June 10, 2008 08:30 ET

DALSA Expands Spyder3 Camera Family to 4K Resolution

Higher Resolution Covers Larger Field of View and Reduces System Costs; Spyder3 4K Showcased at The Vision Show, June 10-12 in Boston

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - The Vision Show - Booth #313 -- DALSA Corporation (TSX: DSA), a global leader in machine vision technology, today demonstrated the Spyder3 4K camera here at The Vision Show at the DALSA booth (#313). The camera has a new, higher 4K resolution, which offers a larger field of view (FOV) and reduces system costs because fewer cameras are needed for a vision system. The Spyder3 product family uses DALSA's patented dual line scan sensor technology which provides better responsivity, ease of use, and cost-effective solutions for many applications. Since its release, the Spyder3 camera has become one of the most successful imaging products in the marketplace. The camera is particularly well-suited for film, glass, 100% print & web inspection, as well as other general machine vision applications.

"With the introduction of the Spyder3 4K camera, DALSA is expanding its dual line scan product family to higher resolution. Our customers now have more choices for high speed applications while reducing their system costs," said Xing-Fei He, senior product manager at DALSA.

DALSA's Spyder3 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 Spyder3 now offers 1k, 2k, and 4k resolutions with a 14x14 um or 10x10 um pixel size.

Key features and benefits include:

--  High resolution; 4096x2 pixels resolution with 10x10 um pixel size
--  High throughput; 80 Mpixels/s throughput, 18kHz line rate
--  Excellent responsivity;1300 DN/nj/cm2 responsivity@0dB
--  Choice of interface; currently offers CameraLink interface, GigE to
    follow soon
--  Easy to use
--  Cost-effective

For a full resolution photo of DALSA's Spyder3 4K camera, click here, or visit DALSA's media kit for a full range of online DALSA images. For more product information about the Spyder3 product family, visit the Spyder3 product page. Evaluation units of the Spyder3 4K are available now, with production scheduled for July 2008.

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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