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The PC-based OPTIc represents the next generation in photofinish technology ---
no more messy film & chemicals!

The Alge OPTIc is a PC-based color photofinish system that employs integrated evaluation software for image analysis & results processing. The full-color Line Scan Camera scans every movement on the finish lane in true color (24 bit, 16.7 million colors) and with a resolution of 1356 pixels. It stores the data on the hard disk of the computer. The stored image sequence becomes your "hardcopy" record of the entire competition. Integrated results software allows you to quickly print interim or final results, as well as maintaining a complete photographic record of all finish-line activity.
  • High picture quality in all light conditions due to state-of-the-art line scan sensor
  • Onboard Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO)
  • Compatible with Windows 2000 and Windows XP
  • Works with desktop & notebook PCs equipped with IEEE-1394A-OHCI compatible interface (Firewire)
  • Unlimited recording time with suitable PC hardware
  • High resolution, 2000 lines per second, up to 1356 pixel resolution
  • Results evaluation is possible during capture
  • Multiple open-race capability
  • Automatic results appending for each evaluated competitor
  • Adjustable recording speed between 100 and 2000 lines per second
  • Adjustable precision (1/10 sec, 1/100 sec, 1/1000 sec, or 1/10.000 sec)
  • Automatic Gain / Iris Control for varying light conditions
  • Integrated results evaluation software
  • Evaluation by lane, start number or manual control
  • Prints start list, ranking list, and image
  • Built-in speech amplifier circuit
  • Automatic capturing via photocell-based trigger
  • Use up to 100 m (325 ft) cable length between PC and camera
  • Camera power supplied via the same Firewire cable as the data transfer
  • Built-in connection for a display board
  • RS232 interface for video output
  • OPTI Distribution Box OCD1
  • OPTIc line scan camera OCC1 with integrated telescopic sight
  • Zoom lens (12.5-75 mm, f1:1.2)
  • IEEE-1394 cable
  • Intel Pentium III, Athlon or faster
  • 128 MB RAM or more
  • XVGA Graphic Card, min. 8 MB RAM
  • Monitor with min. 1024 x 768 resolution and True Color (24 bit)
  • Min. 20 GB hard disk (recommend min. 60 GB, 7200 rpm)
  • IEEE 1394-OHCI compatible interface (Firewire)
  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP
The OPTIc is available with the following options:
The OPTIc is available in one model format only
This product is fully compatible with all existing Alge & PST products, including all PST displays.
OPTIc Manual 1.2 Mb
OPTIc Brochure 379 kb
OPTIc Technical Overview 1 MB
OPTIc Installation Guide 462 kb