CoaXPress and Camera Link frame grabbers
Lack of operating system support by machine vision component manufacturers, especially for frame grabbers, can be costly and affect machine vision efficiency. BitFlow, the world's leading innovator of frame grabbers for machine vision and scientific imaging, today announced it has extended support for Microsoft Windows® 10 and Microsoft Windows® 7 operating systems and application platforms on all of its CoaXPress (CXP) and Camera Link (CL) frame grabbers, to ensure integrators of the highest performance when using the BitFlow Software Development Kit (SDK).
In addition to following the Intel ® and Microsoft support guidelines, BitFlow's continued support of the operating systems provide customers with the best SDK experience, allowing them to take full advantage of Windows' memory and processor features, such as advanced multitasking. BitFlow is one of the only frame grabber manufacturers to invest in this support, which includes Windows 8.1. BitFlow has supported Windows 10 since its release in mid-2015.
"Our research indicates that the majority of Camera Link frame grabber suppliers are not supporting Windows 10," noted Donal Waide, Director of Sales for BitFlow. "BitFlow's policy is to support the diverse needs of our customers, no matter what operating system they are running on. The scale and flexibility of our SDK software solutions enable us to serve as a true partner to system integrators of all sizes as they navigate changes in the machine vision industry and drive its future.
"Having a common SDK immediately translates to support for BitFlow's CXP products as well. In addition, BitFlow continues to support Linux OS and has done so for well over a decade at this point," added Waide.
BitFlow's SDK libraries are native, 32-bit/64-bit implementations directly supported by Microsoft Visual C++ or Visual Studio. Drivers are available for off-the-shelf image processing packages such as A&B Software's ImageWarp, MVTec's HALCON, Cognex's VisionPro and AIK, Stemmer Imaging's Common Vision Blox, National Instrument's LabView, The Mathworks MATLAB, and IO Industries' Video Savant.