24 Jul 2024

Products for image processing applications

IDS Imaging Development Systems has announced it will be presenting innovations in all product areas at VISION 2024, a leading trade fair for machine vision, in booth 8C60.

IDS says 20 years ago, at VISION 2004, it introduced the first industrial camera with a USB interface before anyone else and since then, it has firmly established itself as the market leader in this field. With innovations in the 2D, 3D and AI sectors, the industrial camera manufacturer says it is also making waves in the image processing market at VISION 2024. Moreover, IDS says it is introducing a completely new camera category for monitoring applications and, for the first time, prototypes of a self-developed, cost-effective time-of-flight 3D camera and this underlines the company’s position as a leading innovator in the machine vision market.

“In October, we will be presenting a large number of new and further developments at booth 8C60 at the Stuttgart trade fair,” announced Philipp Ohl, Head of Product Management at IDS.

“One of the particularly interesting products will be a 2D camera with an event-based sensor, which will benefit motion analyses or high-speed counting.”

IDS says the 2D camera product area is proving to be extremely dynamic in the VISION year and it is expanding the range for customers and applications with many new sensors. Particularly noteworthy are the Sony Starvis 2 sensors IMX662, IMX664, IMX675 and IMX676, which enable impressive low-light performance and are available in the entry-level cameras of the uEye XCP and XLS series.

Applications in the field of robotics are highly dependent on 3D information. With Ensenso B, IDS says it will soon be launching an ultra-compact 3D camera that can work at close range and with a large field of view. The stereo vision camera, measuring just 120 x 56 x 104 millimetres, provides 3D information from a distance of approx. 20 centimetres. It will be on show at VISION in one of the many demo systems. And there is more: IDS will be presenting the first time-of-flight 3D camera to be developed entirely in-house as a prototype.

IDS says it will also be demonstrating further developments in image processing with artificial intelligence. This includes the all-in-one ecosystem IDS NXT, which was recently expanded to include the IDS NXT malibu camera model. The edge device combines on-camera AI, streaming in 4K and video compression. Visitors to the stand can also find out how characters can be reliably recognised even under difficult conditions thanks to DENKnet and the associated high-performance OCR model.

VISION, a leading trade fair for machine vision, will take place from 8 – 10 October 2024 at Messe Stuttgart, Germany.