OBERSULM, Germany, Sept. 27, 2012 — A compact industrial camera has been introduced by IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH. The USB uEye ML is suitable for mechanical engineering applications. The robust camera has a USB 2.0 interface, and is lightweight and housed in a magnesium casing. Its lockable USB and Hirose connector and metal casing ensure secure operation in extreme industrial environments, for example metal processing, robotics, and electrical and medical engineering. The camera offers a C/CS lens mount as well as two general-purpose input/outputs (I/Os) and optically decoupled trigger and flash I/Os. It is fitted with a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor from e2v, which offers good sensitivity and is available in color, monochrome and NIR versions. The camera is suited for applications in intelligent transportation systems, quality control, microscopy, medical engineering and machine vision. The e2v EV76C560/EV76C661 sensor offers four shutter modes that can be switched during operation. The camera delivers 25 fps at full 1280 × 1024-pixel resolution. It is supported by proprietary software.