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  • Founded in 1989, Allied Vision Technologies is a 100% subsidiary of the publicly-traded Augusta Technologie AG. AVT designs, produces and sells cameras and components for image processing in industrial and life science applications. With innovative products, superior manufacturing quality and a service-driven organization, Allied Vision Technologies is well established as a premier provider of digital camera solutions for machine vision worldwide.

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    • industrial inspection & automation
    • healthcare & medical
    • science & research
    • security & traffic
    • logistics
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  • Digital Cameras for Machine Vision, Industrial Applications and much more

  • Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) offers a wide range of digital cameras for machine vision, industrial inspection, automation, medical imaging, scientific research, ITS and traffic monitoring, security, and many other demanding applications. Cameras by AVT and Prosilica include sensitive machine vision sensors (CCD and CMOS, VGA to 29 Megapixels) and fit a wide range of applications.
    • Digital high performance industrial cameras overview:
      • Very high sensivity
      • High bandwidth, fast frame rates
      • Integrated preprocessing functions
      • Wide operating temperature range
      • Lens control functions
    • Cameras with visible spectral range, NIR cameras, LWIR cameras
    • OEM and customized cameras, boardlevel cameras
    • FireWire (IEEE 1394), Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision), and Camera Link interface
      • FireWire

          • Guppy PRO

          • Ultra-compact 1394b camera


            The Guppy PRO is the derivate of the successful Guppy family. Thanks to the extremely compact, robust metal housing, Guppy PRO cameras can easily be integrated into your system. The Guppy PRO family has an excellent price/performance ratio.
            • IEEE 1394b
            • Several models, VGA to 5 Megapixels
            • Sony CCD sensors, ON Semi CMOS sensor
            • Optocoupled 12-pin I/Os
            • Ultra-compact housing
          • Stingray

          • Modular design, advanced features, FireWire 1394b, ideal OEM camera, ideal custom camera

            The Stingray is a versatile, powerful camera for almost all applications, and an ideal custom camera or OEM camera. Stingray cameras have an excellent image quality and incorporate an advanced set of camera features. Their design is modular and flexible (angled heads, board level versions, AVT modular concept…).

            Stingray cameras are available with daisy chain FireWire connectors or with both copper and GOF (glass optical fiber, ideal for long cable lengths) ports. High-end image pre-processing functions are included - a mid price Stingray IEEE 1394b camera is even suitable for very demanding requirements.
            • IEEE 1394b (800 Mb/s), daisy chain copper or copper and GOF
            • Sony CCD sensors (1/3, 1/2, 1/1.8, 2/3)
            • 8 models (VGA to 5 Megapixel)
            • Options
              •  Various IR cut/pass filters
              • Various lens mounts on request
              • Hirose power: out
              • Angled head
              • White medical housing
              • Compact housing version
              • Board level versions on request
          • Pike

          • Fast camera, high frame rates – 1394b – powerful features

            The Pike is a fast IEEE 1394b camera for demanding applications (e.g. industrial and medical imaging). Numerous pre-processing functions produce an outstanding image quality. Pike cameras operate with very high frame rates.

            Pike cameras include extraordinary image pre-processing functions like the High SNR mode (up to 24 dB better signal-to-noise ratio).

            Pike cameras are available both with two copper ports (for daisy-chaining) and with copper/GOF (glass optical fiber) ports.
            • Sony and Truesense CCD sensors (1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1, 1.2, 35 mm)
            • 8 models (VGA to 16 Megapixel)
            • Options
              • 1394b connectors: daisy chain copper or copper and GOF
              • Various IR cut/pass filters
              • F/M39-Mount (F-032 only: CS/M12-Mount)
              • Pike F-1100/F-1600: M42/M58-Mount
              • Hirose power: out
              • Angled head
              • White medical housing
              • Sensor variants: Taped cover glass w/o microlenses, fixed quartz cover glass w/o microlenses available for some models
          • Guppy

          • Very small, lightweight industrial FireWire camera - inexpensive

            The Guppy is a very small, lightweight, inexpensive industrial FireWire camera. Guppy cameras are equipped with a large variety of renowned CCD and CMOS sensors by Sony and Micron/Aptina - the versatile Guppy series provides the right camera for almost all kinds of applications.
            • IEEE 1394a (400 Mb/s)
            • CCD and CMOS sensors (1/3, 1/2, 1/2.5), 10 models (VGA to 5 Megapixel)
            • Guppy F-038B/C and F044B/C also available as NIR version (enhanced near infrared lightsensitivity)
            • Options
              • Various IR cut/pass filters
              • CS/M12 Mount adapters (M12 only for sensors < 1/2)
              • White medical housing
          • Marlin

          • Acclaimed bestseller digital IEEE 1394 machine vision camera

            The Marlin is AVT`s classical most-sold IEEE 1394 machine vision camera. Since 2004, many thousand Marlins are part of various different image processing applications. Due to its modular design (angled head, side-entry connectors, AVT modular concept), it fits with almost every application.

            • IEEE 1394a (400 Mb/s)
            • Sony CCD sensors (1/3, 1/2, 1/1.8), 2/3 CMOS sensor
            • 7 models (VGA to 2 Megapixel)
            • Options
              • Various IR cut/pass filters
              • CS-Mount
              • Angled head
              • Lateral cable exit
              • White medical housing
        • Gigabit Ethernet

            • Manta

            • GigE Vision camera with 3 LUTs, color correction, PoE and more options

              The Manta is a flexible, feature-rich GigE Vision camera with an outstanding price/performance ratio. It incorporates three LUTs, sophisticated color correction algorithms, a robust metal housing, and many modular options like angled heads or board level versions. Manta cameras cover a wide range of imaging applications. The Manta is now optionally available with PoE (Power over Ethernet).
              • VGA to 9 Megapixels, CCD (Sony) and CMOS (CMOSIS) sensors
              • Two configurable inputs, two configurable outputs (all optocoupled)
              • Three LUTs, color correction, binning, sub-sampling and more features
              • Options
                • Various IR cut/pass filters
                • CS/M12 Mount adapters
                • Angled head
                • White medical housing
                • Board level versions on request
                • PoE (Power over Ethernet)
            • Mako

            • Compact GigE Vision camera with PoE, CCD and CMOS sensors

              The Mako is an industrial GigE camera with an excellent price/performance ratio. Mako cameras have the same compact form factor and the same mounting positions as many analog cameras. All models include PoE, three optocoupled outputs, and a 64 MB image buffer. The image quality profits from the precisely aligned sensors.
              • VGA to 4 Megapixels, CCD (Sony) and CMOS (CMOSIS) sensors
              • Robust metal housing
              • Including PoE
              • Optocoupled I/Os (1 input, 3 outputs)
              • Camera temperature monitoring
            • Prosilica GT

            • NEW Prosilica GT: Digital cameras for extreme environments – GigE Vision®

              The Prosilica GT are compact digital cameras designed for imaging in extreme temperatures (from -20°C to 60°C) and fluctuating lighting conditions. The Prosilica GT cameras feature Precise and DC Auto Iris, as well as PoE and the latest CCD sensor technology making them ideal for a wide range of demanding applications including ITS & traffic imaging, machine vision, industrial inspection, security, surveillance, military applications and more.
              • Sony EXview HAD CCD and Kodak KAI quad tap sensors
              • Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision®)
              • 1 to 29 Megapixel
              • Fast frame rates to 62 fps
              • Auto Iris (P-Iris and DC)
              • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
              • Ethernet surge suppression
              • Gamma
              • Metadata (Chunk data)
              • Clock synchronization (IEEE1588)
              • Wide operating temperature range
            • Prosilica GX

            • The fastest Gigabit Ethernet cameras in the world - 240MB/s

              The Prosilica GX cameras are fast, compact machine vision cameras with Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision®). The GX-Series have two screw-captivated Gigabit Ethernet ports configured as a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) to provide a sustained maximum data rate of 240 MBytes per second. The Prosilica GX can also work at half the bandwidth (120 MB/s) using a single cable.
              • Very Fast - 240 MB/s
              • 3-axis motorized lens control and video-type autoiris
              • Single or dual Ethernet port operation
              • 1 to 29 Megapixel
              • Fast frame rates upto 112 fps
              • Truesense KAI or Sony quad-tap CCD sensors
              • Modular options available
            • Prosilica GC

            • Fast, Ultra-compact Gigabit Ethernet cameras for machine vision

              The Prosilica GC are ultra compact, high-performance machine vision cameras with Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision®).
              • Ultra-compact size
              • VGA to 5 Megapixel resolution
              • Fast frame rates up to 119 fps
              • CCD and CMOS sensors
            • Prosilica GE

            • Compact, high performance CCD machine vision cameras with GigE Vision

              The Prosilica GE cameras are very compact, high-performance machine vision cameras with Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision®).

              The GigE interface allows for very fast frame rates and long cable lengths.
              • Compact size
              • VGA to 16 Megapixel resolution
              • Fast frame rates to 205 fps
              • Truesense KAI CCD sensors
              • Modular options available
            • Prosilica GS

            • Right-angle CCD camera with Gigabit Ethernet interface

              The Prosilica GS cameras are periscope-type CCD cameras for industrial and microscopy applications. The compact GS-Series cameras have a Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision®) that allows for very fast frame rates and long cable lengths.
              • Ultra-compact size - 2.2” x 3.75” x 1”
              • Very rugged
              • Fast frame rates to 120 fps
              • VGA to 5 Megapixels
              • Landscape or portrait orientation
              • Optional white medical housing
              • Modular options available
            • Prosilica GB – Single-board OEM cameras

            • Single-board OEM cameras with Gigabit Ethernet interface

              The Prosilica GB Gigabit Ethernet CCD cameras are single-board versions of our popular GC GigE Vision cameras. The credit card-sized Prosilica GB are high-performance machine vision cameras with Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision®).
              • Ultra-compact size (2"x3.5")
              • VGA to 5 Megapixel resolution
              • Fast frame rates to 120 fps
              • Optional vertical connector orientation
              • Portrait or landscape sensor orientation
            • Bigeye

            • Low noise CCD camera, Peltier cooling, up to 11 MP

              The Bigeye is a Peltier cooled camera series for demanding applications. It is equipped with highly sensitive CCD sensors from Sony and Truesense (Kodak). Bigeye cameras are designed for low-noise image acquisition even at long exposure times.
              The compact, robust metal housing of all Bigeye cameras has a hermetically sealed vacuum section, ensuring maintenance-free operation for many years even under rough conditions.
              Moreover, two NIR enhanced camera versions are available (with ICX285 and KAF-6303E).
              • Dual level Peltier cooling with 5 years warranty against condensation
              • Low dark current even at very long exposure times
              • Superior signal/noise ratio
              • Robust alloy metal housing for industrial use
              • Secure operation due to screw locks at all connectors
              • Multi-functional, user-configurable I/O interface
              • Support of AVT’s GigE software development kits (SDKs)
            • Goldeye NEW

            • NEW Short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera with InGaAs sensors, 900 - 1700 nm, NEW: Cool model

              The Goldeye with a compact, rectangular housing is AVT’s new SWIR camera generation. Goldeye cameras incorporate high-performance InGaAs sensors reaching more than 100 frames per second at VGA resolution. The GigE Vision interfaces supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) and data transmission with up to 100 m distance. Thanks to integrated image optimization and precise temperature stabilization through thermo-electric cooling elements (TEC), the Goldeye is distinguished by an excellent image quality.
              The fanless models are optimized especially for industrial applications. These smallest SWIR cameras with GigE interface enable easy system integration thanks to various mounting options, screw locks, extensive I/O control as well as many machine vision features. The new Cool models allows for exposure times up to 10 seconds.

              Benefits and features
              • Compact housing
              • GigE Vision interface with PoE/PoE+ (Power over Ethernet)
              • Extensive feature set for machine vision applications
              • Integrated image optimization
              • Full camera control with AVT’s Vimba SDK and all GigE Vision compatible third-party software solutions
              • Very high dynamic range, up to 73 dB (14-bit grayscale)

              Options
              • Available with C-/F-/M42-Mount
            • Goldeye

            • Short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera with InGaAs sensor, 900 - 1700 nm

              The Goldeye is a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera. It has a spectral response from 900 nm to 1700 nm. Its InGaAs sensors feature high sensitivity, very good linearity, and a high damage threshold against intense illumination. Thanks to the 14-bit processing and the numerous image correction features, Goldeye cameras produce an outstanding, low-noise image quality. The camera is also available with Peltier cooling. The Peltier cooling is beneficial especially for applications with long exposure times, or for exact temperature measurements.
              • C-Mount, compatible with standard machine vision lenses
              • GigE Vision, also available with Camera Link interface
              • Options:
                • Peltier cooling for long exposure times and exact temperature measurements
            • Pearleye

            • LWIR cameras, uncooled microbolometer sensors, 8 - 14 µm, NETD < 80 mK

              The Pearleye camera family incorporates uncooled microbolometer sensors. With their maintenance-free sensors, a temperature reference element, and Peltier temperature stabilizing, the cameras reliably detect temperature differences < 80 mK. Image correction features ensure an excellent image quality.
              • Amorphous silicon uncooled microbolometer focal plane array (FPA)
              • Spectral response: 8 - 14 μm (LWIR)
              • NETD ≤ 80 mK @ 303 K @ f/1.0
              • Built-in electromechanical calibration shutter
              • Temperature reference element and Peltier temperature stabilization
              • Preprocessing functions included
          • Camera Link

              • Bonito

              • High Speed Camera, sensitive global shutter CMOS sensor, Camera Link

                The Bonito is a high speed camera with a sensitive global shutter CMOS sensor. The Bonito CL-400B/C runs 386 fps at 4 Megapixel resolution and has an ultra-fast 2 x 10-tap Camera Link Full+ interface. Considerably higher frame rates can be reached with a smaller ROI (region of interest). The Bonito CL-400B/C 200 fps version runs 193 fps at full resolution and is equipped with a 1 x 10-tap Camera Link Full+ interface.
                • 386 fps at 2320 x 1726 pixels (200 fps version: 193 fps)
                • Global shutter CMOS sensor (excellent sensitivity due to microlenses)
                • Robust and lightweight aluminum housing
                • Very low power consumption, 4 W
                Options:
                Available with C/F/EF-Mount
              • Goldeye

              • Short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera with InGaAs sensor, 900 - 1700 nm

                The Goldeye is a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera. It has a spectral response from 900 nm to 1700 nm. Its InGaAs sensors feature high sensitivity, very good linearity, and a high damage threshold against intense illumination. Thanks to the 14-bit processing and the numerous image correction features, Goldeye cameras produce an outstanding, low-noise image quality. The camera is also available with Peltier cooling. The Peltier cooling is beneficial especially for applications with long exposure times, or for exact temperature measurements.
                • C-Mount, compatible with standard machine vision lenses
                • GigE Vision, also available with Camera Link interface
                • Options
                  • Peltier cooling for long exposure times and exact temperature measurements
            • Customization & OEM

            • Tailor-Made Cameras: Customization and OEM Development by Allied Vision Technologies

              Sometimes applications are so specific that their requirements cannot be met by an off-the-shelf camera. If you cannot find the camera you need in our standard product range, Allied Vision Technologies can design it and manufacture it for you, building on more than 20 years of engineering experience.

              Flexible Design for Maximum Versatility: The AVT Modular Concept


              Alone in the industrial field, machine vision cameras are used in an extremely wide variety of applications. That is why AVT’s best-selling camera models have been designed to include optional alternative designs or components as part of the AVT Modular Concept. Angled-head orientations, medical housing, board-level versions, optical filters, removed sensor cover glass,… you would be surprised that the most common modifications you may be thinking of have already been anticipated. That means they are available at affordable prices and within short delays.

              Top-Modularity Cameras Families:
              • Manta
                • Resolution: VGA - 5 MP
                • Interface: GigE Vision
                • Option Examples: PoE, angled heads, board level, medical housing, removed sensor cover glass, IR filters, etc.
              • Stingray
                • Resolution: VGA - 5 MP
                • Interface: EEE 1394b
                • Option Examples: GOF, angled heads, board level, medical housing, removed sensor cover glass, IR filters, etc.

              Customization: Adapting the Camera to Your Application


              Even if your specifications cannot be met using the AVT Modular Concept, our engineers make sure the camera adapts to your application, not the other way around. Tell us the hardware or firmware modifications you need – whether a special housing, a different interface architecture, specific triggering functionalities or whatever specific requirements you may have. Modifying cameras is what AVT started from back in the 1990's. We have that know-how in our genes!

              OEM Development: Your Tailor-Made Camera

              Did you know that the AVT Oscar camera family was originally born as an OEM camera for a world leading supplier of ophthalmology equipment? If what you need is to design your own camera from scratch, Allied Vision Technologies is your partner of choice. Our R&D departments in Germany and Canada are experienced in managing complex development projects for demanding OEM customers worldwide. Applications include 3D scanning, automotive manufacturing, medical equipment and many more.

              Whatever challenges you may be facing with your machine vision system - contact us! At AVT, there is no such thing as "it won't work".
                • Software & Accessories

                    • The AVT Modular Concept

                    • In addition to a comprehensive selection of standard cameras, Allied Vision Technologies also offers customized cameras. Many customizing requirements can be covered by the Modular Concept. It provides a list of options to change the camera‘s form factor and optical filters. The Modular Concept is available for all AVT cameras. Each camera family offers different modular options.

                      Using the options of the Modular Concept is beneficial because it:
                      • Avoids customizing effort
                      • Permits immediate orders
                      • Leads to quick delivery times
                      • Offers transparent pricing
                    • Software

                    • VIMBA - The SDK for AVT cameras

                      VIMBA is AVT's future-proof SDK for all current AVT cameras with GigE Vision and FireWire (IEEE 1394) interface. The VIMBA SDK includes a viewer application.

                      Highlights:
                      • NEW: ARM support
                      • Vimba is operating system independent
                      • Platform-independent APIs for C, C++, and .NET
                      • Vimba is based on the GenICam standard.
                      • GenICam-based third-party software automatically connects with Vimba's TLs (transport layers).
                      • Cognex Adapter for VisionPro (version 6.0 or later)
                      • Integrated viewer
                      • License for every AVT camera free of charge
                      • Many examples
                    • Accessories

                    • FireWire ™ and GigE Technology in the image processing have established and migrates with great speed more and more into the industrial area. Next to good image quality, solid and performing Software and cabling security also solutions get asked for increasingly, like being able to run huge installations also with several cameras under industrial conditions.

                      Allied Vision Technologies offers a variety of GigE and FireWire accessories.
                  • Applications

                  • Thanks to their versatility and wide range of smart features, digital cameras from Allied Vision Technologies are used in a large variety of applications.
                      • Security & Traffic

                      • Road Tested: Digital Industrial Cameras for Traffic Applications by Allied Vision Technologies

                        Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) cameras have passed the road test. Deployed in the most sophisticated ITS systems around the world, they have outmaneuvered the competition with advanced triggering, strobe, synchronization features, flexible programmability and up to 240 MB/s of continuous image transfer.
                      • Industrial Inspection

                      • Machine Vision Cameras for Industrial Inspection

                        Allied Vision Technologies offers one of the widest camera ranges in the market to ensure industrial processes are more efficient, more precise and deliver the best possible quality. Whether for final quality control, non-destructive testing, robotics or 3D measurement – AVT has the industrial camera you need.
                      • Multimedia & Entertainment

                      • Digital Cameras for Multimedia and Entertainement Applications

                        Machine vision cameras from Allied Vision Technologies are widely used in multimedia and entertainment application; Augmented reality, sport analysis, interactive games displays or advertising applications, just to name a few, are AVT’s playground.
                      • Logistics

                      • Digital Cameras to Optimize Logistics Applications

                        Machine vision cameras from Allied Vision Technologies make it possible to optimize and automate your mail, packaging line and other logistics applications by identifying and tracking bar codes and other patterns on fast moving objects.

                         
                      • Medical

                      • High-Performance Digital Cameras for Medical Imaging Applications

                        Medical imaging is Allied Vision Technologies’ second application market. Allied Vision Technologies has many years experience in providing high-quality, high-sensitivity imaging devices for various applications for medical and healthcare applications. AVT holds an ISO 13485 certification for the development and production of cameras for medical devices.
                      • Scientific

                      • Digital Cameras for Scientific Imaging

                        Using digital image processing makes it possible to reveal the reality as human eyes cannot see it. Scientists of many disciplines use scientific imaging cameras from Allied Vision Technologies for their research. For example for microscopy applications, to document the evolution of ecosystems, to observe astronomical phenomena or to track eye movements for psychology or ergonomics research.