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Microscan's Vision MINI Smart Camera a "Perfect Fit" for Clinical Instrument Manufacturers

Jul 18, 2011

As the world's smallest, fully integrated vision system, the ultra-compact Vision MINI is designed for reliable vision performance in embedded clinical and lab automation applications.

As the world's smallest, fully integrated vision system, the ultra-compact Vision MINI is designed for reliable vision performance in embedded clinical and lab automation applications.

Microscan, the leading global supplier of embedded barcode scanners and imagers for life sciences, announces the new Vision MINI smart camera. As the world’s smallest, fully integrated vision system, the ultra-compact Vision MINI is designed for reliable vision performance in embedded clinical and lab automation applications. Live demonstrations of the Vision MINI will be available at the upcoming American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, scheduled to take place July 26-28, 2011 in Microscan’s Booth #239.

OEMs in clinical diagnostics and other life sciences are turning to machine vision to increase throughput and improve the accuracy of their instruments. Auto ID systems such as barcode readers have long been used for sample tracking and identification; the Vision MINI machine vision system takes this capability a step further by automating critical inspection tasks such as cap presence, color matching, and test tube identification in addition to reading 1D and 2D barcodes.

Measuring only 1.80 x 2.10 x 1.00" (WxLxH), the small form factor of the Vision MINI allows for flexible positioning in tight spaces. The compact smart camera features fully integrated lighting, autofocus lens, complete AutoVISION™ software tool set, and wide angle optics for close-range applications. The Vision MINI delivers high accuracy and reliability, along with the assurance of long term availability and support. This is essential for OEM manufacturers, who require uninterrupted availability throughout the life-cycle of their products, and enables them to focus on new development instead of obsolescence issues.


Microscan is a global leader in technology for precision data acquisition and control solutions serving a wide range of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology, Data Matrix. Today, Microscan remains a technology leader in automatic identification and machine vision with extensive solutions for ID tracking, traceability and inspection ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, identification, and measurement.

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