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Vision Components is a leading international manufacturer of embedded vision systems. The freely programmable cameras with powerful onboard CPUs perform image processing tasks on their own without additional computer. Vision Compo-nents offers OEMs versatile Linux-based embedded systems for 2D and 3D image processing, supplied as board cameras or in protective casings. These are complemented by a growing range of ultracompact MIPI camera boards, which connect to a variety of different CPU boards. Software libraries and customized solutions are also part of the program. The team of experts can draw on extensive knowledge and over 20 years of experience with imaging applications. The company based in Ettlingen, Germany, was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, the inventor of the first industrial-grade intelligent camera. Today, Vision Components works with local partners in over 25 countries to provide consistent customer focus and readily available expertise throughout the world.

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Two Megapixel Resolution for VC Z Smart Cameras with Linux OS

POSTED 10/28/2015

Very fast and compact, VC Z 0015 machine vision systems are now available with an even higher resolution of 2 MegapixelsEttlingen – Vision Components expands the portfolio of real-time capable ARM-based Smart Cameras running the VC Linux operating system by adding VC Z 0015 models featuring 2 Megapixel CMOS sensors. This new high-performance sensor captures up to 50 frames per second in full resolution (1,600 x 1,200 pixels) and supports exposure times of 15 µs with a high-speed shutter as well as up to 1.28 s with a low-speed shutter. The high processing speed of VC Z 0015 Smart Cameras is ensured by their dual-core Xilinx Zynq ARM processor with two Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 866 Mhz. Cameras can be supplied in a miniature housing measuring merely 80 x 45 x 20 mm or in an IP67-rated protective housing, which is almost as compact at just 88 mm in length and comes with an optional integrated autofocus lens and LED illumination. Board cameras are also available as an ideal solution for machine or robot integration. These can be fitted with an on-board sensor, a single remote head or two remote sensors, e.g. to enable stereo-vision applications. Included with every VC Smart Camera, the VC Lib software library offers more than 300 functions for easy programming of image processing routines such as bar code recognition, shape and position recognition, or the verification of printed products.

VC Z 0015 models featuring 2 Megapixel CMOS sensorsAbout Vision Components
Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides free software libraries for many applications including license plate recognition, motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.

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Miriam Schreiber
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