MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2012 — PPT Vision has added a 16-megapixel camera, supported by an updated version of its Impact Software Suite, to its imaging product line. The enhancements extend the M-Series embedded vision family of cameras, powered by the flexible and configurable software. The GigE-compatible camera is designed for inspections that require high-resolution, high-quality images and a wide field of view. The rugged model withstands the rigors of manufacturing settings. Applications include flat panel LCD and printed circuit board inspection, and printing processes. Features include high image quality with Class 1 CCD sensors, industrial-grade construction and testing, good thermal management and low-noise performance, and precise alignment of a large sensor, with variance of <0.1 mm. Version 10.4 of the Impact Software Suite supports the new camera and the full M-Series embedded vision systems. A simpler interface makes navigation easy, with faster, more efficient image-saving and image-filtering tools, and a new calibration mode is available for user-entered, point-to-point calibration.