Born under the sign of the twins: AVT Mako

Allied Vision Technologies will present the new Mako camera family at VISION 2012. The mini-format camera will be available with GigE Vision as well as USB3 Vision interface.

From November 6 to 8, 2012, Allied Vision Technologies will reveal the new Mako camera family for industrial imaging to the vision world. This new, ultracompact entry-level model will initially be available in the AVT program in two interface variations: GigE Vision or USB3 Vision.

Small yet sublime
Mako is an ultracompact machine vision camera with a typical 29 x 29 mm format. Despite its small housing and attractive price, it meets Allied Vision Technologies’ high standard of quality and as such is optimally girded for the stresses and strains of continuous industrial use, a fact that becomes evident in the crucial details of industrial applications. As one example, Mako’s I/O port  has one optically isolated input and three optically isolated output available that allow for the easy operation of several peripheral components such as lighting variations. The GigE Vision models can, thanks to the Power over Ethernet interface, be powered directly from the interface cable, or alternately, can be supplied using a Hirose connector with up to 24 volts (DC)  – a common operating voltage for systems builders.

Seven models with GigE Vision interface
For introduction to the market, seven Mako models with GigE Vision interface and resolutions from VGA up to 4 megapixels will be available. Both CCD as well as CMOS sensors with Global Shutter are represented in the premiere unveiling, including CMOS varieties with increased near-infrared sensitivity. Mako delivers up to 300 images per second at full VGA resolution (0.3 megapixels).

USB3 Vision and CMOS sensors
Alongside GigE Vision, Mako will also be available with the USB3 Vision interface. This new standard for industrial imaging was defined under the auspices of the AIA and will be unveiled for the first time at VISION 2012. As a founding member of the Standardization Committee for USB3 Vision, Allied Vision Technologies is convinced of the advantages of this new interface technology; with Mako, AVT will introduce the first serial-production cameras with USB3 Vision. Among the USB3 Vision models, the VGA, 2 and 4 megapixel CMOS sensors from CMOSIS (CMV2000 and CMV4000) and their corresponding NIR-sensitive variations are highly anticipated.

Whether with GigE Vision or USB3 Vision – the Mako camera family distinguishes itself with its outstanding cost/performance ratio and sets new standards in entry-level industrial imaging. The first Mako models with GigE Vision Interface will be available in the first quarter of 2013; the Mako palette will be successively expanded thereafter.