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Matrox GatorEye GigE Vision® camera features laser line extraction for 3D scanning

Industrial camera has IP67 rating and is designed for the harshest environments

March 21, 2011, Chicago, IL — At Automate 2011, Matrox Imaging is announcing that the Matrox GatorEye GigE Vision® industrial camera offers 3D capabilities.

For triangulation-based 3D digitizing applications, the Matrox GatorEye extracts the laser line in an image to sub-pixel accuracy and produces the corresponding positional depth/height array. Only the resulting array is transmitted, which lightens the load on the Gigabit Ethernet link and PC. The PC can then focus on other tasks, including 3D measurement and analysis.

The Matrox GatorEye is available now.

About Matrox GatorEye

Designed for the harshest and most demanding manufacturing environments, the Matrox GatorEye industrial camera has an IP67 rating and offers a sturdy, dust-proof, and washable casing. The camera is available in six sensor configurations: 640x480 @ 110fps 1/3" monochrome or color CCD; 1280x960 @ 22.5fps 1/3" monochrome or color CCD; and 1600 x 1200 @ 15fps 1/1.8" monochrome or color CCD. For connectivity to external devices, the Matrox GatorEye includes an opto-coupled trigger input, strobe output, eight GPIOs, and a controlled current source for driving LED illuminators directly. The camera can be powered either by 12-24 Volts DC, which is common in industrial environments, or by Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), where both power and Ethernet streams share a single cable.

About Matrox Imaging

Established in 1976, Matrox Imaging is a leading developer of component-level solutions for machine vision, image analysis, medical imaging, and video surveillance. Products include frame grabbers, vision processors, imaging computers, industrial and smart cameras, and application development software. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Hong Kong. For more company information, visit "About Matrox Imaging".

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Overbury, Marketing Communications Manager
Matrox Imaging
1055 St. Regis Blvd., Dorval, Quebec, H9P 2T4
Tel: 514-685-2630 ext. 2459
Email: coverbur@matrox.com