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ISVI Partners with Virtech Labs

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ISVI Corp. announces distribution partnership with Virtech Labs for the Hungarian machine vision market.


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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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Imaging

3-D Imaging: A Practical Overview for Machine Vision

COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL 2-D, MACHINE VISION 3-D IMAGING IS MORE LIMITED IN SOME AREAS AND MORE CAPABLE IN OTHERS
By Kim Jackson and Fred Turek
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Three-dimensional imaging technology has been rapidly evolving as has its use in machine vision.


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Measurement

Measuring Thickness

It can be a bit more complicated than you’d expect.
By Ben Dawson
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Thickness is a measure of coatings or films, such as the thickness of paint on metal, or the distance between the closest opposing surfaces of an object.


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Vision & Sensors - Lenses

Imaging Lenses Explained

Understand what you can expect to achieve from your imaging lens.
By Nicholas James
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Last time we discussed resolution, working distance, depth of field and field of view, and this time we will be diving into distortion, relative illumination and telecentricity.
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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.
By Steve Zhu
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In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Vision & Sensors - USB 3.0

The Interface of Steel

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s “Superspeed”
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USB 3.0 technology, which represents the second significant revision of the Universal Serial Bus standard for computer connectivity, is 10 times faster than the USB 2.0 iteration.


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Vision & Sensors - System Integrators

Machine Vision Integration: Behind the Camera

Consider these factors in the selection and implementation of digital cameras in machine vision applications.
By David Dechow
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The component choices available in the architecture and configuration of machine vision inspection solutions are more numerous than ever.


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Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Counts

Using algorithms to extract quantitative information from an image.
By Ben Dawson
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Counting objects in an image seems like an easy task, which can be automated through machine vision and image analysis, but it becomes difficult when objects touch, move randomly, or are hard to distinguish from their background.


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Technological Improvements will Further Enhance Market Penetration of Machine Vision Solutions

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenue of $4.50 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $6.75 billion in 2016.
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Previously considered bulky, expensive and complex to interpret, machine vision technology has undergone continuous improvements to become an integral part of quality control for industrial or manufacturing production lines.


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