Sapera Nitrous and Architect Plus platforms

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Dalsa has enhanced its Sapera vision software, by adding two platforms in addition to its successful Sapera Essential vision development tool kit. The Sapera Nitrous platform speeds up Sapera Essential's functionality with GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) and multicore processing for faster execution. The Sapera Architect Plus platform is an additional layer that incorporates the speed of Nitrous, plus allows machine vision OEMs to prototype, model and streamline their algorithms without having to develop code.

The current GPU implementation of Nitrous is based on Nvidia's Cuda and the multicore optimisation support x86 based CPUs. As a result of faster execution speed, image processing for filters, morphology, point-to-point, colour and other image processing functions are optimised.

Sapera Architect Plus gives system integrators and industrial vision automation specialists a user-friendly, non-programming graphical environment to quickly prototype and test drive application specific imaging tools. An intuitive interface allows users to gain insight into inter-relationship between various parameters by adjusting them in real time. Sapera Architect Plus draws on the powerful functionality of Sapera Essential and Nitrous and combines it with a point-and-click interface to capture program flow-control to simplify vision algorithm development.

Sapera Essential is Dalsa's core vision development tool kit and bundles image acquisition and control with image processing tools to provide OEMs and system integrators with the critical functionality needed to design, develop, and deploy high-performance machine vision systems. Image processing tools include a search package that supports both area and edge-based pattern finding techniques, a versatile Barcode tool for both 1D and 2D decoding and grading, colour tool, blob analysis capability for defect detection, and calibration tool for lens correction.

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