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Perkinelmer Optoelectronics Launches New Multiblue CCD Camera for Industrial Imaging Applications


Multi-Purpose Design Delivers Customizable Performance That Speeds Design Time and Lowers System Costs

Fremont, Calif., March 21 —- PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies, today announced the availability of the new MultiBlue CCD Camera, a multi-purpose imaging camera for a wide variety of industrial applications such as semiconductor and pharmaceutical inspection.

“PerkinElmer’s MultiBlue CCD Camera provides a cost-effective choice for OEMs looking for a single CCD camera technology to support all of their application needs,” said Norbert Burggraf, Product Leader, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics.

The MultiBlue features a customized, modular design that gives OEMs a choice of imagers that can be incorporated into the camera. By eliminating multiple camera platforms, a wide variety of imaging tasks can be completed quickly and easily, increasing lab productivity and reducing user training time and expense. Through its temperature-stabilized design, the MultiBlue eliminates the need for expensive cooling, a savings of several hundred dollars per camera.

The camera’s 12-bit output depth provides up to a 34% increase of dynamic range over the typical 8-10 bit industry standard. The camera’s USB 2.0 and an IEEE-1394b FireWire interfaces provide dual “plug and play” connectivity and eliminate the need for costly frame grabbers. The MultiBlue camera is Windows XP compatible, and includes an Eastman Kodak KAI-0340SM imager with a high-end pixel resolution of 640 x 480. Other imagers are available upon request.

The MultiBlue CCD camera is very competitively priced at under $750 in volume. Further discounts are available for board-level versions of this product.

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics is a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies. We provide applications-driven, integrated solutions to leading OEMs in Health Sciences and Industrial Science markets. More information about PerkinElmer Optoelectronics recent announcements is available at

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PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.5 billion in 2005, has 8,000 employees serving customers in more than 125 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.

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