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Kithara Software is a specialist for real-time and communication solutions under the operating system Windows. The real-time extension RealTime Suite of the company forms the technical foundation for sophisticated applications in robotics, image processing, measurement and control techniques as well as in automation fields. It is a core part in machine building, for test stands and other special applications. The RealTime Suite gives developers a real-time multitasking, an EtherCAT Master and real-time Ethernet, e.g. for Gigabit cameras. Subsidiary in the USA: Kithara Software LLC.

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Image acquisition with GigE Vision® cameras in real-time

POSTED 01/08/2012

Kithara Software Camera ModuleCamera Module is a functional module of the »RealTime Vision« und supports industrial cameras with GigE Vision® interfaces and signals the incoming image in the PC as soon as the image acquisition has been completed. The new Vision Module allows further processing the image data in real-time with the widely-used image processing library HALCON from MVTec of Munich. This enables an instant control reaction, e.g. for quality control.

The Camera Module serves as a functional module for capturing image data of industrial cameras according to the GigE Vision® standard in real-time. It provides all necessary functions for detection and management and for creating real-time streams.

Large buffer memory along with real-time network drivers reliably prevent any loss of data packets. The reaction on incoming GigE Vision images takes place instantly in the context of the real-time environment within a few microseconds. In that moment a real-time task can be activated, in order to execute a control reaction instantly. The comprehensive image processing library HALCON of the Munich-based company MVTec GmbH can be also used in real-time, so you can implement powerful solutions.

The Camera Module delivers a data throughput of up to 125 MByte/s due to the real-time based network drivers, that means up to the theoretical maximum.

The results of the image processing can be given to the process even in the real-time context without any delay, e.g. over EtherCAT® or CANopen®. Accordingly, automation solutions can be easily combined with several other themes within the »RealTime Suite«.