Sony CCD Production Phase Out
Through Year 2026 Announcement
How will this affect you?
If you are using Videology cameras, there is little to worry about!
Videology has designed, developed and produced cameras and subsystems to various specifications and applications, primarily for OEM’s for over 25 years. Our markets range from life sciences to security to industrial vision and so much more.
Many of you use Sony CCD's in the products you now purchase from us, or are now designing in to your application. Since we purchase sensors directly from Sony rather than a distributor, Sony offers us a long smooth transition which we then manage optimally for you.
We will contact each of you directly to personalize a plan
Sony will focus on their CMOS sensor technology and phase out all CCD production lines. However, they will produce CCD’s through the year 2026. Our Sony customers should simply forecast their projected use to us annually, for reliable continuous supply through their entire product life cycle.
Videology's business model assures you that camera designs are maintained for 5-7 years. We manage "end of life" components so that you do not need to worry. It’s one of many key values we offer plus miniaturization, cost effectiveness, interoperability, and local technical support.
We have strong relationships with 3 major sensor suppliers and just added Sharp on as a fourth. Sharp announced continuing design and development of CCD’s indefinitely.
Videology, unlike many other camera manufacturers, gives you the option to either change to a CMOS sensor or a CCD upgrade like our new 2XK17. It uses a Sharp color CCD and remains in our standard form factor: 22x26mm, thus assuring you the fit, form and compatibility with our Sony CCD line. It is sampling now! A formal announcement is coming soon.
Model 2XK17 Sharp CCD based analog/digital camera series:
960 x 576 pixels w/ standard CCD global shutter rate
PAL/ NTSC/ BT656 outputs
0.08 lux sensitivity
Thank you for allowing Videology to remain your camera supplier of small affordable cameras tailored to your OEM requirement, and meeting your products’ life cycle needs.