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Caught in the Spotlight: Infrared Lighting Module VC Flash for ITS Applications

Vision Components GmbH

Vision Components' new VC Flash infrared lighting module ensures optimal brightness in traffic surveillance and other ITS applications.Ettlingen – Image processing experts Vision Components round off their ITS product portfolio with the powerful new VC Flash infrared area lighting for OEMs. The lighting module has been developed specifically for traffic surveillance applications. Fitted with 24 high power LEDs, it ensures optimal brightness in mobile and stationary ANPR/ALPR applications, red light enforcement, access control and toll collection without a glare effect that could endanger drivers. VC Flash illuminates an area measuring 7.5 by 5.0 m from 20 m away. Extra-high brightness can be achieved by activating several connected VC Flash modules.

The module measures 195 x 80 x 20 mm. It operates with a central wavelength of 850 nm and a spectral width of 30 nm. Power consumption peaks at 36 W for the highest pulse duration and pulse frequency levels. A trigger regulates pulse duration between 10-500 µs, with automatic switch-off at the upper threshold. VC Flash features an integrated lighting controller and status LEDs that signal various modes of operation. It is ideally suited to be combined with the Carrida OEM board camera and Carrida software engine to form a highly efficient comprehensive package. The modular design allows for a free combination of individual components or their integration into enclosures as needed. It features a voltage input and output as well as a trigger input and output. Aside from ITS applications, the lighting module is suited for all Machine Vision applications with variable or poor light conditions or more demanding lighting requirements.

About Vision Components
Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides free software libraries for many applications including license plate recognition, motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.

Company Contact
Miriam Schreiber
Tel: +49 7243 / 216 716

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