Conventional sensors capture visual information as a series of “snapshots” taken at specific points in time, at a predetermined frame rate. The new camera sensor, however, responds pixel-by-pixel only to changes in motion, massively reducing redundant data. This allows the fastest possible motion analysis and classification. Due to the high data reduction, even high-speed applications can run on the Linux computer integrated into the camera.
Managing Director Carsten Strampe comments: “With the Vision Cam EB, Imago is strongly focusing on the trends of the future. Indeed, frame rates in industrial image processing are already very high. But the need is high also to know what happens between the frame rates. The Smart Camera provides the solution and offers completely new possibilities for industrial applications such as Traffic Control, Trajectory or Kinematic Control.”
The first production use of the product is planned for late 2021.