One of our strong technology platforms:

Juno, our flexible network camera with dual streaming and Wi-Fi

 


 

 
  • Flexibility with all features:

  • The processor and the embedded Linux operating system are integrated directly on the board.
  • Even without a PC, image data go directly via DVI/HDMI to the monitor or to the storage card via Snapshot.
  • The Juno camera design offers an enormous interface selection: LAN / Fast Ethernet (RJ45), USB, HDMI (DVI), SVIDEO (Y/C), infrared, keypad and convenient internal memory.
  • Streams or still frames are unlimitedly scalable.
  • The en-/decoding is based on H.264 (max. 8 MBit/sec), JPEG and MJPEG.
  • Numerous camera settings and smart imaging features are part of the range of features, and face and motion detection can be implemented as well.
  • Wi-Fi via SD card / web server

 

With our strong camera platforms we serve a great many, very different applications. Each case is a success for the customer as well as for our technology portfolio. One example is the network camera Juno.

 

There is no single industry label that applies to Juno: it’s at work, in numerous models, in microscopy, in medicine (e.g., ophthalmologie), in the automotive sector as well as in countless industrial monitoring applications.

 

Simultaneous streaming, real-time streaming

When new project inquiries are checked in the Kappa portfolio, the flexible Juno camera design comes more and more often into play. On the Juno development team, Gerd Hoffmann is the expert in streaming and recording. For him, the Juno is the ace up the sleeve when it comes to high-quality, high-resolution, compressed video. It is a universal hardware encoder for video, all of the streaming protocols are implemented. In microscopy, Juno cameras deliver the real-time streaming protocol. The current system time of the IP network camera is synchronized with the Precision Time Protocol (PTP). Video data are streamed via GigE Vision. “And we can do a whole lot more, like dual streaming when we record concurrently in two different resolutions,” Hoffmann added.

 

Success principle:
maximum flexibility for adaptations

Juno’s circuitry layout leaves nothing to be desired, either. For Patrick Hein and Oliver Bierwirth, Kappa programmers, such maximum modularity guarantees success. Even the Linux open source operating system provides the greatest possible flexibility to implement adaptations quickly.
In a sketch, Hein immediately combines all sorts of CCD and CMOS sensors, FPGAs, μ-controllers, and processors, noting: “it all works, and it works right away!” On a tablet, Bierwirth demonstrates a mobile user software app. Via WiFi video streams are received from the camera. Every camera parameter can be controlled with this app, and in the future, adjustments for system peripherals such as lenses or microscopes will be available as well.

 

 

Miniaturization with HDI multilayers

HDI multilayer PCB layout allows for small designs. There are board-level models in various packagings, even with remote camera heads and compact housing designs.

 

Modular solutions
from affordable to high-end

Application Engineer Stefan Weyh emphasizes the attractive price-toperformance ratio. The top dictum during development was to create a platform with which scalable customer solutions could be realized even under high cost pressure. High-end solutions are just as possible as those in the entry level arena, low unit counts as well as mass production.

 

Juno’s limits?

With so much praise, the question arises: what can’t Juno do? Andreas Koch, leader of Kappa’s Software Department, summarizes:

 

“Juno is no jack-of-all-trades, but it is a flexible camera design with an unbelievable number of
strengths!”

 


Technical data


 

A great variety of solutions, but we don't have to reinvent the wheel on every project...

Mikroskopy

 

 

 

Video Colposocopy

 

Automotive

 

 

Streaming - Recording Module