InterTest® Inc. Announces the HD USB 3.0 Interface Board and iShot® XBlock® Indoor HD USB 3.0 POV Camera with Integrated Sony FCB-MA130 Camera – Featuring the OneView Driver, Now Available for LINUX

Columbia, NJ – InterTest® Inc., an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in remote visual solutions is currently offering an HD USB 3.0 interface board kit for use with Sony’s FCB-MA130, FCB-MA132 and FCB-MA133 camera modules. The compact HD USB 3.0 interface board, which measures 34mm x 25mm, comes with OneView, a free unlimited access viewer. OneView is designed to fully support all the available features of the FCB-MA130 series including auto focus, image stabilization, face detection, exposure modes, EV correction, white balance, color correction, vertical/horizontal flip, and ATR dynamic range controls.

iShot XBlock Mini HD USB 3.0 Camera with Integrated Sony FCB-MA130In addition, OneView also has the key ability to manage video recording functions. The HD USB 3.0 interface board supports streaming of 1080p video at 30 frames per second and still image capture of up to 13 megapixels. Additionally, OneView has the key ability to record FCB-MA130 video and images to any solid state hard drive.

The OneView, UVC viewer application is also available for LINUX.  OneView has been transferred to LINUX allowing the end user to adjust video streaming parameters and mage controls. Functions unique to the FCB-MA130 camera series are also provided via extension controls and direct read and write access to the camera registers.  Developed and supported for Ubuntu, OneView for LINUX uses the V4L2 (Video for Linux 2) driver.  A LINUX solution is important for certain OEM customers, allowing them to produce a solution without buying an operating system.

HD USB 3.0 Interface Board for Sony FCB-MA130 Series of CamerasInterTest® Inc. also integrated the FCB-MA130 camera module and USB 3.0 board into an HD indoor camera housing for POV (point of view) unique placement requirements. This complete HD USB 3.0 POV camera package is ultra-compact in size and ready to use with the OneView software. The iShot® XBlock® USB 3.0 Indoor POV Camera will be available for viewing and demonstration on April 13-16, 2015 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Booth C12350.

Bill Habermann, Intertest Inc. Pres., said, “The MA13X family with USB 3.0 interface brings superior HD performance in a small cost effective package.  We are excited to have this capability and to be integrating it into our inspection and remote vision products.  Customers have long been asking for HD video with megapixel stills.  Now we can deliver an industrial grade product at an attractive price point.”

Watec Introduces the WAT-2200P, A 3G-SDI Compact High Definition Camera with Full HD Resolution

The Watec WAT-2200P 3G-SDI high definition camera is an inexpensive solution to broadcast level video imagery solutions providing color low light images down into the 0.1LUX range. Fully adjustable OSD menu and options allow the user to set the camera to the intended environment with a few easy steps.

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Watec 3G-SDI 1/2.8 inch 2MP CMOS Low Light Camera, WAT-2200P

The Watec WAT-2200P provides full HD resolution 1920x1080p60/59.94/50, 1920x 1080p30/29.97/25,1920x1080i60/59.94/50 fps video for variety of applications in surveillance, broadcasting and industry with low-light sensitivity, durability and versatility.

Watec WAT-2200P Features:

  • Broadcast quality in a minature package
  • Low light color 3G-SDI camera
  • 1/2.8″ FULL HD 2MP CMOS
  • 3G-SDI 1080p60/59.94/50 fps
  • HD-SDI 1080i60/59.94/50 fps, 720p60/59.94/50fps
  • Minimum Illumination 0.1lx F1.2 and offering an adjustable 3DNR feature
  • Resolution can be optimized and enhanced through any easy selction process of 12 different options
  • Compact design W48xH48xD70mm/135g
  • Easy installation through RS-232C and a controller

Visit our Website for complete specifications for the Watec WAT-2200P.

Sony FCB-MA130 HD Compact Color Camera with USB 3.0 Interface and Indoor Housing

The Sony FCB-MA130 HD Micro Camera is the most compact HD camera featuring 16x zoom and Full HD 1080p/30.  Equipped with facial recognition and 13 MegaPixel image stills.  With its modest dimensions, the Sony FCB-MA130 contributes to reducing the size of finished products, and this can be useful in wide range of applications.

Sony FCB-MA130 with USB 3.0 interface integrated into a compact housing for Indoor use.

Sony FCB-MA130 with USB 3.0 interface in a compact indoor housing.

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The Sony FCB-MA130 is extremely compact, measuring 16.5 x 10.3 x 18.0 mm and the HD micro camera can be easily integrated into space-restricted products.

Incorporating a 1/2.45-type Exmor™ CMOS sensor and Sony’s original image signal processor, the Sony FCB-MA130 HD CMOS camera enables users to capture Full HD resolution (1080p/30) movies and 13-megapixel still images.  The Sony FCB-MA130 features several other useful functions, including embedded Image Stabilizer and Face Detection, thanks to Sony’s original image signal processor.  Outstanding compactness coupled with high-quality images – with these capabilities, Sony anticipates this remarkable camera is set to open up brand new industrial applications.

Supports Still Images and Video

The Sony FCB-MA130 supports high-quality images. It achieves Full HD (1080p/30) quality moving pictures and 13-megapixel still images in a single unit.

Superb Picture Quality

Thanks to Sony’s renowned high-quality Exmor image sensor and Sony’s original image signal processor, the Sony FCB-MA130 delivers superb picture quality in both still images and moving pictures. In addition to these technologies, picture quality is optimized by precise adjustment previously developed by Sony during production of mobile phone camera modules.

Auto Focus

The Sony FCB-MA130 camera offers a one-push auto focus (AF) function for ease of use.

Sony’s Original Image Processor

Many useful features are achieved thanks to Sony’s original image processor.

USB 3.0 Interface

The iShot® XBlock® USB 3.0 interface board has been specifically designed to work with Sony’s FCB-MA130 camera. Enabling all features on this exceptional camera to be utilized over USB 3.0.

The small size of the FCB-MA130 is a major advantage in many applications and the USB 3.0 interface has been designed to complement, allowing a very small total solution. It also takes its power from the USB host computer allowing single cable operation.

The iShot® XBlock® USB 3.0 interface board connects to the FCB-MA130 via an FCC cable. It connects to the CMOS parallel interface and the I2C control lines. The FPGA on board convert’s commands received via USB, to the appropriate I2C protocol commands on the camera.

A DMA channel on the FPGA is used to read the data and send it to the USB3.0 channel.

The hardware also adds the appropriate UVC header allowing easy interfacing on the host PC. Standard UVC controls are implemented and other functions can be handled via extended commands that implement register access.

All resolutions and frame rates supported by the camera including still images can be streamed via USB3.0. Including 1080p @ 30fps.

InterTest, Inc. is an Authorized National Systems Integrator for Sony’s Visual Imaging Products division.

 

NEW! Toshiba IK-HD5H 3GSDI 3CMOS 1920 x 1080p/60 Camera

Toshiba introduces the IK-HD5H camera, the latest 3-CMOS camera innovation, a progressive-scan full-HD 1080p/1080i video camera featuring 3G-SDI/HD-SDI and DVI-D outputs and removable optical low pass filter (OLPF) for dual-mode imaging applications switchable between visible light and near-infrared visualization.

Toshiba IK-HD5H 3GSDI 3CMOS 1920 x 1080p/60 Camera

Toshiba IK-HD5H 3GSDI Camera

The Toshiba IK-HD5H with feature-rich progressive scan, 1080p, 2.1MP, HD CMOS camera is based on Toshiba’s state-of-the-art prism block technology to produce optimal color accuracy, high resolution, and increased sensitivity from an extremely compact package and provides unprecedented user-controlled features and advanced noise reduction technology. The Toshiba IK-HD5H HD camera can be used for any HD video application as well as applications which use fluorescing agents. While the IK-HD5 is not an approved IEC60601 medical device, its imaging capabilities are well-suited as a component of surgical microscopy, endoscopy, IR inspection and defense imaging systems.

NEW! USB 3.0 Interface – Streaming HD 1080/ 60p Real Time Data for The Sony EV Series

The iShot® TL 6031 USB 3.0 interface module provide communication with SONY FCB HD EV and EH camera blocks to PC Systems with a USB 3.0 connection. Streaming HD 1080/60p real time data for Sony FCB-EV7500 and Sony FCB-EV7100 block cameras. The advantage of USB 3.0 is the the high databandwith supports uncompressed high quality HD video transmission.

USB 3.0 Interface Board for Sony EV and EH Series

USB 3.0 Interface Board for Sony EV and EH Series

The TL 6031 board provides a small size, easy to use HDTV USB 3.0 compliant video streaming capture solution. Video data is uncompressed, 4:2:2 YUV format. The module receives digital video signals at the input and sends UVC (USB Video Class) compliant data. Our modules behaves always as Super Speed USB 3.0 interface device. Host or OTG operation modes are currently not supported. the host computer must run a UVC capable operationg systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8). Our module supports camera control and is providing a vitual com port.

The USB 3.0 interface module can be connected to LVDS data provided by Sony FCB-EH and EV camera blocks.

NEW! iShot® XBlock® 3GSDI POV Camera with Integrated Sony® FCB-EV7500 for Indoor Use

NEW iShot® XBlock® 3G-SDI Indoor Camera!  The integrated Sony FCB-EV7500 block camera with 30x zoom provides a 1/2.8″ Exmor CMOS image sensor (approx. 2.14 million effective pixels) that supports 3G SDI and FULL HD (high definition) to produce high-quality images. Using progressive scan, images with a wide dynamic range can be obtained with the newly developed image signal processor (Wide Dynamic Range mode).

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iShot® XBlock® 3G-SDI POV Camera with integrated Sony FCB-EV7500.

The iShot® XBlock® 3GSDI Camera with integrated Sony FCB-EV7500 block camera is equipped with a bright zoom lens with 30× optical zoom and F1.6 aperture (optical zoom + digital zoom = 360×).

Low-noise images can be obtained even in low-light environments using the Noise Reduction function.

The Sony FCB-EV7500 block camera’s video signals can be output as digital and analog Y/Pb/Pr outputs. Depending on register settings, you can select from a variety of digital output methods: 1080p/59.94, 1080p/50, 1080p/29.97, 1080p/25, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/29.97, 720p/25.

An infrared (IR) Cut-Filter can be disengaged from the image path for increased sensitivity in low light environments. The ICR will automatically engage depending on the ambient light, allowing the Sony FCB-EV7500 block camera to be effective in day/night environment.

VISCA is a communications protocol, which enables the FCB-EV7500 to be controlled remotely from a host computer/controller. VISCA is trademark of Sony Corporation.

Six memory locations are provided to temporally save and recall up to sixteen sets of camera settings.

A Privacy Zone Masking function (max. 24 blocks) is available.

A Motion Detection (MD) function is available.

A title composed of up to 11 lines can be set for displaying on the screen. 20 characters can be used on one line.

Adjustable AE response speed.

InterTest, Inc. is an Authorized National Systems Integrator for Sony’s Visual Imaging Products division.

iShot® XBlock® HD IP Camera Integrates the Sony FCB-EH6500 Block Camera with an IP Ethernet Connection

iShot® XBlock® HD IP Camera integrates the Sony FCB-EH6500 block camera with an IP Ethernet connection in a rugged, indoor housing. The Sony FCB-EH6500 block camera offers full 1920 x 1080/30p high definition output with a 30x zoom. Other features include digital LDVS interface, auto Wide D mode, enhanced wide D mode (sodium vapor lamp) and color enhanceement for low vision applications.

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iShot® XBlock® Integrated Sony FCB-EH6500 with IP Connection

IP Ethernet Interface for Sony FCB-EH6500 with a 32bit RISC Processor/Embedded Linux.  ONVIF / ONVIF-S compliant.  RJ-45(10/100M Ethernet LAN) Video Output with a data transfer of 30 FPS.  H.264(MPEG-4 AVC Part 10.)/M-JPEG Dual Stream, JPEG CODEC.  NETWORK Protocol:  HTTP, TCP/IP, telnet, ftp, NTP, RTP/RTSP(Unicast/Multicast), SMTP, DHCP, PPPoE, UPnP, RARP, PPP, PAP, CHAP, UDP, SNMP, Onvif, PSIA etc.

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iShot® XBlock® Sony FCB-EH6500 IP and Power Connections

Integrated Sony FCB-EH6500 Color HD Block Camera. The FCB-EH6500 impressive block camera model extends application possibilities and features full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. The Sony FCB-EH6500 incorporates a 1/2.8-type Exmor™ CMOS image sensor, boasting approximately 3,270,000 effective pixels for exceptional picture quality. Other features, such as Wide-D, Auto ICR and Spherical Privacy Zone Masking, make the FCB-EH6500 ideally suited for security and surveillance system integrations.  Available picture effects include Color Enhancement, E-flip, Nega Art, Black & White, and Mirror Image.

Full 1920 x 1080/30p High Definition:

Ideally suited for Security monitoring applications, the Sony FCB-EH6500 HD block camera offers full 1920 x 1080/30p high definition output.

Digital Output (Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2):

The digital LDVS interface provides easy access for IP and Gigabit Ethernet applications. Thanks to the digital interface, the quality of the camera’s video signal is maintained with minimal deterioration. This can lead to cost savings due to the direct connection with codecs/systems without the need for any additional components.

Temperature Readout:

The value of the internal temperature of the Sony FCB-EH6500 can be read out via the VISCA™ protocol. When checking the internal temperature of equipment (i.e., speed dome unit), it is possible to use this data to turn a fan or heater on/off inside the equipment as needed.

Color Enhancement:

Ideally suited for low vision applications, new color enhancement options can make reading text and pictures less challenging. Available options include monochrome, binary, inverted and enhanced color modes,

Auto Wide-D Mode:

The new Sony FCB-EH6500 camera monitors the luminance differences within an image in high contrast environments and automatically switches on and off the Wide-D feature according to the contrasted lighting environment. In addition, it is possible to select three levels of luminance differences (low/mid/high).

Additional Wide-D Modes:

In addition to the Auto Wide-D mode, the new Sony FCB-EH6500 camera features additional modes, including Indoor, Outdoor, One-push WB, ATW, Manual, Sodium Vapor Lamp.

Auto ICR Function:

The Sony FCB-EH6500 features a high sensitivity imager, ideal for day/night functions at less than 0.5 lux (F1.6, 50 IRE) with high-sensitivity mode on.

Remotely Inspect Hard To Reach Surfaces in Harsh Environments with the iShot® Pan, Tilt & Zoom camera, the PTZ-550 Camera

InterTest, Inc. of Columbia, NJ presents the newest addition to their Pan, Tilt & Zoom camera family, the iShot® PTZ-550 Camera System. The PTZ-550 Camera System offers high quality viewing solutions for a variety surfaces including storage containers and can be used in other industrial and surveillance applications.  Using an advanced Sony industrial zoom block camera packaged in a submersible, robust housing, the PTZ-550 achieves superb camera images in nearly all harsh environments. The simple control unit is user friendly and makes no application too difficult for remote vision.

PTZ 550 INSPECTION CAMERA SYSTEM

The PTZ-550 houses the highest quality standard definition camera in InterTest Inc.’s PTZ format to date. The PTZ-550 uses the Sony FCB-EX1020 industrial block camera module featuring a ¼” EXView HAD CCD progressive scan image sensor with 380,000 effective pixels and boasts up to 550 TV lines of resolution. The block camera module uses a motorized lens which achieves 36x optical zoom paired with 12x digital zoom capability (432x total). The Sony FCB-EX1020 camera also features shutter speed, iris, focus, zoom and gain control. These controls paired with two 35 watt halogen spot and flood lamps give the operator a wide and bright field of light to see in the most poorly lit conditions.

With high quality imaging, the PTZ-550 is rugged and submersible. It can withstand the environments of storage tanks for hazardous materials and is rated to be submersed in water to 100 feet. The PTZ-550 camera head and motor assembly are inside anodized aluminum housing. Measuring 5.50 inches in diameter, the PTZ-550 can fit into small openings of containers and can continually operate in 7.25 inch spherical envelop. The camera cable is a robust, Kevlar-braided, polyurethane-jacketed cable. An IP-67 rated Impulse connector connects this durable cable to the camera head, which can act as a tether to lower the PTZ-550 into inspection areas. There are also optional mounting accessories for the PTZ-550, such as a magnetic base and extension poles, to help with more general remote vision applications such as power generation, surveillance and manufacturing vision.

An operator can conduct all camera, illumination and movement controls from a simple control unit. The internal interface board developed by InterTest Inc. allows simple switch commands of the camera’s shutter speed, gain, iris, focus and zoom control. There is a RS-232 port on the back of the control unit to allow the operator to command the camera functions through the Sony VISCA software via computer commands. Also by using switch commands, the control unit can continuously pan the camera head 360 degrees and tilt the camera head a total of 245 degrees.

 

The PTZ-550 Camera System uses easy remote control with industrial durability to allow an inspector to get a variety of high-quality images to successfully complete almost any type of remote inspection. The system’s versatility makes it perfect for viewing the hard-to-reach surfaces in the power generation, aviation, and manufacturing industries. For more information please visit www.intertest.com, email sales@intertest.com or call (908) 496-8008.

Inspect the Interior Surfaces of Cylindrical Aircraft Engine Couplers Components with the New iShot® SeeUV® VIBES (CIS) Coupling Inspection System

InterTest, Inc. of Columbia, NJ is proud to announce its newest addition to the SeeUV® Visual Inspection System Series:  the Coupling Inspection System (CIS). With its high-grade optics, simultaneous white light and UV light capability, the Coupler Inspection System provides crisp video images of part internals during Magnetic Particle and Fluorescent Penetrant Visual Inspections (MP and FPI).  Including precise 3 axis motion control, the all-inclusive CIS makes the inspection process quick, easy, and repeatable. The system is ideal for aircraft engine couplers and other medium size parts requiring routine visual inspection and maintenance.

 

 

Figure 1:  Coupler Inspection System (CIS)

A high resolution ¼ inch CCD image sensor in combination with 3 interchangeable optical adapters deliver brilliant 470 HTV line color images of part internals on an included 15 inch LED monitor mounted on a swing arm. The CISuses patented interchangeable optical adapters with 45, 60 and 90-degree directions of view to provide the user with a variety of angled views.

Figure 2:  Optical Adapters

Optional 0 and high-magnification 90-degree optical adapters are also available.  Combined with a remote focus feature, the CIS achieves complete coverage of all internal aircraft engine coupler surfaces.

 

Figure 3:  Coupler Mount

In conjunction with the quality image, the Coupler Inspection System has a unique white and UV illumination capability that permits easy interpretation of indications found during the examination of aircraft component internals.  Independently controlled white and UV illumination allow simultaneous fluorescent and conventional color views, a unique feature that aids in image evaluation.  In Addition, the white and UV illumination is uniform across the field of view with superior spectral content for Magnetic Particle and Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection. All fluids used for these test methods drain effortlessly below the coupler mount into a catch pan with drain plug for simple clean up.

Proper illumination and image quality can be repeated effortlessly with the CIS 3 axis control and encoded positioning. The CIS can adjust horizontal positioning and vertical positioning (insertion) of the camera boom as well as motorized part rotational position. The vertical and horizontal axis provide encoded position readouts to insure 100% coverage.  Motorized options are available for horizontal and vertical positioning. Three part mounts are included with the system for specific aircraft engine couplers.

For more information please visit www.intertest.com, email sales@intertest.com, or call (908) 496-8008.

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Established in 1981, InterTest, Inc. offers RVI and NDT systems, as well as, custom engineered solutions manufactured in our NJ facility. Our customers include, but are not limited to the following industries: Aerospace, Security, Welding, Nuclear & Water Power Generation, Refineries, Mines, Bridge & Highways and Military.

QN43H – Inspect Submersed Environments with the iShot® 7mm Micro Camera

InterTest, Inc. of Columbia, NJ presents the iShot® QN43H 7mm Diameter Color Micro Camera. The QN43H 7mm Micro Camera offers high quality viewing solutions for inspecting submersed, hard-to-reach cavities and surfaces and a variety of aerospace industry components. Using a ¼ inch CCD sensor and a selection of interchangeable fixed focus lenses, the QN43H 7mm Micro Camera takes image quality beyond that of a standard video borescope with 470 lines of image resolution for a crisp image on a large monitor.Along with offering a high quality image, the QN43H 7mm Micro Camera is versatile: the camera head can be integrated into a variety of body modifications, have various cable lengths (3.5 and 15 meters standard), can be paired with white or UV illumination and can be housed for waterproofing or high temperature applications. The components and modifications available accomplish sophisticated tasks beyond the range of traditional camera accessories.

The waterproof modification option for the QN43H 7mm Micro Camera is suited for, but not limited to, Power Generation, Mining, and Manufacturing industries with the addition of any other industry where a submersible camera is needed. This modification enables the camera head to be submersed down to 100 feet for all inspection needs: looking in condenser tubes, steam generators, reactor vessels or any submersed cavity. The camera housing’s small size and body angle modifications allows for easy access to hard-to-reach areas.

Specifically with the aerospace industry in mind, InterTest, Inc. integrated the QN43H 7mm Micro camera into the iShot® SeeUV® FlexiCam UV Video Borescope Inspection System. Paired with a Lumatec UV Light source, The QN43H in this format is designed to do cavity inspections on aerospace components using Fluorescent Penetrant Testing (FPI) and Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT or MPI). The system offers articulation and 11mm total outer diameter.

In addition, the QN43H can be used successfully as a standalone system. With interchangeable fixed focus lenses (2.2mm, 4mm, 8mm, and 15mm), the QN43H is fully compatible with the Toshiba IK-CU44A and the Elmo CC431E Camera Control Units. For more information please visit www.intertest.com, email sales@intertest.com or call (908) 496-8008.

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Established in 1981, InterTest Inc. offers RVI and NDT systems, as well as, custom engineered solutions manufactured in our NJ facility. Our customers include, but are not limited to the following industries; Aerospace, Security, Welding, Nuclear & Water Power Generation, Refineries, Mines, Bridge & Highways and Military.