IDS has launched the new flagship models of the uEye® camera range, presenting its first series with a Gigabit Ethernet interface (1000BaseT).
The Gigabit Ethernet uEye® extends the broad range of USB cameras by powerful models for sophisticated, complex machine vision and image processing applications. The bandwidth is 2.5 times higher than with USB and cable lengths up to 100 m are possible.
The GigE is a completely newly developed camera whose rich set of features introduces a new performance class. Take the power supply for starters: The camera supports a range from six volts through to the 24 volts typically used in mechanical engineering. The models are also equipped with a C-mount lens connector with adjustable mounting dimensions. A symmetrical housing permits mounting at 90/180 degrees without having to create new holders.
Strong communicative skills are another strong point of the GigE. Besides a trigger input and a flash output, which are both optically decoupled, the newcomers have a RS232 interface and two GPIO ports that can be used either as digital inputs or digital outputs.
Inside the camera two processor cores provide superior performance. The Plug and Play Camera Manager, self-developed by IDS, makes installation and integration just as easy as with the USB versions. The software development kit is identical, which means that upgrading to the GigE does not require any changes to the application and takes only a few minutes.
Data transmission is performed using IDS's own protocol, as many features, such as multi-camera applications or update possibilities, can be implemented only inadequately or not at all with the standard GigE VisionTM. The Gigabit Ethernet uEye® thus remains open to extension. A GenICam interface will be released at the end of the year.
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