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Infrared camera with wide spectral range, high dynamic range, affordable and compact.

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Emberion VS20: Affordable infrared camera for tasks covering a wide range of application fields including mining, agriculture, packaging and many more.

The Emberion VS20 is a versatile camera system that can be adapted with optics and lighting for multispectral and hyperspectral imaging. Its features make it a valuable tool for applications requiring high-quality imaging with robust performance and flexibility. These cameras provide fantastic responsivity with very low noise over a broad spectral range from 400nm to 2000 nm.

Emberion VS20 has full camera functionality including calibration, image preprocessing, thermal control, power management and standard digital camera interfaces. The Emberion VS20 housing provides a wide operating temperature range, efficient thermal management and protection against dust and water. The sensor package also offers a thermo-electric cooling (TEC) element.

The Emberion VS20 VIS-SWIR cameras are built with an innovative Colloidal Quantum Dot (CQD) sensor. A fairly-new commercial technology, CQD sensors are built with wet chemistry processes and offer a tunable photon absorption range and broad wavelength coverage. CQD short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensors offer high quantum efficiency, low noise and can operate at elevated temperatures. CQD pixels facilitate scalability to both small and large formats, such as 4K HD.


The Emberion VS20 VIS-SWIR Camera family is offered in three variants

Emberion VS20 Compact

  • GigE Interface
  • 200 Frames-per-Second

Emberion VS20 CameraLink

  • CameraLink Interface
  • 86 Frames-per-second

Emberion VS20 GigE

  • GigE interface
  • 400 Frames-per-second
Features common to all models:

• Wide spectral range covered with a single sensor array, from 400nm to 2000nm.
• High dynamic range 80dB allows for detail in the shadows otherwise below the noise floor level and so not usable.
• Affordable and applicable to a wide range of imaging applications.
• Emberion designed CMOS Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) customised for low noise and high dynamic range

Materials Inspection: See through plastic packaging:

Visible image SWIR Image  
Plastic packaging doesn't allow light to pass through making it opaque. Plastic packaging becomes transparent.  
Water Absorption Detection

Visible Image 1450nm 1920nm

Water is very strongly absorbed in a number of relatively narrow spectral bands between 1000nm and 1900nm with the absorption feature around 1450nm most commonly used to measure moisture content.


Counterfeit & Security

Visible Image Full Spectrum Image SWIR Image
Eyes barely visible. 400nm - 2000nm: Visible light dominates IR light in this full spectrum image due to the properties of the halogen + LED light sources and spectral sensitivity of the sensor. Dark hair, brown eyes and wooden earrings appear very light in the SWIR only image. Black plastic sunglasses fully transparent.
Anomaly Detection  

Visible image SWIR Image with backlight  
Contaminants unidentifiable. The plastic contaminants show up as white in colour and become easily identifiable.  


VS20 Compact
VS20 GigE
Emberion VS20 CameraLink
Resolution 640 x 512 640 x 512 640 x 512
Spectral Range 400 to 2000 nm 400 to 2000 nm 400 to 2000 nm
Image Size 12.8 mm x 10.24 mm 12.8 mm x 10.24 mm 12.8 mm x 10.24 mm
Frame Rate 200 fps 400 fps 86 fps
Interface GigE Vision GigE Vision CameraLink

Need a price or more application information? Please email Adept Turnkey or call our offices
Adept Turnkey Pty Ltd are "The Machine Vision and Imaging Specialists" and distributor of Emberion products in Australia and New Zealand. To find out more about Emberion, please call Adept Turnkey at Perth (08) 9242 5411 / Sydney (02) 9905 5551 / Melbourne (03) 9384 1775 or contact us online.




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