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PRESS RELEASE: Redlake Introduces Five New High Resolution Cameras for Demanding Industrial and Scientific Applications
Unique Active and Passive Cooling Designs, Separate and Isolate Electronics from Image Sensor Yielding Superior Image Quality
Tucson, AZ - Redlake announces the launch of its newest industrial cameras, the EC16000, EP16000, EM16000, EP11000, and EM11000 models.
"With the introduction of 5 new camera models, Redlake has completed the most comprehensive high end product range in the history of the market," said Jay Kelbley, Business Manager for Redlake MASD. "Our new flagship product, the EC16000 camera optimizes Kodak's high resolution 16MP image sensor by merging it with Redlake's best in class active cooling technology. The design intent of the EC16000 was to maximize cooling of the sensor in a practical and robust manner. With the addition of the 16MP cameras to our camera portfolio, resolution hungry customers can continue to move up the quality curve. Each MegaPlus II camera head is designed with unique features to target specific customer applications. Redlake now offers both high speed and industrial cameras, uniquely matched to our customer's application interest, maximizing their outcomes."
Redlake's EC16000 is an actively cooled industrial camera with very unique customer benefits. The EC16000 separates and isolates the camera's primary electronics from the sensor's cooling path. It features a fan optional design, allowing it to operate in an actively cooled mode for more precise imaging applications. The EC16000 is the 16MP version of the popular 11MP EC11000, supporting up to three frames per second (FPS) at 12-bits per pixel. Using Peltier cooling, both dark current and thermal drift are significantly reduced, making the camera the perfect match for the most demanding industrial and scientific applications.
In addition to the introduction of new 16MP heads, Redlake is rolling out 2 new camera formats. The "EP" format camera heads are "passively cooled" versions of Redlake's popular MegaPlus II family of camera heads. Passive cooling enables the cameras to enjoy improved noise and dark current characteristics without the added cost of an actively cooled system. These cameras are ideally suited to a variety of applications including, document scanning, ophthalmology, thrill ride photography, and industrial inspection.
Redlake is also rolling out new "EM", or "miniaturized" camera heads optimized for "bulk" imaging. These models are optimized for super high resolution remote sensing and other aerial photography applications. The EM11000 and EM16000 heads are designed to be mounted together in camera clusters to easily enable Giga-pixel or even Tera-pixel imaging.
The MegaPlus II EP11000 and EM11000 are available for immediate delivery. The MegaPlus II EC16000, EP16000, and EM16000 cameras will be available for customer delivery in January.
For over 40 years Redlake has led the world in providing camera based solutions for both slow motion and industrial inspection applications. Whether your imaging requirements involve vehicle impact testing, aerospace, range & ballistics, high speed motion analysis or machine vision, we have designed cameras to meet your needs. Our solutions are tailored to meet the highest demands of the industrial user and both the life and physical science research communities. Redlake's investment in technological innovation is our commitment to your success.
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(First posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at 12:10 EDT)