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OptoMotive specializes in developing and manufacturing demanding optomechatronic systems. With its team of highly qualified engineers and its close links to Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of University of Ljubljana, OptoMotive offers innovative FPGA-based high-performance modular intelligent ready-made cameras and tailor-made FPGA solutions for vision and metrology applications.

Because FPGAs offer massive computational force at a low power and reduced cost, they offer extremely short reaction time in closed loop control systems. For this reason, OptoMotive has become expert in combining user-programmable FPGAs with the high speeds and resolutions offered by newer image sensors.

OptoMotive’s concept of joining large FPGAs, high-performance imaging sensors and image processing within the FPGA, positions the company’s cameras Cameleon, Camelopard and Velociraptor at the forefront of new vision applications and provides a clear path ahead into the future. 

COMPANY BACKGROUND

After years of experience and extended work with research and development projects in Laboratory of Optodynamics and Laser Applications at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of University of Ljubljana, Ales Gorkic, Ph.D., in 2001, had to purchase a smart camera  for his scanner machine project. Unable to find a smart camera that met both the technical needs and funding restrictions, Dr. Gorkic decided to build one.

He started with exploring his needs and perspectives and the current market offerings, looking for the most powerful components, including some that had not previously been considered as possible solutions.   In a few months, Dr. Gorkic built a camera based on an FPGA that provided a large image sensor with a highly-efficcient programmable core for image processing inside the camera. 

The camera Dr Gorkic built attracted some attention so he invited selected development partners and customers to join him. Thanks to an extensive and fruitful collaboration with highly qualified experts, OptoMotive was formed in 2008 and the first product, the Cameleon FPGA-based smart camera, was introduced.  Cameleon became a foundation for succeeding generations of Optomotive cameras. Camelopard, more sophisticated and even more innovative than Cameleon was developed a year later. 

In preparation for the next product, Dr. Gorkic dug deeply into the camera oferingd for machine vision and found out that while a great variety of cameras were available there were still significant unmet customer needs. Some existing products offered either fast picture acquisition or huge FPS rate or fast communication protocol, but none provided customer-programmable image processing or image compression inside the camera. This encouraged the team to undertake a year of intensive development work. Today, OptoMotive can proudly offer its latest and most powerful FPGA-based camera family - The Velociraptor.

CURRENT PRODUCTS

Velociraptor - high-frame-rate, fully-programmable FPGA-based camera using 2.2 and 4.2 megapixel CMOS monochrome or color sensors from CMOSIS.  The Velociraptor has a gigabit Ethernet PoE interface and a Xilinx Spartan 6LX 15 million gate FPGA.  Complete source code and a library of pre-packaged image processing cores are available to permit users to fully integrate their processing reqirements with camera control.  The special-purpose model Velociraptor HS includes a real-time JPEG compressor to permit full-speed operation of the CMOSIS sensors over GigE.

LIMITED WARRANTY

This is the standard limited warranty offered by Optomotive.  Alternative Vision will assist in warranty claims as described in the Terms of Sale posted on this website.  Do not return products directly to Optomotive.

Warranty period - The original OptoMotive Product you have purchased is covered by a warranty of 12 months. The warranty period begins on the date of purchase of brand new, unused products by the first end user. Please retain your delivery note or your invoice as proof of purchase.

General terms and conditions - As a Producer and Seller, OptoMotive mechatronics Ltd (Hereinafter referred to as “OptoMotive”) will handle all warranty related affairs and shall satisfy OptoMotive warranty obligations by remedying any material or manufacturing faults free of charge at OptoMotive discretion either by repair or by exchanging individual parts or the entire appliance.

The Product is guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and parts in the warranty period. Defects that occur within this warranty period under normal use and care will be repaired or replaced at OptoMotive discretion.

OptoMotive reserves the right to replace the Product or relevant part with the same or equivalent product or part, rather than repair it. Where a replacement is provided the Product or part replaced becomes the property of OptoMotive. OptoMotive may replace parts with refurbished parts. Replacement of the Product or a part does not extend or restart the Warranty period.

In the event that no identical Product is available for service repair, OptoMotive has the right to replace the Product with a device of equal capacity, or offer the customer the choice of a Product upgrade which may incur an extra cost.

The benefits conferred by this warranty are in addition to all rights and remedies in respect of the Product that the consumer has under EU territory laws.

The Warranty is transferable to a new owner, in the event of sale of the Product, provided the new owner has the receipt of purchase and the Product is still within the warranty period.

Please keep your delivery note or your invoice as proof of purchase and as proof of the date on which the purchase was made. The proof of purchase must be presented when making a claim under this warranty. If in the event the proof of purchase is not presented, then this warranty is invalid.

In the event that this Product is dead on arrival, you have 14 days in which to return the Product to OptoMotive or your local place of purchase for a new replacement. If you do not return the Product within 14 days then the Product will be treated under normal warranty conditions.

Products sent in for repair or replacement will be repaired or replaced with a product deemed to be of equal or greater performance by OptoMotive if an exact replacement is not available. All products returned from OptoMotive are thoroughly tested recertified products.

As OptoMotive strives to honour the best warranty in the business, we have and will continue to make policy changes. Make sure you read this document carefully and check back for updates. OptoMotive reserves the right to change this policy without notice. Last update 19/4/2012.

 

 

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