DepthVista USB 3D ToF camera supports close range depth measurement, far-range object detection

DepthVista is a USB Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera designed for precise 3D depth measurement in close range mode (1.2m) and person and/or object detection in far-range mode up to 6 meters away.

This ToF camera combines a 3D depth camera capable of 640 x 480 @ 30fps, and an Onsemi AR0234 color global shutter sensor supporting HD and FHD at up to 30fps, plus an 850nm VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) for safety and the ability to operate in complete darkness.

e-con Systems’ DepthVista (See3CAM_TOF_25CUG) specifications:

  • Depth camera
    • 3D camera technology: Time-of-Flight
    • Depth range
      • Near mode – 0.2m to 1.2m
      • Far mode – 1m to 6m
    • Illumination: 850nm pulsed laser (Indoor)
    • Accuracy: Up to 1% depending on environmental conditions
    • Output format: Y16 (raw 12-bit)
    • Resolutions
      • Depth – 640 x 480 @ 30fps
      • IR – 640 x 480 @ 30fps
      • Depth + IR – 640 x 960 @ 30fps
    • FOV – 84.29° (H) x 64.14° (V) x 99.75°(D) with the lens provided by e-Con systems
  • RGB camera
      • Onsemi AR0234 Full HD color sensor
      • Shutter type – Global shutter
      • Optical format – 1/2.6″
      • Output format – Uncompressed UYVY
      • Resolution & framerate
        • HD – 1280 x 720 @ 60fps
        • FHD – 1920 x 1080 @ 30fps
      • Pixel size – 3μm x 3μm
      • Responsivity:56 Ke-/lux−sec
      • SNR:38 dB
      • Dynamic range:71.4 dB
      • FOV – 80.61° (H) x 55.69° (V) x 90.07°(D) with the default lens
  • USB – USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port
  • Sensors – 6-axis IMU, 2x temperature sensors
  • Power Supply – 5V via USB or 12V via DC jack
  • Power consumption – 12 Watts
  • Dimensions – 101.5 x 34.2 x 30.8 mm
  • Temperature Range – 0°C to 50°C
  • Weight – 121.5 Grams

The USB 3D ToF camera works with systems running Windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu 18.04, and the company offers TOFCam sample application for video preview and SDK packages, a C++ Qt application development, and a still capture application. e-con Systems Android and MAC OS support can be offered upon request, meaning you had to pay them for development or order a minimum amount of cameras to cover development costs.

 

The DepthVista documentation with a datasheet, a getting started manual, streaming and face & smile detection applications notes, and more can be found on the product page, but you’ll have to leave your email and contact details for download which is less than impressive… Some of the use cases for the camera include Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), Autonomous Guided Vehicles (AGVs), people counting in retail analytics, patient care/monitoring, face recognition devices, and so on.

A DepthVista kit with camera lenses attached and glued inside the aluminum enclosure, a USB Type-C cable, a tripod, and a 12V/4A power adapter is available for $599 until June 3, after which the price will go up to $699.

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