The Matrox GatorEye GigE Vision industrial camera offers now 3D capabilities. For triangulation-based 3D digitizing applications, the Matrox GatorEye extracts the laser line in an image to sub-pixel accuracy and produces the corresponding positional depth/height array. Only the resulting array is transmitted, which lightens the load on the Gigabit Ethernet link and PC. The PC can then focus on other tasks, including 3D measurement and analysis.
Designed for the harshest and most demanding manufacturing environments, the Matrox GatorEye industrial camera has an IP67 rating and offers a sturdy, dust-proof, and washable casing. The camera is available in six sensor configurations:
640x480 @ 110fps 1/3" monochrome or color CCD;
1280x960 @ 22.5fps 1/3" monochrome or color CCD; and
1600 x 1200 @ 15fps 1/1.8" monochrome or color CCD.
For connectivity to external devices, the Matrox GatorEye includes an opto-coupled trigger input, strobe output, eight GPIOs, and a controlled current source for driving LED illuminators directly. The camera can be powered either by 12-24 Volts DC, which is common in industrial environments, or by Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), where both power and Ethernet streams share a single cable.