Linux Software is designed for GigE vision cameras.

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Including GigE Vision Filter Driver, C++ camera API, and pylon viewer applications, pylon for Linux can operate with Basler scout and Basler pilot area scan cameras as well as with Basler runner line scan camera family. Compatible with GenICam standard, it quickly separates incoming packets carrying image data from other traffic on network and makes that data available for vision applications. Driver package supports range of hardware including GigE ports on motherboard.


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Basler Launches Driver Package 'pylon for Linux'

Ahrensburg, 11 September 2008 - Basler presents the first Linux version of the successful pylon driver. This driver package is designed to operate with all Basler GigE Vision cameras. Because of the platform-independent design of pylon's core, all well-known elements of the Windows driver package can be found in this new Linux version as well. This includes, among others, the GigE Vision Filter Driver, the C++ camera API, and the familiar pylon viewer applications. "Driven by requirements for system cost reduction and for high performance support for 64bit systems, Linux becomes increasingly popular for the vision market" explains Werner Borchert, Product Manager at Basler Components. "Our design goal was to reuse as much as possible from the Windows driver version in order to reduce the effort for customers to change the OS." The Basler pylon driver for Linux can operate with the Basler scout and Basler pilot area scan cameras as well as with the Basler runner line scan camera family. One hundred percent compatibility with the GenICam standard provides the benefit of a unified C++ camera API for both area and line scan cameras. Because of the generic driver design approach, new camera features such as the IO-Debouncer or Auto-Exposure feature will be imminently accessible without any software updates. The Basler pylon GigE Vision Driver quickly separates incoming packets carrying image data from other traffic on the network and makes the data available for vision applications. The Basler pylon GigE Vision driver for Linux finds the right balance of less CPU resource requirements and system independences. The driver package supports many kinds of hardware, including GigE ports on the mother board. Additionally, a wide range of Linux versions for x86-hardware is supported. The included Basler pylon Viewer application provides a quick and convenient means to test and evaluate Basler cameras. A tree structure incorporated into the viewer's graphical interface lets users easily find the best camera parameter setup, adjust image quality, and control the camera's advanced functionality and features. Comprehensive documentation and sample programs will minimize the user's learning time for the Basler pylon driver package.

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