Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Let’s hear it for the Swiss

Today, for no other reason than that I think they have an interesting product family, I’d like to give a “shout out” to Leutron Vision. For some thirty years the good people of Leutron been making cameras in their factory near Zurich, yet few in the machine vision world know of them, so let’s change that.
There are two things I find interesting about Leutron.

Number one is that they were one of the pioneers in the field of PC cameras. Today they have Intel Atom-based cameras that will run a variety of vision software products, but they were getting in to this some four or five years ago.

Number two is their Simplon Software Developer Suite. This comes with programming libraries and a set of tools for camera control, but the cool thing is the code generation capability. In other words, use Simplon to set up your application, then turn it into code that actually runs the application. Best of all, and I’m 99% certain about this, Simplon is free.

So here’s the bottom line: if you’re interested in PC cameras, or just want to see what less mainstream camera vendors have to offer, check out Leutron Vision. I think you’ll find it interesting.

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