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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

Intelligent surveillance

Greg Blackman investigates how surveillance applications are using intelligent cameras with onboard video analytics

Scanning the surface

Greg Blackman looks at how surface inspection systems are being used to detect defects and monitor the quality of products such as paper, wood and textiles

A packaged solution

LMI Technologies has quickly established itself as a 'system in a box' supplier of vision solutions, as John Murphy discovers

Scanning the market

Area scan and line scan cameras offer two very different options to integrators. Gemma Church explores these differences and discovers which cameras are best suited to particular applications

Automatic number crunching

Greg Blackman investigates the applications of automatic number plate recognition, along with other uses of machine vision technology for monitoring our roads

Under the microscope

Greg Blackman looks at the need for automated image analysis in scientific research, among other scientific applications of imaging technology

Blink and you'll miss it

High-speed cameras are finding uses in an increasing number of applications, not least to provide spectacular footage on our television sets. Greg Blackman sets about explaining the technology

Multicore image processing

Gemma Church looks at how image processing is taking advantage of multicore computing to increase processing speeds

The eyes have it

Fingerprints and irises provide a unique reference point to verify a person's identity in security and access control applications. Greg Blackman looks at the uses of biometric measurements

CMOS gains ground

Warren Clark charts the march of the CMOS sensor as it continues to steal ground from its CCD rival

A true world player

John Murphy charts the history of JAI, a global vision company with its roots in Denmark

Pack tracking

Greg Blackman identifies some of the uses for machine vision on packaging lines

Connecting the dots

Gemma Church explores how to set up a networked vision system, looks at some common misconceptions, and seeks advice on how to get the best from a multi-camera, networked system

Seeing without vision

Gemma Church looks at the increasing range of applications of thermal and infrared imaging products away from the battlefield

Vision in the crosshairs

Greg Blackman looks at some of the uses for vision technology in military vehicles and for border defence

Eye robot

Greg Blackman explores some of the uses of robots blessed with the power of sight

Body of evidence

From diagnosis to surgical procedures, Greg Blackman investigates the imaging techniques that save lives

China - opportunity or threat?

In the vision industry - as in many others at the moment - there is much talk about China, both as a market for Western products, and also as a competitor in the manufacture of those products, as Warren Clark discovers

Looking to a colourful future

Colour inspection on the factory floor is finally coming of age, 147 years after the first colour image was taken. David Robson investigates why it took so long, and how machine vision suppliers are making up for lost time

The imaging accelerators

John Murphy meets the team at Framos, who bring added value to the art of distribution in the imaging market

Sensing vision

Gemma Simpson looks at the applications of vision sensors and the technology behind them

A visual feast

The breadth of uses of machine vision in the food processing industry is impressive. Greg Blackman looks at how vision systems are used to sort and inspect what eventually ends up on our plates

Another dimension

David Robson provides an update on 3D vision, and how it is now offering better accuracy and reliability

Vision on guard

Greg Blackman explores how the security market has moved on from analogue CCTV to more sophisticated imaging technologies

Imaging on impact

Greg Blackman assesses the equipment characteristics required to provide vision solutions in harsh environments

All aboard

Smart cameras are now well established, but continue to find new markets, as Warren Clark discovers