New Gardasoft Vision lighting controller enhances GigE range

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Firstsight Vision is making further enhancements to its comprehensive range of products based around the new GigE machine vision standard, with the release of the PP520 LED lighting controller with Ethernet interface. The PP520 from Gardasoft Vision provides full control of LED lighting for machine vision applications.

With the recent introduction of the GigE standard, Firstsight Vision already offers area and linescan GigE cameras from Dalsa and JAI Pulnix, together with parent company Stemmer Imaging's Common Vision Blox (CVB) hardware-independent machine vision toolkit, which emphasises the importance of this technology to machine vision applications. Interconnection of machine vision components using Ethernet technology allows fast, inexpensive communication over long distances.

The PP520 provides automatic operation with current-rated and voltage-rated lighting, providing plug-and-play operation using patented Safe-Sense technology. Control functions include power regulation, intensity control, and timing and triggering functions required for machine vision systems.

In addition, the controller can act as a miniature web server with control by image processing software operating on a PC. It can be configured using a standard web browser.

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