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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

congatec teams for industrial vision

By Nick Flaherty

German embedded board maker congatec has teamed up with a major maker of industrial cameras to provide integrated x86 and ARM embedded vision applications.

The first system developed with Basler is a smart embedded image recognition platform for face detection is based on Basler's dart camera module with USB 3.0 and conga-PA5 Pico-ITX boards with 5th generation Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors. 

Further kits based on congatec boards and Basler modules with MIPI-CSI, GigE vision or other relevant interfaces will follow. The pylon camera software suite will also be integrated by congatec as standard software into appropriate kits.

"Over the next few years, more and more embedded vision solutions will appear on the market. They will be smaller, lighter and more tightly integrated designs at the embedded computing level. They will allow previously stationary vision applications to become mobile or portable. Embedded vision will also help to implement existing vision systems more cost-effectively, and open up new fields of application that today cannot yet take advantage of camera technology," said Alex Temme, General Manager Module Business at Basler.

"Due to the increasing demand for board-level camera technology in and on equipment, machinery and systems of all kinds, it is essential that Basler's driver packages for sensor control and image acquisition are optimally harmonized with our embedded boards and modules. We will now ensure that this is the case from day one of our technology partnership with Basler," said Christian Eder, Director Marketing at congatec.

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