Basler launches GigE cards and appoints Russia distributor

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Basler AG is launching seven additional interface cards with GigE Vision interface under its own brand name, which will significantly expand the existing portfolio. The interface cards with 1GigE, 1GigE PoE (Power over Ethernet), and 10GigE have one to four ports, making it possible to implement a wide variety of multi-camera systems. Additional switches can be used to add more cameras for even more applications in a network, each capable of transmitting the full data bandwidth.

The GigE interface cards are required if the PC used has only a single LAN port, which is occupied by the machine controller, for example, or does not have a PoE function for the power supply. The interface cards are divided into Standard and Premium product lines. The Standard cards are designed for robust image acquisition and are divided into 1GigE cards with 1, 2 and 4 ports and 10GigE cards with 1 port. The Premium cards for more demanding applications include 1GigE PoE cards with 1, 2 and 4 ports and integrated power supply over the same data cable via Power over Ethernet. The Premium cards simplify cabling, saving you money for this and any subsequent troubleshooting.

The interface cards are suitable for various application scenarios with numerous GigE cameras in multi-camera setups. For example, up to ten 1GigE cameras can be connected to a single-channel 10GigE interface card with a corresponding switch.

The new interface cards use MAC addresses from the same address space as the Basler cameras and can therefore be clearly assigned to only one manufacturer. This has advantages when managing networks, e.g., to restrict or limit traffic to devices for security purposes or better administration (MAC address filtering).

In addition, vision-specific settings in the pylon SDK were taken into account for the new interface cards, which increases their performance.

Basler now offers a broad portfolio of interface cards for the GigE Vision, USB 3.0, and CoaXPress 2.0 camera interfaces. For more information, please visit baslerweb.com/pccards.

Distribution in Russia

Basler AG is an internationally leading manufacturer for computer vision applications and establishes SENSOTEC LLC as new distribution partner for Russia. With SENSOTEC Basler gains even better access to the industrial and automation markets in Russia. The goal of this partnership is to strategically improve Basler's distribution network and strengthen its position in Russia.

SENSOTEC is a distributor of machine vision components and a system integrator specializing in the development of individual solutions for the automation of production and logistics. Founded in 2013 by well-trained and experienced machine vision experts, the company offers exquisite consulting, service and technical support.

Lars Brinkmann, Group Leader Sales at Basler, is convinced of the new partner: "The new distributor is a step towards expanding and increasing our business in Russia. With such a well-known and established expert in machine vision like SENSOTEC LLC we can serve our customers in rapidly growing market segments such as factory automation and logistics“.

Konstantin Tsarev, CEO and co-founder of SENSOTEC LLC, confirms: “We are proud to start the partnership with Basler, one of the world’s top names in industrial cameras. This cooperation is the logical next step for both companies, enhancing Basler’s FA business in Russia even further, while providing a perfect extension match to SENSOTEC vision portfolio. Basler technologies, combined with SENSOTEC market expertise get us high chances to generate all-new existing business opportunities, e.g. in the most demanding high-speed T&T applications.”

Basler cameras for Android

Basler now offers the pylon software for its ace, ace 2, dart, and pulse cameras for Android systems, enabling developers to explore new mobile applications with professional computer vision cameras. The Android operating system, which has established itself in the mobile device market, has so far received little support in the computer vision market. Many developers therefore resorted to common web cameras for mobile applications, which, however, cannot withstand industrial requirements. Compared to webcams, Basler cameras with pylon for Android offer excellent image quality and stability as well as extensive camera control options. Furthermore, customers can choose from a wide range of sensors.

"We enable our customers to use industry-proven Basler machine vision cameras on Android operating systems, even with Java. Android is not only used for tablets and smartphones, but also for embedded devices. The range of possible applications extends from industrial and medical devices to mobile apps, for example in medical technology, production inspection or vehicle monitoring.", emphasizes Tilmann Zuper, Product Manager for pylon at Basler. Concrete applications include skin screening devices for dermatology or inspection devices for vehicle return at car rental companies.

With the introduction of pylon for Android, Basler is expanding its role as a supplier of computer vision components, especially for the growing market for embedded vision and industrial mobile devices.

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