Machine vision for the factory floor
Matrox® 4Sight EV6 is an industrial computer built for machine vision on the factory floor. Part of a long and solid history, the Matrox 4Sight EV6 is an evolution of its immediate predecessor, integrating a seventh-generation Intel® Core™ processor for ever more demanding multi-camera applications.
A fanless design with multiple ports for GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision® cameras make the Matrox 4Sight EV6 right at home in any production facility, keeping an eye on a single line or many lines. The Matrox 4Sight EV6 is backed by a vendor with a proven track record, delivering optimized machine vision hardware and a software toolkit with a 25-year history of reliable performance.
Multiple ports with power for cameras
Matrox 4Sight EV6 is equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet and four SuperSpeed USB ports for connecting to the full range of available GigE Vision and USB3 Vision cameras. The Gigabit Ethernet ports support power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to further simplify cabling and thus reduce costs when opting for suitable GigE Vision cameras. Powered by a mobile-class embedded processor, Matrox 4Sight EV6 has what it takes to cost-effectively handle typical multi-camera inspections.
Factory and enterprise connectivity
Matrox 4Sight EV6 provides the necessary connectivity for interfacing to other industrial equipment and communicating with enterprise systems. RS-232/RS-485 ports support connections to legacy automation devices, while two additional Gigabit Ethernet ports provide independent connections to industrial and enterprise networks. These networking ports include a hardware-assisted mechanism for PROFINET®3 communication. This mechanism ensures timely response when the automation controller is set up for a short cycle-time or when the processor is too busy performing other tasks
Industrial-strength design and longevity
The fanless design of the Matrox 4Sight EV6 reduces physical maintenance, eliminating the need to clean or replace an air filter or a worn-out fan. A small, rugged footprint casing and wide ambient
operational temperature range allows the Matrox 4Sight EV6 to be mounted either horizontally or vertically in hostile, space-limited locations. Moreover, careful component selections secure the long
term availability of the Matrox 4Sight EV6.
Real-time discrete I/Os
Discrete I/O management is achieved through a dedicated hardware-assisted mechanism on the Matrox 4Sight EV6. The mechanism enables output events to occur at precise moments in time, based on
elapsed time, or for specific input events. An input event can come directly from a discrete input—including from a rotary encoder—or be count-derived from a discrete input. Programmed output events
are stored in a hardware list, which is traversed based on a clock or an input event. The carrying out of an output event results in a state transition, pulse, or pulse train on a specific discrete output. Multiple
cascadable hardware timers are available to count or generate specific events. The Matrox 4Sight EV6 has what it takes to effectively synchronize a typical vision application with a manufacturing line.
Field-proven application development software
Matrox 4Sight EV6 is supported by Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)2 software—a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) with a 25-year history of reliable performance. This toolkit features
interactive software and programming functions for image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display, and archiving operations, with the accuracy and robustness needed to tackle
the most demanding machine vision applications. These tools are designed to enhance productivity, thereby reducing the time and effort required to bring solutions to market. Refer to the MIL
datasheet for more information.