Rescue USB Stick
VRMagic has introduced a Rescue USB Stick, which allows developers to restore a camera's internal Linux operating system to its factory state quickly and easily if necessary. This can be done by simply plugging the USB stick into the USB host port of the camera and then rebooting the camera. Updates of the application software can also be applied in just a few minutes with the USB stick. Developers can create their own update stick by means of a simple script. This stick can then be used to install the current software version on a camera. As a result, maintenance of applications at different locations is easy, reliable and inexpensive.
In future, the Rescue USB Stick will be included in the accessory package for the intelligent cameras together with the power supply unit and adapter cable for S-Video and serial interfaces. The SDK with preconfigured toolchain is available free of charge.
With a standard Debian Linux operating system and full access to the ARM9/DSP processor from Texas Instruments, the intelligent cameras from VRmagic provide developers with a convenient platform for programming their own applications. Algorithms can be developed with standard environments such as Visual Studio or Code Composer Studio and transferred to the camera by means of cross-compilers. The host system and camera have the same API. VRmagic adapts the design and configuration of the cameras to customer requirements – from single-board versions through to individual designs with remote sensor. The supported interfaces include Ethernet, USB 2.0 Host, RS232 and General Purpose I/O, Analog Video Output as well as optionally CAN Bus and PROFIBUS.