IDS, the global manufacturer of USB industrial cameras will be presenting the latest generation of its CP USB 3.0 industrial camera and the new 13 MP XC autofocus USB 3.0 industrial camera at the VISION Show in Stuttgart. The impressive CP all-round camera has a high quality design and integrated image memory. It is available with either the Sony IMX174 sensor or an 18 MP or 4K sensor from Aptina. The XC offers numerous automatic features, including face detection and backlight compensation which brings the convenience of commercial digital cameras to professional vision applications.

The CP USB 3.0 camera family is the flagship and the true all-rounder in IDS’s range. With its compact (29 x 29 mm) yet robust magnesium housing, it is suitable for a broad range of applications in both industrial and non-industrial environments. The totally revised CP Rev. 2 features an integrated image memory and is designed for future generations of high-performance sensors. The first models with the 2.3 MP IMX174 CMOS sensor from Sony and an 18 MP or 4K sensor from Aptina work on the back side illumination principle. The Sony IMX174 sensor in particular represents the future standard in terms of light sensitivity, dynamic range and colour reproduction, and combines its outstanding new features with exceptionally high frame rates of up to 180 frames per second. The CP Rev. 2 USB 3.0 camera series will be available with the proven IDS Software Suite, which supports all the features of the new sensors. 

The XC is the first IDS USB 3.0 industrial camera with 13 MP resolution and autofocus and the first USB 3.0 model in the successful X family. It boasts a wide range of features that are normally only available on modern consumer digital cameras, including face detection, 16x digital zoom, backlight compensation and automatic white balance. This makes the camera perfectly suited for changing ambient conditions, for example in access monitoring, kiosk systems and logistics applications. The robust housing and screw USB connectors make the XC ideally suited for industrial use, and it will offer – unlike consumer cameras – long-term availability. The new autofocus industrial camera will be supplied with the IDS Software Suite for individual configuration of camera parameters, and in a UVC (Universal Video Class) version.