Vision & Sensors

Smart Cameras

Smart Cameras: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

What to look for in a smart camera today and what to expect in the future.
By Ben Dawson
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Smart, small and flexible—smart cameras combine a standard machine vision camera, programmable processing, communications and sometimes lighting, in a small enclosure.


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Barcode Readers

Barcode Readers Enhanced with JavaScript

Advanced Barcode readers have an embedded Javascript engine that can perform many tasks required by the user
By Tim Cicerchi
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A computer program that is designed for data entry including invoice numbers, serial numbers, and package labels can accept data in two ways.


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Software

Object Identification Made Easy

Object Identification without a bar code or data code is possible
By Lutz Kreutzer and Markus Ulrich
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For machine vision, it would be a silver bullet to identify an object without any imprint like a bar code or data code, but only by sight.


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Machine Vision 101

Will the Cloud and Machine Vision Collide?

CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES
By Andy Long
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Before we start discussing this idea it is worth looking at the definition of both “cloud” and “machine vision.”


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From the Editor

The Growth of Technology

Promise or Peril
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Emerging technologies are said to be paradoxical. They hold both promise and peril for the societies that develop and use them.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINES

Teledyne Reports 1Q Results

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated reported first quarter 2014 sales of $573.5 million, compared with sales of $569.4 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 0.7%.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Photron Welcomes Elite Motion Systems to Distributor Network

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Photron, Inc. announces that Larry Vladic, founder of Elite Motion Systems, LLC, is the new, exclusive regional distributor for Photron’s high speed imaging systems.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

ShapeGrabber Joins QVI Family

By Quality Magazine Staff
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Quality Vision International (QVI) announced that it has acquired ShapeGrabber Incorporated, a manufacturer of automated 3D scanners for industrial applications.


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Vision & Sensors Web Exclusive

Basler Cameras Act as Eyes for Sistema

Scout GigE Cameras Serve Vision-Guided Robotic Clipping
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Sistema is one of the fastest growing food storage brands in the world. The distinctive plastic clips on Sistema’s plastic products are well-known in households across New Zealand, and increasingly around the world.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Infrared, Thermal Imaging Systems Market Worth More Than $5B by 2019

By Quality Magazine Staff
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According to a new market research report of "Infrared and Thermal Imaging Systems Market by Technology…Forecasts & Analysis (2014-2019)", published by Markets and Markets, the market is estimated to be valued at $3,350 Million in 2014 and is expected to reach $5,219.2 Million by 2019 at a CAGR of 9.27%.


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