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Sensor format
1/2.9″ - 1.2″
Resolution
1.6 - 25 MP

ITALA G.EL is a series of GigE Vision industrial cameras with integrated liquid lens control designed and built in Italy by Opto Engineering®.

The ITALA G.EL series integrates high quality Sony Pregius and Pregius S CMOS sensors ranging from the most commonly used II generation with 3.45 µm pixels to the most recent IV generation with 2.74 µm pixels.

Thanks to a built-in driver, the ITALA G.EL cameras allow to simplify the integration of Optotune® liquid lenses avoiding an external dedicated hardware.

Key advantages

No external driver needed.

  • Aluminum body & steel lens mount.
  • Shock & Vibration certified.
  • Wide temperature range.

Cameras designed and manufactured in Italy by Opto Engineering®.

Isolated PoE supply
Simplified cable harness with data and power over a single cable.

Broad range of I/Os
Industry standard Hirose 12 pin connector for a broad range of I/Os and special functions.

Large on-board image buffer
Never miss a frame and take advantage of burst mode acquisition.

Large FPGA
To manage / host a wide range of camera functions.

  • 5 years warranty.
  • Dedicated support for the integration directly from the manufacturer.
  • Fast shipping service from Italy within 2 days *

Guaranteed quality

Complete electronic testing
Complete electronic testing

All the features of our cameras are check to ensure perfect operation.

Burn-in test
Burn-in test

Each camera undergoes severe testing to avoid possible early failures.

Sensor alignment
Sensor alignment

We check the sensor alignment of each camera to ensure maximum performance.

EMVA 1288 test
EMVA 1288 test

Each camera is tested according to the EMVA1288 standard.

Thanks to the integrated control of the liquid lens, ITALA G.EL cameras allow you to greatly simplify your vision system. As shown in the image below, in fact, you can avoid an external driver and two cables (that of the liquid lens and that of the driver) by using a single custom cable that connects the camera to both the liquid lens and the computer.

ITALA G.EL are ideal in combination with many optics that integrate liquid lens technology such as  EL5MP series optics (left), PCHI023-AF (center) or TCEL series (right).

Fast shipping service

* This service enables the customer to quickly receive ITALA® series cameras.

Opto Engineering® undertakes to ship the camera from its warehouse located in Italy within the next 2 working days after sending the order confirmation, according to the shipping and payment terms agreed with the customer.

To benefit from the fast shipping service, it is necessary to submit an order showing, in addition to the camera part number, the SSR-ITALA code. This service is subject to a fee: please contact our sales engineers for more information.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our customers. For this reason, we are working to make our fast shipping service available on as many ITALA® cameras as possible.

The service is subject to the actual availability of the requested product in Opto Engineering® warehouse in Italy and is currently valid for shipments to the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

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Last update 10 Jun 2024

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Notes

  1. Color-model's fps are calculated using BayerRG8 pixel format
  2. Measured with 24V power supply and liquid lens connected to the camera
  3. Case temperature, measured on the front part of the camera body
  4. Ambient temperature
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Software

ITALA SDK (Windows 64 bit) v2024.06.10
ITALA SDK (Ubuntu) v2024.06.10
ITALA SDK (Windows 64 bit) v2024.04.16
ITALA SDK (Ubuntu) v2024.04.16
ITALA SDK (Windows 64 bit) v2024.03.26
ITALA SDK (Ubuntu) v2024.03.26
ITALA SDK (Windows 64 bit) v2024.03.15
ITALA SDK (Ubuntu) v2024.03.15
ITALA SDK (Windows 64 bit) v2024.03.04
ITALA SDK (Ubuntu) v2024.03.04

Firmware

ITALA Firmware v2.2.2
ITALA Firmware v2.2.2 ChangeLog
ITALA Firmware v2.2.1
ITALA Firmware v2.2.0
ITALA Firmware v2.1.2
ITALA Firmware v2.1.1
ITALA Firmware v2.1.0
ITALA Firmware v2.0.2
ITALA Firmware v2.0.0

Technical documents

ITALA User Manual (English)
ITALA User Manual (Italiano)
ITALA User Manual (한국어)
ITALA User Manual (中文)

Sensors

Liquid lens control

Connectivity

Fast acquisition

Data acquisition

Multi-camera systems

Color management

Programming languages & OS

Advanced functionalities for demanding applications

Sensors

SONY Pregius™ sensors
SONY Pregius™ sensors
SONY Pregius™ Global shutter CMOS image sensors
SONY Pregius™ S sensors
SONY Pregius™ S sensors
SONY Pregius™ S back-illuminated Global shutter CMOS image sensors

Liquid lens control

Liquid lens controller
Liquid lens controller
Controlling a liquid lens directly through the camera, without the need of a dedicated external driver
Autofocus
Autofocus
Automatically find the best focus position using an objective with liquid lens
Quick autofocus of parts at different working distances
Quick autofocus of parts at different working distances

Connectivity

1 GigE
1 GigE
Gigabit Ethernet over copper wiring camera interface (1000BASE-T)
Power over Ethernet
Power over Ethernet
Power over Ethernet, allows a single cable to provide both data and power to the camera
12-24 Volt
12-24 Volt
Extended voltage supply range
Opto-isolated I/O
Opto-isolated I/O
Optically isolated input and output logic
Encoder
Encoder
Input an encoder signal to the camera

Fast acquisition

Burst
Burst
Burst mode allows the user to take several images in quick succession
Sequencer
Sequencer
Real-time switch between different camera settings among different captured frames
Dual exposure
Dual exposure
Dual exposure mode allows the user to acquire two images in rapid succession
Fast trigger mode
Fast trigger mode
Reduced jitter time between electrical trigger input and frame acquisition
Image compression
Image compression
Compress the output image to overcome the connection bandwidth limits (coming soon)

Data acquisition

12-bit depth
12-bit depth
Up to 12 bit for pixels analog-to-digital conversion
Chunk data
Chunk data
Chunk data allows to attach extra data to the image frame
Region of Interest
Region of Interest
Selecting and aquire a specific region of interest of the frame
Binning and decimation
Binning and decimation
Aggregate the values of adjacent pixel (binning) or subsample the image pixels (decimation)

Multi-camera systems

Precision Time Protocol
Precision Time Protocol
PTP is used to synchronize system clocks through the network to have precise timings
Scheduled action command
Scheduled action command
Send and schedule actions at a precise time, such as camera triggering
Four synchronized ITALA® cameras combined with fixed focal length lenses and dome lights
Four synchronized ITALA® cameras combined with fixed focal length lenses and dome lights

Color management

Auto white balance
Auto white balance
Automatically or manually equalize the color channels to get balanced images
Color correction matrix
Color correction matrix
Balance the color response to get better color fidelity
Verification of automotive paint finish
Verification of automotive paint finish

Programming languages & OS

API C
API C
Programming with C dedicated API
API C#
API C#
Programming with C# dedicated API
API C++
API C++
Programming with C++ dedicated API
API Python
API Python
Programming with Python dedicated API
Windows
Windows
API available for Windows operating system
Linux
Linux
API available for Linux operating system

ITALA SDK

ITALA View

Third party software compatibility

ITALA SDK

The ITALA SDK (Software Development Kit) is a robust and easy-to-use API designed from scratch to support all ITALA® cameras. The compliance to the GenICam standard grants easy and precise configuration and control of cameras thanks to GenTL. Moreover, the ITALA SDK features up-to-date SFNC nomenclature and supports event interface to create deterministic camera operation and chunk data to provide meta-data on the acquisition

Key features

  • Robust, easy-to-use C++, C, C# and Python API
  • Extensive documentation with practical code examples showing common and advanced use cases
  • Standardized camera control via familiar GenApi implementation
  • Up-to-date SFNC feature names
  • Event interface and chunk data support
  • Utilities for camera network configuration and firmware updates
  • NDIS filter driver improves streaming stability and CPU usage
  • Fully featured GUI viewer for camera control, streaming and monitoring
  • Camera settings download from device to file and vice versa
  • Support for Windows and Linux OS

Please find more information on the extensive functions of the ITALA API in the ITALA SDK documentation available in the installation directory.

ITALA View

ITALA View is a GUI tool which allows the evaluation, configuration and troubleshooting of ITALA® cameras. With a comprehensive set of utilities and wizards, Itala View speeds up the evaluation and deployment of a vision system built around ITALA cameras.

With reference to the image below, the main window of Itala View can be divided in different functional areas:

  1. Menu bar, to access the settings, tools and wizards of the application
  2. Device discovery, with the NICs of your computer and the cameras connected to them
  3. Device information and control
  4. Video streaming
  5. Image data analysis and logging
  6. GenICam feature tree
ITALA View main window.
ITALA View main window.

From the Tools menu you can access two important utilities:

  • IP configurator, to efficiently address network configuration issues of Itala cameras, including but not restricted to:
    1. Camera and NIC set with persistent IPs but different subnets
    2. Camera and NIC set with persistent IPs but different subnet masks
    3. Camera set in DHCP mode and NIC set with a persistent IP
    4. Camera set with a persistent IP and NIC set in DHCP mode
IP configurator window.
IP configurator window.
  • Firmware update, where you can install firmware files after downloading them from Opto Engineering website
Firmware update window.
Firmware update window.

From the Wizard you can access three important utilities:

  • LUT wizard, to view and edit the LUT of the selected camera which allows the user to set a transformation at a pixel level
LUT wizard window.
LUT wizard window.
  • Defective pixels correction wizard, to perform a custom pixel correction that takes into account environmental factors which can increase the amount of defective pixels during the camera life
Defective pixels correction wizard.
Defective pixels correction wizard.
  • Color correction wizard, to calibrate the camera in specific light conditions with a reference color and obtain an optimal color rendering
Color correction wizard.
Color correction wizard.

Third party software compatibility

Itala cameras are compliant to GigEVision and GenICam standards, allowing easy integration with third party vision software. In addition, the SDK includes a GenTL producer (.cti file) compliant with the GenTL specifications hosted by EMVA. This further enhances the interoperability with other compliant devices and software.

The list of compatible third party software includes, but it’s not limited to:

  • FabImage® by Opto Engineering
  • VisionPro by Cognex
  • Halcon by MVTec
  • Merlic by MVTec
  • LabVIEW by National Instruments
  • Aurora Design Assistant™ by Zebra
  • Aurora™ by Zebra

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