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New Microscan Link Ensures Easy Connectivity in Industrial Vision Applications

POSTED 07/22/2013

rong>RENTON, WA, July 22, 2013 – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, announces new Microscan Link connectivity, providing vision engineers, programmers, and other users with additional options for communicating with Microscan smart cameras. Now available in AutoVISION™ machine vision software, the Microscan Link feature introduces an easy method to connect parameters inside AutoVISION™ jobs to outside industrial control systems with a single click on the “Link” icon within the software.

Whether communicating inspection results from a smart camera to a PLC, or communicating between multiple smart cameras remotely from a networked system, Microscan Link ensures reliable connectivity between AutoVISION™ and the entire factory floor. With the intuitive AutoVISION™ interface, this flexible data exchange requires no protocol knowledge. Microscan Link also allows job parameters to be changed from an outside system. For example, use an HMI to easily change a count value or alignment angle to match the product currently being produced.

“Microscan Link makes the integration of vision into any automation system very easy,” explains Nico Hooiveld, Microscan’s Machine Vision Product Manager. “From industrial Ethernet communication to discrete I/O and serial protocols, Microscan Link supports a wide range of automation systems and devices. AutoVISION™ and Microscan Link work together to provide seamless factory-wide communication through a simple interface and one-click connectivity.”

AutoVISION™ machine vision software supports Microscan’s Vision MINI and Vision HAWK Smart Cameras. With compact, fully integrated or C-Mount designs, the hardware line offers a range of solutions for easy integration into systems or existing assembly lines. For more complex applications, AutoVISION™ can be upgraded to Microscan’s advanced Visionscape® platform, which also supports the Microscan Link feature. This scalable format protects the customer’s time, effort and capital investment in their system because it is uniquely expandable to handle cases where requirements extend beyond the scope of original application.

For more information on Microscan Link connectivity or AutoVISION™ software and smart cameras, visit

About Microscan
Microscan is a global leader in technology for precision data acquisition and control solutions serving a wide range of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology, Data Matrix. Today, Microscan remains a technology leader in automatic identification and machine vision with extensive solutions for ID tracking, traceability and inspection ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, identification, and measurement.

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company recognized for quality leadership in the U.S., Microscan is known and trusted by customers worldwide as a provider of quality, high precision products. Microscan is a Spectris company.