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At VISION, IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH will not only present new models of the vision app-based platform IDS NXT but also pioneering solutions for 3D image processing. The new Ensenso XR series with integrated data processing will be shown for the first time. Novel focusable USB 3.1 Gen 1 board level industrial cameras with liquid lens control will be on show at exhibition stand in hall 1, 1F72, together with additional product innovations and numerous live demonstrations for visitors.

IDS is very familiar with the role as a pioneer: the company was among the first to use USB as an interface for digital industrial cameras. At VISION it will introduce new models, functions and applications which demonstrate that the IDS NXT platform of vision app-based industrial cameras can change the image processing industry in a similar way. For example, the app-based approach allows recurring vision tasks to be set up and changed easily and in a very short time. With the ability to create any vision-based app, IDS NXT can be used in numerous applications and industries.

For higher flexibility regarding 3D vision applications, the camera specialist will also present a prototype of the new Ensenso XR series with on-board processing: In contrast to the cameras of the N and X series, which use computers to calculate the 3D point clouds, this model can calculate them itself. Moreover, the 3D data can also be transferred directly to a control unit via GenICam in the future. Ensenso XR hence enables new scopes for application design, accurate acquisition of details and significant acceleration of data processing.

Various demonstrations will emphasize what the different products in the camera manufacturer’s portfolio are capable of. For example, IDS will show the new USB 3.1 Gen 1 board level cameras with liquid lens control. They facilitate image acquisition at variable object distances as their focus can be readjusted quickly and comfortably via user interface or API. The cameras are available with a 6.4 MP rolling shutter sensor from Sony or the highly photosensitive 18.1 MP rolling shutter sensor from ON Semiconductor, and are equipped with S-Mount or CS-/C-Mount, twist-proof USB Type-C connection and practical USB power delivery.

IDS Imaging Development Systems Ltd

IDS is one of the leading global manufacturers of digital industrial cameras, offering a choice of USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and GigE connectivity. With some 220 employees worldwide, the company sells around 150,000 industrial cameras every year.

IDS has been developing and producing machine vision products since 1997. It wants to offer the best user experience in the vision market. This underpins its aim of not only delivering top performance for customers but of providing them with distinctive added value.

IDS consistently adapts key future technologies from the consumer world into its cameras to make them suitable for long-term use in equipment, mechanical, and plant engineering in both and non-industrial target sectors.

All of its cameras are supplied with the IDS software suite which provides commonality of operation across all camera types and can easily handle a mixed operation of USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and GigE uEye cameras. The high-performance hardware and software for its cameras is developed at its site in Obersulm, Germany.

From day one, it has focused on USB interfaces. It is now a global leader and is among the pioneers in the development of high-performance CMOS cameras with USB 3.1 interfaces. There is no other manufacturer with as much experience in the development and use of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 industrial cameras. IDS’s high-speed Gigabit Ethernet cameras are also world-leading products.

IDS was quick to identify the way things were heading, not just in terms of USB. The sensors we use are also helping to shape the future. Since 2011 its new camera models contain only CMOS sensors and, with more than 10 years of know-how in development and sales, IDS can offer a broad range of sensors.

Every application is different and the range of possible applications involving USB and GigE cameras from IDS is almost unlimited – especially where there are special requirements in terms of the environment, interfaces with other electronic components, or constricted space. The experienced engineering team can develop and build customised special models. The modular concept of its high-performance products and flexibility of the IDS software suite make it easy.

However, it takes more than a good product to establish a long-term partnership based on trust. IDS offers a complete package with every industrial camera – with comprehensive service before, during, and after your buying decision. Its highly qualified, motivated and meticulously trained employees work hand in hand with you. IDS provides you with defined contacts and regular discussions, as well as support in choosing the right accessories. Whether you need feasibility studies, consulting, training, or technical support, IDS is there for you.

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