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SILIOS Compact Multispectral Cameras (CMS) Snapshot

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.




Array type CMOS
Optical Interface CS-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 pitch 5.3 μm
Maximum frame rate 60 Hz
Exposure tme range 10 µs to 2 s
ADC 10-bit
Camera control USB 3.0 GigE
Digital output 10-bit USB 3.0 10-bit GigE
Power supply USB 3.0 External
Dimension (W x H x L) 56 x 56 x 22 mm3 62 x 62 x 30 mm3
Weight (camera head) 76 g 99 g

Spectral Specifications

Model Spectral Range Band width (FWHM avg) Macropixel Configuration
CMS-C 430-700 nm 40 nm 3x3 (8 color bands + 1 B&W)
CMS-V 550-830 nm 40 nm 3x3 (8 color bands + 1 B&W)
CMS-S 650-930 nm 40 nm 3x3 (8 color bands + 1 B&W)

NEW:  CMS-4 Series  4Mpx Multispectral Cameras

  Wavelength range (nm)
CMS4-C 430-700 nm
CMS4-V 550-830 nm
CMS4 650-930 nm
Number of Bands 9 (8 colors + 1 B&W)
Bandwidth (FWHM) 20 to 40 nm
Imager Type CMOS sensor
Spatial Resolution 2048 x 2048 full picture (4.2 Mpx)
Frame Rate up to 95 full frame/s
Pixel Pitch 5.5 microns
Bit Depth 10
Interfaces USB3.0

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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