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Software update for uEye XS camera

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IDS Imaging Development Systems has released a free software update for its USB uEye XS industrial camera. The update adds extra functionality to the tiny auto focus camera, including a trigger mode for image capture in different resolutions of up to 8 Megapixels, digital zoom, backlight compensation, and much more. USB uEye XS cameras in the field can take advantage of the new functionality through IDS's easy on-the-fly software upload approach.

The compact USB camera previously supported live image acquisition only in HD ready 720p format at 1,280 x 720 pixels and 15fps or 30fps for images at lower resolutions. In single frame mode, however, the CMOS sensor from Sony achieves up to 8 Megapixels, which can now also be captured using software triggering. The software update also provides a large choice of additional image formats, which are created by the sensor's built-in scaling functions.

The USB uEye XS has been designed for use in a wide range of industrial applications. With 22 x 24 x 24mm it is less than a cubic inch in size and packed with a full set of smart features, such as face detection and image stabilisation. The automatic image controls for exposure, backlight compensation, ISO and white balance are controlled directly by the camera, which ensures high-speed performance.

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