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Jul 21st, 2012
Varioptic announces M12 Auto Focus Lenses
Varioptic, a Business Unit of Parrot SA, is pleased to announce a new series of imaging products based on its breakthrough electrowetting technology. Dedicated to imaging system integrators, Caspian is a family of Auto Focus Lens Modules that combine a fix objective lens, a Varioptic liquid lens and a flex cable in a single lens barrel. Caspian modules are designed according to standard mounts in order to enable fast and easy integration into most camera boards.
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The first module to be introduced on the market, the Caspian M12-316-9.6, is based on an Arctic 316 liquid lens, a Sunex DSL935 fix lens, and is compatible with M12x0.5 mounts (S-Mount) and off-the-shelf FPC connectors. With a 9.6 mm focal length and compatibility with up to 1/1.8” sensors, this module is the perfect choice for high demanding applications where speed of focus and industrial-grade robustness are a must, such as machine vision, biometrics, barcode reading and medical imaging. An optional IR-cut filter is available.

The Caspian M12-316-9.6 is now available from Varioptic and its distributors, as well as a Caspian Development Kit including 2 Caspian modules, a power supply with a choice of driver ICs, a connection cable, driving software and libraries, plus an extensive set of documentation.

About Varioptic
Founded in 2002 by Bruno Berge, a PhD in physics, Varioptic became in January 2012 a Business Unit of Parrot SA. Varioptic develops, designs and markets electrically-controlled miniature optics based on its proprietary and patented programmable liquid lens technology. The ranges of technological solutions developed by Varioptic are aimed at a number of markets in the miniature digital camera sector (biometrics, machine vision, general consumer and medical cameras).

For more information: www.varioptic.com

About Parrot

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars. Its globally recognized expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment. Additionally, Parrot designs and markets an exclusive ‘Parrot by’ range, consisting of a prestigious line of high-end wireless multimedia products in collaboration with some of the world’s most well-renowned artists; and the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via wi-fi and using augmented reality.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 650 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)

For more information: www.parrot.com/ www.ardrone.com/ www.parrotoem.com


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