2020 has definitely been a challenging year. We all have learned to adapt and to “keep calm and carry on”. The team at Emergent Vision Technologies stayed focused on serving customers remotely and on developing new high-speed cameras to meet your needs. Let’s take a look back at what we achieved in 2020.
JANUARY / FEBRUARY
Emergent Vision Technologies Announces New Line-Scan Cameras with Gpixel GL0816 Sensor
Our first product releases of the year were the 10GigE PACE and 25GigE ACCEL line-scan cameras. They were the very first line-scan camera models to feature the Gpixel GL0816 sensor, a new line scan CMOS image sensor which offers high-speed and low-noise image capture at 8K vision as well as excellent cost-performance ratio.
Performance-wise, the PACE LR-8KG comes with a horizontal image resolution of 8192 effective pixels and a line rate of 137KHz (single line), and 45KHz (trilinear). Its 10GigE SFP+ interface offers two cable options for lengths up to 10 kilometers without the need for costly fiber converters or repeaters. For those who prefer a RJ45 10GBaseT interface, the new PACE LT-8KG delivers the same performance but with cable lengths up to 100 meters using CAT6A cabling. The ACCEL LB-8KG comes with a horizontal image resolution of 8192 effective pixels and a line rate of 200KHz (single Line), and 66KHz (trilinear). The camera’s 25GigE SFP28 interface offers three cable options for cable lengths from 1 meter and up to 10 kilometers.
All camera models are suitable for a wide range of applications including industrial inspection, printing inspection, label inspection, film inspection, PCB inspection, and food sorting and grading.
MARCH / APRIL
New Camera Software Now Supports Linux RedHat and CentOS
In March 2020, we released new versions of our eSDK and eCapture software. While previously available for Windows and Ubuntu users, this new release added support for RedHat and CentOS for Linux based systems. Both software offer seamless integration of Emergent cameras into your system and can be downloaded free of charge from our Downloads & Resources section.
New 25GigE Camera Models With Sony Pregius S IMX535, IMX536 and IMX537 Sensors
In March 2020, we became the first camera manufacturer to offer the full range of Sony Pregius S IMX53x sensors after adding the IMX535, IMX536 and IMX537 sensors to our 25GigE BOLT camera series which already featured the IMX530, IMX531 and IMX532. The new HB-5000-SB, HB-8000-SB, and HB-12000-SB respectively offer 5.1, 8.1 and 12.4 Megapixels, with frame rates from 192 to 269 fps. These camera models are ideal for high-speed applications that require excellent image quality and fast frame rates. They include industrial inspection, automation, logistics, virtual reality, volumetric capture, and referee assist.
Emergent Vision Technologies Announces 65 Megapixel Camera Featuring Gpixel GMAX3265 Sensor
The 65 megapixel HB-65000-G made its debut in April 2020. This ultra high-resolution camera features the Gpixel GMAX3265 CMOS sensor. Using advanced processing technology the GMAX3265 achieves 65% peak Quantum Efficiency and excellent angular response. Other key benefits include high resolution in a compact optical format (35mm), high data throughput, and low-noise. The HB-65000-G offers 35 frames per second at full 9344 x 7000 resolution. The HB-65000-G offers all the benefits of the BOLT camera series including <1% CPU utilization, accurate multi-camera synchronization using PTP IEEE1588, low-cost accessories, low latency, and low jitter.
MAY / JUNE
Emergent Vision Technologies honored by Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards Program
In June 2020 Emergent received the Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Award for our 25GigE HB-25000-SB camera. The HB-25000-SB, which features the Sony Pregius S IMX530 sensor, is one of our most popular models. At full resolution (5320 x 4600) you get 98 frames per second, which makes it ideal for a wide range of applications including industrial inspection, automation, virtual reality, volumetric capture, or referee assist. This was the fifth award received by Emergent since 2016.
JULY / AUGUST
Emergent Vision Technologies Expands into the EMEA Market
Emergent Vision Technologies GmbH, our new European subsidiary in Germany commenced operations in mid-July 2020. Led by Thomas Detjen, Sales Director of EMEA for Emergent, this new subsidiary was established to better service our customers in all countries within EMEA, and expand our business in the region.
SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER
Emergent Vision Technologies Launches World’s First 50GigE and 100GigE Camera Series
In October 2020 we launched Zenith and Xtreme, the very first camera series to be based on the QSFP28-100GigE and QSFP28-50GigE interfaces. These new cameras are powered by the Gpixel Gsprint4521 (HX-21000-G and HZ-21000-G), GMAX3265 (HX-65000-G and HZ-65000-G), and GMAX32103 (HX-100-G and HZ-100-G). They offer resolutions from 21 to 103.7 megapixels, with frame rates up to 600 fps at full resolution.
Emergent Vision Technologies Offers Optional IP67 Rated Camera Housing
As of October 2020 new optional IP67 housings are available for our HR, BOLT, Xtreme and Zenith camera series. Defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), IP67 provides protection from solid particles such as dust, dirt or sand. The rating also guarantees protection from water ingress in up to one meter of water for a maximum of 30 minutes.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2021
We are looking forward to reconnecting with customers and partners at industry events in 2021. In the meantime the team at Emergent Vision Technologies would like to wish you a Happy Holiday season and prosperous New Year.