Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. has launched the IK-TF5, a color camera that, in partial-scan mode, reads out at up to 180 fps. It has an RS-232C remote control port and rear-panel switching for ease of use. Features include a nine-step electronic shutter, a C-mount for use with a variety of lenses, automatic and manual white balance, and one- or two-pulse random triggers. Suitable for machine vision applications such as factory automation, robotics, inspection and image processing, the camera has three 1/3-in. progressive-scan CCDs with 659 × 494 effective pixels that measure 7.4 × 7.4 µm. According to the company, the pixels are arranged in a way that eliminates image jitter and RGB shift and that ensures maximum spatial resolution of high-speed objects. Signal-to-noise ratio is 64 dB. The compact camera measures 1.7 × 1.7 × 3.1 and weighs 5.47 oz. Full-pixel independent readout is 30 fps.