JUNE 17--Data Translation Inc. (Marlboro, MA; www.datatranslation.com) has released DT Vision Foundry 3.5, the latest version of its flagship machine-vision software. DT Vision Foundry's new functionality for image-processing, measurement, analysis, and data-transfer operations lets users create fast, production-ready inspection programs and customized vision tools.
DT Vision Foundry's new tools and features include the 2D Data Matrix Tool, which analyses 2-D barcodes in 360° rotation, no matter if the images are distorted, blurred, or water damaged, and the Polar Unwrap Tool, which remaps images with round objects into linear or rectangular objects for fast computation. There is also a Point and Click Script Tool, which features 38 powerful tools to graphically create scripts. Users can also code custom tools or custom applications using API calls.
"The objective in machine vision is to increase the quality of goods inspected," said Fred Molinari, president, founder, and CEO of Data Translation. "The latest release of DT Vision Foundry adds powerful new tools for a variety of inspection challenges. The most appealing aspect of DT Vision Foundry is that anyone can use it--whether the customer is a nonprogrammer who needs an easy solution for an inspection problem or a sophisticated programmer who wants to create custom vision tools."
DT Vision Foundry 3.5 is available for immediate order with delivery within 30 days and is priced at $3495. System requirements are IBM PC compatible (Pentium with Triton PCI chip set or better recommended); Windows 2000/XP operating systems; 32-Mbyte RAM; SVGA monitor 100 Mbyte of free hard-disk space; PCI interface slots required for frame grabber support; CD-ROM drive; sound card (optional for multimedia online help); and Visual C/C++ 5.0 (optional for creating custom tools and applications).