Vision & Sensors

Vol. 4 No. 3

March 12, 2009
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Vision & Sensors

Volume 4, Issue 3

In this issue of Vision & Sensors UPDATE: 

News: Dalsa Founder Awarded Fellowship in the Engineering Institute of Canada

Web Exclusive: Trends in Industrial Image Processing

Feature: Understanding Camera Interfaces

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VISION NEWS

Allied Vision Technologies

 

Allied Vision Technologies Experiences 20 Years of Growth

STADTRODA, GERMANY - In 2009, Allied Vision Technologies celebrates its 20th anniversary. In two decades, the company that was founded as a distributor of analog cameras has advanced, with development know-how and high quality, to become a worldwide leader in the manufacture of digital cameras for industrial and scientific imaging. LEARN MORE

 

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Fiber A-241/A-242 Machine Vision Illuminators 

Dolan-Jenner Industries of Boxborough, MA, a manufacturer of fiber optic components and fiber optic illumination systems that serve the microscopy, sensing and machine vision industries, introduces the Fiber A-241/A-242 machine vision illuminators. High-performance, yet rugged illuminators, the Fiber A-241/A-242 models are ideal for critical machine vision applications in a factory environment where benefits can be achieved by locating the lamp module independent of the controlling power supply. MORE INFORMATION 

Toshi Hori and Michael Cyros Toshi Hori Receives 2009 Automated Imaging Achievement Award

ANN ARBOR, MI - Toshi Hori, president of GEViCAM Inc., was presented with the 2009 Automated Imaging Achievement Award during a ceremony held at the Automated Imaging Association's (AIA) 17th Annual Business Conference in San Diego. The award is the industry's top leadership award. LEARN MORE

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Dalsa Founder Awarded Fellowship in Engineering Institute


Dr. Chamberlain WATERLOO, ONTARIO - Dalsa Corp. announces that Dr. Savvas Chamberlain, Dalsa's founder, CTO and chairman, has been made a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. The award, presented at the EIC's Annual Awards Gala in Ottawa on March 7, 2009, recognizes "exceptional contributions...excellence in engineering and service to the profession and society." LEARN MORE

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Quantum Parametrics Licenses Point Grey 1394-Over-GigE Long Haul Technology

 

Toshiba Teli Signs Distribution Agreement with Physimetrics 

Arnold Kravitz Appointed Director of Imaging Products and Services for Sarnoff Corp.

COMING EVENTS

March 30-April 2, 2009           
WESTEC, Los Angeles. Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), (800) 733-4763. www.sme.org 

March 31-April 2
The Vision Show, Phoenix/ Automated Imaging Association (AIA),
www.machinevisiononline.org

April 22-23 
BIOMEDevice, Boston. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.
www.biomedeviceboston.com  


May 4-7           
Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), Orlando, FL. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.
  www.qualitymag.com/qmc  

 May 4-7           
Quality NDT Conference (QNDTC), Orlando, FL. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.
  www.qualitymag.com/qmc  

May 4-7           
Quality Vision & Sensors Conference (QVSC), Orlando, FL. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.
  www.qualitymag.com/qmc

May 11-13           
Quality Symposium 2009, Phoenix. CIS Software, (613) 577-4417. 
www.cissoftware.com


June 9-11    
The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association (RIA), (734) 994-6088.
 
www.robots-vision-show.info

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Manufacturing

Allied Vision Technologies

Vision & Sensors e-Marketplace: 
New High Sensitivity Stingrays

Featuring Sony ExView HAD CCDs™ (ICX445 and ICX285) at 1.25 and 1.45 megapixels respectively, the Stingray F-125 and F-145 from Allied Vision Technologies provide enhanced sensitivity from the visible to NIR spectrum.
• 14-bit A/D output for high dynamic range
• Firewire-B interface for fast, fool-proof image transfer
• Real time, programmable I/O
• 32 MB of on-board memory
• Smart features for frame grabber emulation

Webinar

U.S. trainingMachine Vision Training Held in Boston

BOSTON - MVTec LLC, held a North American distributor training in Boston last month for the new version of its machine vision software Halcon 9.0, which has been available since January 2009.

Fourteen distribution engineers from North America took part in this event. Topics of this focused training in the comprehensive innovations of Halcon 9.0 were considerable speedups especially for Halcon's automatic operator parallelization, unique new matching technologies for perspective distortions, further novelties for 3-D vision, the processing of extremely large images of more than 32k x 32k pixels, and enhanced usability. LEARN MORE
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Integration Corner: Secure Vision
by Ned Lecky

I got my first job in machine vision at a company called Control Automation in 1984. I had just graduated from college and like many a good mechanical engineer with an interest in software, I wanted to go to work in robotics.

My job, however, quickly led me into machine vision, since our newest product was to be a machine for inspecting printed circuit boards, the Interscan 1500. It came to have five charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras mounted underneath a circuit board with a programmable lighting package. The cameras looked for component wires protruding from the underside of the board-Yes, Junior, this is the way we used to do it. LEARN MORE

  

Web Exclusives


leutronTrends in Industrial Image Processing
The change from analog to digital technologies in the industrial image-processing (IIP) sector is in full swing. Therefore, the reliable frame grabber appears to be increasingly headed out to pasture. This is because digital communications interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB and FireWire allow for adequate camera-based solutions without image-capture cards. "Nevertheless the frame grabber will continue to find its niche," says Mathias Leumann, CEO of Leutron Vision AG. Leumann explains the latest trends in the world of IIP HERE.
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Understanding Camera Interfaces
by Michelle Bangert

Camera interface standards-including analog, Camera Link, FireWire, USB and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE)-all provide features suited to different applications.There is no perfect one-size-fits-all solution, so standards have sprung up, each offering something different, whether it is long cable lengths, as with GigE, or higher resolution, as with Camera Link.

But in addition to the features available today, it is important to consider tomorrow's anticipated needs when making a selection. Some standards have a roadmap to increase resolution in the future, as application needs may change. LEARN MORE

 

New Q-Cast Podcasts Available Now

On February 6, 2009, President Obama invited business executives, including manufacturers, to the launch of his new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Drew Greenblatt, owner of Marlin Steel Wire of Baltimore, MD, attended the event. Listen to our interview as Greenblatt discusses the event, as well as his thoughts on the current economic conditions and the importance of real-world perspective in Washington.

 

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The Assembly Summit 2009 Coming to Chicago This Month 

 

CHICAGO-The Assembly Summit 2009, hosted by Quality Magazine's sister publication, ASSEMBLY Magazine, will occur March 24 to 26, 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare. This two-day forum will bring leaders from every facet of manufacturing together to share their real-world experience in tackling the toughest challenges in product assembly. LEARN MORE  

 

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