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PRESS RELEASE: Teledyne DALSA Enhances Popular Spyder3 Cameras

WATERLOO, Ontario - September 15, 2011 - Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a global leader in machine vision technology, is pleased to announce new optimized performance and improved functionality of its popular Spyder3™ Camera Link® and GigE Vision®-compliant dual line scan cameras.

Originally launched in 2006, the Spyder3 has a proven track record of performance, and is ideal for OEMs and systems integrators looking for a competitive advantage. The Spyder3 provides outstanding signal to noise ratio using Teledyne DALSA's patented dual line scan sensor technology.

"The Spyder3 brings unprecedented responsivity and throughput to bear on industrial inspection challenges," said Xing-Fei He, Senior Product Manager at Teledyne DALSA. "These new enhancements add value by improving significantly on Spyder3's operating performance and simplifying set-up and deployment."

Improvements in detail:

  • Spyder3 cameras are now more robust than ever and can function better in extreme environments, including cotton and food inspection; maximum operating temperature has increased from 50°C to 65°C. 
  • Improved graphical user interface for better ease of use and intuitive camera set-up (exposure times, trigger modes, setting gains) resulting in a superior out-of-box experience.
  • Spyder3 is now supported by Sapera™ Vision Software; Sapera Vision Software offers a common development environment for Teledyne DALSA's full line of cameras and frame grabbers as well as hundreds of third party camera models; Sapera Vision Software is updatable and offers comprehensive application specific tools.

Other key features and benefits include:

  • 1k, 2k, and 4k resolutions, 100% fill factor
  • Broadband responsivity up to 408 DN /(nJ/cm2) @ 10 dB gain
  • Gigabit Ethernet models: Less than 1% CPU usage
  • Camera Link models available
  • Line rates up to 68 kHz
  • Selectable high or low sensitivity mode
  • Fully programmable gain, offset
  • Flat field correction

Product Details and Availability

For more information on product specifications, please visit the Spyder3 and Spyder3 Color product page. Contact your regional sales representative for more information on planned Spyder3 model release dates. For a full resolution image of a Teledyne DALSA Spyder3 camera, please visit Teledyne DALSA's online media kit.

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About Teledyne DALSA's Machine Vision Products and Services
Teledyne DALSA is a world leader in the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Teledyne DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and vision solutions are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, solar cell, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing. For more information, please visit www.teledynedalsa.com/mv.

About Teledyne DALSA, Inc.
Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1,000 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 MEMS products and services. For more information, please visit www.teledynedalsa.com .




All trademarks are registered by their respective companies.
Teledyne DALSA reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

Media Contacts:
Maria Doyle
Red Javelin Communications
Tel: +1-781-964-3536
email: maria@redjavelin.com

Heather Neale 
Teledyne DALSA 
Tel: +1-514-333-1301 ext. 227 
email: heather.neale@teledynedalsa.com

Sales Contacts:

Published 2011-09-15

The enhanced Spyder3 has an increased operating temperature with simplified set-up and deployment.


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