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Stemmer Imaging has announced that access to imaging tools in its Common Vision Blox (CVB) imaging toolkit is now possible through Dalsa’s advanced Sherlock imaging software.

This combination brings tools such as the CVB’s Manto, Minos and GigE Server into a ‘point-and-click’ platform that can be readily used by non-programmers.

The new combination also allows Sherlock to operate in conjunction with GigE cameras from all manufacturers.

Designed for use with Dalsa’s Vision Appliance packages that encompass both smart camera and multipoint compact vision systems, Sherlock allows automated image inspection and measurement solutions to be built for any industry.

The new platform means that it is no longer necessary to be an experienced programmer or developer to utilise CVB imaging tools, such as the neural technology-based Manto for pattern recognition and the identification of objects with organic fluctuations in their composition and Minos for flexible, reliable, high-speed, high-accuracy object recognition, alignment, optical character recognition and verification.

In addition, Sherlock provides access to the CVB’s GigE Vision Server, which enables the computer on which it is installed to behave like a complete GigE Vision and Genicam-compatible camera, with freely configurable features.

This offers a range of possibilities for creating network-based vision solutions based on GigE Vision, including offline application development while receiving online test images.

Here, Sherlock is used to make online measurements; simultaneously, a remote PC equipped with Sherlock can connect to the online system to collect real image data to allow the measurement process to be monitored and refined without affecting the current inspection.

The new platform brings full GigE Vision and Genicam compatibility to Sherlock, allowing the use of any GigE Vision-compliant cameras.

Ring buffering and double buffering allow faster image processing and ensure that more images are processed when a series of images is acquired at high speed.

A free CVB licence is available with every camera purchased from Stemmer Imaging.

STEMMER IMAGING is Europe’s largest imaging technology provider with headquarters in Germany and subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.

Image processing or Machine Vision is used in many different application areas – such as industrial automation, medical imaging, security and traffic technology – as a powerful and cost effective way of implementing automatic quality assurance. Even at high speeds and with stringent accuracy requirements, image processing allows 100% monitoring and thus strengthens the competitive edge of those companies using it.

STEMMER IMAGING customers have access to a wide variety of imaging products from the worlds leading manufacturers. These manufacturers represent the cutting edge of vision technology which is something that is unique in Europe. STEMMER IMAGING are the developers of the world’s leading image processing software platform, Common Vision Blox, and as a manufacturer of customer-specific products, we have a full range of in-house expertise to draw on, allowing us to supply the best possible service to our customers when choosing an imaging solution. STEMMER IMAGING does not produce turn-key solutions – instead, using our close partnerships with a large number of experienced system integrators, we can provide expert technical know-how for the planning, integration and realisation of complete solutions.

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