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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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Vision Components Presents New High-performance VC Z series Cameras

POSTED 03/09/2015

The new VC Z series of intelligent cameras with the VC Linux operating system was presented at exhibitions in Nuremberg and San Francisco.The first models of Vision Components' new intelligent camera series VC Z are available for delivery as of now and were introduced to trade show visitors in February at exhibitions in Germany and in the US. The embedded systems offer real-time image processing suitable for demanding high-speed and line scan applications: all models are equipped with Xilinx’ Zynq module, an ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 with 866 MHz and an integrated FPGA.

In San Francisco, Vision Components offered insights into the new Z series to an American audience for the first time. The company set up a booth at the local exhibition SPIE Photonics West at the German Pavilion, stand 4601-04 on February 10–12. Two weeks later, the Z series was presented at the embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, on February 24—26 in hall 1, at stand 109. The new camera generation is based on the board camera series VCSBC nano Z. With a footprint of 40 x 65 mm, these compact systems are especially easy to integrate into machines and plants. They are optionally available with one or two remote sensor heads and thus suitable for stereo applications. Users can choose between two enclosed camera types: the VC nano Z, which has housing dimensions of 80 x 45 x 20 mm, and the VC pro Z, which measures 90 x 58 x 36 mm and can be fitted with a lens and an integrated LED illumination. The new operating system VC Linux ensures optimal interaction between hardware and software.