App-based industrial cameras with extra configurability options

May 09, 2018 // By Julien Happich
Thanks to their open architecture, Vision App-based industrial cameras have the potential to permanently change industrial image processing. A single IDS NXT camera can solve a wide variety of image processing tasks.

For this purpose, users can even develop their own vision apps. IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH is now launching a new IDS NXT vegas model with a 1.3 MP CMOS colour sensor and is also equipping both the colour and mono versions with more powerful LEDs. With the product market launch, the company will also release new firmware, and a new cockpit for configuring the camera from a PC.

IDS NXT combines the advantages of app-based devices as multifunctional tools with the requirements of modern industrial cameras. The result is a new generation of devices that can be flexibly configured and used for a wide variety of tasks. Its latest member is IDS NXT vegas with a 1.3 megapixel CMOS colour sensor from e2v, which enables users to solve image processing tasks that require colour recognition.

The lightweight (185 g) colour version has a liquid lens with autofocus, a ToF ("Time of Flight") sensor for distance measurement, integrated lighting, and many other features. Users benefit from the same advantages that the mono version offers – such as PC-independent data processing thanks to an integrated CPU and a robust, vibration-resistant housing with IP65 protection. With new firmware, users can now set a live image to be mirrored horizontally or vertically in the sensor before processing, without any loss of CPU performance. In addition to other operating functions, IDS has also integrated new system messages, such as a warning function that can be activated via the REST interface. This informs the user if no new trigger signal has been received after a defined time.

IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH - www.ids-imaging.com


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