News | September 21, 2009

Toshiba Imaging's New, High-Def, Miniature CMOS Remote Head Camera

Source: Toshiba Imaging Systems Division

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, the global leader in high-definition (HD) video imaging, announces the newest camera models in their ever-expanding HD camera suite, the miniature remote CMOS IK-HR1H camera head. It can be configured with either of two camera control units (CCUs), the IK-HR1CD and the IK-HR1CS. The ultra-small, lightweight remote camera head is approximately 1.18 in. x 1.37 in. x 1.41 in. and weighs only 1.76 oz. (without lens). Toshiba's 1/3-in. CMOS sensor is ideal for imaging applications where space is critical and the remote head can be linked to the CCU via a standard, power over camera link (PoCL) cable.

Two output versions of the IK-HR1H are available to deliver added flexibility; the IK-HR1CD camera control unit offers a DVI-I with 720p/1080i/1080p and the IK-HR1CS CCU features an HD-SDI with 720p/1080i video signal outputs. With the optional auto and manual white balance controls plus optional auto and manual electronic shuttering, these tiny, new cameras are well-suited for scientific/life sciences, microscopy, and diagnostic imaging. Other applications that require a small, flexible, high performance HD camera include specialty broadcasting, reality TV and sports, microscopy, industrial video/inspection, and aviation.

About Toshiba Imaging Systems Division
Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (Irvine, CA) is the premier supplier of high quality video cameras for machine vision, R&D and scientific applications. Advanced video imaging technology and high resolution cameras such as Toshiba's 3CCD color cameras and their remote head camera family has earned Toshiba America's Imaging Systems Division the distinctive reputation for offering the most advanced imaging solutions to the industrial and scientific communities. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Toshiba Imaging Systems Division