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VOLUME -24 NUMBER 12
Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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Dalsa Intros Next Gen Smart Camera
Small powerful industrial camera.
Billerica, MA — Dalsa Corporation has introduced its BOA vision system, a highly integrated smart camera that includes all of the elements of an industrial machine vision system. Powerful and quick-to-deploy, the BOA is suitable for automated quality inspection applications and factory automation.
BOA, an all-in-one machine vision solution, is smarter, easier to use, and more flexible than previous generations of smart cameras. It is the first smart camera in its class to incorporate multiple processing engines. This enables algorithm optimization using DSP (Digital Signal Processing), application management using a CPU, and sensor management through FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays). It is also the first smart camera that offers truly embedded application software, which is easily set up through a standard web browser. There is no software to install and no version control problems. BOA delivers greater flexibility for its users with a rugged, easy-to-mount enclosure, built-in factory communications, and a low deployment cost.
The ultra small BOA has been specifically designed for industry. Its 44mm cube form factor is perfect for tight-fit applications. The IP67-rated housing means that the camera can be directly deployed in harsh, wash-down environments. This is particularly useful to meet cleanliness standards in the food and pharmaceutical industries, and eliminates the need for a separate, costly protective enclosure. The camera's small form factor and easy mounting capabilities allow it to integrate easily into existing production lines, machinery or moving equipment.
Building on the strength of its software, Dalsa has evolved and embedded the complete functionality of iNspect software in BOA. iNspect is suitable for both first time and experienced vision users alike; it offers excellent inspection capabilities that can be readily applied across a multitude of applications. This easy-to-use, graphical point and click interface allows users to rapidly prototype and deploy solutions, and it is available with a fully featured emulator for offline application development and debugging.
Contact: Dalsa Coreco, 605 McMurray Rd., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2V 2E9
519-886-6000 fax: 519-886-8025 E-mail:
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