Focus on the future: Teledyne's Manny Romero
The latest Genie Nano camera from Teledyne Dalsa
can operate in either single shot or burst mode where it captures a sequence of nine images at 16 milliseconds intervals. Within that sequence, the camera can be programmed to treat each individual frame in a different way in terms of resolution and exposure.
In applications such as speed and red light enforcement, the middle image could be full (12 megapixel) resolution while the four previous and following frames could be one quarter the resolution to maximise storage and transmission capabilities. Up to 64 different ‘treatments’ are available and the camera is field programmable.
Teledyne is using Sony’s latest sensor and the Nano can be specified in monochrome (infrared) or colour versions. By incorporating an internal heatsink (which extends to form part of the casing) the company said both the camera’s operating temperature range and mean time between failures are significantly extended.
A range of other processes can be programmed into the camera’s Linux-based software to perform a wide range of functions. “We are supplying a tool box,” said Teledyne’s Manny Romero, adding, “more and more authorities are learning how they can use that tool box.”
Visitors to Teledyne’s booth can see a demonstration of both versions of the camera capturing details of toy racing cars.