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MVTec Innovation Day: May 14, 2019

Published on April 24, 2019

MVTec Innovation Day: May 14, 2019

Targeted to developers, programmers and technology decision-makers, MVTec's second Innovation Day will take place on May 14 in Munich, Germany. During the one-day event, live presentations and demonstrations will highlight MVTec products, current trends and application examples in these areas:

  • Deep learning
  • Process integration
  • Usability for programmers
  • 3D-Vision
  • Behind the scenes at MVTec

The event will be held in German only. The seminar's €79 fee includes snacks and a lunch buffet. Please register no later than Friday, May 3 and visit MVTec for complete information.

Korea Vision Show 2019

Published on April 23, 2019

Under the umbrella of the co-located shows, Smart Factory + Automation World, the 7th Korea Vision Show provided visitors with the latest machine vision solutions for industrial and automation applications. The Imaging Source and reseller VIEWRUN Co. Ltd. attended the show from March 27 - 29, 2019. In addition to a matrix camera display featuring the newest USB 3.1 (gen. 1) and GigE cameras, the IC 3D stereo camera system and its flexible approach to 3D imaging also drove visitor traffic to the booth. A linear motion stage equipped with the latest 20x optical zoom camera (DFK 39GX265-Z20) demonstrated the benefits of The Imaging Source's zoom camera solutions. Available as color and monochrome variants, the new zoom cameras feature Sony's IMX265 sensors as well as autofocus, autoiris and a mechanical IR cut filter switch.

The Imaging Source and VIEWRUN at the 2019 Korea Vision Show.

VISION China Shanghai 2019

Published on April 3, 2019

As the leading machine vision trade show in China, VISION China Shanghai 2019 showcased the industry's latest developments from March 20 - 22, 2019. The Imaging Source displayed its newest GigE zoom camera (DFK 39GX265-Z20) with a 1.3 MP global-shutter sensor, 20x optical zoom, autofocus and autoiris with Power over Ethernet (PoE) as well as its newest USB 3.1 (gen. 1) industrial and board cameras featuring Sony's Pregius and STARVIS sensors.

In addition to static camera displays, a live toy "factory" created a dynamic scenario highlighting the cameras' performance when used in typical machine vision tasks for automation and quality control such as color identification, barcode scanning, pattern matching, counting etc. In a separate demonstration, booth visitors could learn more about IC 3D (using DFK 33UX252 cameras), a flexible stereo camera system which can be used with a variety of industrial cameras from The Imaging Source.

Which camera is right for the job? Working toy factory creates dynamic scenario for the display of camera features at VISION China Shanghai 2019.

A zoetrope was also used with six different camera models to highlight differences in frame rates and sensor performance for booth visitors. Many thanks to our distributor ShenZhen Sunvision Technology and the China Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG) for a great show!

Via zoetrope, additional camera models highlight differences in frame rates and other sensor characteristics.

Upcoming Trade shows: AMPER and AUTOMATE 2019

Published on March 12, 2019

Get ideas and answers to your questions about machine vision and embedded vision by visiting The Imaging Source at one of the upcoming trade shows:

  • AMPER 2019. Brno, Czech Republic. Booth V-314. March 19 - 22, 2019.
  • AUTOMATE 2019. Chicago, USA. Booth 8563. April 8 - 11, 2019.

Our technical sales and project managers will be available to acquaint you with our latest product developments:

The new MIPI® / CSI-2 module lineup features a variety of industrial sensor modules and supported platforms. The compact systems directly execute demosaicing, color correction and other post-processing tasks via the ISP of the embedded target platform. Additionally, The Imaging Source offers a bridge solution using the FPD-Link® protocol. The FPD-Link III bridge allows for cable lengths up to 15 m and simultaneous data transmission, control channels (e.g. I2C or CAN) and power over a single compact coaxial cable.

The Imaging Source provides embedded system solutions based on the powerful embedded platform NVIDIA® Jetson TX1 / TX2. In addition to its powerful GPU, it offers a dedicated ISP which processes 12 CSI-2 camera lanes with up to 1.5Gbps per lane and up to six simultaneous camera streams.

In addition to the new MIPI/CSI-2 modules, "AI Labs", a subsidiary of The Imaging Source dedicated to automation intelligence and artificial intelligence, will introduce their first product, Pick & Load.

Pick & Load is an affordable and efficient solution for the automation of machine loading and unloading tasks. Even small and medium sized enterprises can now automate their CNC loading and unloading tasks. A compact 3D sensor with active illumination is integrated with an embedded system and smart software to deliver a cost-effective solution with low power dissipation and a compact form factor. With a minimum amount of time and effort, Pick & Load can be configured to load and unload unpalletized parts from tables, palettes or drawers.

Please contact our Sales Department, if you would like to schedule appointments during the trade shows.

Vision China Shanghai 2019: March 20 - 22

Published on March 11, 2019

The Imaging Source will present a range of imaging hardware and machine vision solutions including the new USB3 Vision standard compliant USB 3.1 (gen.1) board-level and industrial cameras as well as the stereo 3D system, IC 3D at the New International Expo Centre in Shanghai.

Stereo 3D made easy. Compatible with a variety of TIS industrial cameras, <b>IC 3D</b> offers unique flexibility. Here featuring DFK 33UP1300 and DFK 33GP1300 color industrial cameras.

We invite you to take a closer look at our products and discuss your needs with our sales staff. Please feel free to call us at any time or write an email.

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About The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

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