Easy Image Acquisition and Camera Control for Your Applications
Always the Right Choice to Connect Basler Cameras
Connecting your vision applications with Basler cameras requires the right software in place.
The Basler pylon Camera Software Suite consists of reliable, certified drivers for all kinds of camera interfaces, a powerful and easy programming interface, and a comprehensive set of tools for camera set-up.
It is available in versions for Windows, Linux, Linux ARM, MacOS, and Android.
Components of the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite
Basler’s pylon consists of three components: SDKs for integration into application software, configuration tools for evaluating and setting-up cameras, and drivers and GenTL producers for reliable connectivity.
Studies show that independent developers finished tasks in 20% or less of the time that they needed to complete the same tasks with other comparable APIs.
Faster results through simplicity
The simple structure of the pylon APIs lets users focus on the application itself during the development instead of having to deal with complicated camera connection issues.
Easy to learn
With the easy-to-learn pylon APIs, and the context-related developer documentation that can be accessed directly from the pylon viewer, even pylon beginners can become productive right away.
60% less programming code
Compared to the APIs from other providers, applications developed with pylon APIs require only about 40% of the programming code for the same functions. This also helps increase the stability and robustness of your applications.
More stability, fewer causes of failure
Thanks to the reduced programming scope and the simplicity of developing your own application, the search for errors is also greatly simplified. Many potential causes of failure are completely avoided from the start.
Easy development of embedded applications
With the pylon APIs, the target platform of the developed application does not play a role anymore. It is very easy to switch from a Windows environment to a Linux ARM environment without major code changes. This makes pylon perfectly suitable for easy development of embedded systems.
pylon for medical and life sciences
The Color Calibration Tool, a function of the pylon viewer, allows easy calibration of the colors of Basler MED ace cameras for medical and life science purposes.
You need only one software for all Basler MED ace cameras.
pylon for 3D Vision
With pylon and the additional pylon supplementary package, also the Basler 3D cameras can be operated and configured. With the included blaze Viewer, the 3D image data can be optimally visualized. This allows you to efficiently use the advantages of pylon in the 2D and 3D world with just one API.
pylon OS Versions and their Features
Basler´s pylon Camera Software Suite interface for Python
pypylon is an open source wrapper interface for the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite. It lets beginners and experienced Python programmers efficiently develop prototype applications and test Basler cameras without a complex development environment. Your benefits: faster camera evaluation, productive programming and reduced project costs.
pylon Camera Driver for 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.
The new pylon release for macOS offers several new features. We’ll present an overview.
Basler's popular pylon Camera Software Suite for macOS is now available in the new version 6.1.2. This version provides users with a number of features that were previously only available in the Windows and Linux versions. The new version also runs under macOS Catalina (10.15).
Compression Beyond and More with the pylon Camera Software Suite 6.1
The new pylon 6.1 release is available now. It includes Compression Beyond for image compression on ace 2 Pro cameras, support of CoaXPress 2.0 for Linux x86 and an improved Features pane in the pylon Viewer.