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  • The invention of the VC11 Smart Camera, the first INTELLIGENT CAMERA suitable for industrial use, was the milestone that lead to the formation of Vision Components in 1996. This innovative approach together with the mechanically and electronically outstanding hardware concept launched the success story of the Smart Camera People.
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  • ARM/Linux

      • Board cameras

      • The ARM-based board camera series follow the proved and tested quality of Vision Components: Thanks to the engaged processors the small power packs provide for top performance. The VCSBC nano Z series Smart Cameras come with a Dual Core Cortex-A9 .

        Like all VC Smart Camera models sensors from well-known manufacturers are included.

        As an extra feature of VC Z series, the FPGA module, Xilinx's ZYNQ SoC, is FREELY PROGRAMMABLE and thus able to boost the system's performance ernormously. This service is especially addressed to our OEM customers and guarantees for maximizing the hardware performance.
          • VCSBC nano Z

          • Setting new standards with freely programmable FPGA
            The embedded systems of the Z board camera series are all equipped with the Zynq Dual Core Cortex-A9 ARM with 2 x 866 MHz and integrated FPGA. Furthermore, the provide a battery backed real-time clock and come with up to 12 inputs and outputs, with trigger input and flash trigger output, as well as a Gbit Ethernet interface. Different CMOS sensors with global shutter and a resolution up to 5 Megapixel are available. This sensor can be placed on board or on an external sensor board. With that, users have also a stereo vision option: all models are available with 2 external sensor boards.
            Thanks to their high-end performance and being easy to implement, these extremely small embedded systems are perfect to integrate. The Z board cameras are basis for more models of the series: The VC NANO Z AND VC PRO Z SMART CAMERAS.
          • VCSBC nano Z-RH

          • Flexible to integrate anywhere
            The models of this board camera series are equally equipped like the VCSBC nano Z series - and on top, they are even more flexible: The sensor was implemented not on the board, but with an external board connected with a ribbon cable of 30 mm, 80 mm or 200 mm length. Thus, the whole system is even smaller: The CPU board now only measures 40 x 50 mm, the aditional sensor board 18 x 24 mm.
          • Board cameras VCSBC nano Z-RH-2

          • Stereo Vision with FPGA Power!
            With its two sensor boards, the board camera models of the VCSBC nano Z-RH-2 series are optimally suited for STEREO VISION APPLICATIONS. The 2 sensor boards are connected with a flex cable extension, so they easily can be integrated also where space is at a premium, like robotics etc.
        • Housed cameras

        • All VC Z series models, that are available as board cameras, are also available with housings. According to their requirements, users can choose between three different options:
          • The standard nano housing of the VC nano Z series: A proven housing, that excels in light weight and small dimensions as well as easy to intgerate. The status LEDs are freely programmable and arrange for additional ease of use.
          • Standard housing with integrated lighting: The VC nano Z-LED series These models also feature the standard housing, but with an additional integrated ring light consisting of 6 LEDs. Different lighting options are available.
          • The special IP67 protective housing of VC pro Z series: Another well-proven housing, that additionally can be equipped with the correspondent lens and IR illumation after your demands.
            • Housed cameras VC nano Z

            • The VC nano Z Embedded Vision Systems come with the well-proven nano housing, and provide 6 I/Os as well as a trigger I/O. With their tiny size and field-tested connections they easily can be integrated into existing machines.
              All models are based on the board cameras of VCSBC NANO Z SERIES. Several different CMOS sensors of well-known manufacturers like Teledyne e2v and Sony, including Pregius sensors, with several resolutions can be selected.
              The combined SoC enables us maximizing the hardware performance by PROGRAMMING THE FPGA. Depending on the application, this can increase the speed by ten times, in comparison to not using the FPGA.
            • Housed cameras VC nano Z-LED

            • The VC nano Z-LED Smart Cameras come with the well-proven nano housing, and provide thus the same I/Os. With their tiny size and field-tested connections they easily can be integrated into existing machines.
              All models of these compact Embedded Vision Systems are based on the board cameras of VCSBC NANO Z SERIES. Several different CMOS sensors of well-known manufacturers like Teledyne e2v and Sony, including Pregius sensors, with several resolutions can be selected.
              The combined SoC enables us maximizing the hardware performance by PROGRAMMING THE FPGA. Depending on the application, this can increase the speed by ten times, in comparison to not using the FPGA.
            • Housed cameras VC pro Z

            • The VC pro Z series provides the optimal protection for all applications in rough environment: Housing and M12 connectors conform to IP67 protection class. Additionally, single components are selectable: The embedded system can be delivered with integrated lens and/or high power LED lighting, if requested. Basis for the VC pro Z cameras is the BOARD CAMERA VERSION VCSBC NANO Z. Like all other Z models, users have the service option to boost the already enormous performance by a multiple.
          • Systems on Module

          • The new VC Q-Board is a "System on Module" which can be used flexibly for any application - even without sensors.
            Equipped with several standard interfaces, the Q-Board provides for ideal and fast communication. Already installed IP camera systems can be transformed into Smart Systems, for example. The integrated freely programmable SoC from Xilinx provides for that.

                • VCQ-Board

                • Your advantages at a glance
                  • robust, designed for industrial use
                  • designed for Embedded Vision
                  • interfaces: serial RS232, Gigabit Ethernet, dig. I/Os, I2C
                  • Linux operating system
                  • VCLib with more than 300 functions
                  • extremely compact: 40 x 50 mm
                  • every VC sensor can be connected
                  • freely programmable
                  • Xilinx Zynq Dual-Core Cortex-A9 ARM 2x866 MHz incl. FPGA

                  The compact board with a size of 40x50 mm is based on the ARMTM Dual Core processor ZYNQ© with 2x866 MHz and features the CARRIDA SOFTWARE ENGINE. Carrida is a ANPR/ALPR library that reliably identifies even dirty, damaged or skewed license plates with a recognition accuracy of more than 96%. Once the camera and board are connected via a switch, Carrida automatically receives the video stream and the Q-Board directly processes the incoming data. Users therefore receive an easy-to-integrate hardware solution with ready-to-use functions that offers a comfortable option to upgrade existing systems.
            • Customized

                • Custom-tailored OEM solutions from VC

                • It is our pleasure to share with our customers our unique expertise, gathered in some twenty years of being part of industrial machine vision and image processing. Our wide variety of products is the ideal base to respond to individual customer requests.
                  Our spectrum covers feasibility studies, hardware development for mass production as well as project programming of software adaption and implementing OEM code.
                  The new VC Z models offer new options: Thanks to the ZYNQ® SoC module with integrated FPGA, the performance of hard- and software can be maximized by FPGA optimization. With this, processing times can be up to ten times faster than without using optimized PFGA.
                  We offer this service as an individual service feature or as standardized FPGA Packs in combination with our software tools. The respective FPGA Pack processes the requested function in parallel to the image acquitition and generates with that the higher processing speed.
                • VC Solution Pack

                • We implement your FPGA routines and optimize thus the performance of your individual embedded image processing system.
                  Of course, we also offer project programming on customer-specific requirements:
                  • Feasibility studies
                  • Software modification
                  • FPGA programming
                  • Development of mass production systems
                  • Implementing OEM code
                  • and a lot more
                  Ask us, together with you we develop your ideal solution! You can reach us at the phone +49 7243 2167-24 or via email INFO@VISION-COMPONENTS.COM.
              • VC MIPI Camera Modules for Embedded Vision

              • The VC MIPI camera boards support the MIPI© CSI-2 (Camera Serial Interface) specification and they are available with many different image sensors, e.g. from z.B. from Omnivision© and from the series Sony Pregius® und Sony Starvis®. The miniature cameras are COMPATIBLE WITH MANY CPU BOARDS. With our VC ADAP96 BOARD, a CSI & Ethernet Adaptor Board, we offer the perfect solution to make an intelligent VC camera from a 96board!
                MIPI modules are ideal for multi camera applications including mobile and distributed applications like autonomous driving, UAVs, Smart City, medical technology, and laboratory automation.
                With MIPI sensor boards we offer OEMs a highly versatile component for their embedded vision solutions – and it's all made in Germany!

                    • VC MIPI Camera Modules

                    • Small, powerful and compatible with many CPU boards!
                      The VC MIPI cameras modules benefit from more than 20 years of experience in developing embedded vision systems. Of course, all our MIPI cameras and their primarily designed DRIVERS are field-tested and approved for industrial use. The tiny hightech components are designed for easy integration and maintenance-free operation. They are 100% developed and produced in Germany. And, in addition, we also supply the proper accessories like LENS HOLDERS, ADAPTOR BOARDS, REPEATER BOARDS, FILTERS and much more!
                • VC MIPI Accessories

                • On the one side we've got CAMERA MODULES WITH THE MIPI CSI-2 INTERFACE - and drivers, cables and more hardware with additional functions on the other side.
                  Along the way to an Embedded Vision Solution, a lot of different components are necessary. With our accessories, we make a solid contribution and can even make designing an embedded vision system easier for you.
                  All our components are deliberately designed and well-proven in practise. Look and see
                    • VC MIPI Drivers

                    • We're happy to provide you with the suitable drivers for the optimal sensor connection!
                      Being true experts in the field of embedded camera development, developing drivers is part of our core competence. That's why we included the suitable standard drivers for free.
                      Just send us an EMAIL REQUEST for your VC MIPI module's driver.
                    • VC MIPI Cables

                    • We especially designed a shielded FPC cable to achieve a reliable data transfer without any loss. Thus, we can use the full capacity of the MIPI CSI-2 interface! Another benefit: With this cable, you can also connect the MIPI camera module directly - without any additional board - to the CPU board. Available in two versions for all established CPU boards: With 15-22 pin and 22-22 pin connection
                    • VC MIPI Additional Boards

                    • The VC MIPI Repeater Board provides both for a wider scope and offers additional interfaces like a trigger input and a flash trigger output at the same time. With that, you are able to refit quickly and easily CPU boards, that don't provide these interfaces.
                    • Board cameras VCSBC nano Z-RH-2

                    • Stereo Vision with FPGA Power!
                      With its two sensor boards, the board camera models of the VCSBC nano Z-RH-2 series are optimally suited for STEREO VISION APPLICATIONS. The 2 sensor boards are connected with a flex cable extension, so they easily can be integrated also where space is at a premium, like robotics etc.
                  • 3D Systems

                      • ARM/Linux

                      • With our 3D embedded camera systems you are ready for all applications: Our 3D systems are available as board cameras or equipped with housing, if necessary with protective housing, also with integrated optics and lighting or equipped with extremely small sensor housings.
                        Two different procedures can be used with them: The VC nano 3D-Z models additionally feature a laser, the required values are provided via laser triangulation. All other models are equipped with 2 sensors for STEREO VISION.
                        All VC 3D systems are freely programmable and equipped with the VC LINUX OS.

                        Examples of inspection tasks
                        • Standard tasks like measurement of profile and dimensions
                        • Weld seam inspection
                        • Adhesive bead tracking
                        • 3D scans of huge objects
                        • Volume measurement of food and many more
                          • Board cameras VCSBC nano Z-RH-2

                          • Stereo Vision with FPGA Power!
                            With its two sensor boards, the board camera models of the VCSBC nano Z-RH-2 series are optimally suited for STEREO VISION APPLICATIONS. The 2 sensor boards are connected with a flex cable extension, so they easily can be integrated also where space is at a premium, like robotics etc.
                          • VC nano 3D-Z for laser profiling

                          • ARM based profile sensor offers intelligent solutions for 3D applications!
                            The VC nano 3D-Z laser profiler series integrate a blue high-power laser and an intelligent camera in one IP67 protection housing. They are available in several sizes and thus optimal suited for the application-specific working distances and tasks. Thanks to the primarily designed "Ambient Light Suppression Technology" even extreme lighting conditions up to 100,000 Lux are no problem.
                        • Arm Laser Triangulation

                        • All models of the new VC nano 3D-Z series integrate a laser and an INTELLIGENT CAMERA in one housing. Core of these embedded systems is a BOARD CAMERA OF VCSBC NANO Z SERIES. Its FPGA in the internal Zynq SoC module is used for laser triangulation tasks, so the freely programmable dual core ARM is completely available for application tasks.
                          Application examples for laser triangulation
                          Standard tasks Profile and dimensional measure­ment: width, thickness, height, angle
                          Weld seam inspection Position and width measure­ment Defect detection: Defect pictures, i.e. pores/pin holes, arches, dents Advantage of using VCnano3D-Z laser profilers: Parallel processing of 2D + 3D measure­ment tasks
                          Volume measure­ment of food Volume measure­ment for food portioning machines Verifying specific weight Sorting for quality classification
                          Weld seam and adhesive bead tracking High-precision positioning of weld seam and adhesive beads Tracking of gaps, lap joints, fillet welds etc. Effects such as warping or material and position tolerances are automatically adjusted
                          3D scan of objects of any size Automated handling even of huge production parts 3D scan supports production processes by identifying parts and their correct positioning, i.e. assembly of body parts in automotive industry Parcel scanning in logistics Several cameras be comibined for wider measurement fields
                              • VC nano 3D-Z for laser profiling

                              • ARM based profile sensor offers intelligent solutions for 3D applications!
                                The VC nano 3D-Z laser profiler series integrate a blue high-power laser and an intelligent camera in one IP67 protection housing. They are available in several sizes and thus optimal suited for the application-specific working distances and tasks. Thanks to the primarily designed "Ambient Light Suppression Technology" even extreme lighting conditions up to 100,000 Lux are no problem.
                          • Arm Stereo Vision

                          • The VSBCnanoZ-RH-2 series is equipped with a Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 2 x 866 MHz, which enables faster evaluation processes. Due to both of the external sensorboards it is easy to integrate the smart camera in the given surrounding. It includes several interfaces - Gbit Ethernet serial RS232, I2C - and enables the requested data transfer.

                                • Board cameras VCSBC nano Z-RH-2

                                • Stereo Vision with FPGA Power!
                                  With its two sensor boards, the board camera models of the VCSBC nano Z-RH-2 series are optimally suited for STEREO VISION APPLICATIONS. The 2 sensor boards are connected with a flex cable extension, so they easily can be integrated also where space is at a premium, like robotics etc.
                            • Software

                                • Software for Image Processing Professionals

                                • We offer long time experience in development of image processing software. Thus, we can offer the optimal operating system and several software packages specific to our customers.
                                  Standard solutions for particular inspection tasks and application specific industry solutions are sure part of our portfolio.
                                  Customized software solutions for specific applications
                                  We offer field-tested sofware solutions for many applications. Amongst these are application specific solutions like VC SMART READER FOR 2D CODE RECOGNITION oder VC SMART FINDER FOR CONTOURBASED OBJECT RECOGNITION. We even offer solutions for whole industry sectors like VC Solar Solution for wafer inspection and positioning.
                                  Software products and our partners
                                  All our cameras are freely programmable. Of course, you can also use the field-tested software solutions of other companies. EMBEDDED SYSTEMS from VC run these image processing libraries:

                                  • PENCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library)
                                  • HALCON
                                   
                                    • VC LibQ

                                    • Combining a machine vision library powered by Halcon with embedded systems from Vision Components!
                                      Are you a machine vision professional and looking for a vision system with a software tool that enables quickly and easily developing application programs? If so, the VC LibQ is exactly what you have been looking for!
                                      Our new machine vision library combines two software tools that have been well-proven in more than 20 years. It is available exclusively with our Z models.
                                      The VC LibQ is based on the powerful tools VC Lib and MVTec Halcon®.
                                      VC LibQ Software Packs
                                      VC LibQ is available exclusively for our VC Z CAMERAS. Additionally, we designed software packs for certain applications. This means, if you don't need the complete extent of the Halcon library, you can choose between several alternatives. Any pack features the full VCLib functionality anyway.
                                      Your advantages with VC LibQ:
                                      • Time: Implement your goals in machine engineering with VC LibQ quickly and easily. Your inspection tasks can be configured comfortably in HDevelop or programmed in Eclipse SDK in C/C++.
                                      • Performance: With VC LibQ you get a software module ideally matching the hardware. Thus, we take care of your machine vision system's optimal performance! On top, the scope of the library is more than remarkable: Combining the two integrated software libraries makes it a comprehensive and powerful library for all kinds of applications.
                                      • Costs: With the faster compiling of inspection tasks project duration might be reduced significantly. Additionally, you can choose between several software packs, if the complete functional range is not needed.
                                    • VC Lib

                                    • Your basis for image processing:
                                      Real time checking with Embedded Systems by Vision Components!

                                      The VC Lib sets no limits regarding the programming of inspection tasks. Besides several tailor-made inspection tools, our extensive library offers all possibilities for further development.
                                      Comprising software expertise gathered in more than 30 years in the image processing field, we offer with the VC Lib a unique combination of algorithms refined and optimized for our embedded systems. VC Lib has proven itself in more than 200,000 installations in the industry and other applications.
                                      Users of our Z cameras can employ more than 300 VC Lib functions free of charge – without any additional costs for runtime licenses or other fees.
                                      The VC Lib is ideal for:
                                      • VC Barcode Reader decoding reliably, fast and independent from rotation/position; 100 reading operations/second
                                      • highly optimized blob analysis
                                      • correlation with sub-pixel accuracy
                                      • numerous measuring functions detection of circles (Hough circle) with accuracies up to 1/100 pixel
                                      • sub-pixel accurate edge detection
                                      • geometric transformation functions
                                      • multiple filter routines
                                      • debug functions color conversion (Bayer to RGB, YCbCr etc.)
                                      • new rectangle finder function based on the Hough transformation
                                      • detection of edges and circles, etc. with accuracies under 1/100 pixel
                                      • contour detection/pattern matching
                                      • and others Constantly further development and optimizing our products is important to us, to keep our high quality standards. To our customer's benefit, we offer for all libraries constant software updates.
                                      Of course, you can expand the VC Lib with VC Standard Libraries like:
                                      • VC SMART READER FOR DECODING 2D CODES
                                      • VC SMART FINDER (PATTERN MATCHING)
                                    • VC Smart Reader

                                    • 2D code recognition for data matrix codes and barcodes
                                      The VC Smart Reader identifies reliably 2D codes, e.g. data matrix codes and barcodes, and is enormously fast with reading rates of 150 codes/per second. Code detection and reading is not affected by the code's shape and size, its rotation and illumnination - it doesn't matter if the background is bright or dark. Mirrored and partially covered or destroyed codes are reliably identified, too.
                                      This high-performance software tool is ready to use, since all relevant parameters are pre-configured in the Auto Mode. Of course, the VC Smart Reader can be refined anytime by the user. The Teach-In Mode allows the user to read a code sample - DMC or barcode - which parameters are stored in a list and the Parameter Adjustment Mode allows for manual adjustment of parameters to improve performance.
                                    • VC Smart Finder

                                    • Contour-based object recognition
                                      The VC Smart Finder allows to identify structures by means of preset patterns. The object is recognized a hundred percent, no matter what object it is: bottle labels as well as complex components, for example.
                                      VC Smart Finder operates with subpixel accuracy and guarantees high-speed processing: up to 100 objects are recognized per second, not influenced by object rotation, object scale or illumination. Moreover, the software recognizes objects which are occluded up to 80 %.
                                      Thanks to the training mode, the adaption of new objects is very comfortable.