The Imaging Source has introduced a range of compact GigE Vision cameras (dimensions are just 29 x 29 x 59mm).

The Imaging Source ‘23’ Series GigE Vision cameras are the perfect solution for many industrial automation, quality assurance, security, surveillance, and medical applications. Utilizing a wide selection of monochrome and colour CCD and CMOS sensors with resolutions from VGA up to 5 Megapixels, and speeds up to 120fps, these cameras feature a variety of input/output, strobe, and trigger options via an external Hirose connector. Thus the ‘23’ camera series from The Imaging Source is a highly versatile imaging solution at a price you can afford.
EyeVision from EVT (Karlsruhe, Germany) is distinguished by its “Drag-&-Drop” programming via graphic user interface. EyeVision is the one software for all hardware platforms – from vision sensors via the smart camera series up to the PC-platforms with GigE Vision, USB, Firewire and CameraLink interfaces.
In addition EyeVision supports all 32Bit Windows-solutions as well as all 64Bit operating systems such as Windows x64 and also Linux x64.

The mvBlueCOUGAR camera range from Matrix Vision just keeps expanding…

Cougars are known for speed and versatility and the Matrix Vision mvBlueCOUGAR-XD is no exception.

This dual Gigabit Ethernet camera family is the smallest in its class. The large powerful FPGA allows pre-processing steps inside the camera and allows the user to control the camera processing and reduce the load on the CPU of the host system. For the first time it is possible to use a high speed buffer mode which writes the images faster in the cameras memory as they are transferred. Cameras are available with either CMOS or CCD sensors in various  resolutions ranging from 648 x 488 pixels to 3388 x 2712 pixels and at speeds of up to 600fps.

Look no further for a GigE Vision camera at a very competitive price

New GigE Vision® PoE and PoEHS Series from Sentech
Reliable, Compact and Machine Vision Ready

The Sentech GigE Vision family of cameras has grown to include new PoE (Power over Ethernet) and PoEHS (HighSpeed) models alongside the Standard and PowerPlus (with Xilinx based user FPGA) models. Featuring colour and monochrome CCD sensors in resolutions from VGA to UXGA (2MP), they can perform at speeds from 20 of up to 122fps. 8- 10- or 12-bit output is available, while the 6-pin Hirose connector  handles Trigger and I/O signals.

RGB Lighting Systems from DCM Sistemes for machine vision applications

RGB lighting systems are more flexible then monochrome lighting and can easily adapted for different colour related applications.

The colour of light is one of the five factors affecting lighting. Depending on its colour, we are able to group the light in monochromatic light, white light or RGB light. Each of these three groups contributes different characteristics which allow the user to tailor the light for inspecting different objects. The RGB colour model is based on additive synthesis (the system in which the three primary colours together produce a white colour).
With this synthesis it is possible to represent a colour by mixing of the three primary light colours red, green and blue.
Normally used with monochrome cameras to change the contrasts between colours present in the object or RGB cameras to generate structured light colours, it very useful in applications such as weld inspection or to adjust colour temperatures.

DCM has been in the machine vision market for more than 13 years. They want to be different to other lighting companies by offering you a unique customer service. This includes competitive prices, very short delivery times (2-3 days for nearly all types)… They do not want to sell you a product unless it is the right choice for your application so they have a range of lights (nearly all the types) to loan you without any charge (except shipping costs) for you to test and check that it is really the light you need. Another service they offer to customers, free of charge, is their lighting laboratory service. If you want DCM to select the best lighting choice for your application send ALRAD a few samples (totally confidential) and DCM will test the best solution for you. Up until now they have carried out nearly 1,300 different lighting studies.

EPIX have launched software for supporting Windows 8

XCAP/XCLIB V3.8 has been released. This new version adds support for Windows 8 32/64 bit. This release also supports Linux using 3.x kernels. A XCLIB-Lite for 64 bit Windows has been added. So there is XCLIB-Lite for 32 and 64 bit Windows but not for Linux. Also please note that the 32 bit versions of XCLIB & XCLIB-Lite for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and the 64 bit version of XCLIB & XCLIB-Lite for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 are now bundled together with a new XCLIB-WIN or XCLIBLITE-WIN.

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