USB 2.0 Pro smart camera features embedded DSP

NOVEMBER 4, 2009--The smart USB 2.0 Pro camera adds an embedded DSP.

NOVEMBER 4, 2009--The smart USB 2.0 Pro camera adds an embedded DSP. On-camera memory and processing capability enable USB to handle all but the most demanding high-powered applications, virtually eliminating the need for higher-bandwidth interfaces. The stackable camera is available in resolution options from WVGA to 9 Mpixels. It can detect faces by employing multiple dynamic fields of view and tracking their movement across the frame. This enables delivering high sub-frame rates to the host, which a traditional USB cannot typically provide for full frames.
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-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Imaging Diagnostics presents the first smart USB 2.0 Pro Camera

Imaging Diagnostics (ID) presents the first smart USB 2.0 Pro cameras, harnessing all the advantages of USB, while overcoming its shortfalls by adding an embedded DSP. On-camera memory and processing capability enable the use of USB for all but the most demanding high-powered applications, virtually eliminating the need for expensive higher bandwidth interfaces. Professional USB cameras deliver professional performance in a wide range of applications, at a fraction of the cost of high-end cameras.

Compact Design and Low Power Consumption
Imaging Diagnostics cameras consume small amounts of energy, which are easily provided by the USB interface. Battery power is also a viable option for a totally independent imaging solution. Their compact stackable design is extremely versatile and offers a wide array of resolution options from WVGA - 9MP. It also allows easy transition from a plug & play external USB camera implementation to embedded board-level cameras, depending on the needs of the application. The processing capability of ID's USB cameras is consistent and unaffected by computer OS or software delays, deadlocks etc., and a single computer can easily host several ID cameras.

ID's smart USB 2.0 Pro cameras can significantly improve facial recognition applications in security systems. The conventional approach would involve a high-resolution camera transmitting several MB of data per frame to the computer. Using a DSP based camera simplifies the task and reduces the cost of the solution. The camera can detect faces employing multiple dynamic fields of view, and tracking their movement across the frame. This enables delivering high sub-frame rates to the host - rates that traditional USB cannot normally provide for full frames.

Other applications include component placement in the production line (fiducially detection), recognition of various types of somatic cells in a micro-biology laboratory, on-the-fly edge detection & histograms, lookup tables and much more.

Imaging Diagnostics, a BDR group company and Analog Devices partner, is a vendor of USB/DSP cameras at affordable prices. Visit WWW.Imagine2d.com to find out how ID can save you money while improving your machine vision application.
Contact: Ayelet Mofar, VP Business Development at +972-8-940 1718 or ayelet@bdrgroup.com

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