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Vision in lane

Jessica Rowbury looks at the latest vision technology for ITS, including a system for monitoring six lanes of traffic

End of the line for the CCD?

Sony has decided to discontinue its line of CCD sensors. Pierre Cambou at Yole Dėveloppement assesses what the move means for machine vision camera suppliers

A code-free zone

MVTec is the latest software company to introduce a platform for building machine vision applications without programming. Greg Blackman explores why software ease-of-use is such a big issue

Recognising imaging's fingerprints

Tom Eddershaw looks at the imaging techniques used in fingerprint recognition systems, and the challenges manufacturers face in deploying the technology

Safety first

Flir Systems' thermal imaging technology is finding its way into a huge number of applications outside military and security, from medicine to the company's iPhone attachment, as Beth Harlen discovers

Cabling conundrum

Greg Blackman on the advances being made in machine vision cabling solutions, including the technology that forms the basis of the Camera Link HS interface standard

CMOS takes charge

Greg Blackman on the advances being made in image sensor technology for machine vision, including Sony`s first global shutter CMOS sensor

Eyes on diagnosis

Jessica Rowbury takes a look at how imaging technologies are being used to test, diagnose and study disease

Truest vision

The potential applications for spectral imaging technology are growing, and Headwall Photonics is leading the way. Beth Harlen speaks to co-founder and CEO David Bannon to find out more

Factoring in factories

Automating factories is a big business globally, but in order to maximise its effectiveness both the vision system providers and end users must play their part, as Tom Eddershaw finds out

Surveying the sky

Tom Eddershaw on the imaging equipment observing our skies, both from Earth and space, including the imagers onboard the Rosetta Philae lander

Probing fluorescence

Jessica Rowbury reports on the latest trends in imaging for fluorescence microscopy, including the move toward scientific CMOS technology

Specialists in sensors

ON Semiconductor has, through acquisition, become a major player in the machine vision market, as Beth Harlen discovers

Steve Mott

Vice president of Components Express and chair of the AIA board

Vision under the hood

Greg Blackman looks at the vision equipment inspecting car manufacturing lines, a highly automated factory environment and a big user of machine vision

Imaging in depth

3D imaging is gaining importance in machine vision, but it is the consumer markets where a lot of the technology development is taking place, as Tom Eddershaw finds out

Lighting the way

Greg Blackman finds that advanced lighting control is yielding big benefits for machine vision engineers

Keeping up with fast frame rates

As cameras become faster, Jessica Rowbury discusses some of the challenges in reaching high speeds while also improving the image quality

Grabbing a share of future markets

Despite perceptions that the market for frame-grabbers is in decline, Silicon Software's future appears bright. Tim Gillett meets CEO Klaus-Henning Noffz

Glass half full

Greg Blackman on the intricacies of the lighting and camera systems required for high-speed glass inspection

Keeping an eye on the ball

In a high-tech machine vision company a well-balanced mixture of skills and backgrounds is a significant competitive advantage, Mikrotron CEO Christian Pilzer tells Tim Gillett

Disaster analysis

Jessica Rowbury looks at how satellite imagery and other remote sensing technology is used to study natural disasters

Markered man

Among the praise for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes regards the use of motion capture. Tom Eddershaw looks at how advances in the imaging technique are opening up new possibilities in film making

Sensing solutions for soldiers

Jessica Rowbury looks at the latest sensing technology employed onboard military vehicles and the challenges faced by soldiers in making sense of vast amounts of imaging data

Waste not, want not

Greg Blackman on the inline inspection solutions employed on packaging lines that are helping reduce food waste

Game changer

With the football World Cup in Brazil soon to kick off, Tom Eddershaw finds that imaging technologies are now an integral part of maximising sporting achievement

You are the passport

Jessica Rowbury looks at how imaging and machine vision technologies could one day make ticketless air travel a reality

The colour of money

Tom Eddershaw finds that, with new polymer banknotes entering circulation in various countries, colour imaging systems that offer extended sensitivity into the infrared and ultraviolet are needed to inspect the printed money

The logic of vision

After more than four decades in the vision business, Datalogic products are in use all around the globe. Tim Gillett reports

Keeping European production competitive?

Greg Blackman finds that, in a world where large-scale manufacturing is now predominantly located in Asia and emerging markets, Europe still has a lot to offer when it comes to inspection equipment and quality control

The smartphone generation

With Image Sensors 2014 approaching, Rachel Berkowitz looks at the debt that industrial cameras owe to mobile phones

All in vein

Securing an intravenous line in a patient can be a painful procedure if the nurse is unable to find a vein. Now, imaging devices are becoming available that use infrared light to make veins easier to locate, as Jessica Rowbury discovers

Lighting up the future

Diversity and flexibility has been key for Lumenera, which is expanding fast after 12 years in business. Tim Gillett reports

Driving road safety

Tom Eddershaw looks at the latest vision technology for monitoring traffic, including systems designed to make cyclists safer on the roads

One billion pixels, one billion stars

From the ESA Gaia mission to survey one billion stars, which is due to launch this month, to photographing the sun, Greg Blackman looks at some of the imaging technology used in astronomy

Special delivery

With Christmas fast approaching, staff at distribution hubs of retailers as well as the postal service will be working exceptionally hard. Tom Eddershaw investigates how machine vision can help automate processing packages at distribution centres to get presents delivered in time for Christmas

Guiding sight

Bin-picking remains a challenge for industrial robots, not least because of the difficulties in locating the object with vision technology, as Jessica Rowbury discovers

Industrial ideas meet consumer needs

Systems developed for applications such as inspecting electronic components are finding their way into sports coverage, real estate, marketing and gaming. Siân Harris finds out why

ITAR under attack

Will reforms to the ITAR lists that control US exports of defence-related technologies make it easier for US companies to export? Greg Blackman investigates

Fighting falsified medicines

Rachel Berkowitz discovers that, to comply with the EU Falsified Medicines Directive, pharmaceutical serialisation and authentication solutions have to be based on machine vision

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