Vision inspector

At the recent Vision 2005 show in Stuttgart, Germany, Matrox Imaging launched the latest release of its Inspector software development tool.

At the recent Vision 2005 show, held this month in Stuttgart, Germany, Matrox Imaging launched Version 8 of its Inspector software development tool.

Matrox Inspector is an interactive Windows application for image capture, processing, analysis, display and archiving. Based on the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) software development toolkit, it provides a set of functions for image processing, pattern recognition, blob analysis, edge extraction and analysis, measurement, character recognition, 1D and 2D code reading, calibration, and image compression.

Version 8.0 features two new modules, a string reader for feature-based OCR, and an edge finder for feature extraction.

Other enhancements include support for image looping without scripting (testing algorithms on batches, or test sets, of images) from previously saved images, or direct from the camera, as well as support for multiple cameras or multiple systems.

Matrox Inspector is compatible with all Matrox Imaging hardware, including Matrox Morphis, Solios, and Helios. It is expected to ship by the end of the year.