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PGI for Ace, Dart and Pulse cameras

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To further improve its already excellent image quality, Basler has now equipped all new models in the ace series as well as all cameras in the dart and pulse series with a unique new patent-pending technology called PGI. This powerful in-camera image optimization feature set is comprised of a unique combination of improved sharpness, denoising, color-anti-aliasing and 5x5 debayering.

The feature set has been engineered to be very lean and use as few resources as possible. Even with PGI activated, the camera will continue to run at full speed — without the need for expensive enhancements such as larger internal memory or add-on processing units. Because the computational work is handled directly within the camera, PGI is 100% real-time compatible and significantly shortens latency times.

Thus, PGI gives users access to quicker image processing and with it the higher throughputs. Further it opens up additional cost savings along the image processing chain, all while significantly optimizing image quality.

Sören Böge, Product Manager for the Basler ace line and responsible for the new PGI feature set, explains: "With PGI, your camera will produce better images than ever, without putting additional load on your processor or slowing down the camera. Beyond this, you can use the pylon Camera Software Suite to activate PGI features or adjust the settings on the individual PGI components. Ideal results for your application are fully in reach."

In addition, camera manufacturer Basler is expanding its portfolio by adding new ace models with CMOS sensors from ON Semiconductor's PYTHON series. The twelve new cameras offer resolutions from VGA to 1.3 megapixels and frame rates of up to 750 fps. Starting at 335 euros, they represent a highly attractive price/performance ratio.

The new ace models stand out in particular for their compact design combined with powerful CMOS sensors featuring the latest global shutter technology. The twelve new ace cameras conform to the GigE Vision and USB3 Vision standards.

Sören Böge, Product Manager for the Basler ace product line, explains: "The combination of the successful Basler ace series and these powerful sensors leaves no wish unfulfilled. Their excellent image quality and enormous speed makes these models especially well-suited for applications in the fields of factory automation, medical technology and traffic." 

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