First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Gardasoft Vision will utilise its TR-CL 180 lens controller with a liquid lens from Optotune AG as part of its Rapid Focus System for traffic applications at Intertraffic 2018, in Amsterdam. The device is said to enable the lens to be changed in 10 milliseconds for precise focus over a range of distances.
These lenses are based on a patented combination of optical fluids and a movable polymer membrane. The controller drives an electrically controlled outer diaphragm which moves the membrane to change the shape of the lens.
Additionally, the lens' configuration allows the aperture to be opened up to allow much more light through while still obtaining precise focus at working distance.