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DALSA introduces two new Genie GigE Vision® cameras for industrial imaging

WATERLOO, ONTARIO - DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA) today announced two new models of its Genie™ GigE Vision-compliant camera family. The Genie C1280 and Genie M1280 cameras feature high quality, 1.2 Megapixel image sensors ideal for industrial imaging applications in the semiconductor, robotics and traffic control industries. The Genie series cameras are extremely easy to use and this has resulted in their success and swift adoption. The cameras have rapidly displaced analog cameras to become the “camera of choice” in machine vision.

The Genie 1280 models feature 1/3” SONY CCD sensors (6 mm diagonal) and are available in color (C1280) and monochrome (M1280) versions running at 24 frames per second (FPS). Additional features include: global electronic shutter with exposure control, on-board flat-field correction, and on-board color conversion (used by the color model) to produce crisp and clear images. Genie cameras integrate both advanced camera and board image acquisition technologies to act as a single machine vision component in one small package. The camera features an RJ45 ruggedized screw mount cable connector, ideal for robotic applications.

GigE Vision™
Like all Genie cameras, the C1280 and M1280 are certified GigE Vision compliant, and are based on the AIA (Automated Imaging Association) GigE Vision Standard to directly link the camera to a PC. These new Genie cameras take full advantage of Gigabit Ethernet technology, transmitting data over standard CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables to distances of up to 100m allowing for a greater distance between the camera and inspection system. DALSA continues to lead the deployment of the GigE Vision standard in terms of adopting the technology into their product development efforts.

DALSA Platform Development Advantage
The Genie C1280 and M1280 cameras are supported by DALSA’s Sapera™ Essential software and its Genie Framework package for fast and simple camera set-up—from initial set-up to grabbing images in minutes. Like other DALSA hardware products, Genie cameras qualify for DALSA’s Free Run-Time Licensing—a Sapera Essential standard processing tool run-time license is offered at no additional charge with each Genie. This software run-time license includes access to over 400 image processing functions, area-based (normalized correlation based) template matching tool, blob analysis and lens correction tool. Contact your local distributor for more information.

The Genie series includes easy-to-use affordable camera models with resolutions from VGA to 2 megapixels and frame rates up to 300 FPS. For more product information, visit the Genie camera series web page.

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 market. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers and software are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, and manufacturing.

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.

Published 2009-10-15

Genie C1280 and Genie M1280 cameras feature high quality, 1.2 Megapixel image sensors ideal for industrial imaging applications in the semiconductor, robotics and traffic control industries.

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