With Electron-Multiplying CCD TechnologyIRVINE, Calif., Feb. 3 -- Toshiba Imaging Systems Div., a unit of Toshiba America, has introduced the IK-1000, an extreme low-light color video camera. The imaging system features Toshiba’s electron-multiplying CCD technology, making it ideal for all ultralow-light applications, the company said. The incoming signal is multiplied by a factor of one thousand, allowing a minimum illumination with full color reproduction down to 0.25 mlux (1/1000 lux) in color at 50 IRE. Toshiba’s electron multiplying technology results in a super-sensitive camera that is 1000 times more sensitive than a conventional color CCD. The half-nch CCD features a high-resolution 658 x 496 pixel sensor, a built-in electronic shutter to 1/2000 sec. and accepts C-mount lenses. Developed in response to customer requests for a camera that could reproduce color images in starlight, underwater and other lowlight conditions, the compact, ultrasensitive color camera measures 58 mm (W) x 58.4 mm (H) x 133 mm (D).