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Vision Components

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Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision and develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any application. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors with freely programmable FPGA and VC Linux firmware or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT OS. All cameras are freely programmable and come with the comprehensive library VCLib, providing more than 300 basic functions of machine vision.

The product portfolio includes embedded systems with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Providing custom-tailored OEM solutions for all kinds of applications are the core of the more than 20 years experience in machine vision and imaging. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. VC provides software libraries for many applications including license plate recognition (ALPR/ANPR), motion capture, decoding, measurement and positioning.

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New High-end Sensors with MIPI Interface

November 18, 2020 – Vision Components presents various new camera modules that combine high image quality and frame rates with the advantages of the MIPI CSI-2 interface and consist of the sensor board and a fully integrated MIPI adapter board. Thereby high-end image sensors from the Sony Pregius and Sony Starvis series, which have no …

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Free Webinar Explores Adding Embedded Cameras to Your Next Industrial Product Design

On February 16, 2021 at 9 am PT (noon ET), Jan-Erik Schmitt, Vice President of Sales at Vision Components, will present the free half-hour webinar “Adding Embedded Cameras to Your Next Industrial Product Design,” organized by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. Here’s the description, from the event registration page: Powerful embedded vision creates new …

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Powerful, Industrial-grade, Economic: VC DragonCam with Snapdragon Processor Ships Now

October 21, 2020 – Vision Components based its new VC DragonCam on the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The company thus utilizes the computing power and price efficiency of a quad-core processor that has been proven in countless consumer products for an industrial-grade embedded vision system. The VC DragonCam board camera integrates an image sensor, …

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Connecting Multiple VC MIPI Cameras to NVIDIA Developer Kits

September 22, 2020 – Vision Components offers software support for Auvidea GmbH adapter boards, which can connect multiple VC MIPI camera modules to NVIDIA Jetson TX2 and Xavier AGX developer kits. Drivers are provided, enabling developers to start work on their embedded vision projects immediately. Auvidea’s tested and validated J20 adapter board supports all available …

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Connect with Vision Components at the First Virtual Embedded Vision Summit

September 1, 2020 – Vision Components will take part in the Embedded Vision Summit on 15 – 25 September 2020. The fully virtual event will offer abundant opportunities to connect with international industry experts. The German company Vision Components will showcase its varied solutions for developers of embedded vision applications. Firstly, the company is eager …

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MIPI Camera and Driver for NVIDIA Developer Kit

The VC MIPI starter pack including camera, cable, and driver for the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit makes embedded vision development as easy as can be August 5, 2020 – Vision Components has added a new starter pack to its MIPI product range for embedded vision projects: users simply connect the camera module and MIPI …

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Raspi CM Goes Embedded Vision with VC MIPI

Fast track to embedded vision solutions: the board for inserting a Raspberry Pi Compute Module contains a MIPI camera, a lens holder, and numerous interfaces June 18, 2020 – Launching its new VC MIPI Embedded Vision Kit for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 or 3+, Vision Components enables quick setup of full-fledged, industrial-grade embedded …

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3D Line Sensors Sized to Fit

May 20, 2020 – Vision Components manufactures intelligent laser profilers for a wide range of applications. The standard VCnano3D-Z models cover working distances from 50 mm to 2025 mm and between 40 mm and 1250 mm horizontal field of view. They provide high precision with resolutions down to 10 µm. The series offers OEMs an …

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Carrida Technologies at ISC West: Universal ALPR Solution

March 4, 2020 – Carrida Technologies presents its software engine for automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) at the ISC West exposition. The powerful OEM software library integrates plates from most countries in the world and covers a wide range of different applications from access control and fleet management to toll systems and red-light enforcement, as …

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ISC West Expo: Embedded Vision Systems and Components

March 4, 2020 – At ISC West, Vision Components presents its extended range of high-end camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 port. The German embedded vision expert has integrated a bigger variety of image sensors in industrial MIPI boards than any other manufacturer. The lineup of MIPI camera modules for repeatable automatic processing even includes …

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MIPI Camera Boards with Largest Sensor Variety

February 26, 2020 – Vision Components adapts the widest range of machine vision image sensors on MIPI camera modules and is the first manufacturer to also integrate non-native MIPI sensors such as Sony Pregius IMX250 and IMX252. The portfolio currently comprises 10 sensors with resolutions up to 20 MP and is being continuously expanded. It …

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Wilco Imaging Becomes Vision Components Distributor

February 19, 2020 – Vision Components welcomes Wilco Imaging as its new distribution partner in the U.S. Based in El Dorado Hills near Sacramento (CA), Wilco is an expert in machine vision and embedded vision systems of long standing, serving customers across North America. In addition to supplying quality imaging products, Wilco builds custom solutions …

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LogiMAT Exhibition: New Embedded Vision Approaches

December 16, 2019 – Vision Components will present its latest embedded vision systems and MIPI camera modules at the 2020 LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. Co-exhibitor Retenua will demonstrate its advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) for forklift trucks, which is based on an intelligent VC stereo camera. The board camera detects the reflective stripes …

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SPIE Photonics West: Largest Lineup of MIPI Camera Boards and Quad-core Embedded Vision

December 13, 2019 – Vision Components will present its extended range of high-end camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 interface at the 2020 SPIE Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco. Vision Components has even integrated non-native MIPI sensors in MIPI camera modules, using a specially developed adapter board. Examples for these are IMX250 and IMX252 …

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Embedded World: Largest Lineup of MIPI Camera Boards and Quad-core Embedded Vision

December 13, 2019 – Vision Components will present its extended range of high-end camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 interface at the 2020 embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, at Booth 2-444 and in a talk at the accompanying conference. These high-tech components enable compact, repeatable OEM designs and easy connection of image sensors to …

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iREX2019 Robotics Show: MIPI Camera Modules and Embedded Vision

November 25, 2019 – At the iREX2019, one of the largest international robotics shows, held in Tokyo this December, Vision Components presents camera boards and embedded vision systems for robotic vision applications such as robot guidance, bin picking, code reading, etc. The German vision experts the global market for camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 …

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ITE2019: Largest Variety of MIPI Camera Modules and Quad-core Embedded Vision

ITE2019: Largest variety of MIPI camera modules & quad-core embedded vision November 21, 2019 – At the ITE2019 show in Yokohama, Japan, Vision Components presents its extended range of high-end camera modules with a MIPI CSI-2 interface: now offering 10 different image sensors with resolutions up to 13 MP, the German manufacturer leads the global …

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Embedded Vision at BIOMEDevice

November 21, 2019 – This December, Vision Components exhibits at the BIOMEDevice show for the first time. The German embedded vision experts present recent additions to their lineup for vision OEMs: MIPI camera boards and quad-core embedded cameras. They also showcase a data matrix reader for surgical instruments, which is based on a VC embedded …

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New Embedded Vision Systems with Quad-core Processors

October 30, 2019 – Vision Components premiered the first prototype of its latest generation of embedded vision systems offering a substantial performance boost at Embedded VISION Europe in Stuttgart, Germany, on October 24, 2019. The onboard quad-core processor, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410, is clocked at 1.2 GHz. The board camera features a Gbit Ethernet interface, 12 …

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Shielded MIPI Cables for High Data Rates

October 9, 2019 – Vision Components supplies its MIPI camera modules with a shielded FPC (flexible printed circuit) cable, which is primarily designed for the MIPI modules and enables outstanding data transfer rates. The company uses the stalwart MIPI CSI-2 camera interface and the Raspberry Pi connector schema. Raspi boards are the most widely used …

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Embedded Vision Driver-assistance System

September 18, 2019 – Swedish startup Retenua has developed the first fully integrated advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) for detecting people around industrial vehicles and forklifts, basing it on a Vision Components embedded camera. This is also the first system trained to detect reflective workwear and using an NIR flash. The patented technology significantly increases occupational …

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New Standard for Embedded Vision

August 29, 2019 – Vision Components will exhibit and give a talk at Embedded VISION Europe in Stuttgart, Germany. Company founder and CEO Michael Engel will speak about MIPI cameras as the new standard for embedded vision. Vision Components is the market leader, offering the widest available variety of MIPI camera boards, with image sensor …

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Foundation of Carrida Technologies

August 19, 2019 – The German embedded vision expert Vision Components and its Austrian partner SL Solutions have founded Carrida Technologies GmbH to further develop vehicle and number plate recognition. The joint venture is headed by two experienced managers, Jan-Erik Schmitt, vice president of sales at Vision Components GmbH, and Oliver Sidla, founder and managing …

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MIPI Camera Giveaway

June 19, 2019 – Vision Components announces a special offer for students: high-end MIPI camera modules for €39.99 net. What is more, the first 100 students to order the VC MIPI Students’ Package get it for free. The deal includes a VC MIPI OV9281 camera module with a 1MP OmniVision sensor, a trigger input, a …

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Vision Components: Embedded Cameras with LED Ring Light

Vision Components now offers image processing systems with integrated LED ring lights and flash controllers in a compact camera housing. Many applications can therefore be implemented with VCnanoZ embedded vision systems without any additional components. These systems are particularly well-suited for code reading, pick & place applications, completeness control, and shape inspection. The integrated design …

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ISS Yokohama: Embedded Vision Made in Germany

May 15, 2019 – Vision Components presents its portfolio of OEM cameras at the Image Sensing Show in Yokohama, Japan. The brand-new line of ultracompact MIPI camera boards is designed for applications with many cameras such as autonomous driving, UAVs, Smart City, medical technology, and laboratory automation. The MIPI modules interface to more than 20 …

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Laser Munich: Enabling Efficient Embedded Vision

May 15, 2019 – At the upcoming Laser World of Photonics show, Vision Components presents its current line-up of tried-and-tested hardware and software solutions for image processing OEMs including various recently added products. All-new VC-MIPI camera modules, for instance, are designed to connect to Raspberry Pi, 96Boards and many other makes of CPU boards. These …

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Visionlink Becomes Vision Components’ Distributor for Italy

May 7, 2019 – Vision Components is happy to announce Visionlink has agreed to become its new distribution partner for the Italian market. Visionlink is a supplier and service provider with a portfolio comprising image acquisition and processing systems from leading international brands. The company based in Seregno serves all market sectors: industrial, scientific, medical, …

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New MIPI Cameras Available For Immediate Supply

April 30, 2019 – Vision Components is now shipping additional new MIPI camera modules. These high-end boards meet industrial standards and are available in large quantities at consumer prices. OEMs can choose from various global shutter and rolling shutter sensors and implement their imaging tasks with powerful CPU boards to take advantage of rapid developments …

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Embedded Vision Summit: High-end OEM Cameras

April 18, 2019 – Vision Components will present its portfolio of OEM cameras at the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, California. The brand-new line of ultracompact MIPI camera boards is designed for applications with many cameras such as autonomous driving, UAVs, Smart City, medical technology, and laboratory automation. The MIPI modules interface to more …

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Vision Components At the ISC West Trade Show: Embedded Vision and MIPI Cameras

March 28, 2019 – At ISC West, Vision Components presents embedded solutions for automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) and security applications, as well as MIPI camera modules. Vision Components, a member of SIA, is a German manufacturer of embedded vision systems and software for various OEM applications such as parking management, vehicle make & model …

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MIPI Cameras For the Digital World at Embedded World Expo

February 6, 2019 – Vision Components exclusively presents its new MIPI camera modules at the 2019 embedded world trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, Hall 3, Stand 764. The ultracompact boards aim at novel applications with many cameras, such as Smart City services, autonomous driving, UAVs, and medical technology. The available product portfolio offers maximum flexibility …

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Embedded World Exhibition: Hardware and Software for Vision OEMs

February 6, 2019 – Vision Components presents new software and hardware products for vision OEMs at two booths at the 2019 embedded world exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. At the main booth (#2-444), everything revolves around VC Z series embedded vision systems. These are now available with an even wider variety of CMOS sensors, including several …

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Embedded Vision Innovations at MD&M West

January 31, 2019 – Vision Components will showcase its brand-new MIPI camera modules at the Medical Design & Manufacturing West exhibition. The ultra-compact boards are manufactured at highly competitive costs. They are available with a range of global shutter sensors and rolling shutter sensors with resolutions up to 8.4 MP; other models with higher resolutions …

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Embedded Vision Innovations at SPIE Photonics West

January 31, 2019 – At SPIE Photonics West, Vision Components will present new products geared at vision OEMs. In addition to full-fledged embedded vision systems, these include the brand-new MIPI camera modules. These ultra-compact boards are manufactured at highly competitive costs, making them ideal for applications with a large number of cameras. OEMs have a …

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Optimized Visibility in 3D Laser Scanning

January 16, 2019 – Vision Components' proprietary ambient light suppression technology enables measurements with laser profilers under up to 100,000 lux. This is an all-new feature for the intelligent VCnano3D-Z laser profilers, enabling them to achieve best-in-class performance. The high ambient light immunity results from a high-intensity laser, combined with extremely short exposure times. The blue …

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