DALSA Corp. announced
a new Gigabit Ethernet (GigE)-ready Vision Appliance called GEVA, which stands for GigE Vision
The GEVA platform
offers excellent cost savings for multi-camera
vision applications, such as final inspection of large assemblies. The
high bandwidth GigE camera ports are compatible with a wide range of mono or color, area and line scan
GigE cameras, which can be mixed to suit the application need.
Camera expansion is easily accommodated using commercially available network
technologies, allowing large configurations to be realized with much lower
system cost. At the heart of GEVA is a powerful multi-core processor, equipped
with high-speed memory resources to tackle the most demanding
GEVA provides a number of external interfaces for
system integration. It includes dedicated display and USB ports for setup and
run-time control, a third Gigabit Ethernet port and a serial port for factory
communication, dedicated trigger inputs for inspection timing, dedicated strobe
outputs for lighting control, and opto-isolated I/O for associated equipment
Vision solutions on GEVA are setup
using DALSA's iNspect or Sherlock application software. The iNspect software is easy to use
and requires little or no prior vision experience, while the Sherlock software
offers greater flexibility to tackle more challenging inspection tasks. Both
packages offer a full complement of tools, together with interfacing and control
options for both users and equipment.
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