iShot® XBlock® HD-SDI MA130 Interface Board for the Sony FCB-MA130 Camera Series

The SMPTE HD-SDI MA130 interface allows robust transmission of high definition 720p and 1080p video over long distances using standard 75ohm coaxial cable. With the iShot® HD-SDI MA130 and the Sony FCB-Micro cameras (FCB-MA130, FCB-MA132,  FCB-MA133) high definition video can be transmitted from highly constrained spaces, to be used in professional A/V systems.

iShot XBlock HD-SDI Interface Board for the Sony FCB-MA130 Series of CamerasThe iShot® HD-SDI MA130 implements a SMPTE 292M HD-SDI interface, providing SMPTE 296M (720p30) and SMPTE 274M (1080p30) video streaming options.

A unique feature of the iShot® HD-SDI MA130 is the control of FCB-Micro modules over the VISCA protocol, facilitating integration of the module in systems and applications interoperable with Sony’s FCB block camera modules. The VISCA protocol operates over a standard RS-232 interface, which can be reconfigured to RS-485 for long distance control.

The iShot® HD-SDI MA130 includes nonvolatile storage allowing persistent storage of camera parameters. The default setup provides 1080p30 video streaming with the FCB-Micro cameras (FCB-MA130, FCB-MA132,  FCB-MA133) connected directly out of the box. The control serial link can operate as RS-232 or RS-485, selectable via on-board DIP switches.

The iShot® HD-SDI MA130 interfaces with the FCB-Micro’s parallel CMOS interface or the MIPI CSI-2 interface. YCbCr 4:2:2 data or MIPI CSI-2 data is transferred over a 45 pin, 0.5mm pitch FFC/FPC cable. External 5V power is sufficient to power both the camera module and the iShot®HD-SDI MA130, removing the need for a separate power supply. All of the required voltage regulators required to power the FCB-MA130, FCB-MA132 or  FCB-MA133 camera modules are integrated.

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

InterTest, Inc. Signs an Exclusive Contract with Interface Board Manufacturer eVision Systems GmbH – Sony FCB Interface Boards

InterTest, Inc., in Columbia NJ USA and the eVision Systems GmbH, in Germany sign an exclusive contract agreement for the distribution of the Aivion brand interface boards, a valuable add-on to the Sony FCB-EX, EX-E and FCB-EH high definition block camera modules, Sony fcb interface boards.

eVision develops and produces interface boards under the brand Aivion and under the newly signed contract, distributes through InterTest, Inc. in the USA. The interface boards convert the LVDS image data of the Sony FCB series of block cameras to different signal formats including HDMI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DVI and USB with control via an RS-232 interface.  The new technology of the Digital interface boards are now available for the Sony high definition FCB-EH series and the new FCB-EX-E series of color block cameras.

Aivion offers an HD-SDI interface board capable of picture in picture with the use of two cameras. Control of the two block modules is achieved through a separate controller for each camera. The images from the two cameras appear on the monitor, as picture in picture using Sony FCB interface boards. The Image flip feature, “mirroring of the image” is also available and enables the the mirroring in the X or Y direction.  In addition, Aivion offers dual format boards including an HD-SDI and HDMI Sony FCB interface boards and an HD-SDI and USB SOny FCB interface boards for use with the Sony FCB EH6500, FCB-EH6300, FCB-EH3150, FCB-SE600, FCB-EH3410, FCB-EH3310, and FCB-MA130 block cameras.

“The new Aivion interface boards from eVision mean real value-added products for our Sony FCB camera integrations, “says Thomas Daly, Vice President and Sales Manager of InterTest. “The boards open up many new markets and applications for our customers. With eVision, we rely on a German manufacturer who in recent years has provided enormous technical know-how in digital data processing for cameras. eVision also provides the necessary flexibility and ability to quickly react to specific customer and market requirements, enabling InterTest to make enormous strides in product development.”

“InterTest has many years of experience in sales with Sony FCB cameras and is therefore the ideal distribution partner for us, “says Schoeppner Werner, Director of eVision. “We are convinced that in our cooperation in the product development and sales and along with our technical expertise Relation to perfectly complements Intertest’s integrations of Sony FCB cameras.”

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

 

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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.


Sony Announces Authorized National Systems Integrator For Visual Imaging Products, Sony Block Camera s

InterTest Opens Opportunities for Innovators to Leverage Sony Block Camera Technology

CHICAGO, Mar. 21, 2011 (Automate 2011, Booth 628)

Sony Electronics announced today that InterTest, Inc, a supplier of specialized vision products, remote visual inspection (RVI) tools, and non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment, will be named an Authorized National Systems Integrator for Sony’s Visual Imaging Products division.

This enhancement to the long-standing relationship between Sony and InterTest is an addition to the existing distribution channel. It is designed to serve an emerging class of entrepreneurial companies bringing new concepts to market integrating Sony block camera with novel applications as diverse as IED remote disposal robots for surveillance and defense applications, helmet cams for sports broadcasting and borescopes for various inspection applications including nuclear and water power generation plants, automotive, air craft and general manufacturing.

“With InterTest taking on the role of an Authorized National Systems Integrator, start-ups and other companies with integration requirements but limited engineering capabilities will be better able to utilize Sony visual imaging products with InterTest’s integration talents,” said Ken LaMarca, vice president of the visual imaging products division at Sony Electronics. “This represents a new, vibrant growth area where innovative products and integration solutions create opportunity.”

“As Sony’s Authorized National Systems Integrator, we facilitate innovation in a new market segment that has emerged over the past five years,” said Bill Habermann, President and Co-Founder, InterTest. “Leveraging InterTest’s expertise with application- specific packaging of Sony block camera technology helps this new class of niche players speed products to market while lowering their development costs.”

Sony and InterTest will work together to continue to bring high-quality vision cameras and superb integration solutions to companies of all sizes.

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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.