Area Scan Cameras
The majority of applications for image acquisition use area scan cameras, the sensors used in these types of cameras have a large matrix of pixels to allow for 2D images to be generated in one exposure cycle.
There are different interfaces to consider when selecting an area scan camera, with various interfaces available from our suppliers, Datalogic, Sony and Basler, suitable for all types of applications.
GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) is a universally applicable digital interface, GigE vision standard mean there is a high degree of standardisation, so GigE cameras can be easily integrated into all image processing applications. With cable lengths up to 100 meters and compatibility with multi-camera set ups. (Basler Ace, Ace 2, and Ace MED, Sony XCG and XCG Polarized and Datalogic M-Series)
USB3.0 interface is notable for its high transfer bandwidth and real-time compatibility and is completely plug and play ready. USB3.0 is becoming a major interface for industrial, medical and mass market applications. (Basler Ace, Ace 2, Ace MED, Pulse, and Dart and Sony XCU)
CameraLink interface cameras are specifically designed for industrial applications so can handle large amounts of data easily and securely, currently the recommended standard interface for data rates is from 100MB/s to 800MB/s. (Basler Ace and Beat, Sony XCL)
CoaXPress interface (CXP), unlike other interfaces, requires an interface card, however it can transfer large data volumes at high transmission speeds across long distances, which is valuable in certain applications offering possibilities for high sophisticated image processing solutions. (Basler Boost)
OEM Automatic supply area scan cameras from Basler, Datalogic & Sony, the range includes cameras to capture 2D images in mono and colour and the innovative polarised cameras to detect the direction of reflected light. Our extensive range from leading suppliers, includes GigE, USB, CoaXpress, CameraLink & Bcon (LVDS & MIPI) interfaces, resolutions from VGA to 61MP, rolling and global shutters and monochrome or colour options.