The new GEVA (GigE Vision Appliance) is the latest in Dalsa's versatile platform of machine vision platforms available from Stemmer Imaging. These include multi-camera embedded systems and smart cameras, all operating under common imaging software. GEVA is a powerful embedded system designed for applications requiring powerful processing, high resolution or multiple cameras. GEVA benefits from a smaller size for easier system integration and a powerful dual-core processor with high-speed memory to tackle demanding imaging applications.
Two dedicated GigE camera ports are provided, each with enough bandwidth to support eight 640 x 480 mono cameras imaging 60 parts per second. The camera ports are compatible with a wide range of mono or colour, area and linescan GigE cameras in a range of resolutions, which can be mixed to suit the application need. Camera expansion is accommodated easily using commercially available network technologies, allowing large configurations to be realised with much lower system cost.
GEVA also provides a number of external interfaces for system integration. It includes dedicated display and USB ports for setup and runtime control, a third Gigabit Ethernet port and a serial port for factory communication, dedicated trigger inputs for inspection timing, dedicated strobe outputs for lighting control and opto-isolated I/O for associated equipment interfacing.
Vision applications on GEVA are set up using Dalsa's iNspect or Sherlock application software. For enhanced versatility, applications built on other Dalsa equipment with the same camera setup will also run on GEVA. Fully functional software emulators installed on GEVA enable users to develop or debug applications offline. The emulator therefore maximises machine up time during application development and maintenance.