Sony Electronics Inc. is offering the ultracompact XC-55 and XC-55BB monochrome series of miniature camera modules. The 1/3-in. interline transfer progressive scan CCD cameras are designed for easy integration into a wide variety of image processing applications including bottle and food inspection, optical character recognition and highway monitoring. The modules can capture high-resolution images in 1/30 s. The XC-55 measures 29 x 29 x 75 mm, and the XC-55BB measures 22 x 22 x 30 mm. The XC-55BB features a remote head.