App-based image processing: IDS NXT with colour sensor, new firmware and cockpit
IDS is expanding its product range of vision app-based industrial cameras. From the end of April, a colour sensor model of IDS NXT vegas will be available. German camera manufacturer IDS will also introduce a new firmware and a new cockpit to the market, which will offer additional features and simplify the handling even further.
Users of the novel app-based industrial cameras benefit from almost unlimited flexibility: the freely programmable platform is not restricted to specific tasks. Instead, users can change and set up their preferred vision tasks in a very short time. The image processing engine then delivers either pre-processed data to a PC or even final results for independently made process decisions.
IDS NXT vegas with light sensitive e2v colour sensor is new to the versatile product family. It has a liquid lens with autofocus, a ToF sensor ("Time of Flight") for distance measurement and integrated lighting, among many other features. Users benefit from the same advantages that the mono version offers – such as the possibility of PC-independent data processing using an integrated CPU or the robust, vibration-resistant housing with IP65 protection.
As it is possible with with any other IDS NXT device, users can even develop their own vision apps with the IDS Software Development Kit and install them on their IDS NXT vegas device just like on a smartphone. This is especially important if it should be used to solve individual tasks that aren’t covered by standard vision apps.
In conclusion, the possibility to install any vision apps offers universal possibilities in numerous fields of application. For example in optical quality assurance, as an analytical instrument in medical technology, for monitoring tasks by facial recognition or vehicle and person counting.
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