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Basler boost Cameras and Bundles Now in Serial Production

Basler is one of the first camera manufacturers to launch a CoaXPress 2.0 camera series. The Basler boost bundle, consisting of boost camera and the correspondingly developed Basler CXP-12 Interface Card, offers both components from a single source and is now being produced in series. Customers benefit from the harmonious interaction between camera and interface card using the SDK of the pylon Camera Software Suite, the easy-to-use software for both components.

Ahrensburg, April 14, 2020 - Basler starts series production of its new boost CXP-12 camera family and bundles. The boost bundle combines the strengths of the camera - high resolution and speed thanks to modern CMOS sensor technology - with the performance of the new CoaXPress 2.0 standard. With the boost bundle, customers get the opportunity to use the advantages of this combination for their respective applications. Thanks to its features, the camera with its CXP-12 interface is particularly suitable for automated optical inspection tasks such as packaging, PCBs, bottles or surfaces, as well as for inspection applications in the medical sector.

Optionally equipped with either of Sony's modern IMX253 sensor with 12 megapixel resolution and a maximum frame rate of 68 fps or the IMX255 sensor with 9 megapixels at a maximum of 93 fps, the boost camera series offers excellent image quality. In addition, there is a bandwidth of up to 12.5 Gbps thanks to the modern CoaXPress 2.0 standard; both components - camera and interface card - can be conveniently controlled via the SDK of the pylon Camera Software Suite. This ensures simple integration and operation of the camera. Since a separate I/O cable is not required, Power-over-CXP (PoCXP) provides a convenient single cable solution with a maximum possible cable length of 40 meters. This reduces the complexity of the hardware setup and has a positive effect on system costs.

Currently four models of the Basler boost camera are available, the expansion of the series with new models is planned for the future.

Detailed information about the Basler boost camera series and the boost bundle is available on the Basler website.

Caption: The Basler boost CXP-12 Bundle

Basler is a leading manufacturer of high-quality cameras and camera accessories for industry, medicine, traffic and a variety of other markets. The company's product portfolio encompasses area scan and line scan cameras in compact housing dimensions, camera modules in board level variants for embedded vision solutions, and 3D cameras. The catalog is rounded off by our user-friendly pylon SDK plus a broad spectrum of accessories, including several developed specially for Basler and optimally harmonized for our cameras. Basler has three decades of experience in computer vision. The Basler Group is home to approximately 800 employees at its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany, and at other locations in Europe, Asia, and North America. Further information can be obtained by calling +49 4102 463 500, sending an e-mail to sales.europe@baslerweb.com or via the website www.baslerweb.com

Press contact:
Frank von Kittlitz - Technical Writer, Communications
Phone +49 4102 463 171
Fax +49 4102 463 46 171
Frank.vonkittlitz@baslerweb.com

Basler AG
An der Strusbek 60-62
22926 Ahrensburg, Germany
www.baslerweb.com





BOCK OPTRONICS - COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Customers,
BOCK OPTRONICS would like to take this opportunity to update you on the status of its business operations during the COVID-19 public health situation. First and foremost, we want to let you know that the health and safety of our customers and our staff is the highest priority. At the same time, we want to ensure that our customers are able to continue their business operations with minimal disruptions from BOCK OPTRONICS and their manufacturers.

As many of you know, both provincial and federal government agencies have encouraged social distancing, minimal travel and congregating with groups. For those having contracted the COVID-19 virus, self isolation is required for two to three weeks. Both the province of Ontario and Quebec have implemented a state of emergency to shut-down all non-essential services to curb the spread of COVID-19.

BOCK OPTRONICS has been notified by numerous customers, who are considered essential services by government authorities, that we are considered a key supply chain provider to them. This pertains to food production companies, hospitals and other medical institutions, research labs and also to manufacturing sectors, OEMs and system integration companies, critical infrastructure operations and law enforcement.

BOCK OPTRONICS continues to support and supply our valued customers during this challenging global health crisis. At this time BOCK OPTRONICS has not been physically impacted by the COVID-19 virus and all staff members remain healthy and active. For technical and sales staff members able to work remotely, we have encouraged them to do so and minimise meetings with customers until such a time as the COVID-19 concern has passed. Please consider contacting them by their mobile number, or by email. Essential intra-office staff are also working remotely as we continue to encourage minimal person to person interaction.

Order processing is operating in a timely manner, as usual. Please note that ship-date con- firmation may be delayed slightly. BOCK OPTRONICS and their global manufacturers have a good inventory of products available, and we can also leverage inventory outside of regular channels if necessary. At this time, most of our suppliers are running at capacity, but we are experiencing some delays due to component shortages that were impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in China. We will inform our customers as required about potential delays. Shipping, both international and intra-Canada is unchanged at this time, but we continue to monitor the status of the various couriers used in day-to-day global and local transport.

Technical support will not be impacted. Application lab testing will, however, be limited temporarily. As always, BOCK OPTRONICS can send product samples / evaluations to customers for their own in-house testing. In office customer visits are currently being restricted during this time.

The COVID-19 situation has been evolving rapidly and we will continue to monitor any changes, providing updates as they may impact BOCK OPTRONICS and their service and support of you, the valued customer.

Thank you for your continued support and your business! We look forward to continuing to assist you in these challenging times.

Best regards,

Hans Bock
President, Bock Optronics Inc.




Engineered for highestPerformance
Featuring a high-speed CMOS sensor, the EoSens® 2.0CXP2 offers full HD1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution at an outstanding speed of 2,220 fps. The camera takes advantage of the new CoaXPress Standard Version 2.0 transmitting data at twice the data rate of Version1.1. The camera’s CXP-12 interface supports data transmission of up to 4 lanes at 12.5 Gpbs.

High Sensitivity
The camera’s extreme sensitivity of 20 V/lux*s @ 550 nm delivers high-contrast images even in very low light conditions. This allows to integrate it in applications where lighting is the crucial point.
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Basler AG and drag and bot GmbH: Joint Integration Project Facilitates Robot Programming

Ahrensburg, 17 October 2019 - In the past, programming robots with vision components usually required both robotics knowledge and knowledge of the manufacturer-specific robot programming language. The drag&bot software simplifies the programming of industrial robots. The program flow is defined in a graphical user interface via drag-and-drop by selecting and compiling individual function blocks. These function blocks are, for example, a robot movement, closing the gripper or locating a workpiece. Intuitive operating and input aids – known as wizards – are available for adaptation, supporting the user in the parameterization of individual function blocks.

The Basler pylon Camera Software Suite for Linux has now been embedded into the drag&bot software. The integration of the software suite makes it possible to install and calibrate Basler 2D cameras in the drag&bot software with just a few mouse clicks. Users benefit from the proven driver stability and simple camera configuration of the pylon software. The camera is then ready for use and image processing functions, especially for part localization, can be used in robot applications via drag&bot's graphical user interface.

Basler cameras are integrated via the pylon camera driver for the Robot Operating System (ROS). An enhanced version of the pylon ROS driver is available for download via github and enables the integration of Basler 2D cameras into ROS projects. ROS is an open source framework for the development of robot systems. It was originally developed for service robots, but is increasingly being used to develop innovative solutions in industrial robotics. The ROS driver supports both USB and GigE-2D cameras and allows the use of a variety of camera functions and parameters.

drag and bot GmbH is a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart. The company's vision is to make programming industrial robots as easy as using a smartphone. For this purpose drag and bot GmbH develops and distributes the robot manufacturer independent software drag&bot and offers services around the planning and development of robotic solutions.




Now Available – Design-in Samples of the Basler boost Camera and Basler CXP-12 Interface Card

Ahrensburg, August 28, 2019 – With the Basler boost series, Basler is one of the first camera makers on the market to expand its portfolio with cameras featuring the CoaXPress 2.0 standard and modern CMOS sensor technology. The first evaluation kits are now available for testing the boost camera with a CXP-12 interface for high resolutions and bandwidths. The evaluation kits consist of a Basler boost camera, the CXP-12 interface card specifically designed for it and the CXP-12 starter kit to connect the camera.

With the boost series, Basler offers excellent image quality optionally with the Sony IMX253 sensor with a 12 megapixel resolution and 68 fps maximum frame rate as well as with the IMX255 sensor with 9 megapixels and 93 fps. The camera has compact dimensions of 80 mm x 80 mm x 45 mm and includes a digital input and two GPIO ports with a maximum cable length of 40 m.

Thanks to the CoaXPress 2.0 standard published in July 2019, the Basler boost cameras achieve a bandwidth of up to 12.5 Gbits with a single CXP-12 cable. The precise triggering with the CXP cable eliminates the need for a separate I/O cable, making a single-cable solution possible in combination with power-over-CXP (PoCXP). This significantly lowers the system costs. The well-known Basler features such as the PGI image optimization distinguish this camera from other available models. The differences between CoaXPress 2.0 and various other image processing interfaces are presented in clear infographics at baslerweb.com/VisionInterfaces. They explain the specifications and costs, also in consideration of the market situation, and are intended to help customers select the right interface.

The CXP-12 interface card, also included in Basler’s CXP-12 Evaluation Kit, was developed specifically for the combination with the boost camera. The interface card connects the camera via one CXP-12 channel for smooth image data transfers. Both components can easily be controlled with the pylon Camera Software Suite and thus create a perfect unit for fast and inexpensive evaluations and integrations into the application.

The evaluation kit also includes the CXP-12 Starter Kit. This contains a CXP data cable, two heat sinks for the optimal heat management of the camera outside of the image processing system (for example on a desk), a C-mount lens adapter and an I/O cable to externally trigger the camera. Customers already have the suitable lens on hand or, if needed, they can find it in the Basler lens range.

The CXP-12 Evaluation Kit enables the optimal evaluation of the boost camera and the CXP-12 interface card and contains everything needed for an efficient integration. Video instructions for the installation and start-up of the Evaluation Kit are available at baslerweb.com/boost.




New compact fanless Coaxlink CXP-12 frame grabbers
Euresys is proud to announce that they are expanding their CXP-12 frame grabber range with the addition of the Coaxlink Mono CXP-12 and Duo CXP-12. These are one- and two-connection CoaXPress 2.0 frame grabbers complementing the four-connection Coaxlink Quad CXP-12, already available.
These new compact, fanless frame grabbers pack a lot of power in a low-profile PCIe card design. As a single CXP-12 connection provides more bandwidth than Camera Link Full, they are a perfect upgrade for most applications. In addition, the Coaxlink CXP-12 range supports extra-long 40-meter cables, just using standard coaxial cables. Acquire images from the fastest and highest resolution CoaXPress cameras available today with the Euresys Coaxlink CXP-12 series!
Coaxlink Mono CXP-12

One-connection CoaXPress CXP-12 frame grabber
AT A GLANCE
- One CoaXPress CXP-12 connection: 1,250 MB/s camera bandwidth
- PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) x4 bus: 3,300 MB/s bus bandwidth
- Low-profile card. Delivered with standard and low-profile brackets
- Passive (fanless) heatsink
- Feature-rich set of 10 digital I/O lines
- Extensive camera control functions
- Memento Event Logging Tool

Coaxlink Duo CXP-12

Two-connection CoaXPress CXP-12 frame grabber
AT A GLANCE
- Two CoaXPress CXP-12 connections: 2,500 MB/s camera bandwidth
- PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) x4 bus: 3,300 MB/s bus bandwidth
- Low-profile card. Delivered with standard and low-profile brackets.
- Passive (fanless) heatsink
- Feature-rich set of 10 digital I/O lines
- Extensive camera control functions
- Memento Event Logging Tool


Coaxlink Quad CXP-12

Four-connection CoaXPress CXP-12 frame grabber
AT A GLANCE
- Four CoaXPress CXP-12 connections: 5,000 MB/s camera bandwidth
- PCIe 3.0 (Gen 3) x8 bus: 6,700 MB/s bus bandwidth
- Feature-rich set of 20 digital I/O lines
- Extensive camera control functions
- Memento Event Logging Tool




CMTS IS CANADA’S NATIONAL STAGE FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES, BEST PRACTICES AND INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS.
For more than 40 years, the CMTS audience from within Canada’s leading industries including automotive and aerospace have come together to source solutions and knowledge from the global leaders in machine tools and tooling, metalworking, and advanced manufacturing.

This national event offers a diverse mix of live technology on display, with unrivaled keynotes, panel discussions and technical sessions. CMTS includes several signature networking events where the industry comes together to connect, share and celebrate manufacturing.

Event Hours
September 30 – October 3, 2019

Location
The International Centre (Halls 1-4)
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8
Canada
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Basler ace 2: Next Generation of the ace Camera Series with Unique Beyond Features

Camera manufacturer Basler presents a fundamentally new model series with its new camera series ace 2, which takes into account the rise of various customer needs with regard to cost-effective solutions for standard applications on the one hand, and increased performance requirements on the other. The ace 2 Basic product line is tailored to the standard tasks of a vision system, while the ace 2 Pro line provides valuable support for more demanding requirements, thanks to powerful new in-camera features such as Pixel Beyond and Compression Beyond.

Both product lines - ace 2 Basic and ace 2 Pro - feature state-of-the-art CMOS sensor technology, optimized hardware design, and improved image quality. Both lines are available with both GigE and USB 3.0 interfaces and can be combined with Basler's extensive accessory portfolio.

ace 2 Basic
The ace 2 Basic is specifically designed for the standard requirements of a vision system in terms of functionality and price awareness and fulfils these tasks in an exemplary manner and with the usual reliability. The first four models are equipped with Sony's IMX392 sensor, offer 2.3 megapixel resolution at a frame rate of 51 fps in the GigE version and up to 160 fps with USB 3.0 interface. The advantage for customers: they only pay for what they really need for their application.

ace 2 Pro
The four models of the ace 2 Pro line additionally offer powerful in-camera features: in addition to the proven PGI feature set, with Compression Beyond and Pixel Beyond, they include two unique new features, patent pending from Basler, which contribute directly to increasing the performance of a vision system.

The ace 2 Pro product line offers features that are unique in the market:

Compression Beyond compresses image data directly in the camera's FPGA, in real time and without sacrificing image quality. As a result, more bandwidth is available, which in turn ensures considerably higher frame rates, especially with GigE - up to two to three times the rate, depending on the image content. If required, the image data can be stored in compressed form in full resolution and thus require significantly less storage capacity. The advantage for customers: they can operate the GigE interface in their system with the same hardware up to twice as fast.

Pixel Beyond uses an interpolation method developed by Basler to change the pixel size. Similar to conventional binning functions, this allows the adjustment of various sensor characteristics. With Pixel Beyond, customers can, for example, scale the resolution according to their requirements and reduce unneeded data volumes.

In addition, Pixel Beyond can be used to simulate other sensor models. The advantage for customers: the characteristics of any discontinued sensor models can be reproduced individually. This allows for an easy redesign without having to reconfigure the entire vision system.

With the new ace 2, Basler Product Manager Michael Rieck sees customers well equipped for the future: "The ace 2 offers maximum investment security, outstanding performance and cost advantages. In addition to the numerous improvements in hardware and software, we have also further optimized our production processes. This makes Basler and the ace 2 the ideal choice for new design-in projects".
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Product Announcement for Basler boost: The New Camera with CoaXPress 2.0 Interface for High Data Rates

With the Basler boost series, Basler is one of the first camera manufacturers on the market to expand its portfolio with a camera featuring the CoaXPress 2.0 standard and modern CMOS sensor technology. The camera delivers high resolutions and high frame rates with a cable length of up to 40 m. Basler also offers a combination of camera and matching interface card from a single source in form of the Basler boost bundle.

Thanks to the upcoming CoaXPress 2.0 standard (or CXP 2.0), the Basler boost cameras achieve a maximum bandwidth of up to 12.5 Gbps with a single CXP cable. The precise triggering with the CXP cable eliminates the need for a separate I/O cable, making a single-cable solution possible in combination with power-over-CXP (PoCXP). This results in significant cost reductions.

Basler combines this advancement in interface technology with the best which the current CMOS sensor landscape has to offer: an optional Sony IMX253 or IMX255 sensor delivers resolutions of 12 or 9 megapixels respectively with maximum frame rates of 68 fps or 93 fps.

The CXP 2.0 interface requires an appropriate interface card in the PC. It prevents the PC’s processor (CPU) from being blocked by the image data transfer so that it can be fully available for the image processing application. To this end, Basler offers its proprietary Basler CXP-12 interface card. Combined with the Basler boost camera, it forms the Basler boost bundle that gives the customer a simple image capture solution from one source. Basler’s pylon Camera Software Suite addresses the camera as well as the interface card, making it even easier to integrate the application.

The Basler boost has impressively compact dimensions of 80 mm x 80 mm x 45 mm and includes a digital input along with two GPIO ports. Basler’s well-known features such as the image optimization PGI are also available in this camera. Basler is presenting the new product for the first time at the VISION show in Shanghai, followed by the Hannover Messe in Germany and the Automate in Chicago, United States.




Basler Lighting

Perfect synchronization. Easy Integration.

We offer high-quality lighting equipment that is perfectly matched to our most popular camera models and greatly simplifies the design of your image processing system. Lighting plays a major role in a vision system as it provides the light that, in conjunction with other vision components such as cameras and lenses, ensures the best possible and repeatable image quality in a wide range of applications.

In cooperation with CCS, the world's leading manufacturer of LED lighting for machine vision applications, we have developed a comprehensive portfolio of various lighting components that meet the specific requirements for lighting in a vision system. The new and unique lighting concept is designed for Basler ace U and L cameras with the Basler SLP feature, a feature that significantly reduces the complexity of a vision system and allows any user to integrate the lighting early and easily.

Intelligent Lighting synced by Basler SLP
High-quality and carefully selected lighting equipment supports you in the simple setup of a powerful vision system. Basler Lighting offers an easy lighting approach for industrial cameras, which greatly reduces the time and the costs regarding the implementation of light sources. The entire process, from the selection of the lights to the installation, is made simpler and shorter by the Basler SLP feature, a feature that enables direct communication between camera and light using a protocol developed by Basler. It allows easy synchronization between camera and lighting, gives non-expert users easy access to the popular strobing operation and simplifies the setup for vision applications.

Furthermore, it reduces the necessary components of a vision system to a minimum and enables control by only one single software package, the pylon Camera Software Suite. The customer saves material costs and precious time since the light integration becomes much easier. Through the intensity control and the easy-to-use strobing function, the life time of the LED lighting is increased, which results in further savings. In addition to its high user-friendliness due to plug and play functionality and low purchase price, it also provides low operating costs, which can be supported by preventive maintenance.
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On behalf of the Canadian Photonic Industry Consortium, we would like to invite you to the Québec City Convention Centre, Québec, Canada for the Photonics North conference on May 21-23, 2019. This conference will be an excellent opportunity to network and exchange with researchers, government representatives and industry professionals.

Optics and photonics technologies are strategic to the overall growth of many industry sectors in Canada; the pervasive nature of these enabling technologies results in novel applications covering numerous fields. To respond to the increasing needs of the industry and population, researchers in optics and photonics from all over the world are developing new capabilities, knowledge and products by transforming research outcomes into innovation with socio-economic impact.

Moreover, this year, Photonics North 2019 will be held jointly with the ETOP 2019 Conference (Education and Training in Optics and Photonics). Your registration to Photonics North 2019 will give you access to ETOP 2019 conferences!

Bock Optronics looks forward to welcoming you to Photonics North 2019!

Click here to register now!
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In Series Production: Basler MED ace Camera Compliant with DIN EN ISO 13485:2016

The first models of the Basler MED ace camera series, produced in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13485:2016, have now entered series production (2 MP and 5 MP resolution). The camera series includes Basler’s first cameras specifically designed for Medical & Life Sciences. They are also the perfect answer to Sony's discontinuation of CCD sensors. All models are equipped with the best CMOS sensor technology, which scores in terms of image quality and lower costs compared to classic CCD cameras. Featuring Sony's Pregius sensors or the PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor, the Basler MED ace achieves up to 164 frames per second and a resolution of up to 20 MP. The excellent performance is underscored by pixel sizes up to 5.86 µm, a low temporary dark noise of a minimum of 2e- and sensor sizes up to 1.1 inches.

With certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13485:2016, Basler now provides additional quality standards for the production, distribution and service of digital cameras as well as for placing them on the market. International manufacturers of medical devices benefit from an effective quality management system with clearly defined standards. Reliable product quality due to validated and monitored production, traceability and comprehensive change management reduces effort required for audits, product documentation and support in complying with European standards.

The Basler MED ace cameras also stand out with their unique Basler MED Feature Sets: Easy Compliance, Brilliant Image, Perfect Color, Low Light Imaging, High Speed and Industrial Excellence. The Feature Sets combine market-leading hardware, firmware and software features. Basler developed them addressing the high imaging demands in Medical & Life Sciences to reduce customers’ development efforts. Basler’s 6 Axis Operator and the Color Calibrator provide full control of the image’s color appearance, which is highly relevant for applications in ophthalmology or microscopy. Basler’s PGI and the other new, automatic image functions deliver supreme image quality in minimal time on color and monochrome cameras.
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Now in Series Production: ace U with 20 MP Resolution and Sony IMX183 Sensor

Now in Series Production: ace U with 20 MP Resolution and Sony IMX183 Sensor
Four new ace U models with the rolling shutter IMX183 CMOS sensor from the Sony Exmor R series are expanding the portfolio of our most successful camera series, the ace. The cameras offer a resolution of 20 megapixels with a 1″ sensor size and a compact design with 29 x 29 mm footprint. They feature frame rates of up to 17 frames per second. These qualities make the four new ace U models particularly attractive for the inspection of the finest structures, such as those in PCB or display production. Considering the constantly increasing resolutions of modern displays, the latter requires continuously higher resolutions in the inspecting cameras.

The four new high-resolution ace U models offer Basler’s unique PGI feature set for color and monochrome cameras, which corrects unwanted artefacts. This provides you with a particularly good evaluation on a pixel level. As a result, we enable a detailed inspection of high-resolution displays with excellent image quality at a very attractive price.

The innovative BI (back-illuminated) sensor technology of the Sony IMX183 provides outstanding sensitivity and low noise at a small pixel size of 2.4 µm. With this particularly light-sensitive sensors, the four new ace cameras offer excellent image quality even in low light conditions.

The traffic sector is another area for potential applications, since the monitoring of multiple traffic lanes often requires only a single ace U 20 MP camera, as is the land survey field, in which light, high-resolution cameras are needed for recordings of large or difficult to access areas from the air.

All four new ace U models are available with a GigE and USB 3.0 interface and include the PGI feature set, the unique combination of 5x5 Debayering, Color-Anti-Aliasing, Denoising and Improved Sharpness. The GigE models also excel with high-performance GigE Vision 2.0 features such as PTP. Our pylon Camera Software Suite ensures the fast and simple integration of the ace cameras.
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Coaxlink Quad 3D-LLE
Quad CXP-6 frame grabber with on-board laser line extraction for 3D profiling


Laser line extraction with zero host CPU usage
Real-time generation of 16-bit 3D height maps
Choice of algorithms: Maximum, Peak, Center of Gravity
Precision: up to 1/256 pixel (with Peak and COG algorithms)
Performance: 19,000 profiles/s from 1024 x 128 images. 38,000 profiles/s from 1024 x 64 images


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Download Coaxlink Quad 3D-LLE Datasheet  :  Coaxlink Quad 3D-LLE 





THE NEW
POC-300 SERIES
(POC-320 AND POC-330)
ARE NOW READY FOR ORDER!


Experience the Giant Leap in Performance of the
Intel® Apollo Lake Pentium® Platform!

What makes the POC-300 series stand out?

The POC-300 series features the latest Intel® Apollo Lake Pentium® N4200 and Atom™ E3950 quad-core processor which offers a faster more powerful performance than previous generations.

Its ingeniously mechanical design combines a DIN-RAIL mounting chassis with front-access I/O in an ultra-compact enclosure and is equipped with I/O features such as GbE, USB 3.0/2.0, COM ports and mSATA storage in a space saving footprint that measures approximately 2.25 x 6 x 4.5 in or 5.6 x 15 x 11 cm.

The POC-300 series also features Neousys' MezIO™ interface for easy function expansion via versatile MezIO™ modules such as ignition control/management, COM ports and digital input/output (DIO).

With our proven fan-less design, the POC-300 series withstands harsh environments making it a compelling fan-less controller with a wide operating temperature range of -13°F to 158°F or -25°C to 70°C making it beneficial for various industrial applications.

The POC-320 model comes with 1 GbE and 2 PoE+/GbE ports and the POC-330 supports 3 GbE ports to power cameras for vision related applications such as in-vehicle machine vision or surveillance. Both models are available for order now!


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Effective April 1st, 2017 Ricoh Industrial Solutions Inc. (RINS) Japan has restructured its North American distribution network for their factory automation (FA) lens products. Bock Optronics has been appointed the Certified Distributor in Canada for Ricoh's quality, high performance factory automation (FA) lenses.

Ricoh Industrial Solutions Inc. manufacturers a wide selection of quality lenses for a wide range of applications. Machine vision, robotics, visual inspection, surveillance are but a few areas which Ricoh FA lenses products are ideally suited. Standard VGA, 2 megapixel, 5 megapixel, 9 megapixel, linescan and UV lenses form a comprehensive offering to meet the lens needs of many imaging applications.

With over 30 years of experience in the industry and with Ricoh FA products (formerly Pentax), the knowledgeable and qualified staff of Bock Optronics can help you select the right lens solution for your project. For further information on Ricoh FA lens products or assistance in finding the right solution for your needs, contact Bock Optronics!

Within Canada, call 1 (800) 762-1570 or (416) 674-2804 to speak with a vision specialist. You can also contact us by email at sales@bockoptronics.ca.
Download our Ricoh Announcement For Canadian Customers here :  Ricoh Announcement






Highlights of the Basler ToF Camera
• VGA resolution for outstanding 3D image processing
• Frame rate: 20 fps
• Working range: 0 to 13.3 m
• Accuracy: +/- 1 cm within a range of 0.5 to 5.8 m
• Eight high-power NIR LEDs
• Multipart image, comprised of range, intensity and confidence maps.
• 2D and 3D images within one shot
• Powerful features: HDR, multichannel, trigger, PTP
• Unique price/performance ratio

 High-Resolution Time-of-Flight Cameras White Paper
 Basler ToF Data Sheet






Basler ace: Now with Sony's IMX and ON Semiconductor's PYTHON Sensors

The Basler ace family is continuing to grow: Equipped with the latest PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor and Sony's IMX174, IMX249, IMX250, IMX264, IMX252 and IMX265 sensors from the pregius series, the new ace models leave nothing to be desired. In particular, the combination of small design and large, high-performance CMOS sensors with the most modern global shutter technology and resolutions of VGA to 5 megapixels makes the new ace models unbeatable.



The Basler ace models with the Sony IMX sensors at a glance:
- Global shutter technology
- Resolution: 2.3, 3 and 5 megapixels
- Frame rates of up to 50 (GigE) or 164 frames (USB 3.0) per second
- High quantum efficiency of over 70%
- Large dynamic range (> 70 db)
- Extremely low noise ratio
- High sensitivity
- Extraordinarily high image quality even in the most difficult light conditions, comparable to CCD sensors
- Suitable for very challenging applications (e.g. microscopy, medical technology, transport technology)
- Including the powerful in-camera image optimization PGI, consisting of a unique combination of 5x5 Debayering, Color-Anti-Aliasing, Denoising and Improved Sharpness.
- Small design (from 29 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm at 80 g)
- Excellent price/performance ratio

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