BARRINGTON, N.J., March 1, 2012 — To simplify machine vision applications, including factory floor automation and imaging systems, Edmund Optics has announced new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Cameras. They include software that enables setting area of interest, gain, exposure, white balance, frame rate, trigger delay, and digital output (flash) delay and duration. They also can implement edge enhancement, image mirroring and binning, and hot pixel correction. The ultracompact housing enables use in applications where space is at a premium. The cameras are powered by either a PoE injector, which requires two GigE cables, or a PoE computer card. The powerful software interface is designed for ease of use. The cameras can capture images in jpeg, bitmap or AVI formats, and drivers for Direct Show, ActiveX and TWAIN are included. Available in 1/1.8-, ½- and ?-in. sizes, they are offered in color and monochrome models. The PoE interface meets the IEEE 802.3af standard, and the cameras are CE-, RoHS- and GenICam-compliant. Optional equipment includes a ¼-20 mounting adapter, a 5-m trigger cable and a PCI Express board for two cameras.