USB 3.0 SuperSpeed camera with changeable lenses

25th April 2014
Posted By : Nat Bowers
USB 3.0 SuperSpeed camera with changeable lenses

Expanding the company's See3CAM family of USB3.0 SuperSpeed cameras, e-con Systems has announced the See3CAMCU50. The camera is suited for customer applications where the flexibility for choosing a lens is required. See3CAMCU50 can be used in medical devices, such as digital microscopy, dermatology, low vision products, surveillance, video analytics and patient monitoring systems, kiosk, OCR and video conferencing.

The See3CAMCU50 supports the M12 lens mount and video streaming at resolutions of up to 1080p at 30fps and full resolution (2592x1944) at 15fps. The UVC compliant camera is plug-and-play in both Windows and Linux. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device and in Linux, as a V4L2 capture source. Customers can choose a lens of their choice.

The See3CAMCU50 is a 5.0MP UVC-compliant USB 3.0 Super Speed camera with the S-mount (M12 board) lens holder. It is based on the ¼” OV5640 CMOS image sensor from Omni Vision. The See3CAMCU50 can stream HD at 60fps (720p at 60fps) and Full-HD at 30fps (1080p at 30fps) in compressed MJPEG mode and uncompressed 720p at 30fps and 1080p at 15fps YUV422 formats, through the USB3.0 interface which supports about 5Gb/s bandwidth.See3CAMCU50 can stream the full 5MP resolution compressed MJPEG video streaming at around 15fps for high resolution imaging applications. It is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 High Speed host ports.

e-con Systems’ sample Linux and Windows applications uses the standard UVC protocol to access the camera controls. The e-CAMView, sample Windows DirectShow based sample video viewer application enables controls such as supports brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness control, white balance etc.

Mr.Ashok Babu, President, e-con System, commented: “We had a number of our customers asking for a higher viewing angle on our flagship product e-CAM51_USB. The viewing angle requirements ranged from 75 to 150 degrees. The See3CAMCU50 allows the customer not only the flexibility to choose a wide-angled lens of their choice but also combines the advantage with the USB 3.0 functionality. The See3CAMCU50 is based on e-con’s own USB UVC Stack, e-con can also offer customised versions of the See3CAMCU50 camera as per customer requirements."

The See3CAMCU50 is available now. Customers interested in evaluating the See3CAMCU50 can order samples from e-con Systems. Customers have the option to buy the See3CAMCU50 with or without the lens.

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