Pylon 7 software and Nvidia Elite

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With the release of pylon 7, Basler AG introduces a series of software modules that enable customers to quickly and easily use complex, powerful image processing functions for their applications - the Basler pylon vTools. With pylon vTools, users can design, test, and flexibly integrate intelligent structure recognition, precise object positioning, or robust code recognition into their own applications in one go, with camera control and image acquisition - always perfectly matched to Basler's camera portfolio.

Companies that use computer vision are confronted with several challenges. Development teams often lack image processing experts, and building up image processing expertise can be costly. In addition, integrating basic visual tools into a company's own architecture is very complex; large comprehensive image processing software modules must be purchased, although only a few functionalities are really needed.

The pylon vTools address these challenges and provide seamlessly integrated image processing with the proven pylon software, allowing customers to get image acquisition and image processing from a single source. They can be quickly and easily created visually and are simple to integrate into existing architectures. Furthermore, the functions are offered in small, cost-effective modules based on customer needs. With the simple online activation of a demo license, pylon vTools can be tried out free of charge immediately after installation.

Tilmann Zuper, Product Manager Software at Basler AG, is convinced that pylon vTools will make work easier for many customers: "Our customers will achieve results quickly and easily, from image acquisition to image analysis. They can be immediately productive without extensive training and benefit from lower manufacturing costs thanks to our flexible licensing model."

Basler pylon vTools are available for Windows and Linux x86

Nvidia Elite level

Basler offers fully integrated hardware and software packages to combine the NVIDIA® Jetson™ platform with vision technology. As of 01 June 2022, the company will now be elevated to the Elite level in the NVIDIA Partner Network (NPN). Elite status is exclusively available for ecosystem partner companies that have demonstrated the highest level of competency in NVIDIA GPU-accelerated technologies. The program includes early access for NVIDIA products and technologies, access to on-board Image Signal Processors (ISPs), as well as dedicated support channels to address technical issues. For customers this results in optimized time to market and leaner system setups.

Basler's offerings with NVIDIA processing boards range from Add-on Camera Kits for the Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX; ready-to-use prototyping kits including a defined cloud connectivity with Amazon Web Services; to full custom solutions combining Jetson AGX Xavier, Jetson TX2 and the latest Jetson AGX Orin and Jetson Orin NX with vision technology. In addition, Basler offers services such as application software development, embedded system design and manufacturing, as well as camera design and ISP tuning. Within Basler, a distinct team specializes in combining NVIDIA's edge AI expertise with image processing, thereby creating lean systems for customer projects with vision capabilities.

”The strong collaboration with NVIDIA solidifies Basler's capability to provide computer vision solutions, including advanced vision technology, industry-leading edge processing capabilities and application software,” says Dr. Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler AG. “With full access to NVIDIA’s technology stack and leading edge AI platforms, Basler is able to help our customers deploy state-of-the-art edge AI vision solutions, opening doors for use cases such as autonomous mobile working machines and robotics.”

“NVIDIA Jetson is the world’s leading edge AI and robotics platform, with over a million developers, 6,000 customers and 150 ecosystem partners,” says Deepu Talla, VP of Embedded and Edge Computing at NVIDIA. “Basler’s global footprint as a computer vision supplier and proven track record of supporting Jetson-based products make the company an ideal partner in the NPN.”

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