October 16, 2007 08:30 ET

DALSA Adds Colour to Genie™ GigE Camera Family Delivering Exceptional Image Quality

Will Be Showcased at VISION 2007 in Stuttgart, November 6-8

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) - DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA) today announced the latest addition to DALSA's GigE Vision-compliant, digital cameras designed for industrial imaging applications -- four new colour models of the Genie™ camera. These area scan cameras feature a SONY CCD colour sensor with resolutions ranging from VGA to 1400 and operate at up to 64 frames per second (fps) in full resolution. The Genie colour cameras feature white balancing and advanced Bayer conversion to produce crisp and clear colour images. This GigE Vision camera acts as a single machine vision component -- as it integrates both advanced camera and board image acquisition technologies in one small package.

Benefits of Colour Machine Vision; Uncompromised Image Quality

Industries such as food processing, automotive inspection, print inspection, pharmaceutical inspection, part presence and/or detection, PCB assembly, Intelligent Traffic Surveillance (ITS), and many quality and grading applications can benefit from colour machine vision inspection. To learn more on which applications necessitate colour consult the following white paper, "When is colour required by machine vision?"

"With the addition of colour to the Genie cameras, new opportunities now emerge for inspection applications requiring more clarity and distinction," said DALSA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Philip Colet. "As DALSA's innovation with the Genie cameras continues, we see many OEMs, comprised of both new and existing clients, updating their systems to now include colour."

GigE Vision™

All of DALSA's Genie cameras are certified GigE Vision compliant by the AIA (Automated Imaging Association). The Genie Colour cameras take full advantage of Gigabit Ethernet technology, transmitting data over standard CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables to distances of up to 100m allowing for a greater distance between the camera and inspection system. DALSA continues to lead the deployment of the GigE Vision standard in terms of adopting the technology into their product development efforts.

Software Advantage

The Genie GigE colour camera is supported by DALSA's Sapera™ Essential software and its Genie Framework package for fast and simple camera set-up -- from initial set-up to grabbing images in minutes. Moreover, Genie Framework employs DALSA's advanced Trigger-to-Image Reliability engineering significantly accelerating application development and deployment time by providing developers with a 360º view of the entire acquisition process.

Models and Pricing

The Genie Colour cameras are available immediately and offered in four models: C1400 (half inch sensor size), C1024 (one third inch sensor size) and the C640 available in both these sensor sizes. All models feature global electronic shutter with exposure control, on-board flat-field correction and on-board colour conversion. The Genie Colour cameras start at an OEM quantity price of $755 USD.

DALSA's family of Genie cameras is easy-to-use and affordable. Other models in the Genie series include the monochrome counterparts of the colour cameras, models M640, M1024 and M1400 and the HM Series cameras, monochrome cameras which operate at up to 295 FPS, in VGA resolution. For a full resolution picture of DALSA's Genie cameras, visit DALSA's online media kit. For more product information, visit the Genie cameras product page to download data sheets.

The Genie Colour cameras will be showcased at the VISION 2007 show in Stuttgart, Germany, November 6-8 in Hall 4, Booth 4D32.

Note to Media: For press interested in meeting with DALSA at the VISION show, please contact Maria Doyle at

About DALSA's Machine Vision Products and Services

For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers and software are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, and manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation

DALSA is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees world-wide. Established in 1980, the Company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and highly engineered semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components (CCD and CMOS); electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high-voltage semiconductors, image sensors and mixed-signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA" and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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