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Vision Sensor PV3 now with GigE Vision Interface:
More Flexibility for Image Processing Applications

Friedberg, 08th May 2024

Vision Sensor PV3 as GigE camera

Vision Sensor PV3: Smart Imaging, Enhanced Connectivity

IMAGO Technologies expands the capabilities of its Vision Sensor PV3 with a new GigE Vision interface. This opens up new possibilities for image processing engineers in application development and system integration.

SMART CAMERA OR GIGE CAMERA: THE VISION SENSOR PV3 OFFERS BOTH

The matchbox-sized embedded PC with an integrated camera, the Vision Sensor PV3, stands out for its versatility. On the one hand, it can be used as a smart camera with integrated image processing: The combination of a powerful quad-core CPU, the ViewIT software, and the optionally integrated Halcon library enables fast and efficient application development. The new GigE Vision interface provides additional flexibility. Now, the Vision Sensor PV3 can also transmit images to external systems, opening up new possibilities for image pre-processing and system integration.

ADVANTAGES OF THE GIGE VISION INTERFACE 

The GigE Vision interface offers several advantages for image processing engineers:

Image Pre-processing: One scenario that particularly benefits image processing engineers is the ability to incorporate expertise about the machine environment and application directly into image pre-processing. Through clever pre-processing, the next stage of image processing on a separate box PC can be significantly facilitated.

Distributed Computing Power: This is especially useful when multiple cameras are in use, and the CPU power of the main computer is not sufficient. The Vision Sensor PV3 provides additional computing power, thus relieving the main CPU, leading to more efficient resource utilization.

Scalability: Another advantage of this concept is the scalability of the overall system. By easily integrating additional cameras, the system does not become overloaded but remains flexible and adaptable.

Combined Image Pre-processing and Processing: The Vision Sensor PV3 offers the unique ability to execute the entire application directly on the smart sensor. This feature proves extremely beneficial when it is determined that the performance of the Vision Sensor is sufficient. Alternatively, there is the option to deploy the more powerful sibling, the Vision Cam XM2.

IMAGO VISION SOFTWARE: THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT

The open concept of Vision Sensor and Vision Cam for developers of serial systems is perfectly complemented by the IMAGO Vision Software ViewIT. ViewIT provides a comprehensive software infrastructure for the development of image processing applications. It includes, among other things, web browser-based HMI, OPC/UA, REST API, camera control, lighting control, Real-Time Communication Controller, and the GigE interface. The core of the image processing algorithms is integrated by the application experts, be it through HALCON script, Python script, or a custom C++ library.

VISION BOX: THE SUITABLE HARDWARE PLATFORM  

IMAGO also offers the suitable hardware platform for the development of image processing applications: the Vision Box. The fanless Vision Box is available with Windows or Linux operating system and can be equipped with or without AI-supporting computing power.

CONCLUSION

The Vision Sensor PV3 with GigE Vision interface is a versatile solution for image processing applications. It provides image processing engineers with more flexibility in application development and system integration. The IMAGO Vision Software and the Vision Box perfectly complement the Vision Sensor PV3, offering a comprehensive solution for the development and implementation of image processing applications.

Learn more about the Vision Sensor PV3 and contact us today for a personalized consultation.

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