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Buy an industrial USB3 camera

GeT Cameras offers industrial USB3 cameras for industrial, pharmaceutical and machine vision applications. Thereby we are the cheapest in the industrial market. Our cameras complies with the industrial “USB3 Vision” standard. The industrial USB camera is equipped with a CMOS or CCD image sensor. There are cameras with and without housing (USB3 board-level camera). The USB3 board-level camera series is suitable for high volume OEM projects.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the camera are 29x29x29mm. You can choose between an industrial USB camera with or without digital in and output (I/O). The USB camera without I/O is indicated with an article number that ends with (“-L”).

GeT Cameras has a strong portfolio of industrial USB3.0 cameras. Below you have an overview of all our models.
You can also find at the bottom of this page more general information such as features and benefits of an industrial USB3.0 camera.
 


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MER-500-14U3C-L, MT9P031, 2592x1944, 14fps, 1/2.5", Rolling shutter, CMOS, Color

* USB3.0 Interface * Without I/O * 29x29x29mm *

122,00

MER-500-14U3M-L, MT9P031, 2592x1944, 14fps, 1/2.5", Rolling shutter, CMOS, Mono

* USB3.0 Interface * Without I/O * 29x29x29mm *

122,00

MER-133-54U3C-L, AR0135, 1280x960, 54fps, 1/3", Global shutter, CMOS, Color

* USB3.0 Interface * Without I/O * 29x29x29mm *

131,00

MER-133-54U3M-L, AR0135, 1280x960, 54fps, 1/3", Global shutter, CMOS, Mono

* USB3.0 Interface * Without I/O * 29x29x29mm *

131,00

MER-133-54U3C, AR0135, 1280x960, 54fps, 1/3", Global shutter, CMOS, Color

* USB3.0 Interface * With I/O * 29x29x29mm *

140,00

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What is the benefit of an industrial USB3 camera?

The protocol of a USB3 Vision camera is based on the Firewire protocol. It is an extremely stable interface for transferring images from a vision camera to a computer. In addition, all new computers are equipped with USB3 ports. This makes the camera easy to connect and install. Here you have an overview of all the benefits:
  • USB3 Vision compliant

    USB3 Vision compliant means that there is a universal communication protocol between the image processing programs and the camera. As a result, all cameras can communicate with all well-known image processing programs such as Matlab, Labview and Halcon.

  • The Directshow driver allows the camera to be compatible with consumer programs like Skype.
  • The USB3 Vision protocol ensures a stable image transmission with little delay. It also costs the computer little processing power to receive images.
  • A large bandwidth of 400 megabyte/second. A 5 Megapixel camera is able to achieve 79 frames per second.
  • It works on developer boards such as the Raspberry Pi, Odroid and UP-Board.
  • Drivers for Linux are available.

Cables and USB hubs for an industrial USB3.0 camera

These USB3 cameras have a large bandwidth of 400 megabytes per second. Therefore, there is a lot data being sent over the USB3 cable to the computer. That is why it is essential to use a certified USB3 cable. Cheaper USB3 cables are often of bad quality, whereby the maximum amount of bandwidth is not utilized. This results into an instable system. All USB3 cables in our online shop are officially certified by Daheng Imaging and are 100% compatible with all our industrial USB 3.0 cameras.
The cable length of USB3 is a maximum of 4.5 meters. If you need to bridge bigger distances you could in theory use active extender cables and USB hubs, although this is not advised.

Does the industrial USB3 camera work on the USB3 port on my computer?

An important aspect that is often overlooked is the USB3 chip of the computer. Older computers with first generation USB3 ports often cause instable bandwidth. Therefore, there were computers in the past where USB3 cameras did not work on properly. The newest generation of computers with USB3 ports do not have this issues.
Next to this you also have the option to expand your current computer system with a USB3 controller with 4x USB3 ports. Our USB3 controllers are certified by Daheng Imaging. In this case you are guaranteed of a stable image transmission and you have the option to connect multiple industrial USB cameras on one computer.

What is the difference between USB2 and USB3?

USB2.0 is an older USB-technology than USB3 is. USB3 is a suitable interface for high resolution and high speed cameras and has a maximum bandwidth of 400 megabytes per second. This is 10 times faster than USB2 and 4 times faster than GigE. Every computer and almost all developer boards nowadays come with a USB3 port. The USB 3.0 camera uses less processing power of the computer than a USB2 camera to collect images. Next to this, the industrial USB3 camera portfolio is much larger. We can say that USB3 is the successor of USB2, that is why there is in the field of USB2 no further development anymore. Meanwhile is the further development of industrial USB 3.0 cameras in full swing. We therefore advise, if you have the budget for a USB3 camera, this is the best choice.

DirectShow and Software Development Kit (SDK)

Daheng Imaging’s industrial USB3 cameras are USB3 Vision compliant. The USB3 Vision Standard is developed by the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA). Daheng Imaging is associated both with the EMVA and AIA (Automated Imaging Association). The AIA is responsible for the further development and administration of the USB3 Vision protocol. This standardized protocol ensures that our industrial USB 3.0 cameras can communicate with all the standard image processing software packages. Examples are Matlab, Halcon, Adaptive Vision and Labview.

Free SDK

Besides there is also a free SDK available for this camera. With the help of our SDK you can simply control and modify parameters. The SDK contains example programs in the following languages: DotNet, C++ and C#. This allows for a simple integration into your software.
Our DirectShow driver for Microsoft Windows ensures that commercial programs recognize our cameras as a “webcam”. The camera will be automatically work after installing the driver in programs such as Skype and Ispy (recording software).

Good support when selecting and connecting your industrial camera

The industrial USB 3.0 cameras of Daheng Imaging endure strict quality controls, which allows us to offer a 3 year warranty. However, it can still occur that you will experience difficulties with the installation of the camera. Also, in that case we can help you! You can namely get direct support from the engineers of Daheng Imaging. They know the camera like no one else and can offer the best help. Your technical support questions can be asked on our support team and most of the time will be answered within 24 hours.

Questions about these cameras?

Are you considering buying an industrial USB3 camera, but do you still have a few questions. Or would you like to be advised in selecting the right USB camera? Feel free to contact us then, we are eager to help you.




 


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