Easy access to vision tools for non-specialists

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Easy access to vision tools for non-specialistsStemmer Imaging says that access to imaging tools from its Common Vision Blox (CVB) imaging toolkit is now possible through Dalsa's advanced Sherlock imaging software. This powerful combination brings tools - which are claimed to be unique - such as CVB's Manto, Minos and GigE Server into a 'point and click' platform that can be readily used by non-programmers. The new combination also enables Sherlock to operate in conjunction with GigE cameras from all manufacturers.

Designed for use with Dalsa's Vision Appliance packages that encompass both smart camera and multipoint compact vision systems, Sherlock enables automated image inspection and measurement systems to be built for any industry. The new platform means that it is no longer necessary to be an experienced programmer or developer to utilise imaging tools from CVB, such as the neural technology-based Manto for pattern recognition and identification of objects with organic fluctuations in their composition, and Minos for flexible and reliable high-speed, high-accuracy object recognition, alignment, optical character recognition and verification.

In addition, Sherlock has access to CVB's GigE Vision Server, which enables the computer on which it is installed to behave like a complete GigE Vision and GenICam-compatible camera, with freely configurable features. This creates possibilities for building network-based vision systems based on GigE Vision, including offline application development while receiving on-line test images. Here, Sherlock is used to make online measurements and simultaneously a remote PC equipped with Sherlock can connect to the online system to collect real image data to allow the measurement process to be monitored and refined without affecting the current inspection.

The new platform brings full GigE Vision and GeniCam compatibility to Sherlock, enabling any GigE Vision-compliant cameras to be used. Ring buffering and double buffering allows faster image processing and ensures that more images are processed when a series of images is acquired at high speed. A free CVB licence is available with every camera purchased from Stemmer Imaging.

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