Friday, 28 October 2016

Pleora GigE Vision over NBASE-T Video Interface Brings Bandwidth Boost to Imaging Industry

Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today unveiled the first solution that brings the bandwidth and Cat 5e cabling advantages of NBASE-T technology to the vision industry. Leading X-ray flat panel detector (FPD) and camera manufacturers are already designing Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T video interface hardware into advanced imaging devices for medical and machine vision applications. Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T expertise will be showcased with live demos and technical presentations at VISION 2016, taking place Nov. 8-10, 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany.
“Pleora has set a new performance benchmark for the imaging industry,” said Harry Page, president, Pleora Technologies. “With our NBASE-T embedded video interface hardware, manufacturers can meet challenging bandwidth and cost requirements for advanced imaging devices with an easy-to-integrate solution that significantly reduces design time, cost, and risk.”
The NBASE-T specification, compatible with the recently adopted IEEE 802.3bz™ standard, defines a new type of Ethernet signaling that boosts the speed of Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables well beyond the previous limit of 1 Gbps. The NBASE-T Alliance™ – a consortium of over 45 companies including Pleora – represents all major facets of networking infrastructure and helped streamline the development of the new standard.
The iPORT™ NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware provides a cost-effective upgrade path for imaging device designers by supporting faster 5 Gbps transfer of GigE Vision-compliant images over existing Cat5e cabling in retrofit installations, or inexpensive cabling for new systems. The video interface is supported by a fully featured development kit that helps speed the design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations, often without requiring hardware development.
While competing approaches require specialized cabling and expensive networking components, the iPORT NTx-NBT is a natural evolution for high-performance imaging thanks to its bandwidth flexibility, low-cost field-terminated cabling, multicasting support, and compatibility with existing GigE Vision software. With IEEE standardization and accelerating adoption of NBASE-T technology in traditional networking applications, reliable hardware is increasingly available for imaging system manufacturers.
“Pleora’s latest video interface brings the proven connectivity and cost benefits of NBASE-T technology to the imaging market, and demonstrates the broad applicability of the technology,” said Peter Jones, chairman of the NBASE-T Alliance. “The recent ratification of the IEEE standard, along with an existing ecosystem of shipping products, dramatically simplifies the adoption of this technology. It enables a broad range of industries to immediately leverage the added bandwidth provided by NBASE-T, without the expense and difficulty of replacing Ethernet cabling.”

Learn More about NBASE-T at VISION 2016

Pleora will be showcasing its NBASE-T video interface expertise at VISION 2016 (Nov. 8-10, Stuttgart, Germany – Hall 1 Stand F 31). Rauscher GmbH (Hall 1 Stand E 32) and e2v (Hall 1 Stand E 17) will also be demonstrating new line scan cameras integrating Pleora’s NBASE-T interface.
John Phillips, product manager with Pleora, will be presenting NBASE-T technology as a new interface for the imaging market during Industrial VISION Days 2016 on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. (Stage 2, gallery hall 1, booth Z75).


The iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware is now in design with lead customers, with production release and development kit availability scheduled for mid-December.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Pylon Camera Software Suite and Basler Cameras in Robotics Applications

The market for robotics applications using vision technology is growing constantly. The cameras are especially beneficial to applications with industrial robots. The ROS – Robot Operating System – open source project has come to serve as a de facto standard for non-industrial robotics software. The ROS community is now working on bringing the software into compliance with industry and its robotics applications.

An example of such an industrial robot is TORU, a mobile picking robot from Munich-based company Magazino, which uses the Basler Ace Camera as its "seeing eye." To allow Basler cameras to work within the ROS framework, Magazino developed its own proprietary "pylon_camera" ROS package (ROS driver for Basler cameras), and has now released it together with Basler. It is available for free download under a BSD license at GitHub.

Frank Karstens, whose work as a Product Manager at Basler includes the pylon Camera Software Suite, sees many benefits to the package: "Thanks to the pylon driver for ROS, it's quite easy to use a large number of Basler cameras for ROS-based robotics applications. The free ROS is known for its enormous library of functions, which makes it quicker and easier for our customers to develop robotics software."
Our Success Story "Goods Logistics for Industry 4.0 Using the TORU Picking-Robot and Basler ace Camera" provides more details on how TORU the robot uses the Basler ace camera and its pylon ROS package to master tricky logistics tasks.

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Machine vision up close: MVTec at VISION 2016

MVTec Software GmbH will be showcasing its newest technologies at VISION Stuttgart, the world's leading trade fair for machine vision. Between November 8 and 10, visitors can experience highlights of the latest HALCON and MERLIC software releases at our booth E72 in hall 1.


MVTec will be showcasing the following exciting topics in live demonstrations:
  • Defect detection in fabric using HALCON’s new easy-to-use texture inspection
  • Speedup of HALCON's shape-based matching technology using SSE2/AVX2 to identify and count different objects
  • Human-machine interaction in IIoT scenarios
  • Application of deep learning approaches in the machine vision segment
In further demonstrative live sessions, MVTec experts will discuss the exciting HALCON 13 feature "Remote Debugging for Embedded Vision”. Furthermore, an intermission demonstration will show three-dimensional augmented reality scenarios using 3D vision technologies.


MERLIC can be used to create professional machine vision applications without any extensive programming knowledge. MVTec will demonstrate the following:
  • Machine vision application on a standard industrial PC with a standard industrial camera and a PLC
  • MERLIC’s remote frontend on a mobile platform

MVTec at the Industrial Vision Days

Aside from the presentations at the booth, visitors can also meet MVTec at the Industrial Vision Days (hall 1, booth A75). On November 8 at 3:30 p.m., Johannes Hiltner, product manager HALCON, will hold a lecture on "MVTec HALCON 13 – Machine Vision Automates Industrial Processes".

To Know More About Mvtec Machine Vision Software Manufacturer in Singapore, UAE, southeast Asia, Contact MV Asia Infomatrix Pte Ltdat +65 6329-6431 or Email us at

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Happy Birthday! The ace 5 MP Turns Five

The green light for series production of the Basler ace 5 MP GigE camera (acA2500-14gm) came in early 2011. The USB model of the highly successful camera followed in 2013. Since then, countless ace 5 MP models have rolled off the production line in Ahrensburg, Germany. For Product Manager Dominik Lappenk├╝per, the celebrations are no surprise: "We've heard again and again that this model simply has perfect specifications in all ways. Small design, 5 MP resolution, 14 frames per second, CMOS technology and all at an extremely attractive price. These factors let the cameras work in a broad range of applications, from classic factory automation to the medical and traffic fields as well as other non-industrial applications."

Success Right down the Line

Since its market introduction, the ace series has grown to encompass over 100 models and is one of the most successful camera families on the market. The portfolio ranges from value-priced entry level models to extremely high performance models. With resolutions ranging from VGA to 14 MP, speeds of up to 751 frames per second, various interfaces and sensor technologies, it's quick and easy to identify the right model for almost any application. The latest additions are models featuring the popular IMX sensors from Sony's Pregius series and PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor. Lappenk├╝per notes: "These sensors are currently under such strong demand that we believe they may become long-term sales hits like the ace 5 MP. We are excited to see how things will look when they celebrate their own 5th anniversary."

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Friday, 14 October 2016

New USB 3.0 Industrial and Single-board Camera Series

The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of machine vision cameras and software for industrial imaging, has just announced the introduction of a newly developed series of industrial and single-board cameras featuring Aptina CMOS sensors.

Available in board-level and housed form factors, the 27 camera series features a compact and robust industrial design with C/CS mount and is available with a USB 3.0 interface in monochrome and color. The 5 and 10 megapixel CMOS cameras come equipped with the Aptina MT9P006 and MT9J003 sensors respectively and are distinguished by their compact design (starting at 30 x 30 x 10 mm) and impressive image quality as well as their excellent price-performance ratio. Even under poor lighting conditions, these cameras deliver excellent images.

As additional features, a free 1- and 2D barcode SDK as well as software for on-screen measurement and image acquisition are also included.

Comprehensive software support for Windows and Linux leaves nothing to be desired: Both programmers and end-users immediately feel at home. Getting started with the cameras takes only a matter of minutes and integrating them into existing applications takes only a few lines of code. All cameras are shipped with drivers for LabView, HALCON, MERLIC, VisionPro, DirectX, Twain, and NeuroCheck. All camera parameters and settings can be set via the shipped software. End-user applications, an SDK consisting of .NET and ActiveX components and a C++ class library for W7/8, Vista and XP, and drivers for third party software are included with the cameras. In addition to this, powerful automatic modes ensure optimal image quality even under varying lighting conditions.
The cameras are shipped with: Driver for Windows XP, Vista, W7/8, and the SDK IC Imaging Control 3.2 (.NET and C++ library) and IC Capture. IC Capture is a powerful end-user software to set all camera parameters and to display and save single images and image sequences.

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Edmund Optics® Augments 25mm TECHSPEC® Precision Aspheric Lens Line

Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, highlghts its TECHSPEC® Precision Aspheric Lenses. These lenses are designed to focus light, while they eliminate spherical aberration from divergent light sources. Designed and manufactured by Edmund Optics, Precision Aspheric Lenses are ideal for applications including focusing the output of laser diodes.

Aspheric lenses can increase the numerical aperture of a lens

RoHS compliant TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses feature precision aspheric designs that minimize spherical aberration, which decreases laser spot size and maintains high power per area. Aspheric lenses can increase the numerical aperture of a lens and may also reduce the number of elements needed in a multi-element system, potentially reducing overall system weight, increasing throughput, and simplifying assembly.

Low f/#s for optimal light gathering

TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses have been computer optimized to eliminate spherical aberrations and minimize higher order aberrations. Featuring low f/#s for optimal light gathering performance, the lenses offer available prescription data for easy integration into a wide range of optical systems.

Available uncoated or with VIS or NIR coatings

TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses are available uncoated or with a VIS coating, which provides less than 1.5% reflection from 425-675nm, and a NIR coating, providing less than 1.5% reflection from 600-1050nm. They are offered in 78 models with diameters from 10mm to 50mm and numerical apertures from 0.50 to 0.83. TECHSPEC Precision Aspheric Lenses are in-stock and available for immediate delivery for fast turnaround and excellent value. Custom diameters and coatings at your required wavelength are also offered to create a precision aspheric lens that meets your needs.

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Discover the Possibilities behind Machine Vision!

We'll be on hand at the All-over-IP in Moscow (23-24 Nov. 2016)showing you how machine vision cameras can optimize your applications. Our highlights for this year come from the fields of embedded vision and 3D technology!

Embedded for biometrics and automatic number plate recognition

The demand for embedded vision solutions is rising fast. Stationary vision applications have of late been redesigned for smaller, lighter and better integration, turning them into mobile - or even portable - solutions. All at prices that make embedded vision solutions interesting for a diverse range of applications. The technology is well suited for a number of fields, including portable medical devices, systems for automated biometrics, number plate recognition, industrial inspection solutions, stereo cameras and code readers where embedded solution such as Raspberry Pi or Nvidia Tegra X1 with compressed image data (such as H.264) are an option.

3D Technology

3D image processing has also been a fast-growing entrant on the markets for industrial image processing, opening up an ever-growing range of possibilities. Yet existing industrial 3D solutions are too complex and expensive for many "simple" 3D applications. Basler is now offering 3D technology suitable for the mass market: With the Basler TOF camera we help our customers lower their total system costs and design their 3D applications more efficiently. Logistics, robotics or factory automation - 3D technologies such as stereovision and structured light or laser triangulation and time-of-flight are the perfect way to handle many different types of application. Want to learn more about this now? Then check out our White Paper “2D or 3D camera? Which 3D camera technology is right for your application?”

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