April 23, 2018 – LUCID Vision Labs, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of unique and innovative industrial vision cameras, today announced the series production of its cost-efficient 0.4 MP and 1.6 MP Phoenix models. The Phoenix is a micro compact camera line measuring only 24 x 24 mm, making it the industry’s smallest GigE PoE camera.

These lower resolution Phoenix models feature the 0.4 MP Sony Pregius IMX287 and the 1.6 MP IMX273 global shutter CMOS sensors, running at 291 fps and 77 fps, respectively. The Phoenix camera has a unique transformable design that can be easily configured to meet a wide range of OEM applications. Its board layout can be tri-folded into a stacked camera where it resembles a traditional cased camera but can also be unfolded into 90 or 180-degree orientations for the ultimate custom fit. The Phoenix further advances industrial miniaturization by offering NF-mount lenses and Hirose’s ix Industrial™ Ethernet connector. The Phoenix camera features a built-in web interface for easy firmware updates with additional capabilities to be added in the near future.

“These value-packed Phoenix models are a great choice for a wide range of industrial customers who are seeking to integrate higher frame rate, compact GigE PoE cameras at an excellent price point,” says Rod Barman, Founder and President at LUCID Vision Labs. ”Furthermore, these cameras are ideal upgrades for current CCD users looking for improved imaging performance over the existing Sony ICX424 and ICX445 sensors.”

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. Throughout the year of 2018, LUCID will continue to expand its Phoenix camera family with a range of resolutions and frame rates.