Basler extends ace 2 camera series with high resolution models

16 models have been added to the ace 2 camera series by Basler.  The new cameras have resolutions of 5Mpixels and 8.3Mpixels.

The new models have the Sony IMX334 CMOS sensor and offer resolutions of 5Mpixels with up to 60 images per second and 8.3Mpixels (4K UHD) with up to 45 images per second.

The cameras are suitable for automatic optical inspection (AOI) or to check the correct alignment of parts or assemblies in the production of electronic devices (assembly alignment).

The sensor size makes the 5MPixel camera models particularly suitable for the Basler lenses with a 1/2.5-inch image circle.

The ace 2 camera series consists of the Basic and Pro product lines. Highlights include the new high-performance, in-camera features Pixel Beyond and Compression Beyond for more demanding applications.

Pixel Beyond lets customers change the pixel size. It is possible to scale the camera resolution according to requirements and thus reduce the data volume. They can also reach optical equivalence with previously used sensors, which reduces the effort for redesigns, says Basler.

Compression Beyond compresses the image data directly in the camera’s FPGA, in real time and without sacrificing image quality. This frees up more bandwidth, which makes much higher frame rates possible especially when using Gigabit Ethernet (GigE). Customers can thus operate the GigE interface in their system with the same hardware at up to twice the speed.

Basler is a manufacturer of high-quality cameras and accessories for applications in a variety of markets, including but not limited to factory automation, medicine and traffic.
The company’s product portfolio encompasses line scan and area scan cameras in compact housing dimensions, camera modules in board-level variants for embedded vision solutions, and 3D cameras. The portfolio is rounded off by the user-friendly pylon software development kit and accessories, including a number developed specially for Basler and optimally designed for the Basler cameras.

Basler has 30 years of experience in the area of computer vision. The Basler Group is headquartered in Ahrensburg, Germany and has additional sites in Europe, Asia and North America.

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