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The Basler MED Feature Sets in Detail
Each Basler MED ace camera comes with a selection of the Basler MED Feature Sets. The MED Feature Sets combine selected hardware, firmware and software functions that were specially developed for applications in medicine, medical technology and life sciences. For example, they take into account special regulatory requirements such as those placed on medical device manufacturers as well as performance requirements for image quality and color reproduction.
- Easy Compliance
- Brilliant Image
- Perfect Color
- Dust Protection+
- Low Light Imaging
- Industrial Excellence
- High Speed
Easy Compliance – Our Certifications for the Greatest Possible Standardization
We know that device certification for the medical and diagnostic field is complex. Basler therefore produces, distributes and services Basler MED ace cameras in accordance with ISO 13485:2016 and also holds the most important standard conformity certifications. Basler is also an active member of standardization organizations for standards such as GigE Vision and USB3 Vision. As an equipment manufacturer in the Medical & Life Sciences sector, we can assure you that you are buying from a supplier who fully meets all important standards and who also keeps an eye on technical developments.
ISO 13485:2016 Certification
With the ISO 13485:2016 certification we can substantiate the high quality standards for the production, sales and servicing of our Basler MED ace cameras for the Medical & Life Sciences field. Our customers benefit, among others, from product continuity through design freeze, Product Change Notifications (PCN) for product changes and traceability of selected components. This means that the ISO 13485:2016 certification will translate to noticeably lower auditing expenditures for our customers.
Other Certificates of the Basler MED ace Camera
Quality is top priority at Basler. As with all our products, we test every single Basler MED ace in the test laboratory of our production facility. We test according to international standards so that our customers know exactly what we are testing. Basler holds all relevant declarations of conformity such as CE, UL, EMC class A and B, CISPR class A and B, FCC class A and B and RoHs. You can therefore be sure that you are buying from a supplier that meets all the standards that are important to you.
Brilliant Image – Automatically Generate Images of Unprecedented Quality
Image quality is extremely important for most Medical & Life Sciences applications with an integrated camera. Although the camera hardware plays a decisive role here, for device manufacturers the focus is on the overall system. For this reason, our Basler MED ace cameras offer outstanding automatic image optimization functions with the MED Feature Set Brilliant Image. They make working with our cameras easier and customers achieve the best image quality with the first shot.
Optimal Wake-Up Settings for Best Quality from the First Picture
We have developed a wake-up setting so that you can quickly achieve good images with the Basler MED ace in your Medical & Life Sciences application. The standard user settings combine several image optimization functions. The first image created is so good that you can continue working with it.
Basler's PGI: In-Camera Image Optimization for Color and Monochrome Cameras
Basler's proprietary PGI feature combination offers image optimization for color and monochrome cameras. The algorithm combines noise suppression, image sharpness optimization and 5x5 debayering and color anti-aliasing for color cameras. All features run on the camera's own FPGA and thus save considerable resources on the host system of our customers.
Auto Color/Contrast Function for Perfect Color Reproduction and Razor-Sharp Images
Excellent color reproduction is essential for medical applications. However, finding the right color setting is not always easy. Our auto color function does this work. This way you can get pictures with the best color reproduction from a standing position. Sharp contrasts are also essential for meaningful images. With our auto contrast function, you can immediately create images with ideal contrast settings. The automatic histogram stretch function maximizes image contrast. For individual requirements there is the possibility to adjust the settings for color and contrast manually.
Auto Exposure Function for Changing Lighting Conditions
If the lens or zoom, for example, are changed in an application, the lighting conditions vary and the image quality decreases. The auto exposure function reacts extremely quickly to changing lighting conditions and adjusts the camera in an instant. This is how we ensure the smooth creation of images with the best quality.
Perfect Color – Color Settings Made Easy and Flexible
For the perfect color impression, Medical & Life Sciences applications require individual and precise color settings. Color configuration is often complex and time consuming. The Basler MED Feature Set Perfect Color makes your work easier whenever possible but gives you scope for individual adjustments at the same time. Control the entire color space via hue, saturation, brightness and contrast or change individual colors in the color space with the 6 Axis Operator. Find the right color parameters for maximum color fidelity with the Color Calibrator or use color presets for common light sources.
Basler Color Calibrator: Color Calibration Made Easy
Color reproduction is extremely important for Medical & Life Sciences images. Cameras need the right setting for the best color fidelity, i.e. minimal color error resulting from the real image and the digital projection. However, the search for the "perfect" color settings is complicated. The Basler Color Calibration Tool in the pylon software offers a simple and quick solution for this otherwise complex task.
Individual Settings of the Entire Color Space for 100% Flexibility
Different applications need different color settings. The MED Feature Set Perfect Color offers the possibility to make settings to control the entire color space. Hue, saturation, brightness and contrast can be adjusted manually according to individual requirements.
Basler 6 Axis Operator: Set Each Color Individually
Sometimes the adjustment of only one color is necessary for the perfect color impression of an image. That poses no problem thanks to Basler's patented 6 Axis Operator. The tool allows you to set individual colors. Since it runs on the camera's FPGA, it saves important resources on the host system of our customers.
Color Presets for Different Lighting Systems Save Time and Effort
Are you working with a standard light source in your application? The MED Feature Set Perfect Color offers color presets optimized for the most common light sources. In addition to tried-and-tested settings from industrial image processing, common light sources such as Olympus Microscope LED (4500 K and 6000 K) or Leica Microscope LED (5500 K) are integrated for microscopy applications. Save time and effort by choosing the color presets for your lighting.
Dust Protection+ – for Applications with Special Cleanliness Requirements
Applications from Medical & Life Sciences place high demands on the imaging component as well as on cleanliness. For example, microscopy requires high magnifications; dust and other particles can interfere and disrupt the optical path. Our Basler MED ace cameras leave the production facility free of contamination but foreign objects can enter the optical path during transport and daily handling. We have designed our models with the MED Feature Set Dust Protection⁺ so that the optical path stays free of dust and other particles at all times.
Sensor Room Sealing to Protect the Optical Path
Basler MED ace camera models with the MED Feature Set Dust Protection⁺ have an optimized hardware design: The IR cut filter for the color cameras, and the cover glass for the monochrome cameras, are firmly embedded. We also minimize the sensor room with a sealing between the IR cut filter or cover glass and the sensor. This reduces the risk of dust and other particles getting into the optical path during transport or daily handling – so what starts clean, stays clean.
Separate Production in the Cleanroom
In order to meet the special cleanliness requirements in Medical & Life Sciences, we pay strict attention to cleanliness when manufacturing Basler MED ace cameras: The camera is installed in a separate cleanroom and only by specially trained employees. We also regularly check and document the number of particles in the air. If the particle load is too high, the camera is not installed. We instead clean and check the filter system and measure the number of air particles again.
Continuous Inspection for Dust and Other Particles
We manufacture all of our Basler MED ace cameras in a separate cleanroom. We do not just monitor the number of particles in the air. For the models with the MED Feature Set Dust Protection⁺, we check various components during assembly – and in the final inspection the entire camera – for dust and other particles. We examine both the IR cut filter or cover glass and the sensor with specially developed test tools, and clean the components if necessary. Finally, we examine the finished camera.
High Level of Robustness in Daily Use
Our Basler MED ace cameras are durable and robust. They can be easily installed in various applications and are also suitable if the cameras are to be mounted alternately on different devices such as microscopes. Thanks to the sealed sensor room, dust and other particles do not settle in the optical path that is inaccessible to the customer during handling. And if it should ever be necessary, the filter can be cleaned without contaminating the sensor.
Low Light Imaging – Excellent Images Even in Low Light Conditions
Many typical Medical & Life Sciences applications such as microscopy and laboratory automation require image processing in low light conditions. The Basler MED ace with the MED Feature Set Low Light Imaging is made for it. The cameras not only have modern and powerful CMOS sensor technology, they are also characterized by our mode for long exposure times and the integrated histogram functions.
Best Image Quality with Long Exposure Times
Various applications from Medical & Life Sciences such as fluorescence microscopy and detection may require exposure times of several seconds. The image quality often suffers. Not so with the Basler MED ace: Models with the MED Feature Set Low Light Imaging offer a mode for optimizing the image quality with long exposure times, with which even weak light signals can be detected with low noise. In the image, this leads to fewer hot pixels and less noise.
Best Contrast Thanks to Integrated Histogram Functions
Weak light signals make it difficult to produce good images in which the recorded objects are sharply defined. With our integrated histogram function, we enable independent contrast adjustment for each color channel and thus control the black point. The result: maximum image information on a deep black background. A further advantage is that this pre-processing runs directly on the camera's FPGA, saving cost-intensive computing resources on the customer's host side.
Industrial Excellence – Best Camera Technology and Software Paired with Years of Experience
Basler is one of the leading manufacturers of cameras in the Medical & Life Sciences sector because our cameras are powerful, reliable and robust. Together with the user-friendly SDK of the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite, sophisticated auto settings, extensive individual camera control functions and customer-oriented support based on more than 30 years of experience in image processing, camera integration has never been more efficient.
Auto Settings plus Extensive and Industry-Leading Camera Control Functions
Basler cameras are characterized by powerful auto settings. They make the cameras ready for immediate use in your Medical & Life Sciences application and are very user-friendly. At the same time, they offer the image processing expert a complete state-of-the-art set of camera control functions such as hardware trigger functions, chunks or various pixel formats. They are all integrated in the SDK of the pylon Camera Software Suite.
Efficient Integration for a Quick Start
With Basler MED ace, Basler has a camera series specially designed for the Medical & Life Sciences sector. Thanks to Basler's pylon Camera Software Suite, nothing stands in the way of smooth and fast integration of the camera into your application. If you still encounter a problem, we will be happy to support you during the integration process!
High Speed – High Frame Rate, Fast Data Transfer, Stable Transmission
Basler offers fast and extremely reliable cameras for Medical & Life Sciences. For example, applications in laboratory automation require cameras that capture fast image sequences. Process automation tasks and image-based particle analysis systems require high frame rates and fast and stable image data transfer. Basler MED ace cameras with the MED Feature Set High Speed have global shutter and CMOS sensors as well as the USB3 Vision interface technology and so they are perfectly suited for these demanding applications.
Do You Have Any Questions?
The Basler MED Feature Sets get the best out of the Basler MED ace. How exactly? Our sales team looks forward to your inquiry and will be happy to advise you!