Matrox 4Sight GPm with Matrox Design Assistant comes fully pre-loaded with the latter and includes a Matrox Design Assistant Maintenance registration number. Matrox 4Sight GPm with Matrox Design Assistant is pre-licensed for the Blob Analysis, Bead Inspection, Calibration, Code Reader, Color Analysis, Edge Locator (not Edge Finder), Image Processing, Intensity Checker, Metrology, Pattern Matching, GigE Vision®, USB3 Vision™, I/O and other communication features. Additional features like Model Finder and/or String Reader require the installation of an additional license (see MIL datasheet – MIL 10 Run-Time Licenses section).
Rugged, capable and configurable vision systems
Matrox 4Sight GPm with Design Assistant is a line of rugged, capable and configurable vision systems for rapid development and deployment onto the factory floor without the need for conventional programming. Equipped with up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports with power and up to four SuperSpeed USB ports, Matrox 4Sight GPm supports the use of multiple GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision™ industrial cameras to keep an eye on one or many production lines. Powered by a range of mobile-class embedded Intel® processors, it has the ability to cost-effectively handle typical multi-camera inspection applications. It can easily directly connect to factory automation equipment and enterprise systems through discrete I/O, Ethernet, RS232/RS485 and USB ports. An industrial-strength design and careful component selection ensure its long term availability.
Matrox Design Assistant
New Matrox Design Assistant flowchart-based vision software is so easy to learn, anyone can use it. Design Assistant is an integrated development environment (IDE) where vision applications are created by constructing an intuitive flowchart instead of writing traditional program code. In addition to building a flowchart, the IDE enables users to directly design a graphical operator interface for the application. Since Design Assistant is hardware independent, you can choose any computer with GigE Vision® or USB3 Vision™ cameras and get the processing power you need. This field proven software is also a perfect match for the Matrox 4Sight GPm vision system or the Matrox Iris GT smart camera. Design Assistant gives you the freedom to choose the ideal platform for your next vision project.
Flowchart and operator interface design are done within the Matrox Design Assistant IDE running on the Matrox 4Sight GPm vision system or hosted on a computer running Microsoft® Windows®2. A flowchart is put together using a step-by-step approach, where each step is taken from an existing toolbox and is configured interactively. The toolbox includes steps for image analysis and processing, communication, flow-control, and I/O. Outputs from one step, which can be images and/or alphanumeric results, are easily linked to the appropriate inputs of any other step. Decision making is performed using a conditional step, where the logical expression is described interactively. Results from image analysis and processing steps are immediately displayed to permit the quick tuning of parameters. A contextual guide provides assistance for every step in the flowchart. Flowchart legibility is maintained by grouping steps into sub-flowcharts.