ARIA series

Good things come in a small package.


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Small and powerful

ARIA represents Alkeria’s answer to the increasing demand for affordable, ultracompact, ultralight, and easy-to-integrate cameras. Choose between the most common and requested sensors and get all the benefits of the USB3 interface and Alkeria’s smart I/O. Top quality delivered in the size of a coin, the weight of a feather, and at a convenient price. A camera born for embedded vision, inspection, and OEM design.

ARIA is directly powered by the USB3 bus, with no need for external power adapters. USB3 provides the most cost-effective, widespread interface, pushing speed performances to the top level.

Powerful on-board image processing

ARIA provides powerful onboard user-controlled image processing: color-independent LUTs, gamma correction, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness, and saturation.

Driver and Software

An easy-to-use set of software API is available, which allows developers to quickly produce fast and clean code both on Windows and Linux, supporting all major programming languages such as Python, C#, VB, and C++ in the Visual Studio or QT environments.
Our Software Development Kit, provided with ARIA cameras, is fully compatible with Cognex VisionPro, MVTech Halcon, NI LabView, and other major machine vision software for industrial applications.

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firewireUSB3 interface

Establishing a new standard in vision, USB3 allows high performance, lower costs, and ease of use.

tinyCompact, light, and versatile

ARIA comes in the size of a coin, weighing less than 5g (without lens adapters), and is available in board-level format or complete with C-mount and S-mount adapters. 

sony ccdFast global-shutter CMOS technology

ARIA is available with the most sought-after sensors in the field, such as the e2V Sapphire and Ruby series and the SONY Pregius® IMX series, allowing great performance and image quality.

chipOn-board image pre-processing

Like all Alkeria cameras, even the light, small and convenient ARIA performs all of its image pre-processing on board without loading your CPU with heavy calculations.

ioVersatile I/O

With 1 optoisolated input and output and 2 general purpose I/O, the ARIA series offers unprecedented flexibility for interfacing to outer world signals: direct encoder readout, serial communication, and strobed lighting have never been so easy. 

triggerSmart triggering

Users can choose from a long list of triggering mechanisms. The acquisition can be driven by I/O levels, edges, and encoder position. Furthermore, the frequency of triggering signals can be internally converted to solve even the most challenging problems.

usb connettoreComplete protection

Thanks to available accessories, ARIA cameras can be equipped with a complete casing, entirely made of anodized aluminum and machined from solid, to protect them from the external environment. A back cover is coupled to the front lens mount adapter to completely enclose the camera board, protecting it from dust while providing better thermal dissipation capabilities.







Technical specifications

Model A1ES-M A1ES-C A2ES-M A2ES-C A1ER-C A04S-M A04S-C A15S-M A15S-C
Resolution 1288 x 1032 1608 x 1208 1288 x 1032 728 x 544 1456 x 1088
Sensor EV76C560 EV76C570 EV76C661 IMX287 IMX273
Format 1 / 1.8 " 1 / 2.9 "
Pixel size 5.3 µm x 5.3 µm 4.5 µm x 4.5 µm 5.3 µm x 5.3 µm 6.9 µm x 6.9 µm 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm
Color / Mono Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color
Max Frame Rate 62 fps 51 fps 62 fps 522 fps 458 fps 237 fps 118 fps
Pixel Format MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24
A/D Conversion 10 bits 8, 10, 12 bits
Synchronization External trigger, software trigger
Shutter Control 16 µs ÷ 0,9 s (global shutter) 18 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 22 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter)
Readout Normal, ROI, binning, frame combiner
Power Supply < 1,2 W, powered by USB3 interface < 2 W, powered by USB3 interface
Inputs / Outputs 2 I/O, LVTTL levels (configurable GPIO or RS232 or direct encoder interface), 1 in (isolated), 1 out (isolated)
Formats Board level | C-mount only | S-mount only | Cased with C-mount | Cased with S-mount
Interface USB3.2 Gen1x1
Weight < 5 g (board level)
Size 26,4 mm x 26,4 mm x 7,8 mm (board level)
Conformity RoHS
Controls Shutter, gain, brightness, contrast, saturation, LUT and gamma correction, white balance
Operative Temp 0 ÷ 50 °C

Available format codes

Board level

  • A1ES-M
  • A1ES-C
  • A2ES-M
  • A2ES-C
  • A1ER-C
  • A04S-M
  • A04S-C
  • A15S-M
  • A15S-C


  • A1ES-M-C
  • A1ES-C-C
  • A2ES-M-C
  • A2ES-C-C
  • A1ER-C-C
  • A04S-M-C
  • A04S-C-C
  • A15S-M-C
  • A15S-C-C


  • A1ES-M-S
  • A1ES-C-S
  • A2ES-M-S
  • A2ES-C-S
  • A1ER-C-S
  • A04S-M-S
  • A04S-C-S
  • A15S-M-S
  • A15S-C-S

Cased with C-mount

  • A04S-M-CH
  • A04S-C-CH
  • A15S-M-CH
  • A15S-C-CH

Cased with S-mount

  • A04S-M-SH
  • A04S-C-SH
  • A15S-M-SH
  • A15S-C-SH

IMX 273 - mono

IMX 273 - RGB

IMX 287 - mono


e2v 560 Mono

e2v 560 RGB

e2v 661 NIR

Sensor specifications (b/w and color) are extracted from the data sheet of the manufacturer excluding lens and filter.

Board level

ARIA board4x

C-mount lens adapter

ARIA Cmount4x

S-mount lens adapter

ARIA Smount4x

Cased with C-mount

ARIA Cased

All dimensions are expressed in millimeters.
Camera specifications are subject to change without notice.