See new app-based cameras and 3D cameras at UKIVA event

16 March 2018

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See new app-based cameras and 3D cameras at UKIVA eventIDS will be showing the new IDS NXT vision app-based cameras and sensors for the first time in the UK at the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition. The app-based system is said to make these devices as versatile as a smartphone. Also on show will be the new Ensenso X Series of 3D stereo cameras that feature high-resolution 5MP sensors and GPU-based image processing. In addition, Peter Dietrich will be giving two presentations at the Conference.

IDS NXT vegas is the first product of the new device family. With an integrated 1.3MP CMOS sensor, an integrated liquid lens, autofocus, LED illumination and a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor for distance measurement, it is fully equipped for many different image processing tasks. Users are said to benefit from the greatest possible flexibility: they can assign their required image processing task to vision app-based cameras and sensors according to their individual requirements.

The versatile Ensenso X 3D GigE camera system is now available with 5MP cameras featuring Sony's IMX264 CMOS sensor. They provide up to 20 per cent wider field of view and up to 35 per cent greater lateral resolution with almost 30 per cent lower noise compared to the earlier versions. With the new Ensenso SDK 2.2, stereo matching can now be supported by a graphics card. Using the GPU accelerates the processing processes by about five times, depending on the parameterisation. GPU-based stereo matching and the resulting speed advantages can be used with all Ensenso X cameras.

Conference papers

At the Conference, Peter Dietrich will be making presentations entitled: '3D Vision – complementing 2D rather than replacing' and 'Camera sensitivity – compare and contrast'. The first looks at how 3D data can be combined with 2D information to provide a more effective system when considering challenges like localisation and verification. The second considers the issue of camera sensitivity and how standard committees such as EMVA and ISO try to help sort things out by defining procedures for measuring several key performance parameters of a camera or camera system, respectively.

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