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App Repository

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Tordivel has launched its machine vision App Repository. By implementing apps from the App Repository, OEMs can instantly, and cost effectively, create dedicated vision sensors for individual tasks using smart cameras from Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions division.

The App Repository is located at www.scorpionvisionappsforsony.com. It is being populated with a growing number of apps, many of which will be free to download.

The first apps created are for component alignment, bar code scanning, colour identification and object location; these will be free to download and have been created to run on the smart camera from Sony. Tordivel will continue to add between two and four apps per month throughout 2012.

The repository is also open to third party application developers seeking to expand their user base for both niche and common usage apps. Apps can be created using Tordivel’s Scorpion Vision 9.1 SDK.

As part of the launch programme Sony will supply its smart cameras with the bar code reading app pre-loaded. OEMs with existing cameras will require a flash card upgrade to download apps; Sony will make its smart cameras available with this Compact Flash Card later in Q1 2012, making its cameras Scorpion Vision App Repository-ready.