Intelligent multiple head camera platform
Machine vision specialist Vision Components introduces the VCSBC quadro, a board camera based on the established VC360 with four sensor heads for taking 360° panorama pictures in various applications such as safety or security applications, for example. With ports for one, two, or four sensor heads, the VCSBC quadro is an economic platform for all kinds of multi-sensor solutions. It is, for example, an ideal solution for applications that require a high resolution along the x or y axis, since up to four sensor heads can be installed in a row. The intelligent camera synchronizes overlapping parts of pictures taken by neighboring sensors.
It compiles the individual pictures with a 752 x 480 pixel resolution (Wide VGA) into a complete 3.008 x 480 pixel image. The hardware design ensures synchronous operation of all connected sensors: a trigger signal initiates image capture at the exact same instant of time. The VCSBC quadro can therefore also be used as a low-cost stereo camera. It provides 32 MB Flash and 128 MB DDRAM for program and image storage. The integrated processor has a computing power of 5.600 MIPS. An Ethernet interface and an optional RS232 interface enable integration into automation environments.