With the introduction of two new models incorporating second generation Sony IMX CMOS sensors with Pregius global shutter pixel technology, Allied Vision has expanded its Manta camera family. The Manta G-158 incorporates the IMX273 sensor, offering a resolution of 1.58MP and a frame rate of 75.3fps at full resolution. The Manta G-040 is equipped with the IMX287 sensor delivering a resolution of 0.40MP and a frame rate of 286fps at full resolution. Slightly higher frame rates can be achieved in burst mode.
These new Manta models are especially suited for industrial applications that require accurate imaging of fast-moving objects. The company claims that due to their superior performance, these models will be the best candidates to replace existing CCD cameras with similar resolution and optical formats (e.g. with Sony ICX424 or ICX445 CCD sensors). Particular highlights are the three look-up tables, colour correction capabilities, a robust metal housing, and many modular options like a board level version.
Single cable solution with Trigger over Ethernet
The new Manta G-158 and Manta G-040 offer the Trigger over Ethernet (ToE) Action Commands feature. ToE enables users to externally trigger GigE cameras in a network through the Ethernet cable. This means that Manta cameras can now be triggered via its Power over Ethernet connection and enable users to realise single cable solutions with data, power, and trigger capabilities. Furthermore, all Action Command related configurations can be saved in the camera’s user sets.
Versatile camera family for high quality imaging
The Manta is Allied Vision’s most versatile GigE Vision camera with a wide range of features. Thanks to the Manta’s modular concept, users can choose from a large variety of hardware options including Power over Ethernet, angled heads, optical filters, lens mounts, and board-level variants facilitating the integration into almost any application.
Easy integration is also granted on the software side: the new Manta models are supported by all popular image-processing libraries, and Allied Vision’s Vimba software development kit allows easy integration and configuration with its new intuitive user interface.
The new Manta models will be available in both colour and monochrome variants.