Beamage 3.0

Laser Lines has announced the launch by supplier Gentec E-O of the Beamage 3.0, which it describes as the first USB 3.0 camera dedicated to laser beam profiling.

This CMOS-based camera comes with redesigned software that features both a highly intuitive user interface and powerful data analysis tools.

The USB 3.0 interface of the new Beamage 3.0 camera features a data transfer rate up to 10x faster than any USB 2.0 system, Laser Lines says. This speed allows for much faster data transfer rates, up to 10 fps at 1MP. USB 3.0 also features an improved communication architecture that reduces both data transmission latency and power consumption.

Thanks to its unique combination of high pixel density (2.2MP) and large sensor size (11.3 x 6.0mm), the Beamage 3.0 has the double advantage of accurately characterising both very small beams of only a few tens of microns to larger beams of several mm in width, thus effectively covering most of the applications in one device.

The redesigned software takes full advantage of today’s best development tools, comprising functions including like background subtraction, animation tool, signal normalization, filtering and averaging functions, external triggering, active area definition, Gaussian fit and more.