USB3.0 Hybrid Active Optical Cables provide high speed and distance! – up to 50M

USB3 works great at full bandwidth at 3 meters, and usually even at 5 meters, although we have found instances where certain combinations of motherboards, cameras, and cables have not been 100%. Fortunately, we have the solution. 1st Vision offers both active electrical cables, and introducing Hybrid Active Optical cables.   Hybrid Active Optical CablesHybrid …

Macro Lens Vs Extension Tubes – What provides the best results?

  Macro lenses solve the problem of imaging a small field of view from a relatively large distance away (relative to the size of the field of view). This solution normally consists of a large focal length lens, however these lenses have Minimum Object distance (MOD) and focus further away than desired. For example: Using …

It’s a “No-Brainer” – Why not standardize on 1 camera for less than $500?

In working with many OEM customers of the years, historically several camera models were used to cover multiple system designs.  These were cases where there was an offering of lower and higher resolution systems, in turn needing VGA and 2MP cameras for example.The introduction of the Sony Pregius sensors have changed the need for multiple cameras given …

Teledyne Dalsa Turbodrive – GigE, Faster than GigE!

What is TurboDrive?   TurboDrive from Teledyne Dalsa, is a technology which enables cameras to transmit information at a rate exceeding the constraints of Gige Ethernet.  TurboDrive is a patent pending innovation that uses advanced data encoding techniques that look at the redundancy in the data coming out of the sensor. It uses image entropy …