Big Success for Basler at The Vision Show in Boston
Our team just came back from Boston, after spending five days on the show floor and in training. We brought back a prestigious award, a long list of new customers and new knowledge about vision technology.
The main machine vision event of the year, the Vision Show Boston, started for Basler with the Vision Systems Design award for the PGI feature set. Scott Graber, Basler's Applications Engineer, received the award from Andy Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, and Alan Bergstein, the Group Publisher. The PGI feature set consists of 5x5 debayering, color-anti-aliasing, denoising and improved sharpness and is available in dart and pulse cameras as well as in all new ace models.
A big attraction at the Basler booth was the Time-of-Flight camera. A live demo allowed visitors to get an impression how the camera works and what the multipart images coming out of the camera look like. The range map, for example, shows the distance to the objects in different colors to enhance the visibility. Start of series production for the Basler ToF Camera is planned for the summer time, but the interest was already significant. Potential applications for this camera include logistics applications like palletizing or de-palletizing, medical applications like patient monitoring and positioning, applications in factory automation and robotics like bin picking as well as autonomous guided vehicles. For example, one of the first projects with the Basler ToF Camera was a funding project where four cameras help to guide a forklift truck, which reacts to speech and gestures, autonomously through the warehouse.
Another show highlight for Basler was the new dart BCON, a board level camera with an LVDS-based interface, developed by Basler and geared towards embedded vision applications. Matthew Breit, Basler's Senior Engineer and Market Analyst , also hosted a Hot Corner discussion "Embedded Vision: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for the Future”. The discussion covered the opportunities which board level cameras and other types of embedded imaging open, the pros and cons of the technology and an outlook for the next years.
Furthermore, Basler's Engineers and Sales Team used the opportunity to improve their skillset and took the Certified Vision Professional Basic and Advanced trainings during the show.