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Basler Shows Cameras for Laboratory Automation at Pittcon 2018

At the annual conference and expo specializing in laboratory science, Basler will showcase the newest CMOS cameras with light-sensitive Sony STARVIS sensors and with the high-resolution Sony Pregius sensors. These cameras are ready to replace CCD models, automate lab operations and bring Basler’s 30 years of expertise from the factory floor into the lab automation world.

Philadelphia, February 13, 2017 – Basler will exhibit at Pittcon 2018, the annual conference and exposition on laboratory science. The show will take place in Orlando, Florida, from February 26 to March 1, 2018. At booth 1563, Basler will present its latest camera models and software for laboratory automation and microscopy.

On March 1, Basler's Lead Applications Engineer, Jacob Vingless, will give a talk on the technology behind the Sony STARVIS and Pregius sensors. He will explain how both sensor lines combine the CCD and the CMOS architecture and how STARVIS achieves light sensitivity with small pixels. The attendees will learn which sensor line is a better fit for their application.

“Our customers’ needs in the embedded vision area are directly incorporated into our product road map and have significantly influenced the development of the new camera modules,” said Gerrit Fischer, Head of Product Market Management at Basler. “With our new concept, we want to give our customers the highest flexibility and offer them exactly the camera module that meets their project and market requirements.”

The camera models with the respective sensors will be showcased at the Basler booth. The Basler ace L with the newest generation of Sony Pregius sensors (IMX253, IMX255, IMX267, IMX304) is a fit for highly demanding applications. The twelve global-shutter models provide 9 and 12 MP resolutions, up to 42 fps frame rates, more than 70 dB dynamic range and a high quantum efficiency. An application example is sperm analysis, where both resolution and speed are required.

The eight Basler ace U models with the back-illuminated Sony STARVIS sensors (IMX178, IMX226) are a great fit for low-light applications. With their values for dark noise (3 electrons) and quantum efficiency (over 80%), these rolling shutter models offer a price-effective option for manual light or fluorescence microscopy. These models can be used for blood analysis, matrix code reading or process control. The Sony STARVIS sensor IMX226 is integrated in Basler’s latest Microscopy ace model which offers a high resolution of 12.2 megapixels.

Thirteen different camera models are available within the Basler PowerPack for Microscopy. In addition to the cameras, the PowerPack includes the Basler Microscopy Software for camera control, image acquisition, processing and analysis. The software is enhanced with fluorescence features: color presets for fluorescence markers and dark skin mode.

Also included in the PowerPack is the Basler Video Recording Software for capturing single images, high-speed videos and image sequences for time-lapse microscopy. The software offers camera control features, including hardware trigger signals.

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Basler is an internationally leading manufacturer of high-quality digital cameras, camera modules and other components for applications in factory automation, medicine, traffic and a variety of other markets. Founded in 1988, the company in Northern Germany is home to approximately 500 employees at its headquarters in Ahrensburg and its subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, Asia and North America.

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