GO-5000 now available with USB3 Vision and GigE Vision interfaces

COPENHAGEN – December 15, 2014 – JAI today announced that its small and versatile 5-megapixel entry-level industrial camera – the GO-5000 – is now available in models with USB3 Vision or GigE Vision interfaces. This is in addition to the original Power-over-Mini-Camera-Link model introduced in late August. The new models enable users to leverage two of the industry’s most popular “grabber-less” technologies for direct connection to PCs or other image processing hardware.

For USB3 Vision users, the GO-5000M-USB (monochrome) and GO-5000C-USB (color) use a high-speed USB 3.0 interface to provide 5-megapixel images at up to 62 frames per second for 8-bit monochrome or raw Bayer configurations. The GigE Vision models – GO-5000M-PGE and GO-5000C-PGE – feature a single RJ45 port with Power-over-GigE-Vision support to deliver image information at up to 22 frames per second.

All four of the new cameras feature the same 5-megapixel CMOS imager found in JAI’s high performance Spark SP-5000 camera, but with a much smaller and lighter form factor. Dimensions are 29 mm x 29 mm x 41.5 mm (excluding the C-mount lens mount) with a total weight of only 46 grams.

In addition to 8-bit output at 62 or 22 fps, respectively, the cameras provide 10-bit output at up to 49 fps (USB3) or 15 fps (GigE), and 12-bit output at up to 41 fps (USB3) or 15 fps (GigE).

Like the original GO-5000-PMCL, the new models feature a combination of 5 micron square pixels and versatile ROI capabilities, enabling them to be easily configured to meet a wide range of customer requirements for resolution, speed, and optical formats.

For example, by creating a centered 1920 x 1080 ROI, users can configure the GO-5000 to provide high-speed 1080p HD video that fits completely within the optical format of a 2/3” C-mount lens. This is in contrast to CMOS cameras with 5.5 micron pixels which generate 1080p image sizes that are slightly larger than the standard 2/3” optical circle, thus requiring more expensive 1” image optics to ensure that vignetting will not occur.

Monochrome models feature a range of binning options including 2×2 and 4×4 binning to allow users to effectively create 10-micron, or even 20-micron, square pixels to maximize sensitivity and signal-to-noise characteristics for specific applications, as well as increasing the overall frame rates.

Like the original Spark SP-5000, the GO-5000’s imager features a combination of analog and digital gain controls to reduce the amount of quantized noise in low-light images compared to conventional CMOS cameras offering digital gain functions alone. On the color models, an on-chip 4-channel analog gain function is utilized to allow individual adjustment of R, G, and B information for better white balancing with reduced noise.

Both the USB and the GigE models accept power over their interfaces for a clean, one-cable configuration. Alternatively, a separate 6-pin connector is provided for power, triggering, or other external connections.

The versatility of these cameras, coupled with a low list price, makes them adaptable to a wide range of machine vision applications. Their small size and light weight are ideal for inspection applications which require repetitive camera movement, robotics/unmanned vehicles, or mounting in tight spaces.

About JAI

JAI is a manufacturer of high quality, industrial-grade cameras for the machine vision, transportation, aerospace, homeland security, medical and scientific markets.

JAI’s broad product line features high performance progressive scan CCD cameras with spatial resolutions from VGA to 20 megapixels; traditional interlaced video cameras; intensified cameras with sensitivity to light levels as low as .00001 lux, and a range of innovative multi-imager prism-block cameras including both area scan and line scan models.

Physical interfaces include the Camera Link®, GigE Vision®, CoaXPress, and USB3 Vision high performance digital standards, as well as both TV-standard and analog progressive scan output.

JAI cameras help improve customer businesses in a variety of ways, whether by improving quality and accuracy, lowering costs, increasing yields, or simply enabling better service. In addition to cameras, JAI’s traffic solutions group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialized traffic systems. Solutions are based on JAI-developed hardware and software, which is often integrated with third-party products.

Visit Website: www.jai.com

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