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Rad-icon Imaging Announces the Remote RadEye200 Camera

Posted 3/2/2009

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – Rad-icon Imaging, a leading provider of high-performance CMOS image sensors and cameras for the digital radiography market worldwide and a division of DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, Ontario) today announced the general availability of the Remote RadEye200 x-ray camera --its newest entry in the Remote RadEye™ product line.

Developed in partnership with RSF Systems (Germany), the Remote RadEye200 provides the ultimate flexibility in design and product options for complex imaging applications. The unique camera design separates the x-ray sensor module from its supporting electronics: the module is mounted on a detachable cable enabling easy installation into tight spaces or on gantry systems. While other imaging solutions can be bulky and difficult to implement, the Remote RadEye is slim, lightweight and housed in a rugged stainless steel package.

The unsurpassed flexibility of the Remote RadEye200 comes from the various product options that are offered. These include the following:

  • the sensor module’s availability in a base configuration with a direct-coupled scintillator for the 10-50 keV energy range
  • the sensor module’s availability in an EV model for higher-dose x-ray applications and energies up to 160 keV
  • a Beryllium-window option which provides higher sensitivity to low-energy x-rays in the 5-20 keV range for applications such as x-ray crystallography and low-density material imaging
  • all models may be customized with different scintillator options and are available in either premium or standard image quality grades

For scientific research and industrial inspection applications, the Remote RadEye200 camera elegantly addresses the need to be able to time and coordinate the detector externally. The camera’s shutter open time is 800 milliseconds, which is roughly twice as fast as other imaging solutions such as CCDs. In the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, researchers need to rapidly study the molecular changes in protein crystals after certain drugs are applied. By collecting images of x-ray diffraction patterns from crystallized protein samples, researchers can determine the effectiveness of the drug under study as well as determine what side effects exist. Rad-icon’s large area, low noise CMOS detectors can be used to collect diffraction images in 1/10th the amount of time as the conventional detection instruments at a fraction of the cost.

“The Remote RadEye200 combines nearly 100cm2 of active silicon with flexible packaging options to create a high-performance, cost-effective x-ray camera. It’s the ultimate solution for many digital radiography applications,” comments Thorsten Achterkirchen, General Manager of Rad-icon Imaging. “We’re pleased to develop the Remote RadEye200 in partnership with RSF Systems of Germany to directly address the x-ray imaging needs of a global market.”

The Remote RadEye200 sensor module consists of a tiled array of two RadEye100 x-ray sensors in a rugged stainless steel enclosure that is approximately the size of a paperback novel. Featuring a 1024 x 1000 pixel image area with 96µm pixel size for a 10 x 10 cm active image area, the camera offers an unsurpassed abundance of silicon real estate in a compact, cost-effective package. The camera is suitable for industrial inspection applications where images are taken in tight or difficult-to-reach spaces. In addition, system integrators gain flexibility in building cabinet systems or portable inspection applications.

About Rad-icon Imaging Products
Rad-icon Imaging (Santa Clara, CA.), a division of DALSA Corporation (Waterloo, Ontario), is a leading provider of high-performance CMOS image sensors and cameras for the digital radiography market worldwide. Rad-icon Imaging’s products enable medical practitioners, industrial manufacturers, and scientific researchers to create superior image quality, high resolution, and large active area images based on the company’s CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) technology. Rad-icon Imaging’s products address diverse applications such as tissue biopsy, non-destructive testing, circuit board testing and crystallography. Rad-icon Imaging’s technology allows its customers to implement cost-effective and high-performance digital imaging solutions. For more information, please visit www.rad-icon.com or call (408) 486-0886.

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees world-wide. Established in 1980, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components (CCD and CMOS); electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA" and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Media Contacts:
Alana Achterkirchen
Director of Marketing
Rad-icon Imaging
Tel: 408-486-0886
Email: alana@rad-icon.com
www.rad-icon.com
 

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