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AVT Universal Package

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Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) has introduced a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the integration of AVT FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet cameras into image-processing systems. The AVT Universal Package is the first Windows SDK from Allied Vision Technologies that supports both FireWire (IEEE1394a/b) and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision) interfaces.

The SDK relies on components of the AVT FirePackage and the Prosilica PvAPI SDK for FireWire and GigE cameras respectively. AVT's universal application programming interface UniAPI, which was previously available for IEEE1394 cameras only, is now part of the Universal Package and also supports GigE Vision. The SDK is therefore compatible with the whole camera portfolio of Allied Vision Technologies, including the former Prosilica range with Gigabit Ethernet interface.

The software package includes high-performance FireWire and GigE drivers with minimal CPU load, along with the appropriate installation tools and a viewer application to test and configure AVT cameras.

The software package supports Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32-bit versions and is available for AVT camera users as a free download. A version supporting 64-bit operating systems will be available shortly. Further updates for extended smart feature control will follow.

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