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Since 1993, BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software specializing in interfacing to cameras with high data/frame rates; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious. We currently offer CXP, CL, and Differential frame grabbers.

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Alta-AN™ Frame Grabber

POSTED 09/22/2014

Despite the machine vision industry's multi-year migration from analog to digital imaging, there remains a large installation base of legacy systems that still acquire analog data from cameras, PMTs and other analog devices. However, with companies like National Instruments and Teledyne Dalsa ceasing production of their analog frame grabbers, users of NI's LabVIEW®  and Teledyne Dalsa's Sapera LT software are now left scrambling to find analog board replacements.  
 
Fortunately, those users can now seamlessly swap out their NI and Teledyne Dalsa analog boards with a BitFlow Alta-AN frame grabber and experience the same ease-of-use, fast acquisition and minimal CPU usage. Affordable and versatile, Alta-AN boards acquire signals from virtually any analog camera on the market - from high-speed asynchronous-reset monochrome cameras to color HDTV cameras. In addition, free drivers can be downloaded from the BitFlow web site (www.bitflow.com) for LabVIEW and most other 3rd party machine vision packages.
 
BitFlow Alta-AN frame grabbers have a Virtual Frame Grabber (VFG) to support either one, two or four analog cameras. Each VFG operates independently so they can be configured for a different camera, triggering mode, and destination buffer, as well as for a different acquisition state than the other VFGs on the same board. Plus, multiple VFGs on a single board can acquire signals simultaneously at the cameras' full frame rate and resolution, assuring the highest quality imaging performance.