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Vision Award candidates announced

The candidates for this year's Vision Award have been announced. The list comprises 35 entries covering a full range of machine vision and imaging technologies. Imaging and Machine Vision Europe is proud, once again, to sponsor the award, a prize for applied image processing, which will be conferred for the 20th time at Vision 2012 in Stuttgart (6-8 November).

The winner will receive €5,000 prize money. A panel of vision experts will judge the award on aspects like the technology itself, the novelty of the application, and the relevance to the vision industry. The jury consists of: Jens Michael Carstensen of Videometer, Hermann Tropf of Vision Tools, Martin Wäny of Awaiba, Dieter-Josef Walter of Daimler, and Michael Engel of Vision Components.

The winner will be announced and presented with the award at a ceremony during the conference 'get together' on 6 November.

The candidates are:

  • Xenics, Xenics’ line-scan and 2D SWIR cameras for medical OCT enabling high resolution non-destructive depth analysis, Patrick Merken

  • Vision Research Europe, Vision Research Phantom v1610, Melissa Hoistion

  • Microscan Red Lion Controls, Vision Mini smart camera from Microscan – world’s smallest fully-integrated vision system, Dr Jonathan Ludlow

  • Optomotive, Velociraptor Evo – the first generation of the highly customisable and user-programmable FPGA based high-speed smart camera, Barbara Rakovec Gorkic, Ales Gorkic

  • SVS-Vistek, The SVS-Vistek Evo Tracer, Andreas Schaarschmidt

  • Edmund Optics, Techspec SWIR fixed focal length imaging lenses, Nicholas James, Kirsten Bjork-Jones

  • Teledyne Dalsa, TDI for NIR imaging, Xing-Fei He

  • Coherent, StingRay structured light laser – the smartest laser in vision, Wallace Latimer

  • Isra Vision, Shapescan3D, Dirk Hanusch

  • Sanxo-Innovation, Self-calibrating smart camera featured with zoom and autofocus, running Modular-X, Sándor Tóth

  • Tordivel, Scorpion 3D Stinger for robot vision, Thor Vollset

  • MVTec Software, Sample-Based Identification (SBI), Dr Markus Ulrich

  • GFMesstechnik, Reliable, autonomous 3D vision sensors, Rolf Hainich

  • Point Grey Research, Real-time spherical image streaming using revolutionary geometric calibration, Don Murray

  • Opdi-Tex, Object-recognition independent from colour and reflectance, Ralf Schimanski

  • E2v semiconductors, New ultra fast 8k/4k line scan camera based on multi-line CMOS technology from e2v, Sébastien Teysseyre

  • Soft2tec, Modular real-time 3D tracking and motion analysis system for industrial applications, Frank Honisch

  • Qioptiq Photonics, Modular high end micro-inspection system, Witold Hackemer, Thomas Thöniß, Matthias Ulrich

  • New Imaging Technologies (NIT), Magic 3D: A new wide dynamic range 3D stereoscopic vision system

  • Falcon Illumination MV, Light intensity controller unit for LED lightings, Daniell Haug

  • CTR Carinthian Tech Research, Industrial real-time Raman imaging, Dr DeBiasio Martin, Dr Balthasar Dirk

  • ABAQuS (3i – MORiTZ), High speed video recording system for maintenance diagnostic in industrial applications, Dr Helge Moritz

  • Lumenera, High resolution USB 3.0 digital camera with Cmosis sensor (Lt425) with in-camera processing

  • PMD Technologies, From innovation to application, Thorsten Ringbeck, Johann Edelbrunner

  • Inviso, FPGA based high performance smart sensor, Dr Frans Kanters

  • Isra Vision, Formscan-Solar: best focus, highest efficiency for parabolic bended glass and mirrors, Dr Kubiak, Dirk Hanusch

  • Newnex Technology, FireNEX-5000, the world’s first USB 3.0 optical repeater over 200 metres

  • EVT Eye Vision Technology, EyeScan 3D OCR – integrated laser triangulation system for OCR reading, Michael Beising

  • Photonfocus, Double rate technology – an introduction of codecs to machine vision, Dr Peter Mario Schwider

  • Cognex Germany, Direct integration of vision system with high-performance Ethernet Powerlink network, Keith Blodorn

  • Neogramm, Counting various products in motion, without prior separation, Philipp Hüthwohl

  • Recognition Robotics, Cortex recognition enables Robeye guidance, Simon Melikian

  • Entner Electronics, Camera family that supports micro four thirds lenses for machine vision and scientific applications, Thomas Entner

  • BAP Image Systems, 550mm (21.6 inch) sensor with 300dpi, for 4.25m/s (167ips), Dr Peter Bonk

  • IDS Imaging Development Systems, Ensenso N10 3D stereo camera, Rainer Voigt

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