IDS Imaging Development Systems, a global leader in medical vision and machine vision technology, is leveraging its extensive technological resources to introduce its first IP (Internet Protocol) camera designed to help users achieve faster, simplified integration, remote web-based control, and superior imaging results in process monitoring, ITS and logistics applications.
Dubbed the VSE, the new camera is available with a 1.3 Megapixel Global Shutter CMOS sensor from e2v or alternatively with Aptina's 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its variety of display options guarantee more versatility, including full-screen, snapshots, instant recordings and various streaming modes. Moreover, bandwidth-efficient MJPEG and H.264 data compression combined with MJPEG and H.264 streaming means users will experience significantly lower data volume and thus less memory requirements.
The value of IP can best be witnessed in its instant availability of video, anywhere and any time. VSE camera pictures and videos can be accessed at any time via a web browser, as all data is stored directly in the camera's 32 GB internal memory.
Users get immediate, instant access to VSE images and videos with timeline, event bar or playlist viewing modes, a benefit that is especially useful in process monitoring or ITS because all events are fully traceable, therefore helping quickly identify causes using pre-alarm recordings.
Tablet and smartphone users benefit from the "IDS Remote View" app allowing to them to keep a full overview even from remote locations. The free of charge "IDS Remote View" Apps are available in either Google Playstore for Android or Apple iTunes store for the iOS version.
Another benefit is the camera's integrated and interactively controllable motion detection which acts as a trigger. It helps users save costs and valuable time as extra programming effort or conventional light barriers are unnecessary. This feature is particularly helpful for logistics applications such as parcel or baggage inspection.
IDS is a leading manufacturer of digital industrial cameras and frame grabbers. The company was founded by two engineers in 1997. Their mission then and now is to develop, manufacture and distribute industrial grade imaging components with an excellent price/performance ratio and maximum ease of use.
IDS is internationally represented by a subsidiary in the USA and through a network of distributors in almost all European and Asian countries. About half of IDS employees are engineers in hardware and software development as well as applications engineering.
IDS customers include OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers in the industrial, security, scientific and medical industries. Over 250,000 IDS frame grabbers and 180,000 USB and GigE uEye cameras are in use worldwide today.