Open-source library now works on smart cameras

JANUARY 14, 2009--The open-source program library OpenCV has been adapted to the proprietary VCRT operating system, implemented on all VC smart cameras.

JANUARY 14, 2009--The open-source program library OpenCV has been adapted to the proprietary VCRT operating system, implemented on all VC smart cameras. OpenCV was originally developed by Intel and published under a BSD license, running only on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux systems. OpenCV includes many algorithms enabling movement detection, facial recognition, object tracking, contour processing, and image segmentation. Using the image-processing library, the smart cameras are able to independently execute all image-processing routines, to serve as a replacement for standard PC-based systems. The compact cameras are suitable for industrial environments and incorporate all components required for image processing: image sensor, processor, frame grabber, interfaces, and several PLC I/Os.
Vision Components
Ettlingen, Germany
www.vision-components.com

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Open Computer Vision with Smart Cameras

Ettlingen - Image processing expert Vision Components has adapted the open source program library OpenCV to its proprietary VCRT operating system, implementing it on all VC Smart Cameras. OpenCV was originally developed by Intel and published under a BSD license, running only on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux systems. Integrating it into Smart Cameras has increased their application range, since OpenCV includes many algorithms enabling, for instance, movement detection, facial recognition, object tracking, contour processing and image segmentation.

The fast image processing library complements VC Smart Cameras, which independently execute all image processing routines thanks to their integrated intelligence, thus replacing standard PC-based systems. The compact cameras are suitable for industrial environments and incorporate all components required for image processing: image sensor, processor, frame grabber, interfaces and several PLC I/Os.

Company Background
Vision Components GmbH was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications. Today, it is a leading supplier in the field of industrial image processing. The Ettlingen-based company develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real time cameras. Due to their proprietary multitasking operating system VCRT, the devices operate without an additional PC, making them easy to integrate into almost any industrial facility. Typical application areas include quality and completeness checks, measurement technology and biometric access control.

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