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The new ECCO 75 Series from SmartRay delivers higher resolution, increased accuracy, larger field of view and more 3D points scanned per second. These stylish new high-definition 3D Sensors are ideal for detailed inspection, precision guidance and high accuracy measurement applications. Like the highly successful 35 and 55 Series ECCO products, the 75 Series 3D Sensors are compact, light in weight and very economical.


Ximea announces new "xiB" PCI Express camera family!  

Based upon the CMV12000 and CMV20000 CMOSIS sensors. 20MP @ 33 fps and 12MP @ 100fps with 12 bit images!

See details on web link:


MVTec Introduces MERLIC – A New Generation of Vision Software


  • 3D sensors with an extremely attractive price-performance ratio
  • Product versions offering high precision and speed
  • Lightweights (180 g) in ultra-compact design

The new ECCO series 3D sensors are particularly suited for measurement and testing tasks with a scan frequency of up to 6 kHz.

The ECCO product line perfectly combines light sensitivity and speed with ease of use at an attractive purchase price – the ideal solution for a broad spectrum of 3D applications.

The ultra-compact IP65 casing weighs less than 180 grams, enabling the sensor to be installed in confined spaces.

Drivers for HALCON ( GeniCam) and Cognex VisionPro are available as well as a .NET and C++ API.

We have demo gear available for loan to SI's, OEMs and end users.  

World's first 500fps USB 3 cameras now shipping! - Model # MQ003CG-CM and MQ003MG-CM

XIMEA’s USB3 xiQ family now ranges from VGA to 4Mpix resolution with corresponding speeds of 500 fps and 90 fps respectively, and includes many models with extended NIR options, and immediately available from stock.

The XIMEA xiQ camera family is based on the robust and field proven architecture of direct image data delivery to the computer’s memory, totally avoiding any latency of intermediate frame buffers. This architecture also ensures lowest power consumption and minimum heat dissipation.

The xiQ family of USB 3.0 cameras uses the most recent revisions of the modern CMOS sensors from CMOSIS, E2V, and ON Semiconductor.

XIMEA’s USB3 cameras are available in 2 versions: as anodized milled camera housing made of a space grade aluminum alloy having world’s most compact format of 26x26x19mm or as board level units with globally unique design that uses single planar board. For OEM and special vision applications, XIMEA offers customized versions of the xiQ camera family.

JMAK to exhibit at 2014 Vision Show in Boston

Optronis introduces 25MP CoaXpress Camera - 72 Frames Per Second!
Optronis has completed their latest camera - the 25MP CL25000CXP.

XIMEA introduces smallest 1.3-megapixel USB3 Vision cameras with NIR - Model MQ013RG-E2


XIMEA’s MQ013RG-E2 USB3 Vision camera offers 1280 x 1024 pixel images; sensitive in the near infrared (NIR); peak quantum efficiency greater than 70 percent; global shutter; 60 frames per second; 5 Gbps data transfers; and integrated I/O in the world’s smallest USB3 Vision-compliant industrial camera, measuring just 26.4 x 26.4 x 21.6 mm.

MÜNSTER, GERMANY, March 18, 2013

XIMEA GmbH is pleased to introduce the machine vision industry’s smallest 1.3-megapixel (Mpix) USB3 Vision grayscale cameras with enhanced sensitive in the NIR, offering high-resolution imaging at 60 frames per second (fps), SuperSpeed data interface rates of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps), single planar board construction for OEM applications and integrated I/O.

The MQ013RG-E2 grayscale USB3 Vision cameras are based on e2V’s Ruby EV76C661 sensor, which offer global shutter for industrial, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), defense and security, and microscopy/medical applications; high peak quantum efficiency above 70 percent; more than 62 decibels (dB) of dynamic range; 10-bit output; and support up to four separate user-configurable regions of interest. 
JMAK now provides Newnex long length USB 3 cables - 8 meters 
and 14 meters - that are guaranteed to work at 5Gb/sec.  No
dropped frames! 
NOW IN STOCK! - Ximea MQ042MG-CM and 
MQ042CM-CM -  4MP CMOSIS CMOS Sensor at 90 fps 
USB 3 cameras are now in stock!  
We have inventory at our facility and orders are now being 
accepted. Please call 603-498-7243 or email us at 
JMAK is now a Preferred Distributor for CCS America 
JMAK has signed a distribution agreement with CCS America for their
entire line of LED lighting solutions.  We can assist you in the 
selection and application of their broad line of high quality and 
sleek products.  
Ximea MQ013MG-E2 USB 3 board level cameras available!
All of Ximea's XiQ USB 3 cameras are available in board level for 
integration into an OEM's equipment. The board measures just 
20mm x 20mm.  Download the drawing here:
 XIMEA adds Linux capability to world’s 
smallest USB 3.0 line of industrial cameras.

MUNSTER, GERMANY  August 20, 2012

XIMEA GmbH – developer of the CURRERA PC cameras, the world’s most powerful line of industrial “smart” cameras, and the xiQ series, the world’s smallest industrial USB 3.0 cameras – is pleased to announce Linux compatibility for its USB 3.0 camera product line.

XIMEA’s xiQ series’ ( industrial-grade cameras now come standard with support software for systems running Linux 3.3 kernels and above, including Linux Ubuntu distribution.

“After numerous inquiries from our valued system integrators, we decided that Linux support is important to a growing segment of our USB 3.0 industrial camera customers,” says Max Larin, CEO of XIMEA. “We’re happy to comply and offer industry the first Linux-compliant USB 3.0 camera.”

Contrary to reports from competing USB 3.0 cameras, the xiQ series measures measuring just 26.4 x 26.4 x 19.1 mm or 13cm2 compared to competing solutions that require 25cm2. XIMEA achieves this compact size by designing the xiQ on a single planar rigid board, compared to multi-board and multifold flexi-rigid boards used in other solutions. xiQ series cameras also offer the lowest power consumption of any industrial USB 3.0 camera, consuming between 1W to 1.8W. Single-board construction, coupled with low power and heat generation, all help to simplify an OEM efforts to integrate board-level xiQ cameras into larger manufacturing, medical, and security systems.

In addition to a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data interface that delivers up to 5 Gbps of data or the equivalent of 400 megapixels per second (Mpix/s), the xiQ includes all standard I/O and features, including opto-isolated trigger input and illuminator control output, as well as on-board non-volatile memory for user settings and custom data. xiQ series cameras include a growing variety of high-grade CMOS sensors with resolutions ranging from VGA to 4 Mpix, global shutters, frame rates up to 600 fps, and improved quantum efficiency (QE) in the visible and NIR spectral ranges. A high dynamic range (HDR) model offers maximum sensitivity with a dynamic range of up to 100 dB.



8/30/12:  HALCON 11 Supports Various 3D Sensors 
The standard software for machine vision HALCON 11 from MVTec, 
supports different forms of 3D sensors for 3D vision purposes. 
HALCON offers a wide range of interfaces to the devices of many 
well–known manufacturers. 
3D sensors use different technologies. For uncalibrated laser 
triangulation, HALCON supports any area scan camera with an 
external laser, also in combination with the dedicated preprocessing 
board microEnable IV-V with the 3D SmartApplet from Silicon 
Software. Furthermore, HALCON supports specific 3D cameras with 
onboard profile measurement capability as there are SICK Ranger 
and Color Ranger, Automation Technology C4, and Photonfocus 3D
For calibrated laser triangulation, HALCON supports the SICK Ruler 
E, Leuze LPS36, LMI Technologies Gocator, Micro Epsilon 
scanCONTROL, Vision Components nano 3D, and upcoming laser 
sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs and SmartRay. For fringe projection, 
HALCON supports VRmagic AreaScan3D, and Shape Drive SD–1 is 
projected. For Time–of–Flight technology, HALCON supports the 
MESA Imaging SR4000 and, as a special case, the Microsoft Kinect
 and the ASUS Xtion PRO sensors which work with structured light.  
For years, HALCON has offered all necessary 3D vision and robot
 vision technologies currently used by the industry. With the release 
of HALCON 11 in early summer, 2012, those 3D technologies were 
considerably extended and improved.  
The addition of new technologies like 3D registration or 3D surface 
comparison, the improved 3D visualization, as well as the extended 
3D object processing further expand the palette of available 3D 
vision tools and strengthen HALCON’s unique 3D technology 


June 26, 2012 - JMAK currently has the Ximea USB 3.0 MQ013CG-E2 and MQ013MG-E2 in stock and ready to ship.  These are 1.3MPixel CMOS Global Shutter cameras that run at 60 frames per second at full resolution.



HALCON 11 to be released on June 1, 2012

Comprehensive 3D tools and other enhancements !!

3D surface comparison The new 3D surface comparison between expected and measured shape of a 3D object surface is an outstanding technology of HALCON 11.

3D object processing HALCON's comprehensive 3D vision features were enhanced and improved by registration and triangulation of point clouds, calculation of features like shape and volume, segmentation of point clouds by cutting planes, and many more.

Fast algorithms and extended GPU support  HALCON's automatic operator parallelization (AOP) is a unique feature. Furthermore, HALCON 11 supports machine vision algorithms using GPU processing with more than 75 operators, more than any other standard software package provides. Moreover, depth from focus, Fast Fourier Transformation, and HALCON's local deformable matching are significantly accelerated. HALCON 11 lets you feel fast machine vision. 

For more information on HALCON 11 - see 



April, 10, 2012 - Based on more than 20 years’ experience building ultra-compact cameras XIMEA sets new benchmarks for performance and size with the MQ series USB 3.0 industrial machine vision camera. The MQ series features a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data interface capable of 5Gbit/s and throughput of up to 400 Mpix/s.The MQ series come with the newest CMOS sensors,  Global Shutters and improved quantum efficiency in the visible and NIR spectral ranges. Other highlights of MQ series include: resolution from VGA to 4Mpix, frame rates of up to 600fps, HDR model with dynamic range of 100 dB, opto-isolated trigger input and lighting synchronisation output, on-board non-volatile memory for user settings and custom data. Line of MQ cameras has world smallest dimensions and volume of any USB 3.0 C/CS mount cameras with 26.4 x 26.4 x 19.1mm and 26g weight. Very low power consumption between 1W to 1.8W according to model.


USB 3.0 Camera Performance

The MQ series of USB 3.0 cameras all offer high-quality sensors with global shutter for industrial applications and will be available in the following configurations:


B/W modelColor modelSensorResolutionPixel µmADC bitsFrames per sec(1)DR dBOptical sizeDiagonal mmPower W
MQ003MG-CMMQ003CG-CMCMV300648 x 4887.412/10600661/3"6.01.8
MQ013MG-E2MQ013CG-E2EV76C5601280 x 10245.31060661/1.8"8.71.0
MQ013MG-ONMQ013CG-ONVITA13001280 x 10244.810150TBD1/2"7.91.5
MQ022MG-CMMQ022CG-CMCMV20002048 x 10885.512/10180602/3"12.81.8
MQ042MG-CMMQ042CG-CMCMV40002048 x 20485.512/1090601"15.91.8


All XIMEA scientificindustrial and PC cameras are plug-and-play compatible with most of the major image processing libraries on the market, including Cognex’s VisionPro, Matrox’s MIL, National Instruments LabView, MVTec’s Halcon and many more. See the list of supported libraries

XIMEA is an active member of USB3 Vision Standard Committee and will ensure compatibility of MQ series with this upcoming standard.


JMAK is a XIMEA camera distributor for the entire US and Canada.  






CoaxPress Camera

Optronis GmbH introduces its CoaxPress high-speed camera CL4000CXP. The camera transfers image data in real-time with a speed of up to 25 Gigabit/sec using 4 CoaxPress data channels. With this data transfer speed, the 4 MegaPixel CMOS camera reaches an image rate of 500 images/sec. The high-speed global shutter of the CMOS image sensor allows shutter times down to 2 microsec and freezes even fastest object movements. With “power over CoaxPress” the camera will be supplied by use of the data channels. With the use of coax cables data connections up to 40 meter at highest transfer rate and up to 100 meter with reduced transfer rate can be achieved. This allows to build, independent of expensive fiber connections and repeaters, simple, cost-effective and yet high-performant image acquisition systems.

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