Single source for all complementary hardware and software components simplifies machine vision system development
MONTREAL — Dec. 8, 2015 — Matrox Imaging today announced that developers of high-resolution 3D surface inspection solutions based on Chromasens’ 3DPIXA stereo line scan camera, Corona II illuminator and CS-3D software can source all additional system components from Matrox Imaging.
The Matrox Radient eV-CL Camera Link® frame grabber and Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) vision software are the perfect match to capture image data from the Chromasens camera. The raw data is then passed on to the CS-3D software, which generates the corresponding height map and color image using the massive parallel processing capability of a GPU. The MIL software processes and analyzes the height map and color image for detailed 2D and 3D surface inspection. Matrox Supersight Solo is the ideal HPC industrial imaging platform to host the third-party GPUs needed to run the CS-3D software.
“Our 3DPIXA camera and CS-3D software embody the innovative merger of line scan technology and ultra-fast 3D stereo algorithms that has opened up the potential for new machine vision applications demanding precise and fast 2D and 3D measurements,” said Dr.-Ing. Peter Kempf, key account manager, Chromasens GmbH. “Matrox Imaging is the only company that offers all the remaining components required to put together a complete 3D surface inspection system based on our technology.”
“Machine vision system developers will appreciate that Matrox Imaging offers all the additional hardware and software they need to harness the unique capabilities of the Chromasens 3DPIXA in their 3D surface inspection projects,” said Sam Lopez, director of sales and marketing, Matrox Imaging. “With Matrox Imaging as a one-stop for components and support, integrators will save time and money.”
Matrox Imaging support for the Chromasens 3DPIXA camera is illustrated in a MIL programming example included in MIL 10 Processing Pack 1, which is available to all registered MIL 10 users with valid maintenance subscriptions. MIL 10 and this update are also available for evaluation.
About Chromasens GmbH
Founded in 2004, Chromasens GmbH designs, develops and produces innovative image capturing and processing systems to satisfy the most stringent of demands. Chromasens’ expertise lies in the development of both components and systems. The optical, electronic and mechanical elements of high-performance cameras and illumination systems are perfectly adapted to suit the specific tasks faced by each individual customer. The company is based in Constance, Germany, and is ISO 9001 certified. It currently has approximately 50 employees. Production, as well as research and development, takes place in Germany. Chromasens offers professional advice and support throughout each phase of the project cycle to its direct and project customers who require customized, individual image capturing solutions. The company’s standardized image processing components are distributed worldwide via certified value-added distributors. For more information, visit www.chromasens.de.
About Matrox Imaging
Established in 1976, Matrox Imaging is a leading developer of component-level solutions for machine vision, image analysis and medical imaging. Products include frame grabbers, vision processors, imaging computers, smart cameras and application development software. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/imaging.
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