uEye XC closes the market gap between industrial camera and webcam

Connect the camera, focus, get the image – this is especially useful when object distances change frequently. In the industrial environment, webcams are used in many kiosk and robotics applications. However, these are mostly designed for the consumer market. With the uEye XC, IDS Imaging Development Systems has launched an industrial camera with autofocus that is just as easy to operate as a webcam and always delivers high-resolution, detailed images and videos.

Unlike webcams from the consumer sector, the uEye XC is specially designed for industrial requirements. Its components score with long availability – a must for industrial applications. Customers can choose between programmable models – thanks to the USB3 Vision protocol – and Plug&Play functionality, which is available for variants with the new UVC protocol. The abbreviation UVC stands for USB Video Class and means that the camera only requires a cable connection for setup and commissioning.

With dimensions of only 32 x 61 x 19 mm (W x H x D) and a screw-type USB micro-B connection, the camera can be easily integrated into image processing systems. In the USB3 version, the 13 MP sensor delivers 20 frames per second at full resolution and ensures high image quality thanks to BSI pixel technology (“Back Side Illumination”). Useful functions such as 24x digital zoom, automatic white balance and colour correction ensure that all details are captured perfectly. The autofocus camera delivers sharp images and videos even in changing light conditions – this benefits, for example, kiosk systems, applications in industrial production, logistics and even diagnostics. Its light weight and compact dimensions make it easy to deploy anywhere.

The comprehensive uEye XC starter set allows customers to test the autofocus camera extensively and deploy it as quickly as possible. In addition to the camera, tripod adapter and cable, the set also includes a macro lens. Thanks to this lens, the camera with the AR1335 rolling shutter colour sensor from onsemi is also suitable for demanding applications at close range, as it easily shortens the minimum possible object distance and thus opens up additional application possibilities.

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