NI Vision Development Module 2012 Enables 3D Vision in LabVIEW

National Instruments introduced the NI Vision Development Module 2012. The LabVIEW module helps engineers develop and deploy machine vision applications. The Vision Development Module features hundreds of functions for acquiring images from a multitude of cameras and for processing images by enhancing them, checking for presence, locating features, identifying objects, and measuring parts. The cost of the NI Vision Development Module 2012 starts at $3,699 (€3,549; ¥449,000).

With the new NI Vision Development Module 2012, designers can develop a 3-D stereo vision system using any two cameras and can perform advanced inspection and control that uses depth information from 3D vision technology. Engineers can also use LabVIEW with third-party hardware and software tools for 3D vision and combine 3D images with other algorithms, such as pattern matching or object tracking, to profile stationary or moving objects.

NI Vision Development Module 2012 Features

  • High-precision 3D image acquisition using new stereo vision and calibration algorithms
  • Compatibility with third-party 3D cameras, such as SICK Ranger cameras that use laser triangulation technology
  • Seamless integration of additional 3D processing and analysis libraries, such as the AQSENSE SAL3D library
  • Acquires and processes images with a wide range of cameras and vision hardware
  • Reduces development time and maintenance costs
  • Ports existing code when changing hardware
  • Hundreds of algorithms to meet any vision application challenge
  • Integrates with PLCs, motion drives, and automation devices
  • Digital I/O, Modbus, Serial RS232, TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, and EtherCAT

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