This chapter describes safety instructions and precautions valid for xiQ cameras and special considerations regarding XIMEA
board level cameras. In order to avoid harm or damage your xiQ camera, please handle it as described in this manual, paying
special attention to the cautions shown in the following table:
No disassembling of the camera is allowed, except for conversion to CS-Mount. Any other disassembly will automatically void any
There are no switches or parts inside the cameras that require attention or mechanical adjustment. Please note that the warranty
is voided by opening the camera housing.
1.1.2. Mounting / Fastening
Use only the designated threaded holes for mounting the camera. Use only the specified screws and torques when fastening.
Use only recommended connectors and cables.
1.1.4. Power supply
Use only the recommended electrical power supply via the USB cable. Power cannot be supplied to the camera via the I/O
1.1.5. Environment / protect against water
Camera may only be used in suitable environment.
Do not let camera get wet. Protect the camera against contact with water.
Damages may be caused by:
• Contact with water
• Operation in an environment with condensing humidity
• Mechanical shock
• Electrostatic discharge
1.1.6. Recommended light conditions.
Do not expose the camera to light sources with intense energy, e.g. laser beams or X-ray.
Light intensity or exposure time exceeding the saturation of the sensor may damage the sensor irreparably. This may occur e.g. in
(but is not limted to) the following situations:
• High-energy laser light hitting the sensor directly
• Bright light sources hitting the sensor directly (burn-in)
• Camera is exposed to X-rays
The warranty does not cover damaged cameras caused by X-ray applications or too much light / laser light.
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1.1.7. Protect the optical components
Do not touch the optical components with hard or abrasive objects or with chemicals other than specified blow for cleaning.
When handling the camera, avoid touching the lenses and filter glasses. Fingerprints or other impurities may affect the image
quality and may damage the surfaces.
Mount / dismount lenses and additional filters only in a dust free environment.
Do not use compressed air as this could push dust into the camera (and lenses).
1.1.8. Mechanical loads
Avoid excessive shaking, throwing, dropping or any kind of mishandling of the device.
1.1.9. Camera / lens cleaning
Please follow instructions described below.
• Use only optical quality tissue / cloth (dry cotton) a standard camera lens cleaning kit, if you must clean a lens or filter. Do
not apply excessive force.
• Use only optics cleaner (e.g. 60% ethyl alcohol, 40% ether). Never use aggressive cleaners like gasoline or spirits. Such
cleaners may destroy the surface.
• Do not use compressed air.
1.1.10. Protect against static discharge (ESD)
Image sensors and the PCB are easily damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD).
• Only handle the cameras (especially board-level cameras) in ESD controlled environments.
• Please use anti-static gloves, clothes and materials. Also use conductive shoes.
• Wear an ESD protection wrist strap.
• Install a conductive mat on the floor and / or working table to prevent the generation of static electricity.
1.1.11. Safety instructions for board level cameras
Abuse or misapplication of the board level camera may result in limited warranty or cancelation of warranty. Due to the exposed
electronics, special rules apply:
• Only qualified personnel is allowed to handle, install and operate the board level cameras.
• Board level cameras are delivered without housing. Handle the PCB and the sensor with care. Do not bend the boards. Do
not touch the components or contacts on a board. Hold the board by its edges only.
• Protect the board level camera against electrostatic discharge (see above “Protect against static discharge (ESD)”).
• Do not hold any components of your board level cameras against your clothing, even if you are wearing a wrist strap.
• Do not remove the board level camera from its anti-static packaging unless your body is grounded.
• To protect the boards from radiation of other modules or devices a housing or shielding may be required.
• Be sure that the board level camera has no contact to any electrical source before mounting or making connections to the
board level camera.
• Do not connect or disconnect any cables or use the board level camera during an electrical storm.
• Avoid any mechanical forces to the board level cameras, especially torsional, tensile and compressive forces. Any of these
forces may result in damage of the board level cameras.
• Make sure that only clean boards will be put into operation.
• To protect the boards from dirt like dust or liquids always use the board level cameras in clean room environment or use a
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In addition to the provisions of Article VIII of the Standard Terms & Conditions of XIMEA GmbH (see below) the following additions
and specifications apply:
XIMEA warrants to the Original Purchaser that the Camera provided is free from material and manufacturing defects. XIMEA will
also warrant the operation of the camera within specifications for a period of 2 years. Should a unit fail during this period, XIMEA
will, at its option, repair or replace the damaged unit. Repaired or replaced Products are covered for the remainder of the original
Product warranty period.
Please note our explanations regarding the usage and handling of board level cameras and related restrictions of warranty (see
Warranty is void if any labeling is removed. This warranty does not apply to units that, after being examined by XIMEA, have been
found to have failed due to customer abuse, mishandling, alteration, improper installation or negligence. If the original camera
module is housed within a case, removing the case for any purpose voids this warranty. This warranty does not apply to damage
to any part of the optical path resulting from removal or replacement of the protective glass or filter over the camera, such as
scratched glass or sensor damage. If the camera is disassembled, reworked or repaired by anyone other than a recommended
service person, XIMEA or its suppliers will take no responsibility for the subsequent performance or quality of the camera.
XIMEA expressly disclaims and excludes all other warranties, express, implied and statutory, including, but without limitation,
warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular application or purpose. In no event shall XIMEA be liable to the Original
Purchaser or any third party for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or accidental damages, including without
limitation damages for business interruption, loss of profits, revenue, data or bodily injury or death except in case of willful
misconduct by XIMEA or employees of XIMEA.
All XIMEA cameras are delivered with a filter glass that serves two purposes:
• to block light with wavelengths that could lead to a reduction in sensitivity or resolution of the cameras and
• to provide protection against mechanical damage to the sensor and electronics, as well as protection against dust and water
Removal of the filter glass is not permitted and will completely void the warranty.
For users who wish to operate the camera without a filter glass, XIMEA offers the cameras without filter glass as a factory option.
For these cameras the following reduced warranties apply:
• XIMEA offers the same warranty for cameras without filter glass, except
o Any mechanical damage to the sensor or the electronics is excluded from the warranty
o Any damage to the sensor or electronics due to dust ingress is excluded from the warranty
o Any damage due to ingress of liquids is excluded from the warranty.
o Any warranties that cover the optical path are void.
Any damage falling into any of the above categories will be handled as a standard repair outside the warranty period.
XIMEA offers board level cameras as a factory option. For these cameras the following reduced warranties apply:
• XIMEA offers the same warranty for cameras with housing, except
o Any mechanical or electrical damage to the sensor or the electronics is excluded from the warranty
o Any damage to the sensor or electronics due to dust ingress is excluded from the warranty
o Any damage due to ingress of liquids is excluded from the warranty.
o Any damage due to electrostatic discharge is excluded from the warranty
Any damage falling into any of the above categories will be handled as a standard repair outside the warranty period.
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In addition to the provisions of Article XII of the Standard Terms & Conditions of XIMEA GmbH (see below) the following apply:
Although XIMEA has taken care to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein it accepts no responsibility for the
consequences of any use thereof and also reserves the right to change the specification of goods without notice.
XIMEA does not assume any liability for damage that is the result of improper use of its products or failure to comply with the
operating manuals or the applicable rules and regulations.
XIMEA, xiQ, xiMU, xiCool, xiRAY, xiCe and CURRERA are trademarks or registered trademarks of XIMEA GmbH in Germany,
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other documents (hereinafter referred to as "Documents"). The Documents shall not be made accessible to third parties without
the Supplier's prior consent and shall, upon request, be returned without undue delay to the Supplier if the contract is not
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made accessible to those third parties to whom the Supplier has rightfully subcontracted Supplies.
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Supplier may, upon expiry of an adequate period of notice disclose the assignment, realize the claims assigned and demand that
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reasonable remedy period set by the Supplier; the statutory provisions providing that a remedy period is not needed shall be
unaffected. The Purchaser shall be obliged to return the Retained Goods. The fact that the Supplier takes back Retained Goods
and/or exercises the retention of title, or has the Retained Goods seized, shall not be construed to constitute a rescission of the
contract, unless the Supplier so expressly declares.
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approvals, especially concerning plans, are received in time and if agreed terms of payment and other obligations of the
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Purchaser are fulfilled. If these conditions are not fulfilled in time, times set shall be extended reasonably; this shall not apply if
the Supplier is responsible for the delay.
2. If non-observance of the times set is due to:
(a) force majeure, such as mobilization, war, terror attacks, rebellion or similar events (e. g. strike or lockout);
(b) virus attacks or other attacks on the Supplier’s IT systems occurring despite protective measures were in place that complied
with the principles of proper care;
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(d) the fact that Supplier does not receive its own supplies in due time or in due form such times shall be extended accordingly.
3. If the Supplier is responsible for the delay (hereinafter referred to as "Delay") and the Purchaser has demonstrably suffered a
loss therefrom, the Purchaser may claim a compensation as liquidated damages of 0.5 % for every completed week of Delay, but
in no case more than a total of 5 % of the price of that part of the Supplies which due to the Delay could not be put to the
4. Purchaser's claims for damages due to delayed Supplies as well as claims for damages in lieu of performance exceeding the
limits specified in No. 3 above are excluded in all cases of delayed Supplies, even upon expiry of a time set to the Supplier to
effect the Supplies. This shall not apply in cases of liability based on intent, gross negligence, or due to loss of life, bodily injury or
damage to health. Rescission of the contract by the Purchaser based on statute is limited to cases where the Supplier is
responsible for the delay. The above provisions do not imply a change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the Purchaser.
5. At the Supplier's request, the Purchaser shall declare within a reasonable period of time whether it, due to the delayed
Supplies, rescinds the contract or insists on the delivery of the Supplies.
6. If dispatch or delivery, due to Purchaser's request, is delayed by more than one month after notification of the readiness for
dispatch was given, the Purchaser may be charged, for every additional month commenced, storage costs of 0.5 % of the price
of the items of the Supplies, but in no case more than a total of 5 %. The parties to the contract may prove that higher or, as the
case may be, lower storage costs have been incurred.
1. Even where delivery has been agreed freight free, the risk shall pass to the Purchaser as follows:
(a) if the delivery does not include assembly or erection, at the time when it is shipped or picked up by the carrier. Upon the
Purchaser's request, the Supplier shall insure the delivery against the usual risks of transport at the Purchaser's expense;
(b) if the delivery includes assembly or erection, at the day of taking over in the Purchaser's own works or, if so agreed, after a
successful trial run.
2. The risk shall pass to the Purchaser if dispatch, delivery, the start or performance of assembly or erection, the taking over in
the Purchaser's own works, or the trial run is delayed for reasons for which the Purchaser is responsible or if the Purchaser has
otherwise failed to accept the Supplies.
Unless otherwise agreed in written form, assembly and erection shall be subject to the following provisions:
1. Purchaser shall provide at its own expense and in due time:
(a) all earth and construction work and other ancillary work outside the Supplier's scope, including the necessary skilled and
unskilled labor, construction materials and tools;
(b) the equipment and materials necessary for assembly and commissioning such as scaffolds, lifting equipment and other
devices as well as fuels and lubricants;
(c) energy and water at the point of use including connections, heating and lighting;
(d) suitable dry and lockable rooms of sufficient size adjacent to the site for the storage of machine parts, apparatus, materials,
tools, etc. and adequate working and recreation rooms for the erection personnel, including sanitary facilities as are appropriate
in the specific circumstances; furthermore, the Purchaser shall take all measures it would take for the protection of its own
possessions to protect the possessions of the Supplier and of the erection personnel at the site;
(e) protective clothing and protective devices needed due to particular conditions prevailing on the specific site.
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2. Before the erection work starts, the Purchaser shall unsolicitedly make available any information required concerning the
location of concealed electric power, gas and water lines or of similar installations as well as the necessary structural data.
3. Prior to assembly or erection, the materials and equipment necessary for the work to start must be available on the site of
assembly or erection and any preparatory work must have advanced to such a degree that assembly or erection can be started as
agreed and carried out without interruption. Access roads and the site of assembly or erection must be level and clear.
4. If assembly, erection or commissioning is delayed due to circumstances for which the Supplier is not responsible, the
Purchaser shall bear the reasonable costs incurred for idle times and any additional traveling expenditure of the Supplier or the
5. The Purchaser shall attest to the hours worked by the erection personnel towards the Supplier at weekly intervals and the
Purchaser shall immediately confirm in written form if assembly, erection or commissioning has been completed.
6. If, after completion, the Supplier demands acceptance of the Supplies, the Purchaser shall comply therewith within a period of
two weeks. The same consequences as upon acceptance arise if and when the Purchaser lets the two week period expire or the
Supplies are put to use after completion of agreed test phases, if any.
The Purchaser shall not refuse to receive Supplies due to minor defects.
The Supplier shall be liable for defects as to quality ("Sachmängel", hereinafter referred to as "Defects",) as follows:
1. Defective parts or defective services shall be, at the Supplier's discretion, repaired, replaced or provided again free of charge,
provided that the reason for the Defect had already existed at the time when the risk passed.
2. Claims for repair or replacement are subject to a statute of limitations of 24 months calculated from the start of the statutory
statute of limitations; the same shall apply mutatis mutandis in the case of rescission and reduction. This shall not apply where
longer periods are prescribed by law according to Sec. 438 para. 1 No. 2 (buildings and things used for a building), Sec. 479
para. 1 (right of recourse), and Sec. 634a para. 1 No. 2 (defects of a building) German Civil Code ("Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch"), in
the case of intent, fraudulent concealment of the Defect or non-compliance with guaranteed characteristics
(“Beschaffenheitsgarantie”). The legal provisions regarding suspension of the statute of limitations ("Ablaufhemmung",
"Hemmung") and recommencement of limitation periods shall be unaffected.
3. Notifications of Defect by the Purchaser shall be given in written form without undue delay.
4. In the case of notification of a Defect, the Purchaser may withhold payments to an amount that is in a reasonable proportion to
the Defect. The Purchaser, however, may withhold payments only if the subject-matter of the notification of the Defect involved is
justified and incontestable. The Purchaser has no right to withhold payments to the extent that its claim of a Defect is timebarred.
Unjustified notifications of Defect shall entitle the Supplier to demand reimbursement of its expenses by the Purchaser.
5. The Supplier shall be given the opportunity to repair or to replace the defective good ("Nacherfüllung") within a reasonable
period of time.
6. If repair or replacement is unsuccessful, the Purchaser is entitled to rescind the contract or reduce the remuneration; any
claims for damages the Purchaser may have according to No. 10 shall be unaffected.
7. There shall be no claims based on Defect in cases of insignificant deviations from the agreed quality, of only minor impairment
of usability, of natural wear and tear, or damage arising after the passing of risk from faulty or negligent handling, excessive
strain, unsuitable equipment, defective civil works, inappropriate foundation soil, or claims based on particular external influences
not assumed under the contract, or from non-reproducible software errors. Claims based on defects attributable to improper
modifications or repair work carried out by the Purchaser or third parties and the consequences thereof are likewise excluded.
8. The Purchaser shall have no claim with respect to expenses incurred in the course of supplementary performance, including
costs of travel, transport, labor, and material, to the extent that expenses are increased because the subjectmatter of the Supplies
has subsequently been brought to another location than the Purchaser's branch office, unless doing so complies with the normal
use of the Supplies.
9. The Purchaser's right of recourse against the Supplier pursuant to Sec. 478 BGB is limited to cases where the Purchaser has
not concluded an agreement with its customers exceeding the scope of the statutory provisions governing claims based on
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Defects. Moreover, No. 8 above shall apply mutatis mutandis to the scope of the right of recourse the Purchaser has against the
Supplier pursuant to Sec. 478 para. 2 BGB.
10. The Purchaser shall have no claim for damages based on Defects. This shall not apply to the extent that a Defect has been
fraudulently concealed, the guaranteed characteristics are not complied with, in the case of loss of life, bodily injury or damage to
health, and/or intentionally or grossly negligent breach of contract on the part of the Supplier. The above provisions do not imply a
change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the Purchaser. Any other or additional claims of the Purchaser exceeding the
claims provided for in this Article VIII, based on a Defect, are excluded.
1. Unless otherwise agreed, the Supplier shall provide the Supplies free from third parties' industrial property rights and
copyrights (hereinafter referred to as "IPR") with respect to the country of the place of delivery only. If a third party asserts a
justified claim against the Purchaser based on an infringement of an IPR by the Supplies made by the Supplier and used in
conformity with the contract, the Supplier shall be liable to the Purchaser within the time period stipulated in Article VIII No. 2 as
(a) The Supplier shall choose whether to acquire, at its own expense, the right to use the IPR with respect to the Supplies
concerned or whether to modify the Supplies such that they no longer infringe the IPR or replace them. If this would be impossible
for the Supplier under reasonable conditions, the Purchaser may rescind the contract or reduce the remuneration pursuant to the
applicable statutory provisions;
(b) The Supplier's liability to pay damages is governed by Article XII;
(c) The above obligations of the Supplier shall apply only if the Purchaser (i) immediately notifies the Supplier of any such claim
asserted by the third party in written form, (ii) does not concede the existence of an infringement and (iii) leaves any protective
measures and settlement negotiations to the Supplier's discretion. If the Purchaser stops using the Supplies in order to reduce
the damage or for other good reason, it shall be obliged to point out to the third party that no acknowledgement of the alleged
infringement may be inferred from the fact that the use has been discontinued.
2. Claims of the Purchaser shall be excluded if it is responsible for the infringement of an IPR.
3. Claims of the Purchaser are also excluded if the infringement of the IPR is caused by specifications made by the Purchaser, by
a type of use not foreseeable by the Supplier or by the Supplies being modified by the Purchaser or being used together with
products not provided by the Supplier.
4. In addition, with respect to claims by the Purchaser pursuant to No. 1 a) above, Article VIII Nos. 4, 5, and 9 shall apply mutatis
mutandis in the event of an infringement of an IPR.
5. Where other defects in title occur, Article VIII shall apply mutatis mutandis.
6. Any other claims of the Purchaser against the Supplier or its agents or any such claims exceeding the claims provided for in
this Article IX, based on a defect in title, are excluded.
1. The performance of this contract is conditional upon that no hindrances attributable to German, US or otherwise applicable
national, EU or international rules of foreign trade law or any embargos or other sanctions exist.
2. The Purchaser shall provide any information and Documents required for export, transport and import purposes.
1. To the extent that delivery is impossible, the Purchaser is entitled to claim damages, unless the Supplier is not responsible for
the impossibility. The Purchaser's claim for damages is, however, limited to an amount of 10 % of the value of the part of the
Supplies which, owing to the impossibility, cannot be put to the intended use. This limitation shall not apply in the case of liability
based on intent, gross negligence or loss of life, bodily injury or damage to health; this does not imply a change in the burden of
proof to the detriment of the Purchaser. The Purchaser's right to rescind the contract shall be unaffected.
2. Where events within the meaning of Article IV No. 2 (a) to (c) substantially change the economic importance or the contents of
the Supplies or considerably affect the Supplier's business, the contract shall be adapted taking into account the principles of
reasonableness and good faith. To the extent this is not justifiable for economic reasons, the Supplier shall have the right to
rescind the contract. The same applies if required export permits are not granted or cannot be used. If the Supplier intends to
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exercise its right to rescind the contract, it shall notify the Purchaser thereof without undue delay after having realized the
repercussions of the event; this shall also apply even where an extension of the delivery period has previously been agreed with
1. Unless otherwise provided for in the present GL, the Purchaser has no claim for damages based on whatever legal reason,
including infringement of duties arising in connection with the contract or tort.
2. This does not apply if liability is based on:
(a) the German Product Liability Act (“Produkthaftungsgesetz”);
(c) gross negligence on the part of the owners, legal
representatives or executives;
(e) failure to comply with a guarantee granted;
(f) negligent injury to life, limb or health; or
(g) negligent breach of a fundamental condition of contract (“wesentliche Vertragspflichten”).
However, claims for damages arising from a breach of a fundamental condition of contract shall be limited to the foreseeable
damage which is intrinsic to the contract, provided that no other of the above case applies.
3. The above provision does not imply a change in the burden of proof to the detriment of the Purchaser.
1. If the Purchaser is a businessman, sole venue for all disputes arising directly or indirectly out of the contract shall be the
Supplier's place of business. However, the Supplier may also bring an action at the Purchaser's place of business.
2. This contract and its interpretation shall be governed by German law, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on
contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
The legal invalidity of one or more provisions of this Agreement in no way affects the validity of the remaining provisions. This
shall not apply if it would be unreasonably onerous for one of the parties to be obligated to continue the contract.
Version Date Notes
1.10 10/01/2013 Initial version
1.20 10/01/2013 Reviewed version
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