PhoXi Cam 3D Cameras by Photoneo
Photoneo’s (Slovakia) 3D object sensing is based on an advanced structured light technique, whereby a set of coded patterns is projected on the object under inspection. The company’s PhoXi scanner family has its own projection system, CMOS sensors from Sony and graphics processing units from Nvidia.
Photoneo has secured a €2.1 million seed investment led by Prague-based venture capital firm Credo Ventures, with the participation RSJ, Avast’s co-founders Eduard Kuèera and Pavel Baudiš, and others.
Overview of the PhoXi Technology
Based on its revolutionary sensor technology, PhoXi by Photoneo is able to capture the high-resolution 3D data with a single frame of the camera. Photoneo calls it the Multi-Image sensing and it is based on a massive parallelism on a level of photons. In collaboration with their projection unit, it basically freezes objects in space and deliver a motion-blur free 3D reconstruction. It is suitable for all dynamic applications (alongside of all static ones).
This level of performance is possible due to a custom-design smart CMOS sensor. Photoneo hopes, that the new camera will help to shape the new wave of industry automation.
The camera is able to deliver 16 million measurements per second, either at 3.2 megapixels at 5pfs or 0.8 megapixels at 20fps. The company says frame rates can reach 60fps, and that the cameras can deliver a motion-blur free 3D reconstruction.
Photoneo is already testing its technology with companies in a wide range of industries including automotive, logistics, air travel and medical devices.
Jan Zizka, CEO of Photoneo said: ‘The newly raised capital will allow our company to finish the image sensor chip thanks to which our camera will operate at full resolution at higher speeds. Additionally, we plan to strengthen our team on both technical and sales side to accommodate the large spectrum of use cases our potential customers are seeking to accommodate.’
Photoneo is a machine vision startup based in Slovakia with a team of visionaries and talented engineers. With our patented technology of advanced 3D vision cameras, we are setting the new benchmark of smart vision systems. We are cooperating with leading industrial suppliers to deliver outstanding sensoric performance to drive the future autonomous systems ranging from collaborative robots, drones, self-driving vehicles to unbeatable face-recognition and enhancing human vision in augmented reality applications.
For more information, please visit www.photoneo.com