Two new platforms boost Sapera Essentials

May 27, 2010   by PLANT STAFF

DALSA’s Sapera Essential software package.

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WATERLOO, Ont.: DALSA Corp. has enhanced its Sapera vision software by adding two new platforms to its Essential vision development tool kit.

The Waterloo, Ont. manufacturer of machine vision products said it’s charging up Essential’s execution speed with the Sapera Nitrous platform, which expands functionality with a GPU (graphical processing unit) and multi-core processing. And the Sapera Architect Plus platform is an additional layer that incorporates the speed of Nitrous while allowing machine vision OEMs to prototype, model and streamline their algorithms without having to develop code.

Sapera Essential is DALSA’s core vision development tool kit and bundles image acquisition and control with image processing tools for the design, development and deployment of high-performance machine vision systems. It now includes a gauging tool for real-world dimensional measurements. A wide range of pre-configured markers permit multiple concurrent measurements along different shapes with sub-pixel accuracy.

Essential’s image processing tools also include a Search package that supports both area and edge-based pattern finding techniques, a versatile Barcode tool for both 1-D and 2-D decoding and grading, colour tool, blob analysis capability for defect detection and a calibration tool for lens correction.

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