Smart camera with IP67 rating and color, monochrome sensors
The Iris GT smart camera by Matrox Imaging will be demonstrated at ATX East in Philadelphia from May 22-24.
Matrox Imaging will demonstrate vision hardware and software for automated traceability, inspection, and guidance with the Matrox Iris GT smart camera perform ID mark reading and print verification using Matrox Design Assistant software at ATX East in Philadelphia.
Powered by a Intel Atom embedded processor, Matrox Iris GT smart cameras offer a dust-proof, immersion-resistant, and rugged construction that is IP67-rated. A choice of color and monochrome image sensors – in resolutions that range from VGA to 5 MP – allow the cameras to tackle a wide variety of vision applications. Users create applications using Matrox Design Assistant, an intuitive flowchart-based integrated development environment. Each flowchart "step" translates into an instruction for the Iris GT camera to capture, locate, measure, read, communicate, and interact with other devices.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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