NOTA series

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Our USB3 compact camera

NOTA is the Alkeria area scan compact camera, with USB3 interface, designed to deliver top performance and flexibility.
The little heir of Alkeria high-end cameras, NOTA, draws on twenty years of camera design expertise to offer superior image quality. It features a wide range of high-performance global-shutter sensors, packed into a solid, compact, and cost-effective form factor.

NOTA is the perfect combination between the well-proven platform of the single USB3 cameras of CELERA One, with extreme flexibility and quick system integration for those applications requiring nothing but the highest quality and extreme speed, and the affordability, ultracompact, and easy-to-integrate features of board-level cameras of ARIA seriesIndeed, NOTA is available both with a complete housing machined out of a solid block of aluminum alloys and in a board-level format.

NOTA cameras are equipped with a USB3 interface, compact dimensions, and a rugged design, making them suitable for the most demanding applications such as: automated optical inspection, high-performance sorting systems, industrial metrology, microscopy, medical diagnostics, embedded vision, and machine vision.

Powered directly by the USB3 bus, NOTA cameras eliminate the need for external power adapters. USB3 provides the most cost-effective and widespread interface, pushing speed performances to the top level.

Versatile I/O

NOTA provides a versatile I/O interface to control external devices such as strobe lights, encoders, etc.: 3 (LV-CMOS, LV-TTL), plus 1 input line and 1 output line (both +24VDC optoisolated). Its multipurpose I/O connector provides user I/O, line/frame triggering, and a direct encoder interface.

Powerful on-board image processing

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

Driver and Software

NOTA is GenICam GenTL compliant and comes with a comprehensive SDK for 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 NOTA cameras, is fully compatible with Cognex VisionPro, MVTech Halcon, NI LabView, and other major machine vision software for industrial applications. It can also be used with embedded computing platforms such as Jetson Nano, Jetson Orin, and Raspberry.

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NOTA is available as standard in full housing format with a C-mount lens adapter, and also in board level format without any lens adapter.
Other accessories available upon request are:

Recommended for:

Web and print inspection

Medical imaging

Pick-and-place applications


3D scan

Custom applications




firewireUSB3 interface

 With a USB3 interface, NOTA provides high performance and ease of use in a cost-effective solution. Up to 5 Gbps USB3 interface allows easy interface to your PC, eliminating expensive frame grabbers and bulky cables.

tinyCompact and flexible design

Small, light, rugged aluminum alloys, and machined high precision case, allows maximum installation flexibility even in space-constrained environments. Available as standard in full housing format with C-mount lens adapter or in board level format.

sony ccdFast global-shutter CMOS technology

Wide range of SONY Pregius™ CMOS sensors allow a frame rate of up to 161 fps even at full resolution.

lutsOnboard image pre-processing

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

smart dataSmart Triggering

With the NOTA series, 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.

ioVersatile I/O

With 1 optoisolated input and output and 3 general purpose I/O, the NOTA series offers unprecedented flexibility for interfacing to outer world signals: direct encoder readout, serial communication, and strobed lighting have never been so easy. 

triggerTriple LUTs

Independent LUTs (one for each color) allow easy color threshold, filtering, and calibration for color-critical applications.





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Technical specifications

Model T2S-M T2S-C T3S-M T3S-C T5S-M T5S-C T5SX-M T9S-M T9S-C T12S-M T12S-C
Resolution 1936 x 1216 2064 x 1544 2464 x 2056 4112 x 2176 4112 x 3004
Sensor SONY Pregius™ IMX392 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX265 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX264 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX250 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX267 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX304 (*)
Format 1 / 2.3 " 1 / 1.8 " 2/3 " 1" 1.1"
Pixel size 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm
Color / Mono Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color
Max Frame Rate 161 fps 80 fps 55 fps 35 fps 76 fps 32 fps 21 fps 23 fps 15 fps
Pixel Format MONO8/16, RAW8/16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, MONO16, RAW16 MONO8/16, RAW8/16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, MONO16, RAW16 MONO8/16, RAW8/16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, MONO16, RAW16 MONO8/16, RAW8/16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, MONO16, RAW16 MONO8/16, RAW8/16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB24, MONO16, RAW16
A/D Conversion 8, 10, 12 bits 12 bits 8, 10, 12 bits 12 bits
Synchronization External trigger, software trigger
Shutter Control 24 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 26 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 28 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 27 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 28 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 29 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter)
Readout Normal, ROI, binning, frame combiner
Power Supply < 3 W, powered by USB3 interface
Inputs / Outputs 3 I/O (LV-CMOS, LV-TTL), 1 OptoIn, 1 OptoOut, 24V tolerant
Formats Cased with C-mount | Board level
Interface USB3.2 Gen1x1
Weight <50 g (cased with C-mount lens adapter)
Size 30 mm x 30 mm x 24 mm (camera only)
Conformity CE, RoHS, FCC/IC
Controls Shutter, gain, brightness, contrast, saturation, LUT and gamma correction, white balance
Operative Temp 0 ÷ 50 °C
 *Pregius/Pregius S, Polarsens, and their logos are registered trademarks or otherwise trademarks of Sony Group Corporation or its affiliates.

SONY IMX 250/252/264 - Mono

Sensor specifications (b/w and color) are extracted from the data sheet of the manufacturer excluding lens and filter.
All dimensions are expressed in millimeters.
Camera specifications are subject to change without notice.