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Area Scan Cameras

The majority of applications for image acquisition use area scan cameras, the sensors used in these types of cameras have a large matrix of pixels to allow for 2D images to be generated in one exposure cycle.

There are different interfaces to consider when selecting an area scan camera, with various interfaces available from our suppliers, Datalogic, Sony and Basler, suitable for all types of applications.
GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) is a universally applicable digital interface, GigE vision standard mean there is a high degree of standardisation, so GigE cameras can be easily integrated into all image processing applications. With cable lengths up to 100 meters and compatibility with multi-camera set ups. (Basler Ace, Ace 2, and Ace MED, Sony XCG and XCG Polarized and Datalogic M-Series)
USB3.0 interface is notable for its high transfer bandwidth and real-time compatibility and is completely plug and play ready. USB3.0 is becoming a major interface for industrial, medical and mass market applications. (Basler Ace, Ace 2, Ace MED, Pulse, and Dart and Sony XCU)
CameraLink interface cameras are specifically designed for industrial applications so can handle large amounts of data easily and securely, currently the recommended standard interface for data rates is from 100MB/s to 800MB/s. (Basler Ace and Beat, Sony XCL)
CoaXPress interface (CXP), unlike other interfaces, requires an interface card, however it can transfer large data volumes at high transmission speeds across long distances, which is valuable in certain applications offering possibilities for high sophisticated image processing solutions. (Basler Boost)

OEM Automatic supply area scan cameras from Basler, Datalogic & Sony, the range includes cameras to capture 2D images in mono and colour and the innovative polarised cameras to detect the direction of reflected light. Our extensive range from leading suppliers, includes GigE, USB, CoaXpress, CameraLink & Bcon (LVDS & MIPI) interfaces, resolutions from VGA to 61MP, rolling and global shutters and monochrome or colour options.
Basler Ace Machine Vision Camera

GIG-E cameras

With fast data throughput rates (up to 100 MB/S) and long maximum cable lengths of up to 100 metres, it is easy to understand why GigE or Gigabit Ethernet is the most common camera interface for industrial image processing. GigE vision cameras also do not require a frame grabber, which significantly reduces costs. With GigE and PoE (Power over Ethernet) you have the possibility of a one-cable-solution, as it can get its power via the data cable. Another benefit of a GigE interface is the ability to combine multiple cameras easily, multi-camera applications are also simple to set up. OEM Automatic stock and supply a range of GigE cameras from, Basler, Datalogic & Sony. Basler Ace compact cameras & Basler Ace 2 Basic & Pro cameras are available with the latest generation of CCD and CMOS sensors. Basler's Ace Medical range of cameras are specifically designed for applications in medicine, medical technology and life sciences. Sony GigE cameras incorporate the very latest Pregius high sensitivity technology for maximum visibility in challenging lighting environments, the innovative polarised camera uses monochrome quad polarised filters to capture polarised light in four planes. Datalogic’s M series cameras enable fast integration of challenging machine vision solutions. For more information about our range of GigE cameras see the range below or <a href="https://www.oem.co.uk/contact">contact our vision team</a> for more information or to discuss your application.
Sony XCU USB3.0 camera

USB3.0 cameras

Suitable for industrial applications, USB3.0 cameras have a simple ‘plug and play’ functionality and Vision Standard compliance, their high bandwidth effectively closes the speed gap between Cameralink and GigE interfaces. Additionally, USB3.0 cameras are tailored for the latest generation of CMOS sensors. OEM Automatic stock and supply a range of USB3.0 cameras from, Basler & Sony. Basler Ace compact cameras & Basler Ace 2 Basic & Pro cameras are available with the latest generation of CCD and CMOS sensors. Basler's Ace Medical range of cameras are specifically designed for applications in medicine, medical technology and life sciences. The Basler Pulse cameras are developed to meet the requirements of a broad variety of vision applications, combining the established Basler quality with a sophisticated design. Basler Dart board level cameras combine modern USB 3.0 camera technology, a highly cost-optimized design and Basler's proven quality and reliability. The Sony XCU-CG160C (colour) and XCU-CG160 (black and white) combines the best of Sony technology in a convenient form factor which is optimised for use within both the Industrial Vision and non-manufacturing vision markets. For more information about our range of USB3.0 cameras see the range below or <a href="https://www.oem.co.uk/contact">contact our vision team</a> for more information or to discuss your application.
Basler Boost CoaXpress camera - front and rear view

CoaXpress Cameras

CoaXPress 2.0 interface was developed for fast data transfer, this also bridged the gap for large data volumes across greater distances. CoaXPress 1.0/1.1 supported data transfer rates as high as 6.25Gbps, CoaXPress 2.0 standard is twice as high at up to 12.5 Gbps, allowing for even higher resolutions and frame rates. Another advantage of this update in CXP standard is that only one cable is needed and can be up to 40m. With state-of-the-art global shutter technology and Sony Preguis sensors, the CoaXPress Cameras from Basler also benefit from the latest CMOS technology and high bandwidth. The Basler Boost series of cameras include high-performance, excellent image quality, even at high data rates and have resolutions of 9 and 12 megapixels. Ideal for applications that require high data rates and resolutions and where image data must be transferred over long distances. For more information about our range of CoaXPress cameras see the range below or <a href="https://www.oem.co.uk/contact">contact our vision team</a> for more information or to discuss your application.
Basler Beat Cameralink camera

CameraLink cameras

CameraLink cameras have the ability to handle large amounts of data easily and securely, being the recommended standard interface for data rates from 100 MB/S to 800 MB/S. With bandwidths available to accommodate for small applications to applications with several megapixel resolution requirements, these robust and powerful cameras are designed to suit many industrial applications. OEM Automatic supplies CameraLink cameras from Basler & Sony. Basler Ace compact cameras are available with the latest generation of CCD and CMOS sensors. The Basler Beat family consists of a series of high-performance CMOS cameras, with high-resolution. Sony XCL-CG and XCL-SG cameras incorporate the very latest Pregius high sensitivity technology, providing an excellent balance between high resolution image and fast frame rate with high visibility in challenging lighting environments. For more information about our range of CameraLink cameras see the range below or <a href="https://www.oem.co.uk/contact">contact our vision team</a> for more information or to discuss your application.

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