September 5, 2012, Commack, NY — Tamron USA is pleased to announce that its joint partnership with Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, in the form of Lumenera’s Lu375C camera equipped with Tamron’s M12VM412 CCTV lens, has received the award of Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS201) certification. The joint solution now meets United States federal government standards specifying Personal Identity Verification (PIV)] requirements in facial image capturing systems.
FIPS 201 is a United States federal government standard that specifies PIV requirements for federal employees and contractors. Since its introduction, FIPS201 led to the standardization of biometric processing for electronic credentials used for logical and physical access control systems.
The Joint Camera/Lens Solution
The Tamron M12VM412 Flat-Field Mega-Pixel Vari-Focal lens, with a focal length of 4-12 mm, delivers high quality imagery and is well suited for cameras with a ½” imager size such as Lumenera’s Lu375. An aperture range of f/1.4-close allows for clear images in low light conditions. The CCTV lens has hybrid aspherical elements that reduce various optical aberrations, delivering high optical quality. It features manual iris, focus and zoom with lock, a focus range of 0.3m and in air back focus of 9.05mm (wide) to 18.90mm (tele). A multi-coating on the lens surface lessens ghosting and flare in backlit conditions.
The Lu375C is a USB 2.0, 3.1 megapixel color camera designed for use in a variety of industrial and security applications requiring high resolution at a modest cost. Uncompressed images in live streaming video and still image captures are provided across a USB 2.0 digital interface. With 2048 x 1536 resolution and on-board processing this camera delivers outstanding image quality and value.
“FIPS201 ensures full interoperability and compliance with existing as well as future PIV systems by putting stringent performance requirements on cameras.” stated Dany Longval, Director of Product Management at Lumenera Corporation. “Tamron has provided us with a superior lens, allowing our camera to deliver the full image resolution and quality required by FIPS201.”
The joint solution is now available. For more information on Lumenera’s imaging solutions visit lumenera.com and tamron-usa.com for details on Tamron’s optical components.
About Tamron Co., Ltd.
“New Eyes for Industry” is Tamron’s slogan. This is consistent with the company’s position as a comprehensive manufacturer of a wide range of original optical products, from interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras to various optical devices for both the general consumer and OEM. Tamron makes optical products that contribute to a range of different industries and will continue to devote its rich creativity and leading-edge technical prowess to various industrial fields. Furthermore, Tamron well understands environmental responsibility and aspires to help preserve the natural environment in all business activities.
Optical Product Line-up:
Interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras, digital camera lenses, video camera lenses, lenses for automotive applications, CCTV lenses, lenses for long wavelength infrared cameras, ultra-precision optical components and more.
Lumenera Corporation, a division of Roper Industries, and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions. Lumenera cameras are used worldwide in a diverse range of industrial, scientific and security applications.
Lumenera solutions provide unique combinations of speed, resolution and sensitivity in order to satisfy the most demanding digital imaging requirements. Lumenera customers achieve the benefit of superior price to performance ratios and faster time to market with the company's commitment to high quality, cost effective product solutions. For further information about Lumenera, please visit http://www.lumenera.com or call 613-736-4077.
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