LUCID Newsletter 2020 Issue #6

Helios2 time-of-flight IP67 PoE camera

NEW Helios2 Camera
The Next Generation of 3D Time-of-Flight

Time of Flight just got even better! We’re excited to introduce the next generation of Time of Flight cameras – the new Helios2. Helios2 offers significant advancements making it a true ‘factory tough' 3D Time of Flight camera. Featuring improved ToF performance, the Helios2 produces exceptional 3D depth data with sub-millimeter precision (< 1 mm) at one meter. It also has improved optics for higher light collection and less inter-scene dependence as well as better calibration for higher accuracy. A robust design provides an IP67-rated enclosure with lens protection, GigE Vision PoE and industrial M12 connector for up to a 100 meter cable length. Learn More.

To learn about the ToF performance improvements of Helios2, watch our video:
Helios2 video

Product Updates

Phoenix machine vision camera with extended head

Phoenix Cameras with Extended Head

The Phoenix 24 x 24 mm GigE PoE camera ranges from 0.4 MP to 12.2 MP resolution, and can now be ordered with the extended remote head option. This allows for more flexibility in applications with tight space constraints or unique orientations. Further customization is possible of the shape and length of the Flex cable. Learn more.

LUCID camera firmware update available

New Firmware Releases for Phoenix, Triton and Atlas

LUCID released new firmware version for all Phoenix, Triton and Atlas cameras. The updates include Counter and Timer support, Sequencer for Exposure Time and Gain, Exposure Active Trigger Mode, Frame Transfer Delay Control and more. In addition, all new Firmware has consistent versioning across each product family for easier Firmware management. Download latest Firmware.

New Video

Machine vision cameras with High Resolution sensors

What to Look for in a Machine Vision Camera with High Resolution Sensors?
Industrial sensors continue to evolve with higher resolutions in larger sensor sizes but also with smaller pixels sizes. This video will touch on current sensor trends and what LUCID does specifically for higher resolution sensors to maximize their imaging performance. Watch video.

active alignment for image sensors
Image Clip: Portion of the video explaining sensor active alignment and the effects of even the slightest sensor displacement. Learn about this and more sensor trends in our video.

Company News

Helios Flex wins bronze in Embedded Vision category

LUCID Wins VSD Innovators Award for Helios Flex
Once again this year, LUCID was recognized with a VSD Innovators Award. This time the Helios Flex 3D ToF MIPI module received a bronze-level award in the “embedded vision’ category. The Helios Flex ToF module features Sony’s IMX556PLR ToF sensor and connects to the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 board. Learn more.

Did You Know?

Did you know why LED flicker mitigation is helpful in automotive use?

LED flicker mitigation (LFM) function in sensors reduces flickering lights when shooting LED signs and traffic signals. Sony’s new IMX490 CMOS image sensor delivers LED flicker mitigation and excellent HDR of 120 dB ideal for wide-angle shooting for ADAS/autonomous driving. LUCID recently introduced a new Triton 5.4 MP camera featuring the Sony IMX490 color sensor. Learn more.

IMX490 LED flicker mitigation

Event Update

Vision China Shanghai 2020

LUCID just wrapped up a successful exhibition at Vision China Shanghai from July 3-5, 2020. It was great to see many of our customers and new prospects face-to-face again after many trade shows being either cancelled or postponed this year. Our presentation titled “ToF 3D applications and super speed 10G PoE cameras in the industrial field” was also well attended. We look forward to the next Vision China Shanghai show in 2021!

EU web orders available

Webstore Orders Made Easy. LUCID offers the convenience of a webstore to easily purchase our full line of cameras and accessories from the US, Canada, EU, Australia, and New Zealand. A future expansion of our webstore is planned to other countries as well. Stay tuned! Visit Our Webstore.