Small Enough for even the Smallest Drones, the Sony FCB-MA130 HD Micro Block Camera

The idea of a pilotless aircraft, or drone, is not a new concept ~ in fact, it dates back to the mid-1800s, when Austrians sent off unmanned, bomb-filled balloons as a way to attack Venice. Today’s technologically innovative drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) can be controlled either autonomously by onboard computers capturing what the more »

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But I Can’t See It – Lumenera’s small LT365R HD USB 3.0 Camera

By definition, microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view samples and objects that cannot be seen with the unaided eye (objects that are not within the resolution range of the normal eye). When a microscopy camera is required, the Lumenera LT365R is the only choice.  This camera can be used to capture images or display more »

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Converting Your Sony HD Block to USB3.0 for Telemedical Applications

In today’s world, all fields of medicine heavily rely upon cutting edge technology to help the sick and injured all over the globe.  Gone are the days of house calls and advice of taking an aspirin or two to cover what ails you.  As cures are found for various diseases and sicknesses, finding the cure more »

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Increased Rapid Transfer Speeds of USB Cameras Benefit Kiosk Manufacturers

If rapid transfer and connectivity speeds are what you’re looking for, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 delivers up to 5.0Gbps and soon, USB 3.1 (late 2014) will double the 3.0 speed (up to 10Gbps) providing zooming transfers for applications that are in need of fast connectivity and precise image quality. Social media has taken over in the more »

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The USB 3.0 Revolution

USB 3.0 cameras, since their release in the past year, have come out as the heavy hitters in the industrial imaging industry, outweighing USB 2.0 and CameraLink along the way. Basler has been keeping up with their competition as of late with their own USB 3.0 cameras. Looking at the acA1300-30uc/m which comes from Basler’s more »

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USB 3.0 (Enhanced Superspeed 3.0)

USB 3.0 or Superspeed USB 3.0 as it is called, is the latest version of USB following USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 Promoter’s Group announced in January an enhanced Superspeed USB 3.0 that will offer up to twice the data through-put. This supplement to the USB 3.0 specification should be available mid 2013 (July timeframe). more »

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Getting to Know the NET 3iCube

While USB 3.0 is taking the imaging industry by storm, the challenge to come out with the next best camera continues. For NET, the 3iCube fulfills just this with the amount of versatility the entire series has to offer. With a small, light-weight cube design, the 3iCube is perfect for OEM applications. NET feels that these cameras are suited best for video traffic, with its high speed interface, but can also be used for access control, microscopy, and even security.


At the 2013 Automate show one of our own sales representatives had the chance to see the cameras up close and personal and loved that the 3iCube was not only light weight but it was also a low cost. With several resolution ranges in the USB 3.0 series, along with multiple options available for board level OEM versions, it is hard not to avoid this camera.

So what else is offered when you get this camera? Well first you have the iControl viewer that comes with the software development kit (SDK). With iControl you have the ability to easily access all 3iCube cameras for with Windows and LINUX for testing and evaluation. With the software users also have the ability to save images as a jpg, bmp, or tiff and videos as an avi file to the computer they are connected to.

Not only does NET give users SDK software that supports languages like Microsoft C++, Visual Basic, and C#, but the cameras can be used in a large number of common drivers like Cognex. More popular software libraries can also be accessed with the Direct-X/Direct-Show interface.

With resolution ranges from 752×480 to 3840×2748, a CMOS sensor, and pixel sizes from 1.67×1.67 to 6.00×6.00 its hard not to take a second look at the 3iCube.

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Innovative Optical Technology: From Surveillance to Science by Lumenera

The Lumenera Lt-425 and Lt-225 have finally been released for purchase! This USB 3.0 camera by Lumenera are some of the fastest CMOS cameras on the market that make a difficult task like traffic monitoring a breeze. With automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) technology and the ability to undergo the harshest weather conditions as well more »

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Coming Soon a New Series of USB 3.0 Cameras by Sentech

The STC-MBA5MSB3 (monochrome) and the STC-MCA5MUSB3 (color) are the first in a series of 3.0 USB CMOS cameras by Sentech.  These cameras are 10 times faster, use less energy and are backward compatible with the popular USB 2.0 series.  This new addition has a frame rate of 14 to 123 frames per second and allows more »

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Basler Introduces ace USB 3.0 Camera Models at this year’s VISION show in Stuttgart Germany!

November 6, 2012 Basler Introduces ace USB 3.0 Camera Models At this year’s VISION show in Stuttgart, we are introducing the first ten models featuring a USB 3.0 interface in our ace area scan camera series. The ace USB 3.0 cameras have a very compact 29 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm housing and can more »

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