Suppliers' directory

Frame grabbers

Active Silicon Ltd

Active Silicon designs and manufactures imaging products for the transmission, acquisition and processing of image data. Product areas include camera-end modules, frame grabbers and embedded systems, with application areas in manufacturing, life sciences, medical imaging, security and defence. Frame grabber products include the FireBird, Phoenix and LFG series.

Alrad Imaging

ALRAD IMAGING is one of Great Britain's foremost vision distributors for Machine Vision, Industrial Inspection, Scientific, Research and Microscopy applications. We sell a very wide range of CCD and CMOS cameras, lenses, frame grabbers, imaging software, lighting solutions for imaging applications and a whole range of Machine Vision accessories.

BitFlow

Since 1993, BitFlow has been developing industrial frame grabbers and software for machine vision. We specialize in interfacing to cameras with very high data/frame rates; working in environments with complex triggering and I/O requirements; and running in applications where every CPU cycle is precious. Choose the best. Choose BitFlow.

Euresys

Euresys, a leading manufacturer of image and video acquisition components and image processing software, has more than 25 years of imaging expertise in the machine vision, healthcare, ITS and video surveillance markets. With an extensive worldwide customer base and patented technology, Euresys’ expertise includes analog and digital video acquisition, image compression, camera control, image analysis, processing and transport.

Multipix Imaging

Multipix Imaging is the UK’s independent distributor of machine vision components. Customers receive superior service and support from dedicated staff with extensive knowledge in vision.  Multipix remain committed to educate and support the machine vision industry with the aim to improve the UK’s productivity and efficiency with the use of vision.

Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0 and wireless. Pleora engineers video interface solutions for system manufacturers and camera companies, focusing on shortening time-to-market, reducing risk, and lowering system costs.

Silicon Software

Silicon Software is a manufacturer of frame grabbers and intelligent pre-processing solutions based on reprogrammable FPGA technology for machine vision applications and robotics. Further focuses are graphical programming environments and image processing libraries for real-time applications. The hard- and software products are designed for flexibility, easy handling and performance featuring user programmable FPGA technology.

Teledyne DALSA

Teledyne DALSA is a world leader in the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Teledyne DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and vision solutions are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries, including semiconductor, solar cell, flat planel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

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Andrew Williams on the uses and current state of hyperspectral imaging, along with the technique’s potential as an industrial inspection tool

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