GLEICHEN, Germany, Oct. 22, 2012 — The Tauri2-HD 02150 SDI camera from Kappa optronics GmbH is supplied with a 2/3-in. interline transfer CCD with progressive scan. Small and robust, it can be switched to whatever format is needed: 1080i/25, 1080i/30, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 1080i50 or 1080i60. The high-resolution, uncompressed 1.5-Gb real-time data is delivered to the control monitor via the HD-SDI output. The single-cable connection to the monitor, which covers distances of up to 100 m, is qualified for drag chain use. The rugged design guarantees robustness and durability even under rough operating conditions. The camera was used this year during the 24-h Le Mans endurance race to provide viewers with onboard footage from the cockpit of some of the racing cars. It was exposed to enormous shock and vibration loads and high temperatures. With its high image quality, real-time data transfer, ruggedness and switchable full HD format, it is suitable for industrial applications, automation, microscopy, endoscopy, handling, robotics, monitoring and surveillance. And with its HD-SDI interface, it also is used in stand-alone applications because it allows the use of full HD flat screen monitors with Live View as control monitors.