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IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.

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IDS Imaging Development Systems Inc.
92 Montvale Ave Ste 2800
Stoneham, MA
United States
02180-3647
Website: www.ids-imaging.us

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12 October 2021
Market launch uEye XCP: Smallest industrial camera with housing and C-mount
The new XCP camera family of the uEye+ product series from IDS Imaging Development Systems not only combines industrial quality and a favourable system price, but also fills a gap in the market as the smallest camera with housing and C-mount. The models measure only 29 x 29 x 17 mm and have a completely closed zinc die-cast housing with a screwable USB Micro-B connector. Thanks to cost-optimised electronics and compatibility with common lenses, they are perfect for price-sensitive applications. With the market launch of the camera family, IDS shows that cost-effective industrial cameras with C-mount can also be offered in the industry's smallest standard format. They are aimed at customers who value budget-friendly, extremely compact and lightweight camera models in industrial quality over extraordinary camera features. They are used, for example, for analysis tasks in the laboratory, as eyes in autonomously navigating vehicles in production or for visual support of robots in the field of automation. Initially, the industrial cameras will go into series production with the 2.3 MP global shutter sensor AR0234 and the 5 MP rolling shutter sensor AR0521 from ON Semiconductor. Other sensors will follow. Thanks to USB3 and Vision Standard compatibility (U3V / GenICam), the cameras can be easily integrated into any image processing system. In principle, they can be used with any suitable software, but they are particularly easy to use with the modern software development kit IDS peak.
12 October 2021
Further development of IDS NXT ocean: focus on user-friendliness and AI transparency
At IDS, image processing with artificial intelligence does not just mean that AI runs directly on cameras and users also have enormous design options through vision apps. Rather, with the IDS NXT ocean embedded vision platform, customers receive all the necessary, coordinated tools and workflows to realise their own AI vision applications without prior knowledge and to run them directly on the IDS NXT industrial cameras. The next free software update for the AI package will be released in October. In addition to the topic of user-friendliness, the focus is also on making artificial intelligence clear and comprehensible for the user. An all-in-one system such as IDS NXT ocean, which has integrated computing power and artificial intelligence thanks to the "deep ocean core" developed by IDS, is ideally suited for entry into AI Vision. It requires no prior knowledge of deep learning or camera programming. The current software update makes setting up, deploying and controlling the intelligent cameras in the IDS NXT cockpit even easier. For this purpose, among other things, an ROI editor is integrated with which users can freely draw the image areas to be evaluated and configure, save and reuse them as custom grids with many parameters. In addition, the new tools Attention Maps and Confusion Matrix illustrate how the AI works in the cameras and what decisions it makes. This helps to clarify the process and enables the user to evaluate the quality of a trained neural network and to improve it through targeted retraining. Data security also plays an important role in the industrial use of artificial intelligence. As of the current update, communication between IDS NXT cameras and system components can therefore be encrypted via HTTPS. Just get started with the IDS NXT ocean Creative Kit Anyone who wants to test the industrial-grade embedded vision platform IDS NXT ocean and evaluate its potential for their own applications should take a look at the IDS NXT ocean Creative Kit. It provides customers with all the components they need to create, train and run a neural network. In addition to an IDS NXT industrial camera with 1.6 MP Sony sensor, lens, cable and tripod adapter, the package includes six months' access to the AI training software IDS NXT lighthouse.
23 July 2021
IDS NXT: Intelligent cameras make artificial intelligence available to factory automation via OPC UA
The recently released software update for the IDS NXT platform provides users of the all-in-one AI solution IDS NXT ocean with many new features. It extends the vision system's AI capabilities to include object detection, offers turnkey solutions with vision apps and, with a new development environment, ensures that users can program their own image processing tasks and execute them as vision apps on their cameras. Using OPC UA, AI-based image processing can also be integrated directly into factory automation without writing a single line of code. The update is free and can be used with all IDS NXT cameras. IDS NXT ocean makes image processing with artificial intelligence as simple as possible. Users without deep learning or programming skills are supported by precisely coordinated workflows and tools. They can now use the new vision apps "Classifier" and "Object Detector", for example, to classify image components or identify specific objects based on artificial intelligence with their cameras. The vision app concept also ensures that users can assign image processing tasks to the cameras as desired. The range of applications is practically unlimited and includes everything from simple barcode reading to complex AI analyses. For this purpose IDS provides the new development environment "IDS NXT Vision App Creator". Developers and AI specialists can now dive even deeper into the system, create individual vision apps and adjust IDS NXT cameras even more effectively to their needs. This also allows the combination of classifications or object recognition with classic image processing, such as measurement tasks, to be realized in one device. Another major improvement is the integration of the industry-standard protocol OPC UA. IDS NXT cameras can now communicate with machines and controllers in the same language and exchange tasks or results directly. The use of this key technology enables the integration of intelligent cameras into factory automation without additional hardware or programming effort. Standardized communication via OPC UA also creates the prerequisite for the "plug and produce" of new devices. The set-up time of machine vision systems can thus be reduced to a minimum. Further information: www.ids-nxt.com
23 July 2021
uEye FA: New camera models for special requirements in factory automation
Strong and sturdy: uEye FA industrial cameras are particularly robust and therefore ideally suited for demanding environmental conditions, for example in factory automation. Starting in August 2021, IDS will offer three new sensors in the family: The 12 MP (IMX226) and 20.44 MP (IMX183) Sony sensors are true high-performers with high resolution and low noise. For special requirements, the company will also integrate the 5 MP polarization sensor IMX250MZR. Housing of the uEye FA models, lens tubes and the screwable connectors (8-pin M12 Ethernet connector with X-coding and 8-pin Binder connector) meet the requirements of protection class IP65/67. The GigE cameras can be operated either with 12-24 V or alternatively as a PoE setup (Power-over-Ethernet). PoE enables practical single-cable operation up to a maximum length of 100 m. The cameras are typically used for machine vision tasks in industrial plants and quality assurance. Software support is provided, for example, by the modern IDS peak SDK. Both the 12 MP rolling shutter sensor IMX226 (4000 x 3000 px) and the 20.44 MP rolling shutter sensor IMX183 (5536 x 3692 px) are part of the Sony STARVIS series. Thanks to BSI technology ("back-side illumination") they are characterized by exceptional light sensitivity and low noise. The 5 MP polarization sensor IMX250MZR also enables interesting application scenarios. It shows its strengths especially in low contrast or reflective light and helps to detect scratches on surfaces or the stress distribution within transparent objects. This makes details visible that remain hidden from other sensors. Further information: https://en.ids-imaging.com/store/products/cameras/ids-interface-group/ethernet/ids-family/fa.html
23 July 2021
Ensenso N40/N45 3D cameras: New design and improved electronics
The Ensenso N-Series is a compact and robust 3D camera system designed specifically for 3D applications in robotics and automated series production. Thanks to IP65/67 protection, it is also well-suited for use in harsher environments. The camera family is now being expanded by the new N40 and N45 models. They feature a novel design both inside and outside. Lightweight and with rounded edges, they open up new application possibilities, for example in collaborative robotics. Ensenso N40/N45 is one of the lightest stereo vision cameras with Gigabit Ethernet in the IDS product range. When mounted on a robot arm, for example, this means less stress on the robot mechanics. The cameras also minimize the risk of injury thanks to their rounded edges. As a result, they also excel in collaborative use with human colleagues. Furthermore, the housing meets the requirements of protection class IP65/67 and is effectively protected against dirt, dust and water spray. Electronics have also been revised for the new 3D cameras: The improved infrared projector enables higher light output and has an optimized heat management. This results, among other things, in better data quality or higher clock rates. The projector is optionally available with blue illumination in the visible range (465 nm) or with infrared illumination (850 nm). The new models each include two monochrome CMOS sensors (global shutter, 1280 x 1024 pixels) and are equipped with screwable GPIO connectors for trigger and flash. Power-over-Ethernet allows data transfer and power supply to be realized even over long cable distances. The Ensenso selector on the IDS website helps customers to choose the right camera model. A new stereo matching process, which is available as standard for all models when using the Ensenso SDK 3.0, also ensures particularly detailed point clouds. "PatchMatch" works extremely effectively with a large distance range at different object distances and without significant effects on the execution speed of the algorithm. This benefits, for example, applications in which large volumes are to be captured in the shortest possible time. Further information: https://en.ids-imaging.com/ensenso-3d-camera-n-series.html
23 July 2021
Ensenso S 3D camera: IDS expands Ensenso 3D camera portfolio in the lower price segment
Introducing Ensenso S, camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems shows that the use of industrial-grade 3D technology does not have to be expensive. The 3D camera is particularly suitable for 3D applications that require budget-friendly, easy-to-integrate and industrial-grade camera technology. The new Ensenso S10 has an ultra-compact, IP65/67-protected housing and generates 3D data using laser point triangulation, supported by artificial intelligence. This makes the camera suitable for a wide range of applications – and delivers robust 3D information even in low ambient light. Ensenso S10 is equipped with a 1.6 MP Sony sensor and operates on a laser-based 3D process. A narrow-band infrared laser projector creates a high-contrast dot pattern – even on objects with difficult surfaces or in low-light environments. The camera's laser point triangulation is accelerated by a neural network and enables reliable mapping of the captured pattern points to the hard-coded positions of the projection. This results in robust and geometrically precise 3D data with high depth accuracy. At object distances of 50 cm, the maximum deviation is only 0.6 mm. At full projector power, the Ensenso S10 3D system achieves up to 20 point clouds per second with consistently high quality and resolution. With a rugged zinc die-cast housing, a 60° field of view and a working range of 0.5 to 3 meters, the 3D camera can be used universally and is suitable for industrial applications with high cost efficiency. Combined with the proven flexibility of the Ensenso SDK, it is also quickly and easily integrated into many applications where, for example, variant objects need to be safely gripped in large numbers or obstacles need to be detected for collision-free movements of robots and UAVs. The Ensenso S10 is also at home in logistics automation as well as in robotics or in the agricultural sector. Especially high-volume and price-sensitive projects can now benefit from 3D image processing in industrial quality. Learn more: https://en.ids-imaging.com/ensenso-3d-camera-s-series.html
23 July 2021
uEye LE AF: IDS extends selection of automatically focusable board-level cameras
Thanks to their practical autofocus function, uEye LE AF industrial cameras deliver perfectly focused images even with frequently changing object distances. IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH now offers additional camera variants with 2.1 and 3.1 MP Sony sensors which provide more flexibility in terms of application design and camera integration. For the first time, the company also offers models with upright USB Type-C alignment in this product family. In addition to the previously available uEye LE AF cameras with 6.4 MP (IMX178, 58 fps) and 18.1 MP (AR1820HS, 20 fps) sensors, customers can now also purchase models with 2.1 (IMX290, 120 fps) or 3.1 MP (IMX265, 80 fps). All cameras feature a USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, USB Power Delivery – which can be used, for example, to power an LED light source or a photoelectric sensor – and allow the use and control of liquid lenses. The autofocus function ensures sharp images in the blink of an eye, even if the lens is not physically accessible or if the distance between the lens and the object changes frequently. The board-level cameras are therefore particularly well-suited for applications in fields such as logistics (e.g. for parcel acceptance and sorting) or traffic monitoring. Due to their compact design with dimensions of only 36 x 36 x 20 mm they also prove their strengths in embedded vision systems. This means that they are also interesting for integration into small medical or industrial devices. Further information: https://en.ids-imaging.com/store/products/cameras/ids-interface/usb-3.1-gen.-1/ids-family/le/ids-camoptions/autofocus.html