Intelligent cameras in the housing of standard industrial cameras. IDS NXT rio & rome cameras are characterized by their highly flexible application spectrum. They are fully-fledged standard industrial cameras whose range of functions can be extended and modified by users as required thanks to vision apps. Due to their powerful hardware and software, they can also be used as embedded solutions – in this case, image processing is partially or completely performed on the cameras ("on the edge"). This reduces bandwidth and computing load.
Thanks to the app-based principle, these cameras are as versatile as smartphones. With vision apps, users can quickly and flexibly determine which image processing task should be performed – e.g. reading codes, characters or license plates, recognizing faces, anomalies or scratches in surfaces or finding, measuring, counting or identifying objects. Recurring vision tasks can be set up and changed quickly. Tailor-made solutions can also be implemented very easily using the app development kit. Users can create their own individual vision apps in just a few steps and install and execute them on IDS NXT cameras. Depending on the app, the camera delivers results or signals directly to machine controls or supports PC-based applications with pre-processed data.
Even neural networks can be executed directly on the camera using the integrated ANN accelerator. The FPGA-based AI acceleration enables inference times of a few milliseconds.