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  • New Features in the pylon Camera Software Suite 6.1

    The new features in release 6.1 are: Compression Beyond support, CoaXPress 2.0 support also for Linux x86, improved Features pane and more.

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  • Introduction to the pylon Camera Software Suite

    See the highlights of the latest pylon 6 version in our new video.

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  • pylon Open Source Projects:

    Fast prototyping with the Python programming language & development of robot applications on ROS

    Learn more about pylon open source projects!

Basler pylon Camera Software Suite

The pylon camera software suite is a software package comprised of an easy-to-use SDK and drivers and tools that you can use to operate any Basler camera using a Windows or Linux PC or a Mac. Thanks to the latest GenICam technology pylon offers unrestricted access to the latest camera models and features.

The programming interface on pylon is easy to learn and very simple to use. It accelerates productivity in development and increases stability of applications using it.

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Highlights of the pylon Camera Software Suite

  • a software package for all operating systems, such as Windows, Linux x86, Linux ARM and macOS
  • a software package for all interfaces and standards such as CoaXPress 2.0, GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, Camera Link and BCON for LVDS
  • unique context-sensitive camera documentation and programmers’ guides for easy camera evaluation and software development
  • a wealth of sample programs for all typical camera applications in all supported programming languages such as C, C++, C#, VB.Net
  • easy-to-use and high-performance pylon Viewer, including multi-language support for camera features, for the simultaneous activation and evaluation of multiple cameras
  • GigE and USB bandwidth manager for simple setup optimization
  • unique camera emulator for software development without physical cameras and much more

Find out more about the highlights of pylon for your operating system

pylon Windows

pylon for Windows
pylon Linux x86

pylon for Linux x86
pylon Linux ARM

pylon for Linux ARM
pylon for macOS

pylon for macOS

pylon Open Source Projects: Be Part of It!

“pypylon” and “pylon camera driver for ROS” are two new products from which you can benefit, particularly while programming in the Python programming language and when creating robot applications. Basler is making both available as open source projects for the first time.


pypylon is the new open source wrapper interface for the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite. It lets beginners and experienced Python programmers quickly and efficiently develop prototype applications and test Basler cameras without a complex development environment. Your benefits: faster camera evaluation, more productive programming and reduced project costs.

Robot Operating System (ROS)

With the pylon camera driver for the Robot Operating System (ROS), you can develop robot applications, such as for logistics in Industry 4.0, using Basler GigE and USB 3.0 cameras in the process. ROS is an open source framework with development tools, algorithms and drivers for a variety of robot platforms.

Robot Operating System (ROS)

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Use of pylon

Use of pylon

The use of pylon is permitted only with Basler cameras. More information can be found here.

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