The German company SVS-Vistek (Seefeld, Germany) is developing a new range of cameras with native Micro Four Thirds mount. These are CCD “Tracer” industrial cameras equipped with sensors made by Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY). Andreas Schaarschmidt (CEO of SVS-Vistek) said the new cameras will have full electronic zoom and aperture support like zoom and aperture. There will be both a Monochrome and Color version, with Global Shutter, 5.5µm pixels and a resolution of 2,048 x 2,048 and 2,048 x 1,088, respectively.
According to Andreas Schaarschmidt, the President of SVS-Vistek, the new cameras will enable engineers to control the zoom, focus and the iris of the camera over the cameras' GiGE Vision interface directly through the Micro Four Thirds lens mount. As such, they should prove attractive for both robotics and surveillance applications.
A prototype version of the camera will be on display at the company's booth at the Vision 2012 show in Stuttgart, and a range of monochrome and color cameras in IP-67 housings will be in production by the end of the first quarter next year.