The new generation of Windows-based Sony 'smart cameras' will be on display at the MVIS exhibition taking place at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry on 15 and 16 October 2008. Following the launch of the Sony V3 series in 2006, this new range features improvements across the board including faster frame rates, higher resolution, improved interfacing capabilities and a more powerful processor.
As the camera is shipped with Windows XP already installed on the internal compact flash drive, it will run Scorpion Vision Software ‘out of the box.’ Scorpion already contains a smart camera driver, which means the vision software can be installed without difficulty and existing vision profiles can be ported via a USB or Gigabit Ethernet connection directly into Scorpion on the camera.
These powerful machine vision cameras are much like ultra-compact PCs with the footprint of an industrial camera and have many possible applications, including automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), quality control, security, assembly verification, robot guidance and 3D machine vision (with Scorpion Vision Software).
With Scorpion Vision Software, which is claimed to be the most powerful Windows-based machine vision software that requires no programming, the Sony Scorpion Smart Camera is an ‘all-in-one’ package that requires just a 12V supply and a vision profile to operate, inspect, measure, check and observe - completely independently.
Scorpion Vision Software is an independent and open software tool for industrial vision. It is an excellent choice for production engineers wanting to automate or secure quality. Scorpion contains a comprehensive library of advanced machine vision tools that require no programming to implement. Scorpion Vision Software is a 'shrink-wrapped' machine vision application that allows rapid development of machine vision applications. It is also said to be the leading toolset for 3D machine vision.
Scorpion Vision Ltd will be demonstrating the 90fps version of the new Sony 'smart camera' running Scorpion Vision Software at MVIS/Photonex on stand C35.