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When should you build vs buy a vision system

There are both benefits and pitfalls when it comes to creating your own camera design, and knowing when it makes sense to purchase a camera from a manufacturer and when to take on the design yourself is important decision to make.
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18/10/2017

PCI Express camera from XIMEA features 48 MPixel CMOS sensor and 30 fps frame rate

Newly-added to the line of xiB PCI Express high-speed cameras from XIMEA is the CB500 model, which is available in color or monochrome, and features a 48 MPixel CMOS sensor.
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18/10/2017

Factors to consider for high-speed character reading<

Developers should consider factors such as print quality and line speed when specifying hardware and software components for optical character recognition.
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18/10/2017

Hyperspectral LED lighting targeting machine vision introduced by Metaphase

To offer an alternative to typical hyperspectral halogen light sources—which have high temperatures and high-power consumption—Metaphase Technologies has introduced hyperspectral LED line lights that target machine vision applications.
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16/10/2017

Barcode calibration test card product line expanded by Applied Image Inc.

APPLIED IMAGE Inc. has announced the release of the new Conformance Calibration Standard Enhanced Test Card for ISO IEC Datamatrix and GS1 Datamatrix (p/n: AI-CCS-DM-E), which is a 2D barcode test card manufactured, serialized, and individually calibrated utilizing a newly developed camera-based JUDGE system, meeting the requirements of ISO 15426-2 for primary reference test symbols.
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11/10/2017

10GigE camera series introduced by Baumer

With an eye toward applications like industrial inspection, medical and scientific imaging, and motion analysis, Baumer has announced the launch of the QX series of 10GigE cameras.
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10/10/2017

10 ways non-visible imaging technology is being deployed today

In this slideshow on non-visible imaging— which is one of the four topics covered in our Next Generation Vision Systems special focus—we look at 10 recent applications of non-visible imaging, ranging from the use of ultraviolet illumination in inspection applications to an infrared camera equipped-drone that was used to collect samples of gas from inside Italy’s Mount Etna volcano.
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10/10/2017

Q&A webcast: Non-visible imaging methods, advancements, and benefits

In this Q&A webcast—which is part of our Next Generation Vision Systems Q&A series—David Dechow, Staff Engineer, Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision, FANUC America Corporation—will answer your questions regarding non-visible imaging, including the techniques and applications listed above in a live question-and-answer style webcast.
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09/10/2017

Nyxel near infrared technology from OmniVision offers increased quantum efficiency

OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has announced the release of Nyxel, a near infrared (NIR) technology that leverage novel silicon semiconductor architectures and processes that address the inherent challenges in NIR detection in image sensors.
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09/10/2017

AIA President Jeff Burnstein argues against robot tax on CNBC

In a CNBC interview, AIA President Jeff Burnstein argued against the concept of creating a robot tax, which would see governments taxing companies that use robots.
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09/10/2017