2017 INNOVATORS AWARDS: GOLD-LEVEL HONOREES
BASLER (Ahrensburg, Germany; www.baslerweb.com) – Basler
dart with BCON for LVDS interface. Basler’s dart camera
modules with BCON interface are a novel solution for embedded vision systems. BCON for LVDS combines image data transfer, power supply,
real-time trigger functionality, camera configuration via I2C and direct FPGA and SoC
connection through a flat cable.
BOULDER IMAGING (Louisville, CO,
USA; www.boulderimaging.com) – Identi-
Flight Aerial Detection System. Boulder
Imaging serves as the exclusive technology provider for IdentiFlight Aerial Detection System, a machine vision-driven solution designed to reduce or eliminate the
chance of eagles colliding with rotating
wind turbine blades. IdentiFlight is an
autonomous aerial monitoring and detection system.
CSEM S.A. (Neuchâtel, Switzerland;
www.csem.ch) – Real-Time Embedded
Face Recognition with a Low-Power
Camera System. Vision-in-package
(VIP) provides powerful machine vision
wherever you need it by combining a
superior imaging front end with embed-
ded image processing in a single
compact module. The optics and
illumination can be adapted for dif-
ferent use-cases, and a library of machine
vision algorithms specifically optimized for the
VIP is available.
E2V (Chelmsford, UK; www.e2v.com) – NBASE-T Cameras.
These e2v NBASE-T interface line scan cameras offer all the
features and benefits of GigE and reach 5x greater bandwidth
over standard CAT5 and 10X greater bandwidth over CAT6
cabling. e2v is the first machine vision camera manufacturer to
join the NBASE-T Alliance and introduce new NBASE-T compliant products.
PHOTOMETRICS (Tucson, Arizona, USA; www.photometrics.
com) – Photometrics Prime 95B. The Prime 95B Scientific
CMOS camera allows researchers to overcome many difficult
imaging challenges by converting nearly every available photon
to useful signal through 95% Quantum Efficiency – by using the
first available scientific CMOS sensor with back-side illumination.
( 11 µm pixel size, 41 fps at 16-bit, 82 fps at 12-bit).
PHOTRON USA, INC. (Tucson, Arizona, USA; www.photron.
com) – PhotoCam SpeederV2. Featuring a 7-inch LCD remote
touch screen, one or two miniature remote camera heads, a flexi-
ble cable, a low-temperature LED illumination unit, and a camera
control unit with an integrated solid-state drive for direct record-
processing product and software package that detects subtle
motion and amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked
eye. The visualization of the detected motion is very powerful
and offers easy interpretation for specific applications/problems.
SENSOPART (Gottenheim, Germany; www.sensopart.com)
– Multishot. SensoPart VISOR with Multishot is the first vision
sensor integrating multi-directional illumination technology in a
self-contained vision sensor package. This illumination technique
involves the use of four lights and algorithms that are used to combine multiple images to enhance details that would be difficult to
see using standard illumination methods.
SPECIM, SPEC TRAL IMAGING LTD (Oulu, Finland; www.specim.
fi) – Specim FX Series. Specim FX Series hyperspectral cameras
includes the FX10 for Visible Near Infrared Region (VNIR) and FX17
for Near Infrared Region (NIR)
to give system integrators new
tools for use in hyperspectral imaging.
VIEWORKS (Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; www.
vieworks.com) – Hybrid TDI Line Scan Camera. Vieworks VT
Series of cameras feature hybrid TDI (Time Delay & Integration)
sensors. These sensors combine CCD-based pixel array with a
light sensitive and noiseless charge transfer and accumulation
process with the fast CMOS readout electronics.
XILINX (San Jose, CA, USA; www.xilinx.com) – reVISION reconfigurable vision stack. The reVISION reconfigurable vision stack
is a range of development resources for platform, algorithm, and
application development that enables developers to program in
C++ then easily deploy to an FPGA.
2017 INNOVATORS AWARDS: SILVER-LEVEL HONOREES