Offering thermal management and pre-processing for sensor operation, JAI's BM-500CL and BB-500CL are two versions of a 5 MP camera that are equipped with a Camera Link interface. Both models are built around the Sony ICX625 2/3" CCD sensor (2448 x 2050 pixels - QSXGA) and are mid-range cameras. Potential applications for the cameras include: automotive parts inspection, glass inspection, traffic enforcement, fruit sorting on broad conveyer belts, and facial recognition at security checkpoints. The camera’s analog front end design enables it to operate at 15 fps with full megapixel resolution. Partial scanning and binning modes are also provided for flexibility and operation. In-camera pre-processing functions include automatic white balance , LUT and a blemish compensation function. Both models also feature auto-iris lens control. The Camera Link interface offers a choice of 12, 10 or 8-bit output; models with GigE Vision digital interfaces will also become available.
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