Largest camera series in the market continues to grow
Camera manufacturer Basler is adding 20 new high-resolution models to the portfolio of its most successful camera series, the ace. The ace line now includes over 120 cameras, representing the largest camera series in the industrial image processing market. To distinguish the models more easily, Basler will group the ace series into three product lines from now on: ace classic, ace U and ace L.
Twelve ace Models with Sony Pregius Global Shutter Sensors
Twelve of the 20 new cameras are equipped with the IMX253, IMX255, IMX267 and IMX304 sensors from Sony’s Pregius line. These twelve models form the ace L product line. They offer resolutions of 9 and 12 megapixels and frame rates of up to 40 fps. These cameras stand out in particular due to the well-known, brilliant Pregius image quality at high resolutions and a pixel size of 3.45 µm. State-of-the-art global shutter technology ensures distortion-free images, even at high speeds. These qualities make the twelve new ace models well-suited especially for applications in highly automated 3D inspection systems or in traffic monitoring, for example in tolling.
Eight ace Models with Sony STARVIS Rolling Shutter Sensors
In addition to these twelve cameras, Basler introduces eight new ace models with the IMX178 and IMX226 sensors from Sony’s STARVIS line. These models join the ace U product line. Equipped with the latest rolling shutter technology and featuring high resolutions of 6 and 12 megapixels with up to 59 frames per second, they demonstrate their full potential especially in microscopy applications and less complex automation tasks in the electronics industry. The innovative BI (back-illuminated) sensor technology provides outstanding sensitivity at a small pixel size of 2.4 µm (IMX178) or 1.85 µm (IMX226). With these particularly light-sensitive sensors, the eight new ace cameras offer excellent image quality even in low light conditions.
All 20 new ace models are available with the proven GigE or USB 3.0 interface and conform to GigE Vision 2.0 or the USB3 Vision standard. The GigE models excel with high-performance GigE Vision 2.0 features such as PTP. The ten color models also include the PGI feature set, the unique combination of 5x5 debayering, color-anti-aliasing, denoising and improved sharpness. Basler’s pylon Camera Software Suite also ensures a fast and simple integration of the ace cameras. All 20 models are available as design-in-samples.