Machine Vision System integrates Camera Link open standard

New, Low-Cost Impact CL? Machine Vision Micro-System First to Integrate Camera Link? Open Standard, Supporting Broad Range of Camera Formats and Vendors

Eden Prairie, MNCJuly 15, 2003CPPT VISION, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPTV) has introduced IMPACT CL?, a new extension to the IMPACT? machine vision micro-system product line that provides connectivity to digital cameras from all major camera suppliers. IMPACT CL combines the power of PPT VISION's machine vision micro-system technology with Camera Link?, the global standard for industrial camera communications, to eliminate the closed architecture and limited camera selection associated with smart cameras and self-contained vision systems.

"Previously, users of low-priced machine vision have been limited by systems that only support a few basic cameras," stated Joe Christenson, President of PPT VISION, Inc. "With IMPACT CL, vision system users can leverage the Camera Link open standard, and now have the flexibility to choose from a broad range of camera formats and vendors, including linescan, color, and high-resolution cameras."

With the introduction of IMPACT in September 2002, PPT VISION created a new vision industry category with the first micro-system solutions that made high performance inspection tools available at a much lower price. Since then, IMPACT has been widely acclaimed with successful installations in packaging, medical device, automotive, electronics, and semiconductor applications. "Manufacturers have embraced our low-cost IMPACT machine vision micro-system because the performance and flexibility of our IMPACT hardware and Inspection Builder? software provide the most cost-effective vision solution on the market," added Christenson. "Now IMPACT CL further enhances this flexibility and performance by supporting third-party machine vision cameras from leaders in the camera industry."

Camera Link is an open digital camera standard for machine vision applications, previously available only for high-cost, heavily-customized framegrabber-based applications. The Automated Imaging Association (AIA) sponsors the Camera Link certification program including the oversight Camera Link Committee and product registry. All major industrial camera suppliers have obtained certification for a range of digital Camera Link cameras. IMPACT CL is available for immediate shipment.

PPT VISION, Inc. develops and markets 2D and 3D machine vision-based automated inspection systems for manufacturing applications. The Company's 2D and 3D machine vision product lines are sold on a global basis to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, machine builders, and end-users, primarily in the electronic and semiconductor component, automotive, medical device, and packaged goods industries. The Company's Common Stock trades on the Nasdaq Small Cap Market tier of The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol PPTV. For more information, go to www.pptvision.com.
 
Machine Vision System integrates Camera Link open standard.
Machine Vision System integrates Camera Link open standard.

July 21, 2003 07:36 - Leveraging Camera Link? open digital camera standard, IMPACT CL? machine vision micro-system provides connectivity to digital cameras from all major camera suppliers. Product combines proprietary machine vision micro-system technology with Camera Link standard for industrial camera communications to eliminate closed architecture and limited camera selection associated with smart cameras and self-contained vision systems.


Company Information:
Name: PPT Vision, Inc.
Address: 12988 Valley View Rd.
City: Eden Prairie
State: MN
ZIP: 55344
Country: USA
Phone: 952-996-9500
FAX: 952-996-9501


 
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