Matrox Design Assistant X

Matrox Design Assistant X

Integrys is pleased to announce that in Q2 2019 one of our long-trusted suppliers, Matrox Imaging, will officially release Matrox Design Assistant X, the latest iteration of Matrox’s innovative, field-proven flowchart-based application software that has made its mark over the last 10 plus years. This integrated development environment (IDE) lets developers build intuitive flowcharts instead of writing traditional program code, and enables them to develop a graphical web-based operator interface for modifying the vision application.

Matrox Design Assistant X represents a significant upgrade and expansion of Matrox Design Assistant, offering a host of new features and functionality that take the software to a new level. Below are some of the highlights.

Deep learning for image classification

Matrox Design Assistant X has a new classification step that uses deep learning to categorize images of highly-textured, naturally varying and acceptably deformed goods. Matrox Imaging does the design and training of the neural network so Matrox Design Assistant X users can benefit from the knowledge and experience of Matrox machine vision experts.

Photometric stereo for emphasizing surface irregularities

Matrox Design Assistant X also has a new registration tool that employs photometric stereo technology for creating composite images that emphasize surface irregularities, such as embossed or engraved features, scratches, and indentations, all from a series of images captured with directional illumination.

Third-party 3D sensor interfacing

Matrox Design Assistant X makes it possible to capture and process depth-map data by interfacing with third-party 3D sensors.

Additional features and functionality

  • Compatible with the Matrox 4Sight EV6 vision controller, Matrox Iris GTR smart cameras, and PCs in general.
  • Supports multiple run-times, allowing users to run simultaneously multiple independent projects on the same PC. This feature is versatile and powerful—and unique for this type of software. It allows customers to take full advantage of the capabilities of modern, multi-core CPUs.
  • A new dedicated shape-finding step for locating circles, elipses, rectangles and line segments.

Matrox Design Assistant has long been used by a broad range of customers, including high-profile manufacturers in the automotive, food and beverage and packing industries. Such customers use the software to perform tasks such as crucial error-proofing verification, quality control assessments, as well as ID mark reading of the track and trace products during manufacturing, distribution and other automated handlings. Matrox Design Assistant X is a major enhancement built on previous iterations of the software that is very powerful yet easy to use.

Pre-register below for a free trial of Matrox Design Assistant X. We will contact you once the new features are released in Q2 2019 for your opportunity to experiment with the software to see just what it can do for you.

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM - Matrox Design Assistant X

Pre-register below for a free trial of Matrox Design Assistant X. We will contact you once the new features are released in Q2 2019 for your opportunity to experiment with the software to see just what it can do for you.
Matrox Design Assistant X

Plant Expo 2019

Join us for a one-day tabletop show featuring the latest products and solutions for the manufacturing, processing, machinery, and maintenance and repair markets.

Plant Expo

PLANT EXPO

Integrys is pleased to join Matrox Imaging at the upcoming Plant Expo shows in Mississauga, ON April 23rd and Sherbrooke, QC on June 19th. We’ll be showcasing machine vision solutions for manufacturing production and quality control using the latest Matrox Design Assistant X including a Photometric Stereo demonstration.  Photometric Stereo – a technique where a single image is computed from a series of images taken with light coming in from different directions – is especially useful in highlighting changes to surface curvature and material, revealing raised or recessed defects like dents or scratches, or features like stamped or embossed symbols.

Wayne Mason
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About Integrys

Integrys is the trusted source of embedded computing, imaging technology, engineering know-how and local support for aerospace, defence, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, telecom and transportation. Over 50 years of experience gives us the strategic insight and technical savvy to help you succeed. Integrys is solution-focused. We work closely with leading manufacturers and actively seek ways to migrate proven transformational technology to new sectors. When it comes to the technologies that drive your business, we think ahead—so you don’t have to. We connect Technology and Innovation.

VISION, the world’s leading machine vision trade fair, was held November 6-8, 2018 at Stuttgart Messe in Stuttgart, Germany.

A marketplace for component manufacturers, and a platform for system suppliers and integrators, VISION is where OEMs, mechanical engineering companies and system houses learn about the latest innovations from the world of machine vision components, and where they initiate their investments. In total, there were 440 exhibitors from 31 countries and 10,000 visitors from 56 countries—including Integrys engineering manager Eric Buckley.

VISION 2018 was infused with several fascinating developing themes in the machine vision field, including three that Eric found particularly germane to Integrys and the companies we work with:

  • Deep/machine learning
  • 3D imaging
  • Polarization sensors and cameras

Deep learning

Deep learning is part of broader family of machine learning methods based on learning data representations, as opposed to task-specific algorithms. And two Integrys suppliers, Connect Tech and Matrox Imaging made their presence felt in this realm at VISION 2018.

At the Connect Tech/Samtec booth there was action aplenty as visitors caught up with Connect Tech’s show-stopping embedded NVIDIA Jetson solutions for machine vision and deep learning. Connect Tech is NVIDIA’s largest Jetson ecosystem partner and a leading provider of Jetson carrier products. It also does custom carrier designs.

Meanwhile, at the Matrox booth, the focus was on the newest version of Matrox Design Assistant flowchart-based software, including new tools for image classification using deep learning and image registration using photometric stereo. These tools enable inspection and OCR of hard-to-see text. Matrox also did a fascinating deep learning demo in which dental floss near the cutter of the container was inspected to determine whether or not its appearance is appropriate.

3D imaging

There are a host of 3D sensor applications, some of which are industrial, such as pick and place, palletizing/de-palletizing, and warehouse robots, and others of which are more consumer oriented, such as drones, people counting or patient monitoring. Of note at the event was Photoneo’s MotionCam-3D, for which Photoneo won the VISION Award 2018 at the Exhibitors’ Night. It’s the company’s flagship based on Photoneo’s own patented technology called Parallel Structured Light, implemented by a custom CMOS image sensor. MotionCam-3D is the best close and mid-range 3D camera to date for sensing in rapid motion.

At the fair, Integrys supplier Hikvision, the world’s leading manufacturer of robust, high-quality video surveillance products, introduced a new member of their 3D laser scan camera product family, while Zivid Labs, a market-leading provider of 3D machine vision cameras and software for next generation robotics and industrial automation systems, demonstrated why its Zivid One and Zivid One Plus products are regarded as the world’s most accurate real-time 3D cameras.

Polarization sensors and cameras

Polarization imaging can be used to detect stress or defects in manufacturing of materials such as plastic, glass and carbon fiber, as it can be used to uncover hidden material properties to better perform inspection and classification in industrial applications.

Integrys supplier Imperx develops and manufactures advanced, rugged imaging products qualified to MIL-STD 810-G for shock and vibration. Among them is their renowned Cheetah line of cameras, and at the fair Imperx illustrated the polarization features of its 5MP Cheetah camera, which helps eliminate glare from reflective surfaces and can help visualize internal tension/stress within transparent materials. Featuring advanced Sony Pregius IMX250 sensors with global shutter technology, the camera has excellent sensitivity and exceptional dynamic range with fast frame rates in a small form factor, making it ideal for a wide variety of uses in the world of machine vision.

JAI, another Integrys supplier, launched a new polarization area scan camera in the Go Series. The new model (GO-5100MP-USB) is built around Sony’s IMX250MZR CMOS image sensor. With 5.1-megapixel resolution and an innovative 4-way polarized filter design it is ideal for inspecting plastics, glass, and other shiny materials in industrial vision applications. JAI has a mono only USB3 interface of up to 74fps that supports multiple data output modes.

At VISION 2018 Baumer introduced polarization camera models to its CX series with GigE and USB 3.0 interface options. The cameras are based on the 5 MPixel IMX250MZR global shutter sensor from Sony, which has a polarization layer consisting of four polarization filters (0°, 90°, 45°, 135°) at the pixel level. Through an integrated evaluation algorithm and the Baumer GAPI SDK, it is possible to only output polarization information. Output formats, however, are not restricted to polarization angles.

POLYRACK Tech-Group New Product Announcement on Electronic Packaging Made Easy


POLYRACK is your technological systems partner with focus on modified and customized electronic packaging solutions.


 

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

POLYRACK offers a complete line of standard, system enclosures, designed to house small form factor embedded boards, to VME/CompactPCI systems.

  • Fully integrated & tested MPS / IPC
  • Forced air or conduction cooled
  • System Monitoring (SMC)
  • Multiple configurations & form factors (SFF, ATR, development systems, embedded solutions, Panel PC, with mixed technology backplanes)
  • Commercial & military grade
  • VME, VME64X, VITA3.1, VPX, cPCI, cPCI 2.16, cPCI‐S, IPX, PCI, PCIe

 

CASES

POLYRACK provides cases for the most demanding applications, whether size constraints is a key factor, or you require IP65/67, along with EMI shielding, we have the solution.

  • 19″ rackmount enclosure
  • Desktop cases
  • Small equipment cases
  • Small form factor (SFF) embedded enclosures
  • Single board / Modem boxes
  • EMI Shielding
  • IP65/67

 

 

 

 

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SUBRACKS

POLYRACK supplies a complete offering of subracks designed to meet any application, from cost effective solutions to rugged subracks capable of withstanding high shock and vibration.

  • Wide variety of products for many different applications
  • EMI / RFI shielded versions
  • Rugged / Shock vibration solutions

To view POLYRACK’s complete product offering please visit our website: www.integrys.com

About POLYRACK Tech-Group

POLYRACK Tech-Group offers an innovative and comprehensive range of products from standard, modified standard to customer-specific solutions in different segments such as mechanics, electronics, system technology, plastics and surface treatment.

About Integrys

Integrys is the trusted source of embedded computing, imaging technology, engineering know-how and local support for aerospace, defence, healthcare, manufacturing, public safety, telecom and transportation. Over 50 years of experience gives us the strategic insight and technical savvy to help you succeed. Integrys is solution-focused. We work closely with leading manufacturers and actively seek ways to migrate proven transformational technology to new sectors. When it comes to the technologies that drive your business, we think ahead—so you don’t have to.

Hikvision Launches 14 New GigE Area Scan Cameras, Offering Greater Selection with Rapid Data Transmission for Factory Automation and Detection

Hikvision Launches 14 New GigE Area Scan Cameras, Offering Greater Selection with Rapid Data Transmission for Factory Automation and DetectionHikvision New GigE Area Scan Cameras

Hikvision’s machine vision and robotics team has announced the launch of 14 new GigE Area Scan Cameras in its CE, CA and CH categories, offering customers more high-resolution cameras with rapid data transmission for factory automation, detection and related applications. Hikvision New GigE Area Scan Cameras

The new batch of cameras have Gigabit Ethernet interface to provide 1 Gbps bandwidth and transmission distance of 100 m without relay. Other features include a 128 MB on-board buffer for image burst transmission and retransmission; support for auto exposure control, LUT and Gamma correction; capability to synchronize with hard and soft triggers; and various exposure modes for image capture.

Hikvision’s GigE Area Scan Camera models also feature the latest innovations in CMOS sensors to deliver excellent image quality and high speed scanning with lower noise. This includes the latest global shutter Sony Pregius CMOS sensor IMX265 (MV-CA032-10GM/MV-CA032-10GC), IMX267 (MV-CH089-10GM/MV-CH089-10GC), and IMX304 (MV-CH120-10GM/MV-CH120-10GC).

For budget conscious applications, certain Hikvision GigE models feature the Sony STARVIS IMX226 rolling shutter sensor, an affordable option that performs well in low-light, mobile or flat panel inspection conditions.

For exceptional value, customers can opt for models with the Aptina MT9P031 sensor (MV-CE050-30GM) or the high frame rate 173fps at VGA resolution (MV-CE003-20GM).

For more information, click here to see Hikvision’s machine vision area scan camera selection.

Hikvision New GigE Area Scan Cameras

HIKVISION LAUNCHES 15 NEW USB 3.0 MACHINE VISION CAMERAS, PLUS 4 BOARD LEVEL USB VERSIONS FOR LIMITED SPACE APPLICATIONS

Hikvision Launches 15 New USB 3.0 Machine Vision Cameras, Plus 4 Board Level USB Versions for Limited Space Applications

Hikvision’s machine vision and robotics team has launched 15 new USB 3.0 machine vision cameras for a variety of fabrication, packaging and factory automation applications, plus 4 Board Level USB versions for limited space applications.

“Hikvision’s USB 3.0 machine vision cameras offer a high-quality device that can deliver excellent image quality and pixel sensitivity in demanding applications such as electronic semiconductor fabrication, factory automation, bottle inspection and medical packaging,” said Eddie Xiu, Hikvision Robotics product manager.

Some USB 3.0 camera models include the global shutter Sony Pregius sensor, IMX 264, IMX 267, IMX304, which increase pixel sensitivity, improve picture quality in low light environments, and the global shutter minimizes distortion and motion blur. Other sensors include the IMX183 for solar, PCB inspection and microscopy applications; the high resolution 20 MP Sony IMX183; and for low cost applications the SC130GS, Aptina AR0521, and IMX178.

Hikvision’s MV-CA016-10UM/UC 1.6 MP, MV-CH089-10UM/UC 8.9 MP, and MV-CH120-10UM/UC 2 MP USB 3.0 Cameras all support auto exposure control and different exposure modes, user defined LUT and gamma correction, hard and soft trigger synchronization, and tightly locked USB interface to prevent accidental unplugging of the device. The MV-CE200-10UM/UC 20 MP USB 3.0 Camera also features a rolling shutter sensor; ideal image and high cost performance; auto/manual gain adjustment, exposure time, white balance, LUT, gamma correction and binning; supports custom ROI to increase frame rate by reducing resolution and supports Reverse X output; and 128MB on-board buffer for image transmission under Burst mode and resending data.

The board level USB cameras do not have the enclosure, providing high performance that fits more easily and provides more flexibility for limited space applications.

Hikvision MV-CH120-10UM

Hikvision MV-CH120-10UM/UC 12 MP 1.1″ CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

Hikvision MV-CA016-10UM/UC 1.6 MP 1/2.9″ CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

Hikvision MV-CH120-10UM

Hikvision MV-CH089-10UM/UC 8.9 MP 1″ CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

New Supplier Announcement

As an industry leader in selecting and evaluating new computer, imaging and video technologies and engineering solutions for demanding markets and applications, Integrysis pleased to announce a new partnership with Alta Data Technologies.

Alta Data Technologies is the technical leader in avionics interface cards and software and is dedicated to providing the best possible MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429/717 COTS communications products and service in the aerospace industry. Alta has experienced rapid growth from its 2007 start to become one of the leading providers in the industry – all backed with a best-in-market five-year limited warranty.
Learn more about Alta Data Technologies and the PCIE4L-1553 multi-channel interface for PCI Express 4 Lane systems. Contact Integrys today!

New Supplier Announcement – Connect Tech Inc.

As an industry leader in selecting and evaluating new computer, imaging and video technologies and engineering solutions for demanding markets and applications, Integrysis pleased to announce a new partnership with Connect Tech Inc. (CTI).

Connect Tech is a hardware design and manufacturing company specializing in rugged, small form factor solutions. Products support a wide variety of industry standards including COM Express®, SMARC, Qseven, 3U VPX, and PC/104 and their peripheral solutions include Managed Gigabit and 10G Ethernet switches, NVIDIA® GPU solutions, Digital & Analog I/O, CAN Controllers, Multi-Port Serial, FPGA, Adapters, and Power Supplies. CTI has a nimble engineering team that can provide custom designs when “off-the-shelf” is not an option.

Learn more about Connect Tech by contacting Integrys today!

JAI introduces new polarization camera in the Go Series. GO-5100MP-USB is ideal for plastics, glass, and other shiny materials

JAI has added a new model to its Go Series of small and versatile machine vision cameras. The GO-5100MP-USB is built around Sony’s IMX250MZR polarized CMOS image sensor, offering 5.1 megapixels of total resolution and an innovative 4-way polarized filter design creating a range of possibilities for imaging and analysis of objects and materials in industrial applications.GO-5000-USB-Polorization-Story

The camera features a full resolution of 2464 x 2056 pixels with a 2/3” optical format and pixel sizes of 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm. The polarization capabilities are derived from the sensor’s unique filter array, which consists of four separate polarizing filters – angled at 0°, 45°, 90°, and 135° – that have been arranged in a regular pattern across the sensor. Thus, each block of four pixels can be used as a calculation block to determine the angle and intensity of light reflecting from objects, as well as several other calculations.

The use of polarization filters can not only mitigate reflections and hot spots, particularly when inspecting plastics, glass, and other shiny materials, but can also enable analysis of material thickness, stress points, and other potential defects not detectable using standard machine vision techniques.

The GO-5100MP-USB is equipped with a USB3 Vision interface enabling it to provide full resolution, 8-bit output at up to 74 frames per second. 10-bit and 12-bit output is also supported.

Other camera features include both single-ROI and multi-ROI functions, shading compensation, and gamma correction. The main camera body is a compact 29 x 29 x 41.5 mm, with a lens mount supporting standard C-mount lenses. Like other Go Series cameras, it is built to high standards for shock (80G) and vibration (10G) to enable it to perform in industrial environments with an MTBF rating of more than 150,000 hours.

Preliminary samples of the camera are available now for customer evaluation and testing, with full production slated to begin in late Q3..

Integrys was recently presented with an award for International Distributor of the Year with Baumer Optronic GmbH

 

Integrys was recently presented with an award for International Distributor of the Year with Baumer Optronic GmbH.  Left to Right, Wayne Mason, Integrys General Manager, Alain Goulet, Integrys Account Manager, Dr. Albert Schmidt, Baumer Managing Director, Robert Partuschke, Baumer Sales Manager.   Thanks Baumer for all the support and recognition.  We look forward to another great year.