Latest processing pack for imaging library offers new bead tool, supports new code types

DECEMBER 28, 2009--MIL 9 Processing Pack 2 is the latest processing pack for the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL).

Jan 4th, 2010

DECEMBER 28, 2009--MIL 9 Processing Pack 2 is the latest processing pack for the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL). The bead tool inspects material applied as a continuous sinuous bead, such as adhesives and sealants. The processing pack enhances support for laser-based 3-D range finding with relaxed camera-laser setup requirements so the laser no longer needs to be perfectly perpendicular to the scanning surface. Also included is support for new code types (e.g., 4-State, EAN128, and EAN14), histogram-based color matching for handling multicolor regions, an interactive utility for experimenting with color analysis tools, and a number of basic image-processing operators. Matrox Imaging will provide support for Windows 7 through a refresh of MIL 9 called MIL 9 R2.
Matrox Imaging
Dorval, QC, Canada
www.matrox.com/imaging

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) 9 Processing Pack 2 introduces Bead Inspection tool and many new features

MIL to support Microsoft Windows 7

Stuttgart, Germany -- At Vision 2009, Matrox Imaging is announcing MIL 9 Processing Pack 2. This is the latest processing pack for the Matrox Imaging Library, a software toolkit for image analysis, machine vision, medical imaging and video analytics.

Bead inspection
MIL 9 Processing Pack 2's bead tool inspects material applied as a continuous sinuous bead, such as adhesives and sealants, and identifies discrepancies in application length, placement and width, as well as discontinuities. The allowable bead width, offset, gap and overall acceptance measure can be adjusted to meet specific inspection criteria.

Laser-based 3D range finding made easier
MIL 9 Processing Pack 2 enhances the support for performing laser-based 3D range finding. The physical camera-laser setup requirements are now relaxed so the laser no longer needs to be perfectly perpendicular to the scanning surface. This not only makes the mechanical arrangement more practical, it also provides greater flexibility in terms of measurement range and accuracy. Also included is the ability to fit a plane to collected 3D points, masking unwanted regions if necessary, to create a reference for subsequent 3D analysis. With MIL 9 Processing Pack 2, developers can obtain basic statistics on scanned objects such as volume and deviation. MIL 9 Processing Pack 2 also enables the use of the native 3D range data provided by third-party 3D ranging cameras.

Support for new code types and more
Included in MIL 9 Processing Pack 2 is support for new code types (e.g., 4-State, EAN128 and EAN14), histogram-based color matching for handling multi-color regions, an interactive utility for experimenting with the color analysis tools, and a number of basic image processing operators (top/bottom-hat filter, window leveling, cumulative histogram, binarization off cumulative histogram, correlation, flat-field correction, dead-pixel correction, etc.).

MIL 9 on Windows 7
Matrox Imaging will provide support for Windows 7 through a refresh of MIL 9 called MIL 9 R2.

About Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)
First released in 1993, Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) is a comprehensive collection of software tools for developing industrial imaging applications. MIL includes tools for every step in the process: from application feasibility, to prototyping, through to development and ultimately deployment. The toolkit features interactive software and programming functions for image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display and archiving. These tools are designed to enhance productivity, thereby reducing the time and effort required to bring solutions to market.

MIL 9 Processing Pack 2 will soon be available in Early Access form to registered users as part of the MIL maintenance program. Its official release is scheduled for early 2010. MIL 9 R2 is now available in Early Access form to registered users as part of the MIL maintenance program. Its official release is scheduled for early 2010.

About Matrox Imaging
Established in 1976, Matrox Imaging is a leading designer of PC-based hardware and software for machine vision, image analysis, medical imaging, and video surveillance. Products include frame grabbers, vision processors, imaging platforms, smart cameras, and development software. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Hong Kong. For more company information, visit: www.matrox.com/imaging/en/about/.

Matrox Imaging
1055 St. Regis Blvd., Dorval, Quebec, H9P 2T4

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