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Honored for Innovation: the New Photonfocus UV CMOS Camera

May 2021


Photonfocus unveiled the world’s first UV CMOS camera with global shutter at the start of the year – and has now won the renowned Silver Innovators Award from Vision Systems Design. With this distinction, the jury made up of experts from system integrators and users acknowledges the innovative technology and far-reaching significance of the MV4-D1280U-H01-GT for the vision industry and the automation market. Thanks to its highly sensitive UV sensor, the camera offers distortion-free images in vivid quality – even at high cycle rates and with extraordinary bandwidth: A single camera can cover wavelengths from the UV range starting at 170 nm, all the way up to the NIR spectrum at 820 nm.

The camera from Photonfocus’ MV4 series combines UV and CMOS technology for the very first time, thereby enabling pioneering 3D applications in the UV range. To ensure the best possible image quality and keeping image noise to a minimum, this unique camera has a back-illuminated sensor. With a frame rate of 140 fps at a full resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, it captures extremely fast processes not visible to the human eye. These features and the C-mount adapter that can be used for various standard lenses make the high-performance camera ideally suited for the demanding inspection tasks found for example in the semiconductor industry, glass production, the automotive sector and other industries. Moreover, it measures just 59 x 59 x 102.5 mm and is easy to integrate in a variety of applications. Its 10 GigE interface ensures fast and reliable data transfer while also enabling the device to be powered over Ethernet (PoE). This powerful camera fits seamlessly into the modular and configurable camera family and is available as of now. Like all Photonfocus models it can also be the basis for customer-specific modifications and embedded solutions.

The international Vision Systems Design Innovators Award has existed since 1996 and recognizes technologies and products that offer new solutions for special requirements and improve, simplify and raise the efficiency of vision applications. A large number of manufacturers nominate their products for the award.


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