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Thin and fast

Line scan cameras are the go-to solution for high-speed and high-resolution inspection applications across several industries - but even in such a thoroughly established branch of machine vision, vendors are pushing developments at an impressive pace, as Stephen Mounsey discovers

A global player in vision

Sick IVP has grown from its roots as a small Swedish CMOS developer to a global player in vision, as Warren Clark discovers

Crime scene investigations

Greg Blackman looks at some of the imaging techniques used in forensics and criminal investigations, from the importance of CCTV to generating images of a suspect from an eyewitness account

How's that?

Greg Blackman on the use of imaging in sport, from ball-tracking technology used by commentators to advanced sport science research in training top athletes

Vision on tracks

How would you sneak up on a tank? With armoured vehicles now frequently equipped with low light and thermal cameras, covering all angles of approach, it would not be easy. Stephen Mounsey looks at vision systems for armoured vehicles

Soft progress

Stephen Mounsey looks at trends in the development of image processing software and libraries, and finds that usability is becoming increasingly important here

Custom solutions

Warren Clark maps the history of NET, a distributor turned manufacturer and solutions provider

Quality in quantity

Quality assurance inspections are the bread and butter for machine vision. Greg Blackman looks at some classic QA applications using vision

Surgical sight

Greg Blackman looks at the use of imaging in the medical sector, including advances in X-ray imaging and a diagnostic use of 3D scanning

Small but perfectly formed

Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the smallest cameras in the industry, discovering the limits of what's on offer at each size

Grabbing market share

Warren Clark explores the history of Euresys, a company that has been at the leading edge of image acquisition for 21 years

Inspection in HD

Inspecting the various components and production steps that go into ensuring every pixel on an LCD high definition TV - all two million of them - is fully operational is something that cannot be achieved without machine vision, as Greg Blackman discovers

Strike a pose

Greg Blackman finds that being able to view an object in 3D is providing much needed information for object inspection and positioning

Driving developments

Modern automotive production is highly automated, with robots and machines carrying out complicated tasks at every step of the process. Stephen Mounsey discovers how machine vision makes this automation possible, and how it can trace parts through the entire process

A bumper harvest

Greg Blackman looks at where machine vision is finding uses in agriculture and for grading and sorting foodstuffs

A global eye on vision

Warren Clark looks at the strategies employed by Sony's Image Sensing Solutions Europe division and what it means to operate as part of a multinational company

Staying safe

Greg Blackman looks at some of the surveillance systems monitoring the flow of passengers through airports and metro systems

Solutions at all levels

Warren Clark tracks the history of SVS-Vistek, a German manufacturer, distributor and system consultant in the machine vision industry

More than a machine

Greg Blackman looks at the use of vision in robotic systems in both academia and industry

End-to-end action

Stephen Mounsey takes a look at some of the new imaging connectivity protocols due for release later this year

On a different wavelength

Greg Blackman on how imaging in the infrared and ultraviolet, along with other non-visible parts of the spectrum, is being used to solve some unique inspection challenges

Infrared endeavours

Warren Clark explores how Belgian company Xenics has carved out a niche in the field of infrared cameras

Go with the flow

Greg Blackman looks at the infiltration of machine vision technology into the traffic sector

Timing is everything

Greg Blackman investigates where embedded systems are being used in vision applications to deliver real-time performance

Faster than the eye can see

Machine vision suppliers are eyeing up high-speed imaging, which can resolve events that are too quick to see, according to Stephen Mounsey

Drug tracking

Greg Blackman tracks the packaging lines for chemicals and pharmaceuticals and finds out where and how machine vision plays a role

A winning team

Warren Clark talks to Adimec, a Dutch company celebrating success in this year's Vision Award

Looking for a fight

Stephen Mounsey investigates the development of low-light and thermal imaging devices for military applications

Keeping it lean

The success of Vision Components is down to innovation and clever use of outsourcing, as Warren Clark discovers

Investment in IP pays off

Warren Clark looks at the rise of Pleora Technologies, a company instrumental in establishing the GigE Vision standard through its work on transporting video over IP

Imaging at fever pitch

With the number of reported cases continuing to rise, Swine flu remains a global concern. Greg Blackman looks at the use of thermal imaging for fever screening, which is growing in demand due to the swine flu pandemic

AI can see clearly now

Industrial robots are able to accomplish a diverse selection of tasks, but giving them vision presents some interesting challenges in itself, as Stephen Mounsey finds out

20 years of growth

Warren Clark charts the course of Allied Vision Technologies'
20 years in the vision industry

In the can

Greg Blackman looks at some of the machine vision applications in food processing, from the high-speed environment of canning and bottling to inspection in bakeries

In stereo

Stephen Mounsey looks into the depths of the z-axis to report on 3D imaging techniques

Vision in gear

Greg Blackman investigates some of the areas where machine vision is used in automotive manufacture

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