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Benny Koene

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PYTHON vs VITA quantum efficiency

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Nov 30, 2017

In an earlier blog about the three Adimec 25 Megapixel offerings there is a small mistake. The wrong Quantum Efficiency (QE) curve was used which suggested there is a difference in QE between the VITA and PYTHON sensor.

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Topics: Machine vision

Throwback Thursday – Advances in Industrial Camera Production with Controlled Environmental Conditions in Manufacturing

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jul 20, 2017

It is important to manufacture cameras in a conditioned environment. If there is too much dust, the camera could get contaminated. If the humidity is too low, image sensors could get damaged due to electrostatic discharge (ESD). Nowadays the room conditions in the factory are mostly electronically measured however in the past analog devices where used for this. We found some cool photos from instrumentation used in the past which shows how far we have come - all leading to more consistent, and better performing cameras.

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Topics: Machine vision, Healthcare, Global security, Throwback Thursday

Adimec rugged cameras used successfully for a second 24h of Le Mans

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jul 6, 2017

In 2016 Adimec was requested to provide higher sensitivity, easier to use and more reliable cameras than the previous onboard cameras used in the WEC endurance race class. The TMX74 3G-SDI cameras were designed in to provide a drivers view forward on the racetrack. Previously used cameras gave a lot of issues as the shock and vibrations inside the vehicle are extreme. The issues frustrated the racing teams and broadcast team making use of the cameras.

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Topics: Applications, Global security

Celebrating Adimec 25 Years

Posted by Benny Koene on Tue, Jul 4, 2017

This weekend 1st of July Adimec reached the age of 25 years! To celebrate this all employees where welcomed on Monday morning by a “party committee” to show appreciation for the work they did to make Adimec reach the age of 25 years and to motivate them for the years to come.

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Topics: Machine vision, Healthcare, Global security

A blog for people new in the vision world

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jun 22, 2017

In July our US Boston based business team will be extended with a new application and product support engineer. He has been training on location at the Adimec headquarters in Eindhoven, the Netherlands for the last three months. He gained a lot of knowledge from reading our manuals and application notes. Even more he learned from talking to his Dutch colleagues. To deepen his knowledge even further he read several of our blog posts.

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Topics: Machine vision, Healthcare, Global security

Throwback Thursday – Video Enhancement Mode – advancements in image processing

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jun 1, 2017

With the ever decreasing size of computer chips and the large availability of FPGAs it is relatively easy to integrate image processing steps within the camera module. Take for example our TMX series which is designed for outdoor observation/viewing applications. These camears are provided with a Video Enhancement Mode to optimize the video signal for maximum image contrast which is especially useful in unfavorable weather conditions. However it hasn’t always been that easy to integrate image processing functionality inside a camera.

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Topics: Image Quality Improvements, Global security, Throwback Thursday

How to measure the dark noise profile in a camera

Posted by Benny Koene on Mon, May 22, 2017

In one of our previous blogs we already discussed how to use ImageJ to visualize image statistics and make dark noise visible. However before analyzing the dark noise with a program like ImageJ, it is important to measure the dark noise correctly. Here are some tips on correctly measuring the dark noise.

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Topics: Machine vision, Healthcare, Global security

Why should cameras not have fans for accurate measurements?

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, May 4, 2017

Cameras produce a significant amount of heat, especially the latest large resolution image sensors running at high frame rates such as the On Semi Vita25k, the Python 25k and the CMV50000. This heat is mainly originating from the image sensor (image read-out) and the FPGA (image processing) and it needs to be removed from the camera efficiently. Too much heat can damage the image sensor or FPGA. Furthermore the image noise will increase with increasing temperature.

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Find out more about upgrading from CCD to ruggedized, high-resolution digital HD and beyond CMOS cameras at SPIE Defence + Commercial Sensing

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Adimec Exhibits New CMOS Extended Day Cameras with Adaptive Resolution to expand identification capabilities in low light

From April 11th to 13th, Adimec will exhibit at the SPIE Defence + Commercial Sensing conference in Anaheim (US).

The picture below gives you a preview of what you can expect:

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Topics: Global security

Reducing system complexity with CoaXPress

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Often a robust and simple system design is more cost effective and also easier to maintain. Simple system design is achieved by using proven technologies and at the same time reducing the variety of technologies that are being used. Less cables and less hardware make a system even simpler, robust and cost efficient.

One of the strong advantages of CoaXPress (CXP) is that it is designed to simplify the system architecture.

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