3D camera: be ready for the third dimension!

3D camera: be ready for the third dimension!

3D image processing is a hot topic. The number of applications that require 3D images is increasing constantly. 3D viewing and 3D cameras are used in applications such as automated processes that use robots in factories or warehouses, or for inspecting surfaces or measuring volumes. With the development of its first 3D video camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF), our partner, Basler, opens new horizons thanks to the possibilities of the third dimension. The Basler ToF camera works on the time-of-flight principle, which is based on measuring the time required for light to travel from the light source to the object and to return from the object to the camera. With a VGA resolution, the Basler ToF camera is the first high-resolution ToF camera to reach the market, and, as is typically the case with Basler, it offers a highly attractive price/performance ratio. With a field of vision that ranges from 0.5 to 5 meters and accuracy of approximately 1 cm, a frame rate of 15 images per second, and a proven GigE interface already used in industry, the new Basler ToF camera is the ideal solution for a wide variety of 3D viewing applications, including industrial automation, logistics, and the medical sector. Would you like to simplify your applications while reducing complexity and the overall cost of your systems? OVERVIEW Time-of-flight cameras for measuring 3D shapes and volumes Basler offers a time-of-flight (ToF) camera that uses pulses of light with a standard machine vision interface and features that make it quick and easy to develop applications for measuring 3D shapes and volumes. The Basler ToF camera is equipped with a high-power,...
Terahertz imaging at i2S

Terahertz imaging at i2S

Why terahertz imaging? Today, the need for high-performance tools in numerous fields of application provides an ideal opportunity for terahertz imaging technologies, a wavelength being located in between microvawes and infrareds. With in the emerging market i2S has integrated an innovative sensor from the CEA-LETI into a camera, the TZCAM to address the markets of Non destructive testing and medical applications. The TZCAM camera integrates a 320×240 Microbolometric Detector designed by the CEA-LETI. The technology embedded into this sensor is proprietary to the CEA-LETI and sets a new worldwide reference in terms of performances. i2S has developed a dedicate imaging electronic for this sensor with dedicated signal processing The CEA/i2S solution is the best camera on the market in terms of sensitivity and acquisition performance. Compared to its competitors, it is a a piece of electronic equipment with a very low signal to noise ratio, the better to obtain the most precise dynamics. Aujourd’hui, la nécessité d’outils de haute performance dans de nombreux champs applicatifs est une occasion idéale pour les technologies de l’imagerie Térahertz, une gamme spectrale située entre les ondes radio et le rayonnement infrarouge. Ainsi, i2S a intégré le capteur du CEA-Leti dans une caméra Térahertz TZ_CAM pour adresser le marché de l’imagerie du contrôle non destructif et du médical. La caméra TZ_CAM intègre le capteur matriciel de 320×240 pixels bolométriques du CEA-Leti, une technologie innovante propriétaire du CEA-Leti reconnue comme étant à l’état de l’art international.  i2S a développé son électronique avec une optimisation forte du rapport signal sur bruit afin d’obtenir les dynamiques les plus fines, permettant d’assurer une sensibilité et des performances d’acquisition au meilleur niveau...
Factory of the future or lean ?

Factory of the future or lean ?

Factory of the Future Aquitaine is a pioneer in the modernization of its factories and this is the reason that the Aquitaine Regional Council supports our project through its two programs: « Factory of the Future » and « Perfolean ». The sustainable improvement in industrial performance of companies in Aquitaine combines economic performance, employee well-being at work, and respect for the environment. Thus, at i2S, the « Factory of the Future » plan was launched a few weeks ago. We are moving in the direction of « action-ocracy » (do-ocracy) where actions are taken by i2S collaborators, where the desire to do is contagious. To embrace our future, leanness is reaching out to us. What is lean? Lean sustainability is based on four fundamentals dictating its deployment:  the client comes first: he/she drives the demand; people: the core value of the company; continued improvement: step-by-step transformation; going into the field: that is where everything happens. At i2S, we know that the collaborators are the core value of our PMI, and this is why, thanks to them, we « aim for perfection for our clients » by relying on the two pillars of lean sustainability®: economic: through the improvement of results, industrial excellence, mastering the processes, and flow management. social: through the improvement of the directional conditions and the interesting nature of the work, training, and involvement by all. Open-mindedness with the mind standing out from the rest: Why deploy leanness at i2S? Two or three years ago, in the interest of modernization and rationalization, i2S has decided to call upon a specialized firm for lean sustainability®. At first, this project was dedicated to our Production Unit situated in...
What objective for my high definition camera?

What objective for my high definition camera?

Like digital cameras and mobile phones, industrial cameras dedicated to machine vision integrate captors for which the number of pixels has continued to increase over several years. Although the often mediocre quality of the optical devices on consumer products has no serious consequence, the quality of the lenses used in industrial control applications must be optimal and allow for the real use of the millions of available pixels. With industrial cameras that easily exceed 5 million pixels and which even reach tens of millions of pixels today, the choice of lens has become a sensitive one. To achieve a good image, and thus a sharp image, it is important to choose not only a good camera but also the lens that suits it. Choosing a lens depends on many factors: the scope of the scene to be inspected, the distance between the camera and the sc ene, the size of the shot, the type of mount, the depth of field, the illumination of the scene, the spectral range, the resolution, and many others. Our purpose here is to focus on the key factors that will assist in choosing the lens with a resolution in line with that of the camera. To receive the white paper in PDF format, please fill in the form below:   Votre prénom (obligatoire) Votre nom (obligatoire) Votre email (obligatoire) Votre société (obligatoire) Votre no de...
New 70 Megapixels camera for OEM

New 70 Megapixels camera for OEM

The new color 70 megapixel matrix camera developed by i2S is now available as an OEM version. It has both an exceptional image while being very easy to use. Targeting very demanding applications in terms of precision and visual range, the new i2S iMDC70 OEM camera will be useful in inspection, metrology, document scanning markets was well as in scientific and medical imagery. It has a latest generation CMOS captor and delivers an exceptional quality color RGB 3×12 bit image, ready to use. The easy to use iMDC70 OEM camera has three acquisition modes: Full Resolution, Full Field Preview to display images more quickly and the ROI mode which allows a small zone in the image to be acquired. The software development kit that comes with the camera has many functions to optimize image quality: gain, white balance, uniformity correction, autofocus, etc. The iMDC70 OEM camera has an F holder and manages the electric control of the lens focus. Combined with the ROI acquisition mode, the lens is automatically adjusted. The iMDC70 camera uses an USB 3.0. bus to connect to the PC Main characteristics of the iMDC70 camera OEM – 10,000 x 7,096 3.1 µm x 3.1µm pixels – CMOS Rolling Shutter color captor with micro-lens -63 db dynamics – Full Resolution Mode: RGB 3×12 bit color image – Preview Full Field 1,248 x 886 pixel for 10 images – ROI mode with a minimum size of 16×32 and X,Y, offset X/Y modulo 16 – USB3.0 interface – Control of the lens focus function Software The iMDC70 OEM camera has an SDK software package using Windows 7/8 for developing. The...