Basler has responded to the growing market for embedded vision and industrial mobile devices with the introduction of pylon for Android
Although the Android operating system is well established in the mobile device market, support from the machine vision world has not been strong. This has led to developers using ordinary webcams for mobile applications but these are not suitable for the rigours of industrial use. This has been a very real disadvantage.
Basler has responded to the growing market for embedded vision and industrial mobile devices with the introduction of pylon for Android, available for its ace, ace2, dart and pulse cameras. This will enable developers to explore new mobile applications with professional computer vision cameras.
Basler cameras with pylon for Android offer excellent image quality and stability as well as extensive camera control options. There is also a wide range of sensors. All in all, this is a much better choice than webcams.
"We enable our customers to use industry-proven Basler machine vision cameras on Android operating systems, even with Java. Android is not only used for tablets and smartphones, but also for embedded devices. The range of possible applications extends from industrial and medical devices to mobile apps, for example in medical technology, production inspection or vehicle monitoring," commented Tilmann Zuper, Product Manager for pylon at Basler.
Practical examples of applications range from medical skin screening devices in dermatology to inspection devices for vehicle return at car rental companies.
OEM Automatic is pleased to be a partner of Basler, a leading international manufacturer of high-quality imaging components for computer vision applications. It offers solutions that fit for customers from a wide range of sectors.
As well as classic area scan and line scan cameras, lenses, frame grabbers, light modules, and software, the company offers embedded vision modules and solutions, and 3D products. Customised products and consulting services are also available. Basler’s products are used in a variety of markets and applications, including factory automation, medical, logistics, retail and robotics. They are characterised by high reliability, an excellent price/performance ratio, and long-term availability.Blog