March 03, 2008 08:30 ET

DALSA Adds GigE Vision™-Compliant Model to Spyder 3 Camera Family

Unique Dual Line Scan Technology Offers Unparalleled Responsivity Ideal for a Multitude of Industrial Imaging Applications

WATERLOO, ON--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA), a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced the availability of a GigE Vision™-compliant version of its successful Spyder 3 camera. The Spyder 3 product family uses DALSA's patented dual line scan sensor technology that provides better responsivity, ease of use, and cost-effective solutions for many applications. Since its release, the Spyder 3 camera has become one of the most successful imaging products in the marketplace. It has been designed into applications such as flat panel display inspection, postal sorting, wood and steel inspection, food inspection, web inspection and many others.

GigE Vision™ is a camera interface standard that allows fast image transfer over the Gigabit Ethernet communication protocol. "The Spyder GigE Vision-compliant camera demonstrates DALSA's commitment to develop a standard GigE platform for the machine vision industry. It enables our customers to easily integrate components from different vendors, reduce costs, and improve time-to-market for their vision systems," said Xing-Fei He, product manager at DALSA Digital Imaging.

DALSA's Spyder 3 line scan camera surpasses its predecessor, the Spyder 2, with three times more responsivity and twice the speed, without impacting noise levels. The camera's responsivity is particularly important in low lighting situations. The Spyder 3 offers 1k and 2k resolution with a 14x14 um pixel size. The camera has a maximum line rate of 68 kHz and throughput of 80 Mpixels/s. Customers can have their choice of either GigE Vision-compliant or CameraLink interface. The camera offers proven performance for OEMs and systems integrators to compete successfully in the machine vision industry.

Key features and benefits include:

--  Seamless interoperation among compliant hardware and software from
    different vendors;
--  High bandwidth (1000 Mbps) for image transfer in real time up to 100
    meters in length;
--  Standard Gigabit Ethernet network architecture allows single or
    multiple camera connection to single or multiple computers;
--  Low cost cables, and low cost integration.

For a full resolution photo of DALSA's Spyder 3 camera, click here, or visit DALSA's media kit for a full range of online DALSA images. For more product information, visit the Spyder 3 product page.

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 OEM market, and now offers Vision Appliances for factory floor deployment. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers, software, and Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation

DALSA is an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company that 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; 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." The Company has its corporate offices in Waterloo, ON and over 1000 employees worldwide.

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