Quality Magazine

Vol. 4 No. 5

April 10, 2009

Vision & Sensors

Volume 4, Issue 5

In this issue of Vision & Sensors UPDATE: 

News: Matrox Imaging Launches Authorized Integrator Program

Blog: The Return of Linux

Case Study: Making a Million Flawless Parts

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Learning with Lecky: The Return of Linux
I never thought I'd say it, but Linux is starting to look like an appealing solution for machine vision application development and deployment.
by Ned Lecky

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Innovation Matrix Signs Strategic Alliance/Distributor Agreement with Sightech

MVTec Announces New Distributor in Spain, Portugal and Latin America

Dalsa Receives Contracts for Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry


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Authorized Integrator

Matrox Imaging Launches Authorized Integrator Program

MONTREAL - Matrox Imaging announces the launch of its new authorized integrator program in North America. The integrators enrolled in this program have delivered hundreds of vision systems to a wide range of manufacturing fields and disciplines from automotive to food, electronics to pharmaceuticals, medical devices to transportation, packaging to robotics. With years of combined experience, they have integrated vision systems with other automation systems and processes. LEARN MORE



EMVA Signs Cooperation Agreement with Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society

SHANGHAI, CHINA - At the Machine Vision China trade exhibition in Shanghai, the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES) and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) signed an agreement on March 24, 2009, in order to establish and to expand their future cooperation. LEARN MORE

Making a Million Flawless Parts
The Meister Group is a Belgian industrial group that largely caters to the automobile market. With factories in Belgium, France and the Czech Republic, Meister specializes in the mass production of cut steel parts. READ 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.

From the Editor: Made in America
by Michelle Bangert

Like many industries today, machine vision is not a local business. Technology allows easy access to people and products worldwide. It is still not without its hiccups, but no one is sending product specifications by carrier pigeon or taking a boat to a customer site. READ MORE


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