Product News: Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics, Computer Hardware & Peripherals
Intelligent Cameras serve high-speed, compute-intensive tasks.
Press Release Summary:
July 22, 2014 - Based on CMOS sensors, 90 x 50 x 35 mm VC Base+ series includes 5 models (black-and-white or color) that feature 700 MHz processor, global shutter, fast trigger mode, and line scan mode that allows for frame rates up to 18 kHz. Ethernet interface and optional RS232 interface allow integration into automation environments, while 32 MB Flash and 128 SDRAM are provided for program and data storage. With sizes from 1/3–1 in., sensors provide resolutions from 752 x 480 to 2,048 x 2,048 pixels.
Vision Components GmbH
Ottostr. 2, Ettlingen, BW, 76275, Germany
Original Press Release
More Computing Power & Highly Sensitive Sensors: New VC Base+ Series of Intelligent Cameras
Press release date: July 15, 2014
Ettlingen — Introducing the intelligent camera series VC Base+, Vision Components extends the performance range of the proven VC Base line: five new camera models that are available as black-and-white or color versions feature a 700 MHz processor, thus providing more computing power for demanding applications. In addition to high-speed applications, VC Base+ cameras are especially suited for tasks in industrial image processing, for traffic monitoring, 3D scans, motion surveillance, automotive applications, and barcode and OCR recognition. Depending on the model, they are based on various state-of-the-art CMOS sensors from renowned manufacturers. These sensors provide both high resolution and high frame rates, are very light-sensitive, and deliver an excellent image quality. They feature a global shutter, a fast trigger mode, and a line scan mode that allows for frame rates up to 18 kHz. With sizes between 1/3ʺ and 1ʺ, the sensors provide resolutions between 752 x 480 and 2,048 x 2,048 pixels. All VC Base+ cameras are equipped with 32 MB Flash and 128 SDRAM for program and data storage. An Ethernet interface and an optional RS232 interface enable integration into automation environments. Just like the VC Base series, the new VC Base+ models feature a housing measuring 90 x 50 x 35 mm.
Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Equipped with the proprietary multitasking VCRT operating system, VC Smart Cameras can be easily configured for all possible tasks. Furthermore, VC provides software libraries for many applications including motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.
Vision Components GmbH