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DALSA Introduces Color Smart Camera for End-User Machine Vision Applications

Posted 1/19/2010

BILLERICA, Mass. – January 19, 2010 - DALSA Corporation [TSX: DSA], a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced the availability of color processing for its BOA vision system, DALSA’s highly integrated smart camera. Supported with a full suite of vision tools, the new color version of the BOA sets a new cost/performance standard for color enhanced smart camera solutions.

“Color inspection is often a requirement in the automotive, food, packaging and pharmaceutical industries”, says Steve Geraghty, director of DALSA’s Industrial Products group. “Our BOA color smart camera offers manufacturers in these industries an extremely capable color solution at a very affordable price.”

The BOA smart camera can be applied to a broad range of color inspection applications, such as identification of parts or assembly features, sorting, counting, and verification of color hue. The color tools can be easily combined with standard measurement or identification tools to perform a complete inspection of the part or assembly. The easy-to-use, iNspect Express software interface, allows users to rapidly prototype and deploy solutions, and it is available with a fully featured emulator for offline application development and debugging.

“BOA delivers great performance at a very reasonable price,” says Brian Seguin, vision manager at H.H. Barnum, a DALSA distributor in Michigan. “The addition of color processing will allow our customers in the automotive and packaging industries to solve a wide range of applications using the same inspection tool.”

The ultra small BOA has been specifically designed for industry. Its 44 mm cube form factor is perfect for tight-fit set-ups. The IP67-rated housing means that the camera can be directly deployed in harsh, wash-down environments. This is particularly useful to meet control standards in the food and pharmaceutical industries, and eliminates the need for a separate, costly protective enclosure. BOA’s small form factor and easy mounting capabilities allow it to integrate easily into existing production lines, machinery or moving equipment.

The BOA color vision system is available immediately (model BVS-0640C). For a downloadable image of the BOA vision system, please visit our online media kit.

For more information, please view a video demonstration of the BOA smart camera in action and visit our Knowledge Center to download our white paper: When is Color Required by Machine Vision.

About DALSA’s Machine Vision Products and Services
For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision OEM market, and now also offers end-user machine vision solutions for factory floor deployment. DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated optical inspection (AOI) systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, solar cell, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA (TSX: DSA) is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees worldwide, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services.
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