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pylon OS X

The pylon Camera Software Suite is a software package comprised of an easy-to-use SDK along with drivers and tools that you can use to operate any Basler camera with a Windows, Linux or OS X operating system. It offers unrestricted access to the latest camera models and features.

The Basler pylon OS X software, the Read Me and the pylon OS X documentation can all be downloaded here.

An overview of features for the pylon OS X release

  • Unrestricted support for Basler GigE and USB 3.0 cameras
  • Based on GenICam 3 technology
  • Support for 64 bit x86 architectures
  • It supports the current OS X versions Yosemite (10.10) and El Capitano (10.11).

Video: pylon OS X

pylon 5 – faster, smaller, easier!

With the release of the pylon 5 Camera Software Suite, Basler became the first camera manufacturer to introduce a camera software using the new GenICam 3 technology.

Fast: Thanks to GenICam 3, cameras can now be opened about four times faster than with the preceding GenICam versions.

Smaller: Compared to the previous GenICam versions, GenICam 3 only needs approximately half the RAM.

pylon 5 – Faster, smaller, simpler!

Both of these features are particularly advantageous in less high-performance systems. The new standard is mostly backward-compatible, requiring no or only few code modifications in the existing software. Older Basler cameras also benefit from these innovations in pylon. Any required changes are described in detail in the pylon Migration Guide.

Easier: Thanks to the new possibility of an easy copy deployment, the pylon SDK makes it possible to deliver created programs to end users more easily than ever before. This means pylon can also be installed without conflicts for Machine Vision software packages by other manufacturers based on GenICam technology.

Overview of pylon features

  • The pylon SDK

    The pylon SDK is user-friendly, to help you develop your own camera applications. Just a few lines of code are all that's needed to configure the camera, capture images and save them to the PC's hard drive.

    Extensive documentation and a wealth of sample programs for all typical camera applications in the programming language C++ provide a critical boost to application development.

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  • Bandwidth manager for USB 3.0 cameras

    This simple tool enables you to check whether your USB 3.0 camera reliably delivers all images to your application (such as the pylon Viewer) at the specified bandwidth settings. In this way you can optimize your USB 3.0 setup in terms of maximum image data throughput and reliability. The load from image data transfer can be optimized for each USB 3.0 camera connected so that all cameras can transmit their image data without errors using the maximum bandwidth available.

    Learn more about the Bandwidth Manager in the video:

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  • Automatic Adjust Image Function

    Another attractive feature is the Automatic Adjust Image button in the pylon Viewer. A single click on this button triggers automatic configuration of the selected camera to its environment in terms of color and brightness.

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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.