The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.

Their comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

Cameras from The Imaging Source can be found in many areas of everyday life: industry, food and beverage production, research sciences, pharmaceuticals and medicine, traffic and parking management. Applications in sports, leisure and media are also taking hold. The human eye is limited to a small range of visible light, but the cameras and software from The Imaging Source make the invisible – visible. Machine vision technology and efficiency which improves the quality of life for everyone by protecting lives and making them safer and more enjoyable.

DYK 33UX250
USB 3.0 Polarsens Camera

Sony’s Polarsens™ 5.1 MP global-shutter CMOS image sensors (IMX250MZR/ IMX250MYR) capture visual data which cannot be obtained using other standard monochrome and color sensors. The sensor’s Polarsens technology uses four-directional (0°, 45°, 90°, 135°) nanowire micro-polarizers placed in front of each 2×2 pixel array (calculation unit) to deliver multi-directional polarized images. Many materials, such as plastics, glass, metals and liquids display intrinsic polarization properties. The sensors’ polarization filters make use of this to visualize material stress and surface scratches as well as to reduce unwanted glare, improve edge detection or to enhance contrast in low-contrast materials. The supplied IC Measure software supports various methods of processing the 2×2 pixel arrays. The 5.1 MP cameras are available as color and monochrome variants with either a GigE (max. 24 fps) interface or a faster USB 3.0 interface (max. 75 fps)..

– Resolution: VGA to 5 MP

– Frame rate: Up to 75 fps

– Dimensions: 29 x 29 x 43mm

– Sony Polarsens sensors: color and monochrome

– Four-directional, on-chip polarization

– Free software for camera control

Windows software:

The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

Linux software:

The Imaging Source authors and supports open source drivers and end-user software for Linux, the source code of which is released under Apache 2.0 license.

The Imaging Source has added additional high-quality microscope cameras to its product portfolio to support a wide variety of microscopy applications. With resolutions from 1.6 MP to 20 MP, Sony’s latest STARVIS and Pregius sensors are characterized by high sensitivity, high dynamic range, low noise and excellent color reproduction. The table below offers a range of USB 3.0 color and monochrome microscope cameras which are delivered with IC Measure – a user-friendly software for archiving, measurement, calibration and camera control. All camera settings, such as exposure time, noise reduction, contrast, brightness and saturation can be set using IC Measure and then saved for future applications. The cameras and included software are an unbeatable combination at an outstanding price-performance ratio.

DFK 33UX249
USB 3.0 color microscope camera

– Screen calibration and measuring

– Tools to measure lengths, angles, circles and polygons

– Freely configurable annotations (color, font and line width)

– Save single images

– Save image sequences (BMP, PNG, TIFF, JPEG)

– Time lapse image saving, for example, one image per hour

– Learn more about IC Measure

Windows software:

The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

Linux software:

The Imaging Source authors and supports open source drivers and end-user software for Linux, the source code of which is released under Apache 2.0 license.

The Imaging Source “37” and “38 series” industrial cameras support the USB3 Vision standard (USB 3.1 Gen. 1) – ensuring stability and compatibility for easy integration and flexible configuration. Equipped with highly-sensitive, low-noise Sony Pregius global-shutter sensors, the cameras offer exceptional image quality and color fidelity and are well-suited for applications such as intelligent traffic systems (ITS), automated optical inspection (AOI) and microscopy.

DFK 38UX267
USB 3.1 Color Industrial Camera

– Resolution: VGA to 12 MP

– Frame rate: Up to 539 fps

– Dimensions: 29 x 44 x 60

– Sensor: Sony Pregius CMOS Global Shutter

– Free software for camera control

– Free barcode SDK for Windows 7/8/10

Windows software:

The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

Linux software:

The Imaging Source authors and supports open source drivers and end-user software for Linux, the source code of which is released under Apache 2.0 license.

38 series – USB 3.1 color industrial cameras

– Compatible to UVC and USB3 Vision

– Sony Pregius 9 and 12 megapixel

– Onboard image pre-processing

Even though digital machine vision cameras continue to grow in popularity, there are still an enormous number of analog video sources. Using a video-to-USB converter from The Imaging Source, analog video sources become usable in a digital environment. The DFG/USB2pro converts analog video signals (PAL, NTSC, CCIR, EIA) into uncompressed image data streams, and supports digital and analog cameras in color and in monochrome. The DFG/USB2aud additionally converts analog audio signals.

Video-to-USB 2.0 converters

– Max. resolution NTSC: 640×480 at 30 fps, PAL: 768×576 at 25 fps

– Output: USB 2.0 uncompressed image data stream

– Compatible with color and monochrome cameras

– Includes drivers compatible to DirectShow,

– Includes acquisition software, IC Capture, for Windows 7/8/10, Vista and XP

– Includes SDK, IC Imaging Control

– Free barcode SDK for Windows 7/8/10

– DirectX, TWAIN, VfW, WDM, ActivVisionTools, HALCON, LabVIEW, Matlab, and NeuroCheck

Windows software:

The Imaging Source authors and supports device drivers, software development kits (SDKs), programming samples, extensions, end user software and software tools for Microsoft Windows.

PRODUCTS:

Polarsens Cameras
  • USB 3.0 Polarsens
  • GigE Polarsens
Industrial Cameras
  • USB 3.1 Monochrome & Colour
  • USB 3.0 Monochrome & Colour
  • USB 2.0 Monochrome & Colour
  • GigE Monochrome & Colour
  • GigE Polarsens
Microscope Cameras
  • USB 3.0 Colour
Board Cameras
  • USB 3.1 Monochrome & Colour
  • USB 3.0 Monochrome & Colour
  • USB 2.0 Monochrome & Colour
  • GigE Monochrome & Colour
  • Zoom & Autofocus Cameras
Converters & Grabbers
  • Video to USB 2.0 Converters
  • SDI to USB 3.0 Converters
  • PCI Grabbers
  • PCI Express Grabbers.
Optics
  • Lenses
  • Board Lenses
  • Tubes and Rings
  • Filters
  • Halcon/Merlic
  • Software
  • Cables
  • Power Supplies

You will need frame grabber card or Vision systems to integrate with Imaging Source cameras. ADLINK has a wide range of interface for frame grabber cards

GigE PoE card by AdLink and ensures backwards compatibility and long-term availability for your system design.

USB-to-HDMI Converter