March 7th, 2011

Adimec showcases camera innovations at North America’s largest automation exposition, Automate 2011


CMOS-based QUARTZ series, 2-megapixel OPAL series highlight camera leader’s latest product offerings. Production-ready CoaXPress support to be demonstrated.


BOSTON, Mass. -- March 7, 2011 -- Adimec (, a world leader in application-specific, leading-edge industrial camera solutions, will showcase its latest high-end camera innovations at the largest machine vision trade exposition in North America, Automate 2011 (March 21-24 in Chicago, Ill.) Among the highlights of Adimec’s demonstrations and participation are:


  • 4-megapixel global shutter CMOS-based camera, the QUARTZ Q-4A180, already with successful design-ins at several customers
  • A new Near Infrared (NIR) version of the QUARTZ family.
  • The industry’s first production-ready cameras using the new CoaXPress standard, the OPAL series, consisting of 1 to 8-megapixel versions


Adimec will showcase its products in Booth #324.


Marcel Dijkema, Adimec’s Strategic Product Manager, will also provide a detailed overview of the company’s QUARTZ product line and roadmap at a session on Tuesday, March 21 at 11:00 AM, in the New Product Theatre.

Quartz: High-speed CMOS imaging with no compromises available now

Adimec will demonstrate the latest version of its Quartz Q-4A180 cameras that features extra NIR sensitivity. These cameras combine global shutter CMOS technology with the proprietary Adimec True Accurate Imaging® approach for unmatched speed, accuracy and consistency comparable to CCD-based solutions. The QUARTZ series provides the highest acquisition speed by combining high frame rate sensor technology with high data rate connectivity. The camera features up to 180 frames per second (FPS) performance, large field of view (FOV) with excellent uniformity, 2048 x 2048 resolution and low noise performance, making it the most advanced CMOS camera available for performance-critical applications.

The new NIR-capable QUARTZ camera uses leading-edge CMOS image sensor from CMOSIS that delivers NIR sensitivity in a high-performance, low noise solution. Compared to the standard Q-4A180, the NIR enhanced version significantly increases the sensitivity above 650nm. NIR is an important element in the move from 2D to 3D inspection technology, and has applications in other visibility-constrained product areas such as outdoor imaging as well.

Opal: First production camera supporting the CoaXPress standard

The flagship OPAL series of cameras is Adimec’s most versatile family, delivering unparalleled channel matching, linearity and dynamic range at resolutions between 1-8 megapixels at more than 120 FPS. It is the first production camera available to support the CoaXPress standard version 1.0, which allows it to deliver transmission performance up to 3x faster in a single coaxial cable that combines power, GPIO, commands and image data and can extend up to 140 meters. Its CoaXPress support adds to existing support of Camera Link and GigE Vision interface options.

For more information on Adimec at Automate 2011, or to schedule a meeting with company representative, please e-mail .

About Adimec

Adimec specializes in the development and manufacturing of high-performance cameras that meet the application-specific requirements of key market segments, including machine vision, medical imaging, and outdoor imaging. Founded in 1992, the company partners with major OEMs around the world to facilitate the creation of industry-leading cameras. Its products meet a wide range of performance, size, cost, interface and application requirements and its Adimec True Accurate Imaging® technology provides new levels of precision and accuracy to vision systems. Adimec has offices around the world focused on creating customer value and satisfaction through local, personalized support. For more information, got to

Contact Information

Adimec Advanced Image Systems b.v.
Tel: +31-40-2353900
Fax: +31-40-2353905
Press Contact: M. Raaijmakers ()


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