DORVAL, Quebec, Canada, March 28, 2011 — Featuring laser line extraction for 3-D scanning, Matrox Imaging’s GatorEye GigE Vision industrial cameras have an IP67 rating and are designed for operation in harsh environments. For triangulation-based 3-D digitizing applications, the cameras extract the laser line in an image to subpixel accuracy and produce the corresponding positional depth/height array. Only the resulting array is transmitted, which lightens the load on the Gigabit Ethernet link and PC. The PC can then focus on other tasks, including 3-D measurement and analysis. The cameras feature a sturdy, dustproof and washable casing and are available in six sensor configurations: a 640 × 480-pixel model operating at 110 fps and featuring a ?-in. monochrome or color CCD; a 1280 × 960-pixel model operating at 22.5 fps, also with a ?-in. monochrome or color CCD; and a 1600 × 1200-pixel version operating at 15 fps with a 1/1.8-in. monochrome or color CCD. For connectivity to external devices, the cameras include an optocoupled trigger input, strobe output, eight general-purpose input/outputs and a controlled current source for driving LED illuminators directly. They can be powered either by 12 to 24 VDC, which is common in industrial environments, or by Power over Ethernet, where both power and Ethernet streams share a single cable.