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The German camera manufacturer offers a wide range of streaming, smart and intelligent component for industrial and scientific image processing. Streaming: USB cameras and external frame grabbers for analog cameras. Smart: USB cameras with integrated preprocessing of image data on the FPGA-chip. Intelligent: Programmable OEM cameras with DSP for image processing and ARM running Linux.

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Rescue USB Stick

POSTED 03/21/2012

New USB stick from VRmagic permits convenient development and simple, inexpensive maintenance of OEM applications

Following the launch of its programmable intelligent camera series, the German camera manufacturer VRmagic now presents its Rescue USB Stick. This allows developers to restore a camera’s internal Linux operating system to its factory state quickly and easily if necessary. This can be done by simply plugging the
USB stick into the USB host port of the camera and then rebooting the camera.
Rescue USB Stick
Updates of the application software can also be applied in just a few minutes with the USB stick. Developers can create their own update stick by means of a simple script. This stick can then be used to install the current software version on a camera. As a result, maintenance of applications at different locations is
easy, reliable and inexpensive.

“Developing new products is a challenge – and the same also applies to maintaining them inexpensively, quickly and reliably at their worldwide operating locations over the course of many years,” says Oliver Menken, Sales Manager at VRmagic. “Many OEM customers use the intelligent cameras as a platform for their own products. With the Rescue USB Stick, we would like to make things as easy as possible for both our direct customers and for the customers of the corresponding end products – ranging from vision sensors and code readers through to machines of all kinds.”

In future, the Rescue USB Stick will be included in the accessory package for the intelligent cameras together with the power supply unit and adapter cable for SVideo and serial interfaces. The SDK with preconfigured toolchain is available free of charge.


About VRmagic
Founded in Mannheim, Germany, in 2001, VRmagic develops, manufactures and sells cameras for industrial image processing, optical tracking systems and VR technology. A second business division
specializes in simulators for surgical training.