Charlotte, NC, United States (November 21, 2017) - The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of machine vision cameras and software for industrial imaging, has just announced the immediate availability of new 6 MP single-board cameras (color and monochrome) featuring Sony's extremely light-sensitive STARVIS IMX178 sensor and USB 3.1 (Gen. 1) reversible Type-C port connection.
The IMX178 board-level cameras provide an excellent combination of high resolution and high speed (6 MP at max. 60 fps). Sony STARVIS sensors are among the most light-sensitive sensors on the market and deliver superb image quality suitable for demanding embedded machine vision tasks - making them a cost-effective solution for a range of applications such as intelligent traffic systems (ITS), optical inspection, medical engineering, logistics etc. The cameras' small form-factor (30 x 30 x 12 mm) and USB 3 Vision compliance allow for easy integration in applications adhering to the standard.
The Imaging Source provides free software tools and SDKs for Windows and Linux platforms: IC Imaging Control SDK; the end-user software IC Capture for image acquisition; IC 3D for 3D stereo depth estimation; IC Measure for on-screen measurement; and IC Barcode, an SDK for 1- and 2D barcode detection.