QuantumVision's 3-D system performs stereo vision with two image sensors

QuantumVision's Hammerhead 3-D machine-vision system provides stereo vision without multiple cameras.

QuantumVision Hammerhead 3-D machine-vision system
QuantumVision Hammerhead 3-D machine-vision system

The Hammerhead 3-D machine-vision system provides stereo vision without multiple cameras. It measures 6 × 2.37 × 1.4 in., and includes two image sensors, integrated environmental control for cold-temperature applications, Ethernet , PoE, RS-232, RS-422/485, USB, and industrial digital I/O. Synchronization of the left and right image sensors is automatically handled by the hardware. It can address security and surveillance, robotic pick and place, vehicle guidance, quality assurance, sorting, material handling, and optical gauging applications. The system can improve 2-D image-processing with a library of algorithms that include 1-D and 2-D barcodes, linear measurement tools, and pattern matching.
QuantumVision
Roswell, GA, USA

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Simplifying image processing is easy with 3D stereo vision. Even if 3D is not 'needed', it can vastly improve 2D processing, according to CEO, Robert Blenis. This new approach takes image processing to the next level. Anywhere that 2D vision is used, 3D vision will be superior. It streamlines and makes more efficient 2D processing. For example, 3D depth information can filter out portions of the image that are not in the target range, i.e.. foreground and background clutter. All that remains are the pixels of interest, greatly reducing the complexity of object identification and location, speeding up image processing and improving the robustness of the application.

Rather than relying on multiple cameras to gain stereo vision, the Hammerhead, by QuantumVision, integrates all processing into a single system. It is a simple to use, robust technology. The Hammerhead is ideal for myriad of applications. These include: security and surveillance, robotic pick and place, vehicle guidance, quality assurance, sorting, material handling, and optical gauging.

The Hammerhead measures 6 inches x 2.37 inches x 1.4 inches. It includes: two image sensors, integrated environmental control for cold temperature applications, Ethernet , POE, RS-232, RS-422/485, USB, and industrial digital I/O. Synchronization of the left and right image sensors is automatically handled by the hardware. The imagers can be two 1.3 megapixel grayscale imagers, two 3.1 megapixel color imagers, or a custom version with two 5 megapixel color or grayscale imagers. Typically, the system is configured with both imagers using the same focal length lenses, but in some applications, it can be beneficial to use different lenses to obtain better depth of field, or to provide different resolutions for different working distances. For extreme environments, a wash down version is available, including an integrated heater to handle refrigerated and freezer applications.

The Hammerhead runs Linux 2.6 on an ARM CPU and uses a DSP for enhanced image processing performance. The SDK supports development in C/C++ using the open source GNU tool chain, as well as Python 2.6. Standard communication protocols such as FTP, HTTP, XML-RPC, Telnet and SSH are supported. Systems come with the complete QuantumVision image processing library. Typical 2D algorithms include 1D and 2D barcodes, linear measurement tools, and pattern matching.

OEM custom applications are ideally suited to the Hammerhead. QuantumVision, as an OEM technology provider, seeks to be 'the vision' partner for OEM's.

QuantumVision Corporation manufactures, designs, and implements custom machine vision solutions for almost every industry. Working with OEM's and integrators, QuantumVision specializes in the most challenging projects and in markets new to vision. As CEO, Robert Blenis likes to say, “bring us the tough ones.” QuantumVision works with OEMs in many different industries and is prepared to work with customers both big and small, to solve their machine vision needs. Whether looking for hardware and SDK only, or a complete application solution, QuantumVision can help.

Experts in machine vision, QuantumVision was founded by engineers from DVT Corporation in 2005.

SOURCE: QuantumVision

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