Point Grey Releases FlyCapture 2.3 with Improved USB 3.0 Performance, ARM Support, and More Flexiblity



July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications, today announces the release of FlyCapture® 2.3, the next generation of its popular FlyCapture image acquisition and camera control library. This release continues to improve and expand USB 3.0 support, introduces ARM support, and provides greater flexibility in development environments and operating systems.

To support high data throughputs from Point Grey's growing portfolio of USB 3.0 cameras, FlyCapture now leverages Direct2D technology for better image rendering performance on Windows 7. Image tearing is eliminated and CPU usage has been reduced. The USB 3.0 Pro driver is extended to provide additional diagnostics, full control of the driver stack, and improved compatibility for multi-camera systems. Additionally, there is richer support for third party software utilizing the DirectShow library such as National Instruments' LabVIEW and Mathworks' MATLAB.

In response to growing demand for compact, mobile, low cost yet powerful imaging systems, FlyCapture 2.3 introduces support for ARM processors. These small, low cost, low power processors are an ideal fit for embedded systems such as those popular in traffic applications as well as a wide variety of mobile applications including autonomous robotics.

MultiSync, which synchronizes image acquisition of multiple Point Grey cameras across separate buses, is now been expanded to support 32-bit and 64-bit Linux and 64-bit Windows systems.

• Support for BGRU16/RGBU16 image formats
• Upgraded to ipp7 (Intel Integrated Performance Primitives)
• The ability to view bandwidth usage via the user interface
• Support for Flash using DirectShow
• Support for VS2008 and VS2010 for greater flexibility and choice in development environments

The FlyCapture SDK comes free with every Point Grey camera. It provides a common software interface to control all single lens USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire and USB 2.0 cameras. This complete software API library includes ready-to-use demo programs and comprehensive source code designed for high performance and demanding imaging applications.

FlyCapture 2.3 is now available for download to all Point Grey users.

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