IR Camera integrates into machine vision systems.
May 9, 2008 -
ThermoVision A320G offers plug-and-play integration into machine vision system to detect thermal irregularities and assess problems and potential equipment failure in real-time. It supports GenICam protocol for integration with digital cameras and 3rd party software. Rugged, compact device includes 25° lens with motorized/auto focus and features image flow control allowing external signal to control image streaming. Sensitivity is less than 70 mK and image quality is 320 x 240 pixels.
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Flir Systems, Inc.
16 Esquire Rd.
North Billerica, MA, 01862
FLIR Systems Offers World's Only GiGE Vision and GenICam Compatible Infrared Camera for Machine Vision Applications
FLIR's ThermoVision A320G Enhances Quality Assurance Monitoring with Plug and Play Temperature Measurement
BOSTON, Massachusetts (May 7, 2008) - FLIR Systems, Inc., the global leader in infrared cameras, announced today its new ThermoVision A320G infrared camera for Machine Vision applications. The A320G is the only infrared camera designed to be compatible with GigE Vision and support the GenICam protocol for easy integration with digital cameras and third-party software as part of Machine Vision monitoring.
"FLIR Systems is proud to offer the first infrared camera to bring plug-and-play integration and real-time processing to industries that rely on Machine Vision for production and equipment monitoring," said Jason Styron, Business Development Manager, FLIR Systems. "Until now Machine Vision systems have relied on visual cameras to see problems on a production line. FLIR's A320G allows for easy integration of an infrared camera with the machine vision system architecture to detect thermal irregularities, assess problems and potential equipment failure in real-time."
Rugged, compact and lightweight, the A320G is an affordable way to add accurate thermographic imaging and non-contact temperature measurements to machine vision systems. With its universal plug and play (uPnP) and GigE Vision Control protocols the A320G allows for easy system integration.
The A320G is GigE Vision compatible. GigE Vision is a camera interface standard developed using the Gigabit Ethernet communications protocol allowing for fast image transfer using low cost standard cables over long distances. Hardware and software from different vendors can interoperate seamlessly over GigE connections.
The GenICam protocol provides a generic programming interface for various types of cameras regardless of interface technology and is compatible with third-party software including IMAQ Vision and Common Vision Blox.
Other features of the A320G include image flow control that allows an external signal to control the image streaming, digital I/O for triggering and synchronization with external equipment, infrared monitor software to run up to 9 cameras simultaneously, a built-in 25 degree lens with both motorized and auto focus, and high sensitivity (<70mK) for sharp images and excellent image quality (320x240 pixels).
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imagers and infrared camera systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR's thermal imagers are used in such diverse applications as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic news gathering and search and rescue, as well as for electrical inspection, commercial and residential building inspection, indoor air quality and home energy monitoring applications, non-destructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control. For more information on all types of thermal imagers, please call +1-800-464-6372 or visit www.goinfrared.com.