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  • Smart Camera
Jun 2005
Imperx Inc.Request Info
High Resolution, Low Power Consumption
BOCA RATON, June 16 -- With the highest available resolution (4000 x 2672 pixels, or 10.7 megapixels) and the lowest power consumption in its class, the Lynx IPX-11M5-L smart camera from Imperx Inc. is suitable for vision applications that require ultimate flexibility. Under control of its on-board intelligence, the camera can dynamically zoom from low-resolution at video frame rate (200 lines at 30 fps) to ultrahigh resolution (2672 lines at 5 fps), making it ideal for bandwidth-constrained monitoring applications such as remote surveillance.

   For example, the camera can conserve system bandwidth by providing live video at low resolution in a "keep alive" mode, then (under either local automatic or remote manual control) rapidly zoom in to identify a potential threat target or area of interest at very high resolution. In this way, one smart camera can do the work of multiple sensors with more limited capabilities.

Imperx said it designed the IPX-11M5-L with minimum power requirements in mind. The unit draws only 6 W from any 10-15 Vdc supply, far less than competing units that need up to 16 W. It incorporates the Lynx 32-bit RISC processor to provide images at the right resolution and frame rates under demanding conditions. On-board intelligence allows the IPX 11M5-L to add features such as horizontal windowing, automated iris to prevent saturation in high-light situations, 10-sec. integration time for extreme low-light situations and upgradeable camera software and firmware.

In addition to the advantages the IPX-11M5-L gains from having on-board intelligence, the unit provides better environmental tolerance (-5?C to +50?C), wider dynamic range (60 dB), wider gain range (6 dB to 41 dB) and narrower gain steps (0.053 dB/step) than most competitive offerings. Altogether, these features make the IPX-11M5-L the ideal choice for demanding vision applications.

Lynx series cameras achieve an extraordinary performance level through their unique image processing engine: a 1-million gate FPGA with 32-bit RISC processor. This processing power gives users superb ability to tailor the cameras' functionality to their applications.

For example, users can program the dynamic range by selecting from an 8, 10 or 12-bit output, applying multiple look-up-tables, binning vertically and horizontally and making dynamic transfer-function corrections. They can also automatically put image data out in different formats to suite different applications. Additional programmable features include frame rate, shutter, long integration, strobe output, gain and offset, AOI, external trigger, dynamic S/N correction, temperature monitor and alarm. A key feature is field upgradeability, allowing users to upload custom firmware, software and LUT without having to return the camera to the factory.

These highly intelligent cameras incorporate the Camera Link interface standard, giving users easy access for programming and serial communication.

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Imperx Inc.
6421 Congress Avenue
Suite 204
Boca Raton, Fla. 33487
Toll-free: (866) 849-1662
Phone: (561) 989-0006
Fax: (561) 989-0045


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