When looking specifically at FireWire® IEEE-1394 and GigE, these industrial camera technologies are used in a variety of more »


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