- March 08, 2017
- e-con Systems
March 8, 2017 - e-con Systems, an embedded camera solution company, and Varioptic, a Brand of Invenios, announced the launch of See3CAM_30, an Autofocus USB 3.0 camera with liquid lens. See3CAM_30 is based on the 1/3-inch AR0330, a 3.4 megapixel image sensor from On Semiconductor. The See3CAM_30 is designed for security/surveillance applications, industrial cameras and barcode scanning applications. This OEM camera can capture images at 0.1Lux, almost near darkness. The See3CAM_30 is the first Liquid lens auto focus camera from e-con Systems’ See3CAM family of USB3.0 Super Speed camera products.
See3CAM_30 is based on 1/3” AR0330 Image sensor with an on-board image signal processor chip (ISP) that performs all the Auto functions (Auto White Balance, Auto Exposure control) in addition to complete image signal processing functions and MJPEG encoding. This 2.2micron pixel size AR0330 sensor with the ISP provides image quality and low light performance. The AR0330 sensor has responsivity in Near Infra-red wavelengths and that allows the See3CAM_30 camera to be used in NIR imaging applications and day-night applications.
The See3CAM_30 camera with form factor 30mm x 30mm is constructed as a two-PCB solution. The camera comes with the S-Mount holder and liquid lens connected. The USB3.0 base board contains the USB 3.0 Type-C connector, an indication LED and the GPIO header. Customers can also use the TRIGGER signal available on the GPIO connector to provide external TRIGGER signal for still image capture. The STROBE signal of the GPIO connector can be used to enable the LED Flash for external illumination.
See3CAM_30, a UVC-compliant camera is plug-and-play in both Windows and Linux without requiring additional drivers. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device, and in Linux as a V4L2 capture source. e-con Systems’ sample e-CAMView - Windows applications and QtCAM - Linux application and use the standard UVC protocol to access the camera controls. The e-CAMView, Windows DirectShow based sample video viewer application enables controls such as Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Region of interest (ROI) based Auto focus, Saturation, Gamma, Gain, manual exposure, ROI based Auto exposure and White Balance (Manual and Auto).