The Embedded Vision Experts

25 years of know-how and experience for your project

... from the first Smart Camera to modern Embedded Vision Systems ...

The development and manufacturing of our smart Embedded Vision Systems comprises three main categories:

Consultation and service are available to you worldwide through our local partners in over 30 countries. We operate sales offices in the USA and Japan. The company based in Ettlingen, Germany, was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, the inventor of the first intelligent camera suitable for industrial use.

Interview with Michael Engel

Company founder Michael Engel interviewed.

Milestones from 1996 to date

2022

FPGA-based accelerator for image preprocessing with MIPI

2021

World first: Presentation of the VC picoSmart® at embedded world 2021

2020

Embedded Vision Starter Kits for NXP i.MX8M Plus, NVIDIA® and Raspberry Pi®

2020

Introducing the VC DragonCam® with Snapdragon™ processor

2019

Introduction of SONY Pregius sensors into our product ranges

2018

Presentation of the first VC MIPI® camera modules

2018

Presentation of intelligent 3D laser profilers

2017

Foundation of CARRIDA Technologies GmbH

2017

Introduction of SONY Pregius sensors into our product ranges

2014

Introduction of dual core ARM processors with FPGA (SoC) from Xilinx

2012

Introduction of the smart 3D profile sensor VC nano 3D with onboard data processing

2011

Foundation of NOTAVIS GmbH. Project development & component sales

2009

Introduction of the new VC nano series - Board and housing

2008

Introduction of the VC Smart Finder image processing software for contour detection

2008

Jan-Erik Schmitt is appointed to the Management Board

2006

Introduction of the VC Smart Reader image processing software for reading 2D code

2003

Introduction of the Texas Instruments DSP technology

2001

Introduction of the world's first vision sensor VCM30/50E

1996

Company foundation of Vision Components GmbH in Ettlingen, Germany.

1995

Michael Engel presents the VC11, the world's first industrial smart camera

Play Video about Jan-Erik Schmitt in einem Produktvideo

Bring embedded vision to your projects

Jan-Erik Schmitt, Managing Director of Vision Components, demonstrates multiple ways to integrate camera technology into hardware designs.

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