Imaging market share shifting

12 June 2007

The image sensor market reached $6bn in 2006, an increase of more than 30 per cent compared to 2005, according to a new market report from Strategies Unlimited.

Free machine vision evaluation to conference delegates

11 June 2007

Firstsight Vision is offering a free machine vision evaluation to anybody booking a place on the Machine Vision In European Manufacturing (MVEM) conference before 30 June.

High-res camera detects faults in PCBs

06 June 2007

German company Ersa has launched the Ersascope 2, which makes use of IDS's UI2240C, to inspect solder joints as thin as a human hair.

Steady growth for vision market

04 June 2007

The vision industry has grown to a value of more than $3.6bn over the last two years, with an 8 per cent growth since 2005, says a new report released by VSI.

Vision guidance for laser applications

04 June 2007

Trumpf has worked closely with Cognex to provide vision guidance for its lasers, providing greater flexibility, accuracy and productivity, with reduced waste.

New US sales office for surface inspection specialists

01 June 2007

Surface inspection specialist i2S Linescan is opening a new US sales office in Orange, Connecticut this month. It is hoped the move will reinforce its position in the American market.

High-speed camera provides groundbreaking wildlife footage

31 May 2007

The ultima APX camera from Photron provided the super-slow motion images of a great white shark killing a seal seen on the BBC's Planet Earth series.

Swedish postal service speeds up delivery using vision

31 May 2007

The Swedish postal service is to shorten parcel delivery times using optical identification systems from Vitronic. It will make use of an innovative technique, called videocoding, in six distribution centres at 59 work stations.

High-tech scanners increase security in Lithuania

31 May 2007

Lithuanian border guards will soon be able to access the latest passport scanning technology supplied by British company Rochford Thompson.

Palm-sized camera delivers detailed information about 'lost' cello

29 May 2007

A palm-sized video capture device has helped the Royal College of Art identify a rare cello, lost since 1720, and could also be used in its conservation.

IR detection aids nuclear research

29 May 2007

The European Fusion Development Agreement (EDFA) has ordered an IR thermography system from Cedip for its Tokamak Fusion, based in Abingdon, UK.

SMS toll payment using number plate recognition

17 May 2007

The first toll payment system by mobile phone text messages has been successfully trialled on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, which makes use of advanced imaging systems from Vitronic.