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SILIOS Compact Multispectral Cameras (CMS) Snapshot

CMS Multispetral cameras are designed for easy integration into VIS/NIR multispectral systems.


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CMS Multispetral cameras are designed for easy integration into VIS/NIR multispectral systems. These lightweight (less than 60gr) and very small footprint (52x52x22mm) cameras split the image into 8 spectral bands plus 1 B&W channel.

Made by hybridization of a custom Bayer-like matrix on a commercial 1.3 MPixel CMOS Sensor, they allow extracting the spectrum on each point of an image. SILIOS offers three different CMS cameras (CMS-C, CMS-V and CMS-S) to address a wide spectrum of applications.

SILIOS Compact Multispectral Cameras (CMS) Snapshot


Array typeCMOS
Optical InterfaceCS-mount (C-mount compatible with additional C-ring)
Resolution (raw picture)1280 (H) x 1024 (V)
Resolution (spectral pictures)426 (H) x 339 (V)
Pixel pitch5.3 μm
Maximum frame rate60 Hz
Exposure tme range10 µs to 2 s
Camera controlUSB 3.0GigE
Digital output10-bit USB 3.010-bit GigE
Power supplyUSB 3.0External
Dimension (W x H x L)56 x 56 x 22 mm362 x 62 x 30 mm3
Weight (camera head)76 g99 g

Spectral Specifications

ModelSpectral RangeBand width (FWHM avg)Macropixel Configuration
CMS-C430-700 nm40 nm3×3 (8 color bands + 1 B&W)
CMS-V550-830 nm40 nm3×3 (8 color bands + 1 B&W)
CMS-S650-930 nm40 nm3×3 (8 color bands + 1 B&W)

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Wavelength range (nm)
CMS4-C430-700 nm
CMS4-V550-830 nm
CMS4650-930 nm
Number of Bands9 (8 colors + 1 B&W)
Bandwidth (FWHM)20 to 40 nm
Imager TypeCMOS sensor
Spatial Resolution2048 x 2048 full picture (4.2 Mpx)
Frame Rateup to 95 full frame/s
Pixel Pitch5.5 microns
Bit Depth10

SILIOS Compact Multispectral Cameras (CMS) Snapshot

Software Development Kit (SDK)

COLOR SHADES® LAB is the SDK for the CMS Series multispectral cameras. It allows

1) displaying the raw images, false color images, gray scale images or overlaid images with different indexation methods (such as “spectrum recognition”),

2) normalizing the spectral channels,

3) applying multispectral image corrections such as the crosstalk correction and

4) extracting the hypercubes.

COLOR SHADES® LAB runs with real time acquisition, but can also run with recorded single image or series of images (“replay mode”).

COLOR SHADES® LAB supports any of the three CMS cameras (CMS-C, CMS-V or CMS-S) and recognizes each plugged one via its S/N number. The specific spectral data of the corresponding multispectral sensor are then used for spectral corrections and treatments.

COLOR SHADES® LAB is supplied free of charge with any purchased multispectral CMS camera.


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