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Turbo boost for multi-camera embedded machine vision system

2 Dec 2013

The latest addition to Teledyne DALSA's range of multi-camera embedded industrial vision solutions for the factory floor is the Geva 3000. Available in two versions to support GigE or CameraLink compatible camera configurations, Geva 3000 features the Gen3 Intel Core i7 processor to deliver over six times the processing performance of the entry level Geva 300 and up to three times the performance of the Geva 1000.

The Geva series incorporate the processor inside an industrial, fanless camera controller rather than the camera head. This brings easier integration, since it can be positioned in a chassis alongside other automation controllers, and smaller camera size for use where space is at a premium.

The low power, high-performance Gen3 Core i7 @ 3.2 GHz turbo processor is well suited for most vision applications. Geva 3000 also features 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz fast onboard program memory that is ideal for multi-camera or high resolution images. The Geva 3000 comes complete with either iNspect Express or Sherlock machine vision software running on the Microsoft Windows 7 Embedded Operating System.

Supports Teledyne DALSA area scan and line scan cameras

The Geva 3000 supports Teledyne DALSA area scan and line scan cameras. The GigE versions feature 6 GigE ports for multi-site inspection or multi-point connections. A wide range of USB, RS-232, DSUB, DVI-D and HDMI display ports are available for interfacing to PL-USB (a companion I/O expansion module allowing for easy integration of up to 4 additional Teledyne DALSA Genie cameras), peripherals, serial PLCs and multiple display options with resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels.

The CL version incorporates the Teledyne DALSA Xcelera-CL PX4 Dual frame grabber. This board can acquire images simultaneously from two CameraLink Base style cameras or one Medium style camera. Teledyne DALSA offers a number of area and line scan cameras that support this standard.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.

Teledyne DALSA Geva: Multi camera vision system
  • High-performance industrial controller
  • Allows for interfacing of GigE Vision and CameraLink compatible cameras
  • Excellent cost savings for multi-camera vision applications