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Compatibility of Basler cameras with third-party software libraries

Document number: AW001186

The document provides an overview of machine vision industry standards as applicable to Basler cameras. The document also informs about the measures taken to ensure compliance of Basler cameras with the mentioned machine vision standards and with third-party software that caters to the same machine vision standards.

Applicable Machine Vision industry standards:

  • GenICam: The standard defines a programming interface for camera configuration, independent of the camera’s interface for data transfer. The standard also defines a camera features descriptor XML file, resident on each camera.
  • GigE Vision, USB Vision, Camera Link: The standards detail physical interfaces and related protocols for data transfer between camera and computer.

Tests for ensuring compatibility:

  • Plug Fests to test compatibility between products based on GenICam.
  • Tests for compatibility with third-party software, in particular Halcon (MVTec), LabView (National Instruments), MIL (Matrox), and VisionPro (Cognex).

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