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Matrox Iris GT smart camera now offers 5 megapixel sensor

High-resolution smart camera accurately inspects large parts and packages

March 21, 2011, Chicago, IL — At Automate 2011, Matrox Imaging is announcing that the Matrox Iris GT smart camera now offers a model with a 5 MP (megapixel) monochrome CCD sensor.

"A high resolution sensor, like the one found on the Matrox Iris GT5000, is required to accurately inspect larger parts and packages. Matrox Iris GT5000 is the highest resolution version of the Iris GT smart camera available today," explains Fabio Perelli, Smart Camera Product Manager for Matrox Imaging. The sensor on the Matrox Iris GT5000 is 2448 x 2050 pixels @ 15 fps 2/3" monochrome CCD.

Powered by an Intel® Atom® 1.6 GHz processor, Matrox Iris GT runs Windows® CE 6.0 or Windows® XPe and features an integrated graphics controller with VGA output, 512 MB DDR2 memory, and a 2 GB flash disk. Like other sensor configurations, Matrox Iris GT5000 is housed in a sturdy, dust-proof and washable IP67-rated casing.

Matrox Iris GT is available either with the Matrox Design Assistant interactive development environment (bundled with each unit) or with the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) (sold separately). Matrox Iris GT5000 will be available at the end of Q2 2011.

About Matrox Design Assistant

In the Matrox Design Assistant environment, users interactively create a flowchart of the application instead of programming or scripting. Each flowchart "step" translates into an instruction for the Matrox Iris GT camera to capture, locate measure, read, communicate, and interact with other devices. Matrox Design Assistant offers all required vision tools for most applications with the same reliability and robustness as MIL. Matrox Design Assistant's integrated HTML editor and layout tool gives users the flexibility to create a custom web-based operator view for monitoring the application.

About the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)

First released in 1993, Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) is a comprehensive collection of software tools for developing industrial imaging applications. MIL includes tools for every step in the process: from application feasibility, to prototyping, through to development and ultimately deployment. The toolkit features interactive software and programming functions for image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display and archiving. These tools are designed to enhance productivity, thereby reducing the time and effort required to bring solutions to market.

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