Sunday, January 11, 2009

Has the “smart” camera had its day?

“Smart” cameras are great. They are easy to configure and can be quickly implemented on a production line. But if you need more than one camera, and especially if you need resolution above VGA or color imaging, “smart” cameras may not be cost effective.

Test and Measurement World” summarize some of the issues involved in “Machine-vision software goes independent.” If you’re wondering whether a PC-based system might be a better long-term option, I suggest you take a read.

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