ARIA series

Good things come in a small package.


ARIA serieslighthalconcognexcomplete housingFmountCmountNIRBWColor

Small and powerful

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

ARIA is directly powered by the USB3 bus, eliminating the need for external power adapters. USB3 provides the most cost-effective widespread interface, pushing speed performances to top level.

Powerful on-board image processing

ARIA provides powerful on-board user-controlled image processing: color independent LUTs, gamma correction, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness, 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, C++ in Visual Studio or QT environment.
Our Software Development Kit provided with NECTA S cameras, is fully compatible with Cognex VisionPro, MVTech Halcon, NI LabView and other major machine vision software for industrial application.

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firewireUSB3 interface

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

tinyCompact, light and versatile

ARIA comes in the size of a coin, weighting less than 5 g (without lens adapters), and available in board level format or completed 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 e2V Sapphire and Ruby series and 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 calculation.

ioVersatile I/O

With 1 opto-isolated input and output and 2 general purpose I/O, 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

User can choose among a long list of triggering mechanisms. 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 problem.

usb connettoreComplete protection

Thanks to available accessories, ARIA cameras can be equipped with a complete casing, entirely made in anodized aluminum, machined from solid, to protect them from 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-M A1ER-C A04S-M A04S-C A15S-M A15S-C
Resolution 1288x1032 1608x1208 1288x1032 728x544 1456x1088
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 (NIR) 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 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, AOI, 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-M
  • A1ER-C
  • A04S-M
  • A04S-C
  • A15S-M
  • A15S-C


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

Cased with C-mount

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

Cased with S-mount

  • A1ES-M-SH
  • A1ES-C-SH
  • A2ES-M-SH
  • A2ES-C-SH
  • A1ER-M-SH
  • A1ER-C-SH
  • A04S-M-SH
  • A04S-C-SH
  • A15S-M-SH
  • A15S-C-SH
560 BW560 Color570 BW570 ColorIMX273 BWIMX273 ColorIMX287 BWIMX287 Color661 BW

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.