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Axion-CL

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BitFlow, Inc., a worldwide innovator in machine vision technology, today announced the sixth generation of its Camera Link frame grabbers: the Axion™-CL.

"BitFlow has been making Camera Link frame grabbers since the specification was first released in 1999," said Donal Waide, Director of Sales & Marketing for BitFlow. "In the years since then, Camera Link has proved itself to be low cost, high speed, robust and adaptable, and has become the market's leading interconnect standard. Everything we have learned about making superior Camera Link frame grabbers, plus many refinements from the suite of CoaXPress products, has been rolled into the new Axion-CL."

Built on the same half-size x8 PCI Express Gen 2.0 Board as the company's acclaimed Cyton™ CXP CoaXPress frame grabber, the Axion-CL exploits many of the features that have made the Cyton one of the most successful CXP frame grabbers on the market yet incorporating the cost-effective, highly compatible Camera Link interface. This includes the Cyton's highly optimized DMA engine, StreamSync™ acquisition engine and buffer manager, along with its Timing Sequencer, I/O capabilities and Frame Sequence, all giving machine vision integrators an amazing amount of power at their finger tips, ready to accelerate image processing functions and solve real world vision problems.

BitFlow engineered the Axion-CL to be fully compatible with every high-speed Camera Link camera available. Importantly, it can easily handle today's advanced 80-bit cameras. In fact, it can acquire from two 80-bit/85 MHz cameras simultaneously. Also, all base/medium/full Camera Link cameras are supported.

Incorporation of the Axion-CL into an application is made even simpler with BitFlow's SDK, which supports both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Axion-CL software is compatible with current BitFlow frame grabbers, so migrating applications to/from Camera Link, analog, and CoaXPress is troublefree.

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