Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and manufacturer of ultra-compact high-definition (HD), high-resolution, charge-coupled device (CCD) and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) video cameras, announces the new IK-HD5, a progressive-scan, full HD 1080p/1080i, 2.1 megapixel (MP), 3-CMOS camera for colour-critical applications. The CMOS video camera features 3 gigabit per second (Gbps) serial digital interface (3G-SDI)/HD-SDI and digital video interface, digital only (DVI-D) outputs and a removable optical low-pass filter (OLPF) for dual-mode imaging applications in visible light and near-infrared (NIR) spectrums. Other features include expanded menu functions for red filter infrared (IR) mode and approximately 3 decibels (dB) increased sensitivity in the NIR.
The IK-HD5 camera’s three CMOS HD sensors are suitable for use as a component in critical HD video tasks, including endoscopy, surgical microscopy, ophthalmology, IR inspection and defence imaging systems. Other applications include a variety of inspection and machine-vision operations. The new 1920 × 1080 full HD camera operates at 60 frames per second (fps), switchable between visible and IR modes. Based on the company’s proprietary 3-chip prism colour technology, the new IK-HD5 is Toshiba Imaging’s first camera to include the 3G-SDI output format. It also has a binning mode for up to 4x increased sensitivity, an image flip and mirror function, 5 user-configurable settings files and up to 1000 television (TV) lines resolution. With the C-mount lens mount and remote control access via RS232, the IK-HD5 is easy to integrate into new or existing vision systems.