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The PixeLINK™ FireWire cameras offer an exceptional price-to-performance ratio for machine vision applications. With a variety of sensor options, these cameras are ideal for the most demanding applications. All FireWire cameras are IIDC 1.3 (DCAM) compliant, allowing them to be used with IIDC compatible software, including Linux and LabVIEW™. A rich function set, including external trigger, global shutter control, ROI sub-sampling, and dynamic range control, is fully controllable via software, allowing for quick "out of the box" operation.
FireWire cameras feature two ports to allow multiple cameras to be connected to a single port. Data and power are supplied over a single FireWire cable (not included), eliminating the need for costly cabling, capture boards, and power supplies.
Application and driver software can be downloaded for free at www.edmundoptics.com/pixelink-software/.
PixeLINK™ offers each series of cameras in board level versions with the same specifications and performance in an OEM-type package. These board level cameras are designed for easy adaptability into many machine vision applications. Advanced hardware triggering and camera control can be utilized through the header included on the camera body. The camera is offered individually without housing or software and is only suggested for individuals familiar with integrating OEM electronics.
The PixeLINK™ SDK contains a full Application Programming Interface, along with a sample application with full source code, LabVIEW™ wrappers and full documentation. The SDK is compatible with Visual Basic, Visual C and Visual C++ on Windows™ 2000, XP and Vista (32-bit)platforms. With the SDK, developers can integrate PixeLINK™ cameras into their custom applications with ease. The API is based on an object-oriented model where the camera contains all the information about its capabilities and functions. A small set of API functions can be used to determine and control the feature set supported by the camera. Integration is simple and fast. The SDK includes the PixeLINK™ Developer’s Application, a sample application that controls all the camera functions and demonstrates camera performance. The Developer’s Application provides integrators with examples of how a PixeLINK™ camera can be integrated into a complex application. As well as full source code for the application, the Developer’s Application also provides an API function call log that shows the sequence of API calls used and the parameter values any time a control on the GUI is accessed.
In order to keep customers up-to-date with new software patches, releases and source code, PixeLINK™ forwards a registration card and registration number with every purchase of the PixeLINK™ SDK in the place of a software CD. Once customers are registered, via the online registration center, PixeLINK™ will provide the most up to date software, sample source code and documentation.
1394.a Accessory Pack for desktop computers that do not have a 1394.a FireWire interface. The pack includes a 4.5 meter FireWire cable and an 1394.a OCHI compliant PCI card.
Accessory pack for laptops that have a 4-pin FireWire port. Includes a universal power supply, 4-pin to 6-pin cable with power input jack and a 4-pin to 6-pin adapter.
Accessory pack for laptops that do not have a FireWire port. The kit contains an OHCI compliant PCMCIA cardbus card 1394.a adapter, a "dongle" for the card, a universal power supply and a 4-pin to 6-pin 2 meter FireWire cable.