MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9, 2011 — PPT Vision Inc. has announced the addition of two Gigabit Ethernet-compatible specialty cameras, including 8-megapixel and three-CCD models, as well as the release of Version 10.3 of the Impact software suite to support all cameras in its M-Series embedded machine vision system. The 8-megapixel, 4/3-in. progressive-scan camera with 3296 × 2472-pixel resolution and operation at 10 fps is suitable for inspections that require a high-resolution, high-quality image and a wide field of view. The camera’s rugged industrial-grade architecture can withstand the rigors of manufacturing settings. The three-CCD color camera has a prism-block assembly that supports three 1/1.8-in. CCDs to provide 1620 × 1236-pixel resolution, operation at 15 fps and good light gathering. With its high image quality and color fidelity, it is designed for a variety of color inspection applications within the printing, electronics and general manufacturing industries. The specialty cameras were developed by JAI, the company’s strategic partner. PPT’s Impact 10.3 software offers enhancements including an “auto trigger” mode to automatically trigger a camera based on a user-defined time period, and new drag-and-drop and angle tools. It supports the new specialty cameras and the full M-Series embedded vision system family, with added functionality and user control.