An image processing system needs more than just a camera, a lens and a light source. A stable vision system requires reliable components for image acquisition and data transfer as well. Basler offers a wide selection of more than 200 accessory products such as lenses, frame grabbers, I/O cables, power supplies, data cables, host adapters, hubs and switches. Before we adopt new accessories into our portfolio, we first test them extensively for their interaction with our cameras to ensure full compatibility and top performance in the overall system.
Those USB 3.0 accessories must be chosen with the same level of care as the USB 3.0 camera itself. USB 3.0 accessories from the consumer field can prove penny wise but pound foolish, as they are not designed to handle the higher demands of machine vision applications. For more on USB 3.0 accessories, please click here.
For simplicity's sake, we refer to USB 3.1 Generation 1 simply as 'USB 3.0', as the underlying technology is the same for both versions. The second generation of the USB 3.1 interface will be a different matter, as it will change the bandwidth volumes.
Our accessory portfolio comprises frame grabbers from Silicon Software. Silicon Software belongs to Basler since 2018 and has been designing and producing frame grabbers since the 1990s. FPGA processors form the processing core of these boards. They excel with their highly parallelizable data processing. With its high bandwidths, this technology is preordained for industrial imaging.
Basler Original Equipment
The accessories market for machine vision cameras is broad and deep. Basler for its part offers products specially developed for our cameras, meaning camera and lens harmonize perfectly with one another. All products with the Basler Original Equipment seal guarantee top performance when combined with Basler cameras. The concept behind these components is based on our long-timemarket expertise and extensive image processing know-how. The products are manufactured exclusively for us and are available only from Basler.