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DALSA Introduces High Resolution Smart Camera for Single Point Machine Vision Inspection

Posted 4/29/2010

BILLERICA, Mass. –  DALSA Corporation [TSX: DSA], a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced the availability of a high resolution model of its BOA vision system, a highly integrated smart camera that comprises all of the elements of an industrial machine vision system. The new BOA M1280 offers superior image quality at a resolution of 1280 x 960 and operates at up to 24 frames per second.

“High resolution sensors provide greater measurement accuracy and are able to distinguish very small features that, if missed, could render a product defective,” says Steve Geraghty, director of DALSA Industrial Products. “High resolution imagery, combined with the processing capabilities of the BOA smart camera, offers manufacturers of all industries a very capable inspection solution at a very affordable price.”

DALSA’s BOA is an all-in-one machine vision solution that is smarter, easier to use, and more flexible than previous generations of smart cameras. It is the first smart camera in its class to incorporate multiple processing engines. This enables algorithm optimization via DSP, application management via CPU, and sensor management via FPGA. It is also the first smart camera that offers truly embedded application software, which is easily set-up through a standard web browser. There is no software to install, and therefore no version control problems. BOA delivers greater flexibility for its users via a rugged, easy-to-mount enclosure, built-in factory communications, and a low deployment cost.

The monochrome version of the new high-resolution BOA vision system, Model M1280, is available immediately. A complementary color version will be available later in the year. For a downloadable image of the BOA vision system, please visit our online media kit.


About DALSA 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.

Media Contacts:

Maria Doyle
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
Tel: +1-781-964-3536
e-mail: maria@redjavelin.com  
 

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