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USB uEye XS Industrial Camera
May 2010
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbHRequest Info
OBERSULM, Germany, May 24, 2010 — IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced the release of a free software update for its USB uEye XS industrial camera.

The update adds significant extra functionality to the tiny autofocus camera, including a trigger mode for image capture in different resolutions of up to eight megapixels, digital zoom and backlight compensation. Cameras in the field can take advantage of the new functionality through the company’s easy on-the-fly software upload approach.

The ultracompact USB camera previously supported live image acquisition only in a high-definition-ready 720-pixel format at 1280 × 720 resolution at 15 fps, or 30 fps for images at lower resolutions. In single-frame mode, however, the CMOS sensor from Sony achieves up to 8-megapixel resolution which can now be captured using software triggering. The software update also provides a large choice of additional image formats, which are created by the sensor’s built-in scaling functions.

The small autofocus cameras with a USB port are designed for use in a wide range of industrial applications. Measuring 22 × 24 × 24 mm, they are less than a cubic inch in size and feature face detection and image stabilization. The automatic image controls for exposure, backlight compensation, ISO and white balance are controlled directly by the camera, which ensures high-speed performance.

The new software update with the extra functionality for the camera can be downloaded for free from the company’s web site at 


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A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
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