Richmond, BC, Canada – July 3, 2019 – LUCID Vision Labs, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of unique and innovative industrial vision cameras, is pleased to announce that its award-winning Helios™ Time of Flight (ToF) camera is now in series production.
Helios is a compact, high precision, industrial 3D camera that integrates Sony’s new DepthSense™ IMX556PLR back-illuminated ToF image sensor. The camera delivers 640 x 480 depth resolution at a 6m working distance using four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes. On-camera processing provides range, intensity and confidence data which reduces the need for expensive host system components. A robust design with an M12 Ethernet connector and up to 100m cable length makes the camera ideal for a variety of factory and warehouse environments.
“We’re thrilled to be able to fulfill the high demand we’ve seen since we first demonstrated the Helios ToF camera at VISION 2018,” says Rod Barman, Founder and President at LUCID Vision Labs. “Featuring Sony’s advanced depth sensing ToF technology, the Helios camera provides superior depth precision compared to existing ToF solutions on the market. Its compact form factor, industrial reliability and attractive price point will enable many 3D applications such as 3D inspection, automated material handling and robotics to run more efficiently while reducing overall system cost.”
LUCID’s own Arena SDK includes easy to use controls for the Helios ToF camera. The ArenaView GUI can show the intensity and depth of a scene in either a 2D view or a 3D point cloud view, which can be manipulated and oriented in real-time. Additionally, settings can be adjusted and seen in real-time, including false color overlay and depth range.
All LUCID cameras conform to the GigE Vision 2.0 and GenICam3 standards and are supported by LUCID’s own Arena software development kit. The Arena SDK provides customers with easy access to the latest industry standards and software technology. The SDK supports Windows, Linux 64bit and Linux ARM operating systems, and C, C++, C# and Python programming languages.